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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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