The Highsnobiety Winter Wardrobe Manual is a guide to dressing well when temperatures plummet. Expect big coats, padded pants, snug accessories, and hibernation-ready homeware.
It’s always a disappointment that when the clocks strike midnight on December 31st, the sun doesn’t immediately rise on a warm, hopeful new year. Unfortunately, there are still a few months of shivering to see out before the sunshine hits. That means that even if you haven’t already, it’s not too late to invest in a good jacket. And good jackets are synonymous with down lining.
Down is a layer of fine feathers found against the skin of birds, making it a super lightweight, and highly insulating material. That's what makes a down jacket so essential in the cold. After a few minutes of wear, the down feathers trap your warmth within the coat, staying warm for hours without any bulk. Plus, with down jackets offering the visual appeal of A.A. Spectrum, 1017-ALYX-9SM, and more, it feels like a no-brainer.
Keep scrolling to shop our favorite down jackets.
NOAH Paisley Cashball Puffer Jacket
New York label NOAH has a god-like ability to stamp its own, preppy style on streetwear staples and if this paisley-detailed puffer doesn't prove that then we don't know what will.
The North Face Himalayan Down Parka
The North Face is famed for several signature silhouettes and one of those is the Himalayan Down Parka. This down-padded jacket is built for expeditions, so it’s more than ready to fit the bill when it comes to seeing you through an urban winter.
UNIQLO U Recycled Down Jacket
UNIQLO’s U range comes straight from Christophe Lemaire’s Paris atelier, carrying the same muted hues and slightly subverted classic cuts as the designer’s luxurious eponymous label, but with a much kinder price tag. This liner jacket uses recycled down for a conscious take on winter insulation.
C.P. Company D.D Shell Down Jacket
D.D Shell Down Jacket
C.P. Company has made a name for itself by innovating new, exciting materials, giving the label as a whole a futuristic appeal. You might know it for its built-in goggles, but they're nowhere to be seen here, just a good, old-fashioned down jacket done properly.
Nike ACG "4th Horseman" Puffer Jacket
Nike ACG is, as the moniker suggests, truly all-conditions gear as proven by this performance jacket made from 75% recycled materials. The fully seam-sealed jacket features a durable water-repellant shell and Primaloft padding to keep you warm and dry whatever the weather.
Fear Of God Essentials Puffer Jacket
Jerry Lorenzo’s Fear Of God label might be out of budget, but a quick scroll through the ESSENTIALS line should change that. The same neutral palette and streetwear-inspired pieces line the rails but you’ll only have to shell out $200 for this puffer jacket.
Nemen Down Darco Jacket
Featuring an 80-20 down-feather filling, Nemen’s Darco Jacket would actually see your easily through sub-zero temperatures if necessary. A nylon-blend taffeta boasts greyscale color-blocking for a modern look at the functional style, too.
A.A.Spectrum Down Faux-Leather Puffer Jacket
Luxury and performance clash to great effect at the hands of A.A. Spectrum. A faux-leather shell meets a duck-down filling for warmth and style in equal doses.
Cole Buxton Insulated Down Jacket
Cole Buxton uses down padding like structural pillars to give this jacket an unorthodox shape. With just a text logo to each cuff, discrete branding makes this understated piece an all-occasions winner.
6 Moncler x 1017 ALYX 9SM Down Almond Jacket
Sparks were always going to fly when 1017-ALYX-9SM joined forces with Moncler. Moncler’s signature goose-down filling provides warmth while a neutral color scheme and unmistakable details like the buckle to the hood offer inimitable Matthew Williams style.
Mammut Glow In The Dark Puffer Jacket
Glow In The Dark Puffer Jacket
When it’s really dark and really cold, obviously a glow-in-the-dark puffer jacket from Mammut is the only thing you’ll catch us wearing.
Soulland Jesse Puffer Jacket
Made entirely from recycled polyester, Soulland's Jesse Puffer is a positive way to kick off your eco-friendly 2021 wardrobe.
Canada Goose Hybridge Base Down Jacket
A long way from the bulky protection offered by Canada Goose's signature Expedition parkas, but brimming with the same expertise is the lightweight Hybridge Base Down Parka. Inserts to the cuffs and underarms provide freedom of movement and a streamlined, athletic aesthetic.
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