Well, its a bit too late now. I have a puffer coat that I purchased two winters ago. At the time it was at the top of my wish list. I needed a jacket that could help me navigate the cold, harsh winter London weather. At the time, the puffer coat was my only option. Instead of doing my research, I went for the most affordable and stylish choice. H&M.
Now that I have been through a few winter seasons with my puffer, on reflection, I have a few regrets in the decision I made.
Here are five things I wish I knew before buying a puffer jacket.
I would look like I have five tyres wrapped around my body.
I know it sounds ridiculous, but sometimes I don’t want to look like I have five tyres wrapped around my body. Wearing a puffer coat exaggerates your silhouette. If you’re going to play with promotion, or want arms that look like your 18-month-year-old niece, then the puffer jacket is perfect for you.
I would become more sustainable with my fashion.
I used to turn a blind eye to sustainable fashion happily. Now I found myself questioning my place with sustainable fashion. As a consumer, I am not the same person I was two years ago. My values and shopping habits have changed drastically. Now I look at my wardrobe and find myself not relating to the clothes I own.
The puffer jacket I have is made with down and feathers, and I wear it most winter days to keep me warm while the animal is suffering. Next time I will be going down the synthetic down alternative.
Puffer jacket doesn’t go with every look.
Don’t get me wrong; wearing a street style look works perfectly with a puffer coat. But when I want to go down a more sartorial route with my outfit, the puffer coat falls flat.
Not all puffier coats are waterproof.
I am not sure if it just me, but I thought all down jackets were waterproof. This season the winter in London was cold and rainy. I thought my puffer coat would thrive in this condition, how I was wrong. What you don’t want to do is get your down jacket wet. It takes forever to dry and becomes colder in the process.
Next time I buy a puffer coat, I will make sure that synthetic puffer is water-resistant.
I can choose the quality and finish.
If I had another opportunity in buying a puffer jacket, I would ensure that the finished it is completely matte, and the stitching is more compact to create a less bulky and saggy design.
What are some of the things you wish you knew before buying a puffer jacket?