Australia Invented the Puffer Jacket

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Australia Invented the Puffer Jacket

Postby Overlandman » Sat 25 May, 2019 11:32 am

From ABC

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-25/ ... y/10133112

Few people know the puffer jacket, that triumph of warmth and comfort over good looks, came from the hottest and flattest continent on earth.
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Re: Australia Invented the Puffer Jacket

Postby Moondog55 » Sat 25 May, 2019 11:57 am

Nice article but I really think the Chinese invented down insulated clothing, isn't it mentioned in Marco Polos writings?
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Re: Australia Invented the Puffer Jacket

Postby vagrom » Mon 27 May, 2019 8:56 pm

Polo did Love in a Cold Climate, right ?
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Re: Australia Invented the Puffer Jacket

Postby Heremeahappy1 » Fri 31 May, 2019 9:10 am

Id like to believe I love in all climates...
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Re: Australia Invented the Puffer Jacket

Postby Moondog55 » Fri 31 May, 2019 9:37 am

All joking aside it looks like Mr Finch got the importance of the windproofing of the shell and the amount of insulation needed spot on
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Re: Australia Invented the Puffer Jacket

Postby Franco » Fri 31 May, 2019 9:58 am

Just for some trivia, the wife of George Finch gave birth to Peter Finch , the actor .
not George's son, BTW.
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Re: Australia Invented the Puffer Jacket

Postby Petew » Fri 31 May, 2019 10:38 am

Interesting article.

I'm amazed the British Empire was as successful (?) As it was with such gentlemen's blinkers firmly attached....

Though mixed results in exploration, lots of dead stiff upper lips.
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