Down vests are essential. Nothing beats the warmth and versatility you get from this sleeveless wonder. For the most part, this is a classic piece of outerwear that needs no extra dressing, but this iteration from Archival Clothing is unequivocally fresh. Made in Seattle by Crescent Down Works, the winning details here are the tough waxed cotton/nylon shell, and unique worsted wool knit collar. Comes in navy and tan, $300 and worth every penny.

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