PUFFERS

A selection of puffers and padded jackets for men to stay warm and cozy in any weather

Men's puffer coats have always kept their status as unmissable outerwear pieces with which men can have the best of both worlds: peak practicality and impeccable aesthetics. Hence, Zara's menswear collection makes a wide range of highly functional and stylish garments available to cater to every masculine wardrobe. Given the origins of the puffer coat, we can really say an adventurous man made it for other adventurous men: the piece can be traced back to the early 20th century when Eddie Bauer, an American outdoor enthusiast, designed the first down jacket. These jackets were filled with down feathers, which provided exceptional warmth and insulation, making them perfect for activities in the open air. However, they also blend perfectly with the urban landscape when the temperatures plummet. Over time, these down jackets have morphed into the modern-day puffer coat. The latter piece, on the contrary, is filled with synthetic materials such as polyester or nylon, having the needed amount of insulation and being waterproof more often than not. Plus, they usually feature a distinctive quilted design that keeps them fashionable and on-trend, and they come in a variety of colors and styles too. Since everyone has different needs, there are also several levels of warmth to opt for, from thick padded coats to ultralight puffer jackets. When it comes to styling puffer coats, there are a few key things to keep in mind. Thanks to their versatility, these garments can be worn with a variety of outfits, including casual and formal looks. For a laidback outfit, jeans and sneakers team incredibly well, and if the weather's fickle, choosing an ever-reliable hooded coat is one of the smartest moves to keep the look underneath in check. But if it is required to dress up, a pair of dress pants and boots will instantly build a flawless ensemble for a more special occasion. For those seeking the ideal blend of freedom of movement, protection, and a visually pleasing appearance, quilted jackets are an excellent choice that sticks to the silhouette and gives a dynamic appeal to every casual outfit. What is more, there are diverse quilted designs, from the timeless diamond and onion versions to brand new bolder ones. On days when the temperature starts to get better but it is still a little chilly, a quilted vest will be the best companion that combines the right amount of protection, comfort, and style.