In celebration of their 35th anniversary, Penfield is releasing a limited edition take on their iconic Outback vest.
Done entirely in calfskin leather with 80/20 goose down insulation, this thing is solid on the materials front. Other features include: insulated handwarmer pockets, a contrast yoke, and a heavy dose of outdoorsy goodness.
Now I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not really a huge vest guy in terms of my day to day clothing choices. But it’s not because I don’t like them. In fact there’s really no reason other than that I just don’t gravitate towards them (it’s probably obvious by now that I’m something of a jacket guy).
Nevertheless, I dig vests in theory and I wouldn’t be at all opposed to rocking one in actuality. Plus, I know a good bit of my readership is of the pro-vest persuasion. Since this piece is such a damn fine specimen, well…the dots just connected themselves.
Whether my daily choices will change with this release? That remains to be seen. But if a quilted vest is your stlye, this one should certainly be on your radar.
It’ll run you $500 (leather don’t come cheap), but if you have the means, do it up. Available in the online shop when the Penfield site relaunches on 9/15.
(Images courtesy of Penfield)