Some trends can feel alienating, but the padded coat can be worn by anyone – from new dads to students and Theresa May to Alan Partridge
It has become a truism that, if you wait long enough, something unfashionable will end up being in fashion.
It has happened to tracksuits, socialism and Céline Dion. And, for better or worse, it has happened to puffer jackets – you know, the catch-all term for those water-resistant, ultrapractical “technical” coats you might tackle Everest in. Or at least Storm Erik.