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in this issue ASA BUTTERFIELD BY MITCHELL NGUYEN MCCORMACK

Fashion FAQ: What are Windbreakers, Exactly?

Windbreakers are so named because they are designed to resist wind (and light rain)

 

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Christopher Shannon

 

These light jackets are almost always made of a synthetic material (polyester or nylon) and elastic arm- and waistbands, and better-designed models would come with hoods and large inside pockets—all the better to keep one’s gadgets dry as well.

While windbreakers tend to lean much more toward functional garments, that hasn’t stopped some brands and designers—Christopher Shannon, for example—to play around with the basic design and elevate the utilitarian garment into something truly fashionable.

 

 

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