IN THE PATH OF EDDIE BAUER: CRESCENT DOWN WORKS
Crescent Down Works is an American brand founded in 1974 in Seattle. The brand specializes in outerwear and has become famous for its down jackets made of high quality materials that combine aesthetics and functionality. Crescent Down Works brand products are designed to withstand extreme weather conditions. It may also be important to note that these down jackets are made in Washington, which explains their qualities.
HOW THE BRAND WAS CREATED ?
Its story begins in 1984, when its creator Anne Michelson who is an avid hiker, realizes that she needs quality down jackets to cope with the sometimes harsh weather conditions. It then begins to create its own pieces in its workshop, she decides to use feathers in duck geese to promote the warmth that brings the jackets. Previously, she had worked for Eddie Bauer who invented the first down jacket in 1936. Thanks to her experiences, she quickly met a small success. However, it is only since a few years that the brand has such an influence, said his daughter in an interview.
Since the 1980s, the brand has produced mainly for the Japanese market, which has a very specialized distribution network. Crescent Down still sells well in Japan, but is now developing its own e-commerce. Today, the brand is also available in other retail outlets around the world such as our Graduate store.
WHAT MAKES CRESCENT DOWN WORKS DOWN JACKETS WHAT THEY ARE?
Crescent Down Works garments are, thanks to the down, a true protection against the cold, almost unbeatable. Their down jackets are also considered extremely lightweight and breathable, which is a complicated quality to find for truly cold protective clothing. The brand also holds a certain ecological commitment by producing locally and guaranteeing their down RDS (Responsible Down Standard), which guarantees that their down comes from a responsible and ethical source. This down, therefore, comes from animals that are not plucked alive or force-fed for example, which is usually commonplace.
Over the years, the brand has made the choice not to change its range of clothing too much, continuing to do what they are specialists in. Nevertheless there are many styles keeping the classics of the brand, so it is not complicated to find your happiness.
Thanks to its recent outreach, the brand has been able to partner with many brands such as 3sixteen, Eddie Bauer Japan, Freecity, Todd Snyder and also shop-Independence in Chicago, Freeman in Seattle, Brooklyn Clothing in Calgary.
WHICH CRESCENT DOWN WORKS COAT TO CHOOSE FOR WINTER ?
THE ITALIAN VEST FROM CRESCENT DOWN WORK
Designed by designer Anne Michelson, this goose down jacket is made in Italy with the highest quality materials. The outer fabric is Italian merino wool and the premium goose down filling ensures maximum warmth without adding extra weight.
The Italian vest also features a removable hood for extra protection from the elements, as well as zippered pockets to safely store your personal items. The jacket’s sleek, modern fit makes it perfect for everyday wear, whether it’s for a walk around town or for outdoor activities.
What really sets the Italian vest from Crescent Down Works apart is its craftsmanship. Each jacket is handcrafted in Seattle by experienced artisans who ensure that every detail is perfectly executed. This attention to detail makes each Italian vest a unique and durable piece that will last you for many years.
THE 60/40 DOWN SWEATER FROM CRESCENT DOWN WORK
The goose down inner lining is combined with an outer layer of 60/40 ripstop nylon fabric to create a coat that is both warm and weather resistant. The ripstop nylon fabric is water and wind resistant, while the natural goose down is known for its exceptional warmth, even when wet.
The 60/40 Down Sweater also features sealed seams to prevent loss of insulation and zippered pockets to store your personal items. The two-way zipper lets you adjust the temperature to your needs, while the stand-up collar and elastic cuffs protect you from the elements.
HOW DO I WASH MY CRESCENT DOWN JACKETS?
Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to wash your down jacket in the washing machine, although dry cleaning is preferred. If you decide to use the machine anyway, the temperature should not exceed 30 ° C, you must also remember to close the zip, the technique of tennis balls in the drum is often used to prevent your jacket gets waterlogged. Then, proceed to a gentle spin. Too hard and it could create feather balls that are difficult to unravel. When it comes to drying, air dry is best.
WHAT SIZE TO CHOOSE?
Crescent Down Work’s sizes are rather classic and resemble the sizes that can be found at competitors. To choose your size, you should either try it on in store or refer to a size guide that can easily be found online.