The stock from the stores is completely unrelated to whats online, they might only throw 1 or 2 on the online store but have 10 floating around in shops.
While i was in Melrose yesterday two Japanese dudes came in with a satchel full of cash. I swear I've seen the one guy in one of the NY stores before. Guessing they were resellers
the one dude with the long black pony tail who always has the bucket hat on? those dudes travel all the way down to ellenton florida to shop that outlet as well, and 80% of the time its a complete miss.
Should be doable on that fabric without a trace IMO.
I did exactly that and you can't tell at all. Its a great jacket. I love the details, the pocket shape, tacking the pockets to the jacket body, etc, the fit is spot on. Even the arms aren't too long as is usual.