Originally Posted by sdiver68
Wow, I've been researching down coats for awhile now and this thread is the best info out there for CG. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to post!
After tons of research I decided on the CG Ontario in Large. I decided on Large after trying on a too tight fitting Medium CG (but another model) at Neimann. Not many CG's to be found around here in St. Louis! I'm 5'10", 175, 42 Chest- 34 Waist. Let me tell you, when it arrived yesterday it was apparent I ordered the wrong size and it wasn't even close! Literally, my girlfriend and I fit into the jacket at the same time
AND zipped it up without putting strain on the zipper or fabric.
I'm wanting to order a replacement Ontario or Chateau or Langford but now I'm scared to order a second CG! The sizing seems so very inconsistent. I thought a Chateau in Med but Blairh has me concerned it will be too small. I'll typically wear business casual oxfords sometimes sport coat underneath and not concerned about layering.
Other brands/models I'm looking at that no one else in this thread has mentioned-
TNF Stone Sentinel ~$200: I ordered to compare side-by-side versus domestic models
Woolrich John Rich and Bros Arctic or Polar Parka: Made in Canada or USA models...about same prices as CG
Hi. Um, you are a Large in both the Ontario and Chateau. I now have both coats myself and both in Large. I'm 2" taller than you, roughly your weight, a 40" chest, and 32" waist. With a sweater, suit, hoody, or any type of layer, it is the perfect size. Both the regular and slim fits are TTS. That's coming from Canada Goose, not me.
I think your problem is that you don't really plan on layering much under the coat itself. I had a Medium Chateau and it would have been just fine had I planned on wearing light layers under the coat at all times (essentially what you plan on doing). But I layer in the winter, so Medium wasn't going to cut it for me.
I'd like to know what model exactly you tried on that you felt was too tight in Medium (and what you were wearing when you tried the coat on). What's your body type? If you have a little bit of a gut (or if you are really muscular) then the slim fit coats might not be a great fit for you. They are ideal fit wise for people with slim or athletic builds.
While you probably won't agree, the Large would suit you fine (Ontario or Chateau) if you were going to layer. But seeing as you aren't, you will be all set in a Medium in whatever you opt for (as long as it's not an Expedition or Heli-Arctic).