The Easy Sell: the down vest

Most valuable layer


The mercury has dropped, but perhaps not so low that anyone is prepared—mentally, at least—for an overcoat. The beauty of a down vest is that it looks great paired with a cashmere knit pullover or even under a suit jacket. The beauty of this particular down vest is that it’s part of Canada Goose’s new Branta collection, a partnership with the famed northern Italian luxury fabric house, Loro Piana. Out goes the voop-voop sound of weatherproof shell fabric; in comes luxury virgin wool (treated with Loro Piana’s waterproof Storm System coating) and leather trim. It’s good to -5°C, but we’re betting you’ll layer it up all winter long.

Canada Goose Branta vest ($900),