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post #181 of 193
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You may want to post this to the Streetwear section as you'll probably gain a different perspective. It is suprising to me that the entire thread hasn't been moved there already. I'll expound for you on my thoughts XFi1382. As this is the Classic Menswear section and leans toward the conservative side, a quilted sport coat may not go over well in Classic Menswear. To me it looks cheap and would have no place even in my streetwear wardrobe. While a quilted parka may be an acceptable purchase choice, a quilted sport coat would not for reason stated and also that it is not versatile. My question to you would be, where would you wear it?

Well that's a nicer reply than the first one :) I agree it is not placed in the best section, did not see that...

 

To answer your questions, I would wear it with chino's and a shirt on a spring/autumn day, given it's navy blue seems versatile enough to me... I'm also just 24, and although my dressing style is much more classic than most people my age, I don't have the ability and don't feel the need to start wearing MTM clothes or anything.Nonetheless this would fit quite well in my wardrobe I suppose, would have just been nice to get people's point of view on the jacket, that's what a forum is for, no?

post #182 of 193
I quite like this style especially for going out at night in early fall or spring or just stepping out to grab coffee on a Sunday morning. I have tried a few brands, I think the RL one is kind of cheap looking and sort of looks like it was bought on sale at the mall (plus that corduroy shotgun shoulder pad is too much). I have a Lavenham and it fits much too small so never wear it.

I think the best option is the Barbour Chelsea Sportsquilt. I have one in black I wear at night and one in olive I wear during the day. I have even considered getting their more thickly insulated one called the Powell. This is 'trim" in Barbour parlance which is really more of a normal fit (not incredibly boxy like their green Urban Farmer style waxed jackets).

Also, best website I have found is called Country Attire UK. They seem to be at least $100 off USA prices at Orvis and shipping is fast and free.
post #183 of 193
I just recently picked up this Lavenham jacket off of Yoox at a pretty good discount, $129.00. I've been looking for one for a while and I finally found this one which met all my criteria: Discounted, slim comfortable cut, good looks and good quality, and sport coat style.

I ordered a medium (my usual size in shirts and outerwear) as well as a large just in case. The medium fit like an extra small and the large like a small. I returned those and got an extra large which fit spot on. Lavenham is an English brand which originally started making quilted horse blankets and such. I never thought Brits were an especially tiny people but how can an English size XL fit my 42R frame? puzzled.gif

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post #184 of 193
Yoox was able to get a large shipment of these jackets which were intended for the Hottentot market, but
owing to foreign exchange problems the order was cancelled. It is well known that Hottentots while small in
stature tend to think big. Hence the sizing.
post #185 of 193
This makes sense, when I think of quilted jackets I usually think of diminutive people living in southwest Africa.fing02[1].gif
post #186 of 193
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Originally Posted by John Doe View Post

just recently picked up this Lavenham jacket off of Yoox at a pretty good discount, $129.00. I've been looking for one for a while and I finally found this one which met all my criteria: Discounted, slim comfortable cut, good looks and good quality, and sport coat style.

I ordered a medium (my usual size in shirts and outerwear) as well as a large just in case. The medium fit like an extra small and the large like a small. I returned those and got an extra large which fit spot on. LaveI nham is an English brand which originally started making quilted horse blankets and such. I never thought Brits were an especially tiny people but how can an English size XL fit my 42R frame? puzzled.gif

The typical Brit is small compared to the typical Texan, that's for sure.  Generally, Europeans size a size 38 as a medium, while Americans call a size 40 a medium.  So, yes, if you are a size 42, you are probably going to be an XL in many UK and European brands.   I read somewhere that the Average European male (and mind you, that's a broad group) is 20 lbs lighter than the average American.  That 20 lbs makes the difference, right there.   

post #187 of 193
Thanks LA for the explanation however Comrades Hottentot reasoning seems a more likely elucidation.
post #188 of 193
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Thanks LA for the explanation however Comrades Hottentot reasoning seems a more likely elucidation.

He has about 30 years on me, so I'll defer to his opinion on this.
post #189 of 193
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This makes sense, when I think of quilted jackets I usually think of diminutive people living in southwest Africa.fing02[1].gif

The temperature really drops at night in the Kalahari.
A quilted jacket is perfect.
post #190 of 193
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He has about 30 years on me, so I'll defer to his opinion on this.


Jeez! And all that I've spent on Botox.
Edited by comrade - 6/26/14 at 9:50pm
post #191 of 193
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The temperature really drops at night in the Kalahari.
A quilted jacket is perfect.

I don't know anything about the Kalahari, but every other desert, no matter how blazing hot it is during the day, gets cool during the evening, and by the time you wake up in the morning, it is just plain cold.  A quilted vest and something that breaks the wind better, and a hot camp coffee, that's what you want when you watch that sunrise.

 

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Jeez! And all I've spent on Botox.

Ah, I was wondering why your face was frozen into a scowl :D 

post #192 of 193
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

Ah, I was wondering why your face was frozen into a scowl biggrin.gif  

I prefer "withering sneer"
post #193 of 193
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Originally Posted by John Doe View Post

I just recently picked up this Lavenham jacket off of Yoox at a pretty good discount, $129.00. I've been looking for one for a while and I finally found this one which met all my criteria: Discounted, slim comfortable cut, good looks and good quality, and sport coat style.

I ordered a medium (my usual size in shirts and outerwear) as well as a large just in case. The medium fit like an extra small and the large like a small. I returned those and got an extra large which fit spot on. Lavenham is an English brand which originally started making quilted horse blankets and such. I never thought Brits were an especially tiny people but how can an English size XL fit my 42R frame? puzzled.gif

Your jacket it's from their "younger" line, a recent fashion oriented line, with very slim fit also in my experience.
(However it could be even a model for asian market)

They offer / offered also a tradional fit in their full cut paddock jackets.
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