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post #4216 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Gravitas View Post
Have you not seen Inapt? Their peacoats are shorter, and were (are?) rather popular (at least on the internets). I really don't get the hate for the second set of pockets and i'd assume that some boxiness was intended, not everything is meant to be extremely slim (i'd say outerwear is a prime example of when slim may look off). Also, correct me if i'm wrong, but i'd assume 30oz wool doesn't drape/move as well as a much lighter wool, even one so heavy as 24oz as he specifies is used in US Navy peacoats or whatever. Anyway, not my cup of tea, but I don't understand your criticisms.
i'll simplify, then: i think it's ugly i don't get the breast pockets (when mauro puts his hands in them it really exaggerates how ridiculous they are) and i think it would have looked better longer
post #4217 of 109053
LL Bean gum shoes, while fashionable, makes your feet really sweaty after a day in front of a computer.
post #4218 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post
The question isn't what the price of the fabric is but how appropriate it is to the design and brand identity. Lanvin uses pricey and often custom-made fabrics but it fits within their proposals. Sometimes they slip and you get 1K cashmere pajama pants.

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Originally Posted by jet View Post
^Don't forget cp's on shoreman type people.

+1 to fuuma, not sure why people expect lanvin type fabrics on streetwear coats

yeah, but come on though... the Bless hood coats retail for $1200+, I think in my country it retails around $2000. I'm not saying it needs Lanvin-level materials here, I'm saying the materials used in Bless things are pretty crappy for the price, all in all, and it wouldn't hurt them to maybe step it up at least a notch or two and just reflect the added materials cost in the price and not reflect it in the markup or something, it's a matter of like $50 max, to which their $400 or so line price would not be particularly hurting.. It's a step up from H+M and Uniqlo level though not by much, and costs 10X more.
post #4219 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Uncontrol View Post
i'll simplify, then: i think it's ugly

i don't get the breast pockets (when mauro puts his hands in them it really exaggerates how ridiculous they are) and i think it would have looked better longer

think the length is fine but the breast pockets are o_0
post #4220 of 109053
I'm not really feeling the peacoat either, but I think Mauro's done a nice job uniquely branding a staple that is almost always criticized when tinkered with. I could be wrong, but I think the picture of Mauro with his hands in the breast pockets is meant to put a focus on the pockets. I can't really imagine anyone keeping their arms up that high for very long.
post #4221 of 109053
Unless you're dressing as Napoleon on Saturday.
post #4222 of 109053
Breast pockets are handwarmers, guys. If you're not wearing warm gloves those are godsends. I like that there are handwarmers up top and slant pockets below -- you don't see that often.

I'm also interested in the raglan block.
post #4223 of 109053
^true, but I think APK's point was that the breast pockets are rather high to be comfortable with your arms bent that much, especially if you are bundled up with a sweater. I'd be curious to see if using the lower pockets is comfortable. Without an insulated lining, I'm wondering of four pockets lets too much heat escape on a cold winter day.
post #4224 of 109053
Precisely. I'm sure they do a dandy job of keeping your hands warm, but I don't see how it'd be comfortable to keep your arms in that position for very long.
post #4225 of 109053
I was buying a new tire this morning and kept getting distracted by a big promotional poster of this guy wearing an OCBD that horribly draped off his shoulders.
post #4226 of 109053
What I don't get is how poorly dressed actors in commercials are. Are commercial budgets so low these days that the actors have to look like they dress in K-mart irregulars?

And what is it with ex-ballplayer sportscasters and their awful taste in suits?

I ask you!
post #4227 of 109053
^^^^
ESPN is a sartorial nightmare. Suits so bad they're distracting, even though I know nothing about suiting.
post #4228 of 109053
My 12-yr-old nephew knows more about suiting than those guys.
post #4229 of 109053
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Originally Posted by constant struggle View Post
There are some items I find really hard to find a good fit/look good on me...

They are as followed:
1. Sports coats (fit is never spot on)
2. Laced boots with Slim/Skinny Jeans ( such as New Cures )
3. Henleys

I've never had a henley fit well either, which disappoints me, cuz I think they're pretty cool looking...
post #4230 of 109053
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Originally Posted by zissou View Post
^true, but I think APK's point was that the breast pockets are rather high to be comfortable with your arms bent that much, especially if you are bundled up with a sweater. I'd be curious to see if using the lower pockets is comfortable. Without an insulated lining, I'm wondering of four pockets lets too much heat escape on a cold winter day.

to add to this

my sterlingwear has fleece lined pockets somewhere between those two just like any other peacoat. These do a pretty good job keeping my hands warm, and they're also pretty high as it is. I think you'll end up looking chicken winged walking around with your hands in those top warmer pockets. I do like the way the collar splays and the spacing on the buttons though. My one complaint about my sterlingwear authentic is that it has a wide and long button spacing that could be bad for certain body types.

Also, the naval issue peacoats are 32oz 100% melton. you can reference the 'spec' coat from sterlingwear which is an authentic made out of their thicker, denser, wool with stronger stitching. I don't know how much stronger the stitching is, but i can't imagine i could ever wear a coat that thick, i sweat it up if i layer too much in my 24oz 80/20 blend authentic. just thought i'd leave that bit of info here.

I dressed like a uniqlo lumberjack today.
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