Last Bite of Winter: Down Vests & Tailored Jackets

March 28th, 2012

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The tail end of Winter is lingering and giving us a few more days to work in some layering. Try a down vest over a tailored jacket as a nice high/low transitional look.

Gabe (as feature here and here) and I give a few examples below.


1. Weekend in the LES

It’s almost Spring but there’s still a chill in the air from Winter. It’s a perfect time to break out Spring looks, with one extra layer for warmth.

A knit blazer is soft and casual, making more appropriate for the weekend than the office.

With a more casual jacket, like this knit with patch pockets, flipping up the collar/lapel under the vest gives it an element of non-chalance. Here Gabe wears it more as a sweater than tailored wear.

  • Grey suede sneakers by Kris Van Assche
  • Brown shades by Marc Jacobs
  • Brown down vest by Zara
  • Navy knit blazer by Zara
  • Blue cotton t-shirt by H&M
  • Brown cargo pants by Maison Martin Margiela
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  • François

    Hello Dan,

    Do you remember the brand of your plaid scarf ?

    Greetings from France

  • Eric


  • DaveF

    Love the Matsuda shades in look #2 but I can’t for the life of me find them online. Any idea where to look? Or comparable shades in the same style?

  • April M

    Love every look especially look# 2 casual Friday. Love Gabe’s outfit in look 3. Bring back the pleats. Very stylish. But Gabe you should smile more.

  • Jim

    I love this site. Visit every day and always excited when something new is up!

  • Oscar

    I loved the mix of jeans with a gray suit and black vest, awaiting the Brazilian winter to use this combination!!

  • Erin

    Love the layering on casual Friday. And those rooftop shots are gorgeous. New York… I miss you!

  • cam

    thanks for the post Dan but way too trendy for me. give me some of that classic SB ish

  • TO

    First two are great. No 1 is so casual, no 2 classic…+twist BOOM haha that was well put
    Am going to look for a full-length close-up of Gabe on the roof…