Few items of clothing are more usefully stylish than the duvet-like quilted down jacket. Designed for hunting and riding, it is just as useful for a day of errands in town. Those large pockets designed for shells, sugar lumps, dog leads, and whistle are equally at home filled with driving gloves, eyeglasses, keys, wallet and iPhone.
Quilted outerwear comes in the form of gilets as well as coats. A gilet keeps its wearer's body warm without restricting his arm movements, which is a practical consideration for golf as well as shopping.
In the photo, style icon Beppe Modenese wears his technical sportswear over a dress shirt with a fringed cashmere scarf, worsted trousers and monk strap shoes.