Moncler 

The creme de la creme of down outerwear — when money is not an issue (or it is but you've been saving up), the unmistakable look and irrefutable warmth of this French brand's products have been aped by mall brands for years. Their expensive price range is due to the fact that they've managed to mix the cachet of a luxury brand with clothing that actually does a great job of keeping you warm. They also enlisted American designer Thom Browne to infuse an avant-garde aesthetic to their Gamme Bleu line, where you'll find fashionable yet functional items like quilted sportcoats.

The Tib Vest, $525  

The Moncler Hat, $195 

The Collo Alto Knit, $370