Barbour, the universally acclaimed British heritage brand, presents to us a revamped, modern version of its classic quilted jacket. The Chelsea Sports Quilted Jacket showcases the company’s already established excellent craftsmanship and attention to detail while drawing influence from contemporary men’s style. Fashioned in an unobtrusive navy color, the jacket strikes the perfect balance between refined and rugged and can be styled for any occasion.
This quilted jacket comes in a tailored, slim fit with a shorter, cropped hemline, which is flattering to all body types. The front features both popper buttons and a zipper for maximum security, and it ends with a funnel neck to keep you warm during those chilly winter days and nights. For maximum convenience, there are two front hip pockets with flaps and an additional jet pocket with a zip.
The attention to detail on this piece of outerwear is immaculate – the pockets are outlined with brown leather, the buttons and the zipper tag all tastefully feature the Barbour logo, and the back features interesting circular detailing.
For a more casual look, the jacket can be paired with any color combination of chinos and knitwear. Finish it off with a pair of leather hi-tops and you have a safe, yet effective outfit for those days when you just don’t feel like dressing up. Another option is to use the dark navy color of the jacket itself to mute a pair of extra-bright chinos or a busy patterned sweater.
To really step up your style game, wear the quilted jacket with white jeans – a wardrobe staple for any well-dressed man – and brown leather lace-ups. Finish the look with matching brown leather gloves, a classic white shirt and tweed blazer underneath. This will create a look that skillfully plays with the juxtaposition of traditional men’s elegance and the trends of this past summer, translated into a winter outfit.
The jacket is composed of 100% polyester for complete isolation and warmth during the cold months to come. Retailing for £119, it is exclusively available to the UK and Ireland, so if you have the opportunity, snatch one of these quickly. This Barbour quilted jacket is a great piece that is sure to last many, many years if taken care of properly.
Available at ASOS.