Highsnobiety / Eva Al Desnudo

With winter upon us, now’s the perfect time to invest hard-earned cash on a brand new coat. And when you’re splashing big bucks on a signature piece, you don’t shop, you buy — pinpointing the perfect mix of style, warmth, and ’fit versatility.

Enter the puffer jacket. Invented by Eddie Bauer in 1936 after an almost-fatal run-in with hypothermia on a winter fishing trip, the practical jacket traditionally featured down feather filling and quilted fabric. Originating far more out of function than fashion, the focus has always been on creating a practical and technical garment, but recent times have seen its adoption by more fashionable crowds in the biggest ever way.

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Early traces of the puffer’s fashion cred was seen by Italy’s Paninaro crews of the ’80s (particularly Moncler jackets), closely followed by ’90s hip-hop culture. Now, more than ever, the puffer jacket has been a fixture of fall/winter collections, adopted not only by outdoor brands such as The North Face and Patagonia, but also major luxury powerhouses such as Prada, Balenciaga, and Fendi.

In no small part due to FW18’s maximalism trend, busy and oversized models seem to be taking the cake, with many different iterations being seen in the Highsnobiety HQs of Berlin and New York while temperatures continue to drop. This being the case, we’ve decided to bring you an ultimate round-up of our very favorite trends to cop before the chill hits in full force.

From the bold colors and prints of OBEY and Schott to super statement grails such as Burberry’s rainbow puffer and MISBHV’s flashy yellow jacket, plus low-key designs that’ll transcend seasonal fashion from C2H4, Dark Circle, and GmbH, below we’ve selected something for everyone.

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Streetwear

Bouncer Puffer Jacket

$91

OBEY

Buy at Need Supply

3M Puffer

$117

Dark Circle

Buy at Dark Circle

Nebraska Puffer Jacket

$200

Schott x Caliroots

Buy at Caliroots

Retro Nuptse

$249

the-north-face-retro-nuptse-jacket-blue-black

Buy at Urban Outfitters

Combo Puffer

$250

Polar

Buy at Caliroots

Gross Reversible Puffer Jacket

$423

Liful

Buy at SUPERCONSCIOUS Berlin

Short Ripstop Down Jacket

$295

Lacoste

Buy at Urban Outfitters

Feather Down Puffer

$348

TAKA Original

Buy at TAKA Original

Puffer Jacket

$437

Stüssy

FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $90

FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $90

Buy at HHV

Puffer Jacket

$389

GmbH

Buy at ssense

Reflective Down Jacket

$327

MISBHV

Buy at ssense

Down Jacket

$540

C2H4

Buy at C2H4

Luxury

Tyvek Concept Coat

$496

Colmar A.G.E. by Shayne Oliver

Buy at ssense

Down Jacket & Vest

$995

Heliot Emil

Buy at Heliot Emil

Rainbow Puffer

$2141

Burberry

Buy at Farfetch

Maya Jacket

$1735

Moncler

Buy at ssense

Yukata Oversized Down Coat

$4030

visvim

FREE SHIPPING

FREE SHIPPING

Buy at Mr. Porter

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