Years ago the only types of people you would have seen wearing quilted jackets were those who lived in the country, probably owned a mansion and enjoyed the odd bit of shooting on a Sunday. Today the quilted jacket is incredibly popular and everyone from the high street to online stores and designer fashion houses have produced their own versions.
Barbour, the first name in quilted jackets has been around since the late 1800’s creating jackets for motor cyclists, and classic Waxed jackets. Barbour routes its ethics deep in the British countryside and all that entails such as country wear, specifically designed for shooting, riding and other country based pastimes. The brand has developed and has over 2000 products across two ranges. It is now not just for the country types, but can be seen on the most stylish ladies and gents in the towns and cities.
A Barbour quilted jacket can set you back around £80 which isn’t badly priced, but there are many places that you can pick up the same style of quilted jacket at a lower price for both men, women and children.
This men’s nylon quilted jacket from Zara is only £39.99. Top Shop offers its own version with this Cord Collar Quilted Jacket, totally country chic at £55.
Gorge at Asda offer this child’s quilted jacket at just £14! You cannot sniff at that.
Quilted Jackets are the perfect garment to throw of if you’re taking the dog out for a winter walk or to wear on a night out. They are warm and some are shower proof. They are incredibly stylish and look great on both sexes. If you wanted to go the whole hog and splash out on a designer quilted jacket, take a look at this quilted ski jacket by Stella McCartney at Adidas.
Look like part of the country set this season with a smart quilted jacket.