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Uniqlo’s Ultra Light Down (ULD)

April 26, 2017

Being constantly on the go, Shaun is always looking for pieces that can fit into a busy lifestyle without compromising on style. Clothes must work well and be fuss-free, but also fit the bill of the modern stylish gent. As a result, UNIQLO’s brand concept ‘LifeWear’ is a perfect style solution. ‘LifeWear’ describes UNIQLO’s philosophy toward product design and business, to offer better clothes suited to the reality of a modern lifestyle that no longer revolves around 9-5. Filled with thoughtful details and innovation, their products ensure the best possible experience for the wearer.

We’ve talked about UNIQLO before, with their signature vintage-style jeans. Recently, Shaun tried one of their new seasonal staples, the Ultra Light Down Vest, a compact and lightweight puffer vest that is perfect for winter layering.

Available in six colours, the vest is simple and streamlined, well-designed for functional style. The vest fits into a small pouch, making it easy to pack for travelling, and is designed to be warm but thin – ideal for wearing under a jacket or coat, and features like gradient stitching create a tapered waist, to avoid a bulky trap that layering can often lead to.

The sleek look keeps the Ultra Light Down Vest both rugged and sophisticated, so it is surprisingly easy to incorporate into an already tailored look. When worn with a shirt, tie and blazer, the puffer vest amps up the tailoring while blending in at the same time, with the colour scheme being the trick to getting the look right.

Opt for muted colour tones to keep it elegant, such as navy, grey, or even olive. It’s about keeping it simple with this look. Now is not the time to clash colours, or you’ll walk the dangerous line of looking like your dad at a footy match.

The Ultra Light Down Vest can be purchased online at or in store around Australia.

  • Reply
    Sascha Venus
    May 4, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Amazing article Shaun, I love the look you pulled together with the beige coat!
    Thumbs up!



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