A brand like Hudson, Massachusetts‘ Penfield is so well suited to the coastal lifestyle of Victoria that we’re constantly fielding requests from all over Vancouver Island for outerwear and shirting from the outdoor adventure brand. Established in Massachsetts in 1975, Penfield has built a reputation over the years for making high quality outerwear, fleece knitwear and rugged accessories.
This season sees a nice variety of flannel and denim shirting arriving from Penfield at Still Life For Him, and very strong offerings of some of the brand’s most popular outerwear at both Still Life For Him & For Her. Inspired by America’s great outdoors, this Fall 2012 collection features a seasonal palette of colors such as rich burgundy sitting alongside burnt oranges and bright cobalts, contrasting beautifully against the more muted tones of charcoal, navy and black.
Available now at both Still Life For Him & For Her, the Penfield jacket we’ve found to function best along Canada’s wet west coast, and in particular Southern Vancouver Island, is their classic hooded mountain parka, The Kasson. Part of their 1975 collection, its authentic look has evolved since the early Penfield designs of the 70s, but the founding principles of strength, utility and durability are still reflected in The Kasson today.
Fabricated in Penfield‘s weather beating, Teflon coated 60/40 cotton nylon, The Kasson is highly water repellent and windproof. The hood has a built-in peak to protect your face from the wind and rain, whilst the interior waist cinch and adjustable Velcro tab cuff allow you to customize the fit and feel of your parka. The front is secured with a snap down storm flap and two-way zip. Four front pockets and a large utility pocket, accessible via side entry at the back of the jacket provide ample storage. The Kasson‘s lightweight, breathable material and classic, functional design make it the perfect option for the changing climate, suited for both city life and the great outdoors.
Penfield Fall 2012 is available now in Victoria, BC at Still Life For Him & For Her.