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Rant or no rant I bought half a dozen RRL winter shirts last year and I do not wear each one that frequently - I own a lot of shirts.  EXTREMELY disappointed to find out that one already has the fabric starting to rip - most likely worn and washed about 6 times. RRL shirts are nice - only when they are on sale.  Much the same with all of RRL stuff - the quality is average and the same as most other brands (polo, Jcrew and everyone else's) made in China stuff.  They can go...
I understand exactly what they are - I did not buy them - simply commenting on what MY viewpoints are. I buy plenty of EG and I have purchased Needles Mohair sweaters and wool sport coats.  Quality mohair for the sweaters and quality wool for the sport coats.  If I want Pakistan flannels purchased by the pound I will go to Kohls or Walmart.  If I want the novelty of "reconstituting one thing into another" - which I do consider valid as a design point - at least let it be...
Made in Pakistan (or where ever) and rebuilt in Japan - sorry that does not fly by me.  Not too thrilled to hear that.  Lets be honest - cotton shirts from Pakistan are of a certain quality level (the lowest) - India better (imho)  - and upward along the scale.  Target and Kohls have shirts made in Pakistan - they don't cost what Needles cost.  If you are going to charge premium prices at least use somewhat premium materials.
How does the Mallory vest fit?  I consistently wear a 50 in the Mallory and summer Notch Camo jacket while I upsize to a 52 on the Cameraman.  I had the Donkey here for a trial and unfortunately it did not fit well (for me).  Size 50 was way too tight on the shoulders (and stiff due to the thick seams of the leather and wool) while the 52 was a bit better in the shoulders while a bit floppy in the body.  Qualify that - even the 52 was still a bit stiff up top.  Shame as it...
I take a 9 in the Moc Toe while I need a 9.5 in the 3 eyelet chukka (slimmer last)
Nice reading the extensive comments listed above so I will keep mine brief (if possible!)   I was in contact with the NY Filson store prior to the arrival of the Cabourn line and I went into Manhattan last Friday to view the collection.  I was originally intent on purchasing the green wool accented Cape Coat (not the Red Buffalo check one) primarily based on the great pictures I received from a CONTEXT email.  The way CONTEXT photographed the pieces appeared to indicate...
 +1+1+1Could not have said it better myself.  The elbow patches are great - the Expedition's enormous pockets on the back great.  If you want the plain and ordinary then there is plenty of that out there from other brands.  My personal demographic is most likely very different from most SF members.  I am in my mid 50's, worked and designed in the fashion industry for 25 years, and as an occupational hazard I remain a clothes horse.  I have seen just about everything after...
I would not be surprised if Mr. Porter has decided to drop them.  Last season was my first with SNS and it was TOTALLY FRUSTRATING.  I tried one from END and had to send it back due to size (at quite a cost to me).  In the end I purchased an ION and STARK from Mr. Porter - after going through 3 different sizes (!) and who knows how many shipments.     I will most likely not purchase SNS this season (even though the Starks are beautiful).  Way too much hassle with sizing...
  I was actually one of the few which liked it last season.  This season is even better (elbow patches) and I grabbed one at Nepenthes this weekend.  An absolutely GREAT jacket which captures the Army/M style vibe which is going around this season. On a side note I tried on the Needles Rebuild M jacket - not for me.  The width of the arms is huge.
How about a punch cap toe boot in suede instead (for the winter) something like copper (or similar) with a light welt and commando sole  
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