Originally Posted by RobearH
I also was served in the military and true military issue is just that and not intended to be fashion. I later left the military with hopes one day I could afford something better and IMO RRL does a good job at reinterpreting of bygone eras (military, woodsman, cowboy, hunter, worker) with that still a manly, yet modern slant.
This is probably true on the whole but peacoats can be an exception, particularly vintage ones. Do a bit of research and track down one made before 1980, when the spec switched from kersey to melton. Kersey's a tighter weave, making it more windproof and less fuzzy. I've got an early WW2-issue coat and I wear the shit out of it because it is awesome and it cost like $120. Fit is spot on, too.
On topic: I swung by West Broadway today and picked up the corduroy work chinos, another oxford because I find RRL's to be the best, and a pretty sweet wallet. I also shot the shit re: watches with a couple of the salesguys for a while. Good guys, and this brand knows how to keep people coming into their brick and mortar locations, which is a neat trick these days.