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post #31 of 39
What's the big hype about h&m, I went to one while in DC last year and the stuff was crap. I would rank it slightly higher than gap.
post #32 of 39
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Originally Posted by greatfire
What do you think of this coat?

http://is.bluefly.com/mgen/Bluefly/p...600&height=600

I'm really not getting it yet, the attributes that make a coat good, and that seperate and average coat from a spectacular one.
It's really hard to quantify what makes any piece great.

Mainly, IMO, the main attribute is the cut. The silhouette is the most important thing. How it interacts with your body to enhance the better features while disguising the lesser, and yet strike its own shape, are paramount. If the silhouette and style speaks to a function and yet is aesthetically pleasing, that's even better. Great materials are a plus, but not essential - luckily, some of the best materials are also very functional (good shearling, cashmere, wool, etc.) But a well cut coat of cheap fabric will look better than a bag made of vicuna.

If your priority is function first, however, this changes things somewhat.

And personally, I don't like that shearling much, but if it fit well, it might be a different story.
post #33 of 39
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Originally Posted by Get Smart
Check out the one from Banana Express...it's not wool but heavy cotton, similar to moleskin. It's a lot more comfortable and modern than a real peacoat
Cool, thanks. Do you mean Banana Republic? I've never heard of Banana Express. I like the look of that H & M one, I'll go check it out and see how it fits. The H & M cuts tend to be a little strange unfortunately, and I find that the shoulders on jackets and some of their shirts are a little pointy. Hopefully this won't be the case.
post #34 of 39
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Originally Posted by JET
What's the big hype about h&m, I went to one while in DC last year and the stuff was crap. I would rank it slightly higher than gap.
Yeah, the good thing about it is that it's cheap and modern/trendy. The clothes don't last very long, but you don't care because they're so inexpensive. I've gotten a few things there that I love and have had for a while. Cool scarves that are $10 - $15, decent bags for around the same, t-shirts for $10. It's worth going to because you can find some really good steals.
post #35 of 39
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Originally Posted by ts4them
Cool, thanks. Do you mean Banana Republic? I've never heard of Banana Express.

haha yea Banana REPUBLIC.
post #36 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by greatfire
What do you think of this coat?

http://is.bluefly.com/mgen/Bluefly/p...600&height=600

I'm really not getting it yet, the attributes that make a coat good, and that seperate and average coat from a spectacular one.

Doesn't that coat go to midthigh?
post #37 of 39
I need some help too. Looking for a black nylon jacket (preferably lined) for work and everyday use. And also a militart style green canvas bomber (contrasting lining ideal). Any thoughts? Kenneth Cole comes to mind here but I wanna consider something a bit more fashion forward. KC seems to be playing it safe.
post #38 of 39
I've been considering a peacoat (couldn't find any examples of that Spruce, though), but as far as winter coats go, I've been in the market for a new one and really like the
Ever Anchorage=http://www.activeendeavors.com/produ...&pfid=AED14162,
but it's a little out of my range at the moment. Can anybody think of something in the ever-popular similar-but-cheaper (sale or otherwise) variety?
post #39 of 39
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Originally Posted by Largo
I've been considering a peacoat (couldn't find any examples of that Spruce, though), but as far as winter coats go, I've been in the market for a new one and really like the
Ever Anchorage=http://www.activeendeavors.com/produ...&pfid=AED14162,
but it's a little out of my range at the moment. Can anybody think of something in the ever-popular similar-but-cheaper (sale or otherwise) variety?
Very cool. I have an old Armani trench like that, that's longer and has no fur. It's a very toasty coat. It's much like an old German army parka I had. If you look at these parkas, they are that length. They also come with a cool patch that says "Bundesgrenzschutz" on the shoulder.

Here's one: http://www.surplusandadventure.com/i...opscr1063.html

Though I got the one I had from an army surplus online for like $10. Gave it to a friend who wore it every night all through winter to a night shift job where he worked outside in it a lot of the time. It still looks great. Plus there was a rebate - after about a year of using it he found a 10 DM note in one of the pockets.

Here's one in the Flecktarn pattern: http://www.sportsmansguide.com/cb/cb.asp?a=278107

http://image.sportsmansguide.com/dim...0,320&cvt=jpeg
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