Outdoor World

How the puffer jacket took over the world

Some trends can feel alienating, but the padded coat can be worn by anyone from new fathers to students and Theresa May to Alan Partridge It has become a truism that, if you wait long enough, something unfashionable will end up being in fashion. It has happened to tracksuits, socialism and Celine Dion. And, for better or worse, it has happened to puffer coats – you know, the catch-all term for those working water-resistant, ultrapractical “technical” coats you might tackle Everest in. Or at the least Storm Erik. Winter has…

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Outdoor World

Autumn trends decoded: how to work the cowboy, explorer or lumberjack look

The autumn catwalk taken due note from Silicon Valley and Scott of the Antarctic Tech employee Anyone who has watched Mr Robot will have a head start this season, because the corporate drones who work at the drama’s fictional E Corp got an unlikely outing on the catwalk, namely for Off-White and Prada. There were lanyards and “unfashion” cagoules familiar to any office worker on a rainy commute. To take it beyond the 9-5, add pops of colouring and hope no one asked to reset their password. If you buy…

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