By Andrew Hoge
Ward off the worst of winter’s wrath with these supremely luxurious coat picks from fashion expert ANDREW HOGE.
A new year brings up thoughts of new goals, adventures, and, of course, outwear for crisp winter sailing. But, as this round-up proves, staving off the season’s frosty chill doesn’t mean sacrificing style:
1. Stone Island Real Down Jacket
The secret of the perfect winter jacket can be found when the style allows for movement all while the necessary fabric required still maintains warmth. Luckily, both can be found in Stone Island’s Real Down Jacket that features a combination of well-placed pockets, zippers, and insulation presented in a streamlined design. ($1,085; available at Jack Straw, jstraw.com)
2. Reversible Crofton Shark Hoody for Concepts x BAPE
This lightweight rain shell jacket is a modern reinterpretation of Canada Goose’s classic Crofton silhouette by their longtime collaborator BAPE. Switch between a contemporary camo pattern or a rich dark green color on the reverse side while making the most of the lightweight fabrics and uninhibited movement. ($950; canadagoose.com/us)
3. J16-GT 3L Gore-Tex Pro Jacket
Gore-Tex gets an upgrade in this multi-layer black jacket from Acronym. Sleek, oversized chest and shoulder panels offer a contemporary look while integrated pockets, hem zipper, and removable hood ensure you will be well protected while on deck. ($2,060; available at Likelihood; likelihood.us)
4. Phoria Is Jacket
The chaos that usually accompanies the holiday season might have had you sailing to the furthest marina you can could chart a course to, but every now and then you have to return to the city. It would behoove you to snag the Phoria Is Jacket that features a sleek, insulated design that seems apropos whether at home or visiting ports unknown. ($549; available at Arc’Teryx; arcteryx.com)
5. Offshore Jacket
Should your next trip involve choppy waters then best not to pack light. The Offshore Jacket by Navis Marine is the ideal companion for the adventurous sailor and is equal parts water- and wind-proof while remaining breathable. ($199; navismarine.us)
6. Snow Flake Parka
While the parka is easily one of the most recognizable pieces of outwear in the Pacific Northwest, they are not necessarily known for being fashion-forward or easy to move in. Enter the Women’s Snow Flake Parka by Fjallraven available in five oh-so stylish hues and made with ultralight material and ethically sourced down, so you can move effortlessly and feel good in at the same time. ($450; fjallraven.com/us/)
Andrew Hoge is a Seattle-based fashion, beauty, and lifestyle writer who covers the Pacific Northwest’s evolving style and cultural scene. Follow his perspective on Instagram at @andrewhoge.