Our Highsnobiety Fall Style Guide is here to help you bring the heat as the weather cools down. From curated picks to trend forecasting, we have everything you need to season-proof your rotation.
Ah the puffer vest. Has there even been a more perfect outerwear garment? From a technical standpoint it makes sense to keep our chest warm rather than having a garment that's just sleeves. By focusing solely on your core body heat you can increase blood flow to your extremities which works wonders during the fall months.
In regards to style, puffer vests or gilets are truly undisputed. They fall somewhere in the essential category along with windbreakers and down jackets. Ranging from classic soccer mom and dad gear from outdoor brands like Columbia or The North Face to to streetwear and luxury brands, puffer vests have been embraced by all.
And of course who can forget the iconic picture of Virgil with Ye and crew at Paris Fashion Week in 2009, with a shiny blue Moncler puffer vest.
In any case there are plenty of options and we've rounded up our faves, from luxury offerings by brands like Stone Island, to everyday basics from Uniqlo to keep you warm this season.
Shop the best Puffer Vests Below
Gramicci X TAION Inner Down Vest
Whether you're layering up or simply wearing it with a hoodie for a quick errand run, this down vest will hold you down 'til spring rolls around again.
Hyein Seo Padded Reversible Vest
Owning a Hyein Seo garment is equivalent to owning a work of art. The unique quilted pattern and funnel neck adds an extra layer of depth to winter dressing.
Acne Studios Padded Gilet
This padded gilet couldn’t possibly be more seasonal. If you’re one to pair luxury threads while hunting this season or are simply a fan of the aesthetic, Acne has got you covered.
Sacai Faux Shearling-Lined Gilet
Form meets function with Sacai's army-green gilet. The faux shearling wraps nicely around the collar and lines the interior of the vest.
Studio Nicholson Idaho Quilted Gilet
Not all vests need to be bulky. Some just need to fill the gap between our tops and jackets comfortably. For the environmentalist at heart, Studio Nichilson’s gilet is partially made from recycled materials.
Ralph Lauren Ripstop Down Gilet
Has Ralph gotten its flowers yet? Few brands have remained as quintessential as Ralph Lauren, so adding this water-repellent gilet to your wardrobe will do no wrong.
RAINS Boxy Puffer Vest
RAINS make good use of a high-necked collar that can easily be a game changer once the windy days become more consistent. The waterproof shell and minimal branding makes this one of the most effective vests on this list.
Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Vest
A good puffer vest should be lightweight and cater to your environment well. Uniqlo levels up its down vest with a carrying bag and extra zippers to keep the cold air at bay.
Stone Island Compass-Logo Padded Gilet
Should hooded vests become a trend again? Well, I’m certainly unsure about it, but you can decide for you own as Stone Island’s offering features a detachable hood.
The North Face 1996 Retro Nuptse Vest
The Nuptse Vest is certified classic by now with countless iterations of it being made within the last 20 years. If you're looking to stay warm this fall need i say more?
Soulland Logo-Print Padded Vest
Subtle differences like the v-neck on this all-black gilet from Soulland makes a difference when compared to other vests available. Besides the decent price point, the brand’s commitment to using recycled materials is a plus.
Grammici Inner Down Vest
If there’s any brand that’s truly outside it’s Gramicci. Along with it’s outdoor-focused tees and accessories, this vest is a good example of how practical and to the point its garments are.
MIYAGIHIDETAKA Bandana Vest
Paisley never gets old when it's done right and this Tokyo-based brand is one of the best to do it. The down lining is sure to keep you warm but I wouldn't recommend wearing it in any suspicious territory.
Off-White™ Patch Peach Vest Gillet
Pretty much any Off-White™ product is a worthy investment, but if you're looking to switch up you winter styles with this one of a kind vest, look no further.
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