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Classics Upgraded: RIGHT TO BARE ARMS

ORIGIN: Seattle, 1943

Eddie Bauer was a mild-mannered sporting goods store owner in Seattle. One winter he went fishing, caught hypothermia, and decided there had to be a better way to stay warm. The result? The first quilted down-stuffed jacket was made in 1936. Eddie’s goose garments became the down flight suits for WWll pilots. He also made the first quilted-down waistcoat (puffy vest) in 1943. Then came Marty McFly, and the rest is history!

WHY YOU NEED IT NOW: It keeps you warm without overheating and gives any outfit a casual on-the-go look.

Tommy Hilfiger 25th Anniversary Hudson vest, $198

 

BOSS Black Puffer vest, $395

 

J.Crew Saranac nylon vest, $118

 

Canada Goose Freestyle vest, $195



The bold and the sleeveless
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THE MAXIM VEST-DRESSED AWARDS:

Best use of color: Mork in Mork & Mindy

Best use of Wookiee hide: Han Solo in Star Wars

Best use of bong-water-treated down: Redman in How High