Sub zero temperatures are hard to cope with at the best of times, but I do wonder how we survived before the down filled jacket became such a wardrobe staple. I used to think the only thing guaranteed to keep you warm in the very cold weather was sheepskin, but now I’m not so sure.
I went to Sunbury Antiques Market (Kempton) this week, which started at a frosty 6.30 am. Since I was NOT wearing a down coat, by 7.00am I’d lost the use of my fingers from cold and by the time the sun rose I couldn’t feel my feet. All the stall holders, who’d been there since about 5.00am, were swaddled in padded, quilted downy layers which made them look like walking duvets but were a lot cheerier than I was, so I can only assume they were warm.
I’m pretty certain that if Del Boy had been working Kempton this week, he’d have swapped his trademark sheepskin jacket for a North Face down one as the stall holder’s cold-weather-jacket-of-choice.
If the temperature continues to plummet, can we point you towards the outdoor clothing from BlacksI like the look of the cheery red Marmot fur trimmed Helsinki jacket, £130 down from £200, above, which much be warm because the Skandis know about cold weather, or The North Face La Paz liner jacket, £150 down from £170, which could pop under your favourite coat as another layer (I do wish the brand labels weren’t embroidered so prominently though, wouldn’t it be so much chic-er left plain?). Of for full length warmth try the Berghaus Akka long down jacket at £170.
Whatever you wear, keep warm.
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