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You could feasibly do Medium or Large, depending on how you layer.  The two guys who fit model are on the larger side of Medium/small side of Large (so like..40-42ish) so the Mediums tend to fit a little larger than other brands.  I'm the same height as you, about 10lbs lighter, normally wear a 40L and I can fit into a Medium with enough room to layer underneath.  If you plan on wearing some sort of down or whatever under the shell, I'd go Large.
 Feels like a Primaloft-type product, where it's more of a sheet of insulation sandwiched between the self fabric and the lining. (EDIT: went back to check out the fishtail and he used polyfill, which is basically like Primaloft. Presumably the MA-1 uses something similar) I'm almost certain that the facilities that he uses don't have the resources to do down in any capacity. It usually requires specialized equipment that mom-and-pop places don't have.
Ah, didn't know about Patagonia/the other jacket's availability, sorry.   It's not _bad_ (especially if you already have a primary winter coat), just not really functional enough for winter, in my opinion.
^ No pics, but I've tried it on, looks surprisingly nice and is reasonably well-made, but the outer shell fabric doesn't really feel like it's weather-resistant and I don't really find Uniqlo down to be that great.    You'd do a lot better buying a Patagonia down and shell on sale for about the same price, maybe a little more. If you have to get Uniqlo, they have a "Block Teck 3 Way Half Coat" that is the same concept, but the shell material is actually nice (didn't try...
 Really nice.  The shell is actually slightly stretchy to aid in movement.  The other two shells they did actually have a lot more interior detailing, but they're all made from the same fabric, so they're all pretty nice. Ever since they started selling only through their website, everything is sold a little above wholesale, so while you might be able to find something with nicer construction/fabric, you're going to pay a lot more and you're not going to get something...
Re: care tags, I interned at a brand this summer that makes technical garments with various materials with various treatments, etc. and I handled a lot of the care tag creation/customs issues for their FW14 stuff.   Care tag mislabeling also might have to do with customs related stuff - it costs more to import certain fabrics/blends than others (as an incentive for certain companies to use domestic resources rather than ordering overseas) so, if it's not easily...
 This + blue for me (denim, chambray, and some indigo stuff).  Basically everything goes with everything else and you can get a lot more play out of a smaller wardrobe. I guess some people think it's "boring" but it tends to take a little longer to look dated as opposed to something colored/printed that I would get bored with in a season.  Not sure how it would work for a GQ look though (aka hyper-tailored business casual mixed with obnoxious accessories).  Seems to go...
^The reason for that is the difference between Japanese and US markup.     JPN retail = ~1.7x wholesale.   US retail = ~2.5x wholesale.   Japanese customers are more likely to buy goods at full price, so markdowns aren't factored in to full retail, as they are with US prices.   Item made in Japan: $100 wholesale. (Needles) Sold in Japan: $170. Sold in USA: $250 + cost to ship/duties to USA = a lot.   Item made in USA: $100 wholesale. (EG, etc) Sold in USA:...
Awesome, thank you!
 Does anyone know Siki/Barneys size conversion?  I typically wear 40 and can get measurements from other sites in Siki sizing (1, 2, 3), but I'm not sure what correlates to what.  I think 40 = 3?
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