Originally Posted by ddohnggo
if you think that it'll be warm enough for the coldest night in boston, then i might get this. do you think that it's up to snuff with the w&h m65, from what you've seen of it on sf?
The feel is somewhat different. Constructionwise, I would say that the Wings & Horns M65, which actually retails at the $600-700 range, is better. The trims (like the heavyweight double zip riri) is definitely a step up from the Nom de Guerre. I've never seen the Wings & Horns M65 in person, but from all the other pieces I've seen, the stitching job will be better too. Material wise, they are probably about the same, though the wool NdG will definitely be warmer.
I think that the NdG will definitely be warm enough for me
[ on the coldest Boston night, but take into account that I grew up in Canada and used to mountaineer, and have never buttoned our zipped up a jacket all the way in my 3 winters here yet. And that in my first winter, I merely layered a boiled wool jacket under my cotton moleskin Costume National jacket and called that winterwear. Stel's only has one full size run, and they are apparently blowing out of all the NdG stuff, so I would make a move, and soon, if you are planning to. The NdG store in NYC is not doing shipping, from what I know, right now, and AFAIK, none of the other stores have that piece in yet. Ron Herman is not carrying it at all.