Road to (capsule) | A Moment with Crescent Down Works’ Anne Michelson

Road to (capsule) | A Moment with Crescent Down Works' Anne Michelson

Road to (capsule) is a Por Homme exclusive, made possible by the good folks behind the (capsule) tradeshow, and of course, the person(s) being interviewed. We ask each designer a few questions that help to give us — as fans, readers, observers, whatever — a better understanding of what makes these gifted individuals tick. The questions are fairly uniform, but as you’ll see, the answers are far from that. The (capsule) show invades New York January 16th and 17th, giving viewers first looks at Fall/Winter 2012 collections from the industry’s most reputable men’s labels.

Anne Michelson founded Crescent Down Works in the mid-seventies and nearly 40 years later, the brand is still as relevant as ever, this time to a completely new audience. To reach them in a more intimate environment, Anne and her team is prepping for their first-ever showing at the (capsule) New York. We had the opportunity to interview Anne to see how the brand has evolved over the years and what 2012 will bring for the Seattle-based label.

South Willard by Crescent Down Works Down Shirt Jacket

South Willard by Crescent Down Works Down Shirt Jacket

Our good friend Lawrence turned us to this a short while ago and we thought it best to give you guys a look as well. It’s a down shirt jacket by Crescent Down Works made exclusively for Los Angeles-based South Willard. It features a 60/40 blue shell that’s unmatched and navy streak free lining as well as leather button reinforcement and brass snaps. The slimmer fit is perfect and made to perfection here in the United States.

In Stock | Crescent Down Works Fall/Winter 2011

In Stock | Crescent Down Works Fall/Winter 2011

Here’s a look at some of the Crescent Down Works product Tres Bien has taken stock of this week. Once again, CDW drops some exceptional outerwear and the down parka as well as the down shirt both stand out from the crowd. The down shirt comes in navy and black, as does the parka. Beyond this, the Seattle brand also delivers a 60/40 bomber jacket in navy as well as olive.

Crescent Down Works x DQM Waxed Montagne Parka

Crescent Down Works x DQM Waxed Montagne Parka

DQM has teamed up with Seattle’s Crescent Down Works for this amazing remake of their Montagne Parka. The shell is made from Martexin Original Wax cotton and is lined with the Crescent Down Works’ signature streak free nylon. Look for zipper and leather enforced button closure plus additional leather detailing on the drawstring hood. The jacket will be available in two colorways — black/orange and tan/navy — through DQM’s online shop come October 3rd but can be grabbed now at The Vans DQM General Store.

Crescent Down Works Down Shirt

Crescent Down Works Down ShirtCrescent Down Works Down Shirt

Seattle-based Crescent Down Works has been around since the mid-70s and the Down Shirt is one of their more versatile items. It’s a perfect jacket that can be worn as a jacket or can easily be worn under a wool coat or parka. It’s filled with goose down and delivered with a 60/40 (cotton/poly) shell with nylon lining.

Warehouse x Crescent Down Works Corduroy Vest

Warehouse x Crescent Down Works Corduroy Vest

Japanese outfitter Warehouse has teamed up with Seattle-based Crescent Down Works for a trio of vests, all made with a corduroy shell. Inventory tells us, “Most companies just pick from Crescent Down Works’ stock fabrics but Warehouse has gone well beyond that.” It’s available in tan, olive and brown.

More images and pricing info after the jump.