Some people have one winter coat and that’s all they need. I am not one of those people. In addition to loving cold weather, I love any kind of jacket or coat. At any given moment, my closet is overflowing with upwards of 20 styles (all of which I wear, thank you very much).
There are moto jackets and utility jackets, faux furs and teddy coats. But never—never—has there been a puffer jacket. Why? I just don’t like them. I’ve never found them particularly stylish or flattering, and while other jackets and coats can take an outfit to the next level, I’ve always felt that a puffer detracts from even the most fabulous ensemble. It’s kind of like going as Cinderella for Halloween…with a giant parka obscuring your ball gown.
Of course I still tried on puffers from time to time (there’s something to be said about owning a warm, weather-resistant jacket), but I could just never pull the trigger. That is, until I tried Universal Standard’s Kanda puffer.
A little background on the brand: Universal Standard launched in 2015. I’ve written about the company a number of times, and have always really admired its ethos that size inclusive and actually fashionable can go hand in hand. That being said, as someone who doesn’t wear plus sizes, I never thought the clothes were designed for me. I was wrong. The Kanda puffer is available in sizes 00 to 40, as is every product in the collection.