Quilted jacket guide part 3

Quilted jacket guide

Quilted jacket guide part 3

The quilted jacket is versatile, shower proof, warm and hence a great companion for traveling, driving and outdoor use. The original Husky version is not available anymore, but there are plenty of other manufacturers that offer a very similar product.

The original husky jacket:

The original Husky jacket was all made in Tostock, England of 100% Nylon with polyester filling. It was very basic, with a square rather boxy cut, single-breasted, with five snap buttons (pressed studs) on the front. Side vents could be closed with snap buttons as well. It featured two angled patch pockets and a corduroy collar and pocket trims. Later, there was also a collarless version with corduroy trim on the outside, and the inside was not lined. The sleeve ends features flexible cuffs that grip your wrists tightly to keep out the cold air.

Where to buy quilted jacket:

Obviously, the first choice would be to go with a jacket from the original manufacturer. However, since the company has been sold, you can only snatch the originals in second-hand shops or on eBay. Every once in a while, you can find a new one but chances that it fits and is a color you like is slim. Furthermore, an original was constructed of 100% nylon with polyester filling, which is not very desirable. Luckily, there are probably hundreds of companies out there that manufacture a version of the quilted jacket. Now, with so many options, I would like to help you find the jacket that meets your needs.

Sizing of a quilted jacket:

Most quilted jackets are cut a little roomier than a sports coat, but I would always refer to the manufacturers sizing table. Of course, you should also determine how you are going to use the jacket, just over a sweater or also over a sports coat. If the latter is the case, make sure the arms and body are long enough.

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