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Crescent Down Works or Penfield

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by sgiridharan, Dec 28, 2012.

Crescent Down Works or Penfield down jacket

  1. Crescent Down Works

    3 vote(s)
  2. Penfield

    0 vote(s)
  1. sgiridharan

    sgiridharan Member

    Nov 13, 2012
    I'm looking at a down jacket and trying to decide between buying one from Crescent Down Works or Penfield. Does anyone have any preference or can anyone tell me which brand is better? Any recommendations? I'm on the smaller size 36-38in chest.

  2. gsugsu

    gsugsu Senior member

    May 9, 2008
    Both well made. CDW will be more expensive. I'd take CDW myself. You can also look at Mt. Rainier Designs (Japanese designed, US fabric made in China but well made). Both they and CDW use 60/40 cloth. Another quality maker to look at is Feathered Friends (US made). From the UK I'd suggest RAB and PHD (Peter Hutchinson Designs). The last 3 makers are highly regarded for functional down products.
  3. sgiridharan

    sgiridharan Member

    Nov 13, 2012
    I guess I'm also looking for a down jacket that is not technical outerwear. I want to wear it to work but also brave the Chicago cold. My work is business casual and I wear jeans. I have a black down puffy north face and I feel like a thug wearing it to work. But it's really warm.
  4. bertie

    bertie Senior member

    Jun 30, 2009
    North of
    I've had a penfield down parka for two years and use it when my North Face is too warm. The quality is very good - I was surprised by the price quality ratio. However, the styling is very basic and even a bit unflattering (though I guess that's par for the course for any parka style).

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