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Arctic parka in the summer !

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Hi
first post ....
I want to get a Woolrich Arctic parka for coming winter ...
Looked on web and they appear to retail for about $250 in US ,in UK they are more like £400,so a big difference,what I need to know is there any difference in the style/quality of the ones on sale in US and in Europe ?
I've read that Woolrich have several different lines ......any advice appreciated ...and if I get one from US which is cheapest retailer ( saw one in Franks sports NYC for $209)

Thanks
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post #3 of 5
No difference in quality. Get one wherever it's cheapest.
post #4 of 5
seems like more of a streetwear question but I'll go ahead and answer

there are 3 lines of Woolrich right now.

Woolrich Woolen Mills (WWM) - to me is the most desireable. It is designed currently by Daiki Suzuki who also designs engineered garments. The fit is spot on, slim but not skin tight. The pieces are expensive and attractive but it is possible to get decent deals on ebay or yoox every now and then.

Woolrich by John Rich & Bros - this is the European Woolrich which from what I have seen, is the same quality as regular woolrich but has slightly better designs (though mostly nothing outstanding) and should have a slimmer, more modern fit. Pieces are very expensive, like WWM at retail, but bargains can be had on ebay. The tags are blue I believe with yellow writing. They say John Rich & Bros on the tags. This line has nothing to do with Daiki or WWM.

Woolrich - this is the original American line, ho hum, equivalent to LL Bean or Land's end. Pieces are good quality I am sure like the other American outdoor clothiers but the fit is awful and a size small in this line would probably fit like a size Large in the other lines. The items are generally low in cost but not worth it IMO unless you really need something strictly utilitarian.

hope this helps!
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Originally Posted by MiniW View Post
but the fit is awful and a size small in this line would probably fit like a size Large in the other lines

If that's the case then the other line sizes are way off - I wear a small in this parka and in J.Crew, Gitman, you name it. The coat's sized to wear a sweater underneath but no more generously than that.
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