Moncler has epitomized the luxury jacket and what it means to look cold in the cold since 1952. The name itself is an abbreviation for where the label was founded, Monestier-de-Clermont.
Moncler found a spark in popularity after they supplied the expedition to K2. At the time, and still today, the brand was well known for its extensive application of technology which helped keep consumers warm, as well as keeping them enveloped in the latest trends. Famously, the Moncler-supplied team became the first of its kind to complete the expedition up K2.
As you continue down, you’ll learn about three of Moncler’s most important outerwear pieces, along with two groups of garments that you’ll yearn for.
The Maya Jacket is one of Moncler’s most classic, modern puffer jacket designs. The garments are emblematic of Moncler’s DNA, from the glossy nylon finish, down to the iconic boudin quilting. The tailoring around the hood area creates a seamless, making the upper and hood look like it’s one large piece. On the left sleeve is the felt Moncler logo which has become a style touch synonymous with outerwear giants.
What sets this jacket apart from other competitors are two things. The first is its sleek, short silhouette which is compatible with a multitude of styles. It supports a street look that places emphasis on a belt and upper-leg accessories. While on the flip side, it acts as a posh, stylish, and unique outerwear take for those dressing up in formal wear on a daily basis.
The second is fairly simple … It’s a Moncler! The label itself carries weight and has been since it entered the spotlight. Whether you’re walking around Bond Street, Fifth Avenue, Orchard Road, Rodeo Drive, Oxford Street, or Rue di Rivoli, you’re going to see a Moncler and have respect for it.
One of the best, most interchangeable pieces from Moncler is their Chelsea boots. Although they change from season to season, trend to trend, their Chelsea boots remain the same in that they inherit top-quality material and impeccable design from previous seasons.
To match this year’s trend, Moncler’s Chelsea boot, titled Neue, was given a chunky, treaded sole in order to follow the trend of massive soles. In previous seasons, we’ve seen much sleeker pointed-toe designs and others that go the other direction with more of a sneakerlike approach.
The Ghany vest is a staple in the Moncler catalog which draws inspiration from archived vests which reigned supreme in the 80s. It’s the perfect piece to throw on when it’s too hot for your Maya jacket, which is rated for -30 degrees celsius depending on the piece.
ZIPPED PADDED CARDIGAN
The final outwear piece that is being put under the spotlight today is the zipped padded cardigan. This piece is perfect for mid-season shenanigans or as a base layer beneath something a bit better for downpours. The wool contrasts very well with the down-filled torso. As well, the collar is ribbed wool, which adds to the suave silhouette.
Finally, we have the cashmere sweater. Recently, the label ramped up its output of the cashmere sweater, as they opt to include its staple logo on the left breast in a ghost-like coloration, or on the sleeve like in previous designs. The first design choice is relatively new to the house, as seamless, virtually logoless designs are becoming trendier.
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