We’re big fans of Sherpa fleece, a synthetic material that brings the plush, cozy, and warm qualities of lamb’s wool with an extra hint of stretch. It first achieved some popularity when Levi’s began using the material on the inside of their trucker jackets, although it was in more recent years that it ended up becoming an outerwear staple. The Aether Narrows Jacket takes that popular material and fashions it into a garment bearing their signature fit and function.
Billed as a reimagining of the cold weather staple, the garment actually steers clear of original Sherpa. That’s right, this isn’t made from the same synthetic fleece that you see in traditional Sherpa outerwear. Instead, it’s cut in a wool-poly blend that still looks like your usual Sherpa, but is endowed with superior warmth and comfort.
The Aether Narrows Jacket is made from 73 percent polyester and 27 percent virgin wool, a combo that, the outfit claims, raises its overall technical properties, including its thermal capabilities. It pairs that hybrid Sherpa with woven contrast fabric panels at the exterior collar, shoulder yoke, pocket welts, center-front panel, body hem, and sleeve forearms, creating a two-tone look that’s lively enough to jazz up your cold weather outfits while being timeless enough to still look good years into the future. Details include mesh grommets on the underarm for some breathability during active days, stretch binding at interior seams and sleeve cuffs, and large hand pockets for carrying gear.
How warm is it? According to the outfit, the garment is warm enough to work as a standalone coat, making it an ideal outer layer for the cold winter months, while the stylish fit and detailing makes it a beautiful addition to any outfits during snow-filled days in the city.
Available in green, gray, and black, the Aether Narrows Jacket is priced at $425.