When are you guys getting more boots in stock!?
Very soon. We've got some Carminas coming either end of next week or right after that. Our new Thorogood horsehide work oxford (not a boot, but tough as f***) should be here by the end of the month. And I've got a bunch of Aldens on order which should hopefully arrive soon as well.
Thanks guys - great to hear that you're so pleased!
Sorry to re quote but damn, this is making me think I should pick this up.... What materials are used? down? I'm wondering if this can withstand the Toronto temperatures of -20 C to -30 C sometimes..?
edit.. 100% Nylon shell with 100% Acrylic hood liner and 100% Polyester thermo-fill
This is an "Export Quality" N3-B, so the production is done to the 1970's specs. "Export" meaning that nearly every unit from the US production is sent to Japan, where they go bonkers for mil-spec clothing.
Very old N3-B's had wool built inside them, and around the Vietman war era, it was remixed to the materials used on this jacket.
Officially, it's rated to 40 degrees below 0, Fahrenheit. I'd say that's probably an overstatement. But I can give a personal testimonial here. Back in 2001, I happened upon a deadstock Spiewak US-made N3-B at a NYC army-navy store. I bought it over the holidays and took it back to Vienna, Austria where I was living at the time.
Not sure if any members here live in that area of Europe and remember the winter of 2001, but it was COLD. You'd hear reports on the news of another "Russian Cold Front" coming in each day, and it blew away all but the coldest days that I can remember in the US Northeast. Now, I had to layer this coat with a thick sweater, scarf, and a heavy hat, but I can say that it kept me very warm. And I'm somebody who gets cold - I'm not one of these dudes who wears a henley and a Barbour in January and says that he's "toasty." This jacket is serious, and with the right layering pieces beneath, it should tackle winter in Toronto or London without a problem.
In terms of sizing, I'm a true 41R (that's what I take in our Southwick jackets). The 40 is a great fit on me, with or without the sportcoat underneath. And it's not skin tight, so I could still wear that size if I was a 42. The armholes are deep on this item, so it has no problem handling the extra layer. I'd drop 1 or 2" from your sportcoat size, the fit should be right on.
Not that exact one, but we have some lighter and silk scarves coming from Germany this coming week. And plenty of wool and cashmere Johnstons ones to go around.
Tried on that wool cashmere in store and its sick... beautiful piece...I wish I wasn't so busted, and now that Spiewak...Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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This is F'ing fantastic