Aether High-end Outerwear

Two film producers discovered a hole in the outerwear market and decided to fill it. Palmer West and Jonah Smith, who’ve produced movies like Requiem for a Dream and The Clearing, founded Aether, a company focused on technical outwear mixed with sophistication.

The new company, launched in January 2009, is a high-end outerwear company that has jackets for as much as $795. Its target audience: People who want high fashion and high function and aren’t afraid to pay for it.

Aether Alto jacket

Each jacket has a good mix of technical features – such as wind and water resistant fabric, breathability and UV protection – and urban-inspired styling. The company also has a handful of not-so-technical polos, hoodies and button-up shirts.

The full Aether line is currently available for between $75 and $165 for shirts and between $300 and $795 for outerwear.

—Ryan Dionne

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Stephen Regenold is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for nearly two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of four small kids, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.


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