I like 3rdConch0rd's fit, but I sort of wish the collar was undone. Buttoned-up just slightly kills the lounge-y, relaxed vibe (for me). Although I think if the shirt was the same but in white, I wouldn't mind buttoned.
I imply nothing, I simply state there is zozoused: http://zozo.jp/zozoused/. As far as I'm aware Zozotown only sells new clothing (and magazines and other shit). I'm not a expert on their company structure, I just fucking buy shit from there man.
No there's zozoused like he said, which sells used stuff. Also I believe there are a bunch of different stores on Zozo like American Rag, Ships, HP France, etc. No its not quite like Rakuten, but its not a conventional store either (maybe something like a Japanese farfetch? I dunno.) I buy a lot from yahoo japan (via a proxy) and generally like it.
From what I understand it can depend whether the Ventile has been impregnated with DWR or not. If it is, it will bead water more readily (and I'm guessing your more performance-oriented cycling jacket is DWR impregnated).
Its a Fall / Winter 2016 piece, so won't be released for some months yet. http://circus-store.net/ is always good bet for the more unusual Soloist stuff (although they sell out very quickly, and don't always stock a full size-range in every piece). Otherwise check around other Soloist stockists like Haven late in the year, see if they get it.