The Guide: Getting Down with Down Vests

Ever since I put up a country counter on the blog page, I've been surprised to see that I get a lot more readers from the US than I expected. Well, for you Yankees out there who are now experiencing fall weather, I would just like to say I envy you, you lucky sons of bitches. Not just because you live in a first world country, but more because you get to sport those lovely down vests without sweating your asses off like we probably would here in the tropics.

Yes, as you may have deduced, I have admired those chunky sleeveless jackets for quite some time now. It's not really a problem during the rest of the year, but when the fall stuff start rolling out, oh boy. It's like brands such as Gap and Zara purposely taunt me by making them available here, knowing full well I can't wear them. A shame because it's such a great swagger-adding item that can be paired with jeans or nice trousers alike. I wonder then, would a weekly trip to Tagaytay with the family justify purchasing one? The thought, I admit, intrigues me to no end.

Gap has them in a multitude of colors. Some similar to these bad boys.

Chris Paul demonstrates how to down it most effectively

Hell, even Marty looked so Mcfly in 'em in the 80s!

Photos courtesy of High Snobiety, GQ, and Movie Store


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