Our favorite time of year: Crescent Down Works at Freeman

Posted: Oct 31 2017

Like the changing of the leaves or the Mariners not reaching the playoffs, the arrival of new Crescent Down Works products at Freeman feels like the official beginning of fall. We've stocked Crescent here at the store since we first opened, and every year we're always beyond excited to show you what we've come up with. As in years past, this year's Crescent pieces are part of our Loveless Collection, exclusive to us and only available at Freeman. Though we might be biased, we think the 2017 batch is the best one ever.

First up is the Diagonal Quilt Down Jacket, a design exclusive to Freeman that we can't get enough of. A riff on Crescent's Down Sweater, the Diagonal Quilt Down Jacket features 9 oz. of premium, 700-fill European goose down inside a streamlined, lightweight jacket featuring a diagonal quilted pattern that has one foot in Crescent's 40-year history and the other in the present.

With a ribbed shawl collar and cuffs, plus a streakfree nylon liner and combination zipper and snap placket closure with leather-backed snaps, this is about as nice of a down jacket as you could ask for. This year, we have it in two styles: a Black 60/40 cotton-nylon outer with Olive inner, and an incredible, 100% cotton Denim outer with Navy streakfree inner.


Next, we've got the younger brother of the above-mentioned Down Jacket: the Diagonal Quilt Italian Vest. Offering up the same high-quality European goose down insulation and ribbed shawl collar, the Diagonal Quilt Italian Vest is a version of Crescent's iconic Italian Vest.

It falls at hip length and features an elasticized waist, insulated handwarmer pockets and the same combination zipper and snap-placket closure with leather-backed snaps as the Diagonal Quilt Down Jacket. For 2017, we picked out two absolute classic colors for the Diagonal Quilt Italian Vest: Navy 60/40 with a Charcoal streakfree nylon liner, and Tan 60/40 with a Brown ripstop nylon liner.

And finally, a brand-new style for us that we're very, very pumped about: the Square Quilt Italian Vest. Featuring a subtle geometric change from the Diagonal Quilt Vests, the Square Quilt Italian Vest features the same body style but with a square quilt pattern that's still sleek and lightweight, but offers a slightly different vibe that we really love.

What's more, we rounded off the insulated handwarmer pockets – a small change that, combined with the square-quilt construction, gives it the feel of a totally new style. Lastly, this version features the down-filled collar of the classic Italian Vest style. We did it in an absolutely stunning Rust 60/40 outer with a Navy streakfree nylon liner, and we think it might just be the coolest thing on our shelves right now.

If you have any questions about our Crescent Down Works offerings, don't hesitate to give us a call at (206) 327-9932 or shoot us an e-mail at info@freemanseattle.com!


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