Originally Posted by jnnj
This season's cameraman has the Mackintosh upper, with a lined linen body. The lining is fairly substantial. The clips and drawstring are a very dark army green. Since it is linen, how long into autumn you can wear it would depend on where you live and your feelings on seasons & fabric types. It would be rather heavy for a typical sunny summer day (75+ F), most useful on rainy/overcast days and in the evening. Mackintosh is not the world's most breathable fabric. Unfortunately, the weather this summer in the NYC metro area has been rather warm and I didn't get to wear it that often. The winter Cameraman is very versatile on the other hand. The Aircraft Jackets that I own are the beeswax cotton. The AJ could be worn on warmer days in the sun and folds compactly for storage in bag/backpack.
Cheers for that. I live just outside Edinburgh, it's dreary and overcast 90% of the time. I do prefer this summers cameraman but the thought of being able to roll the aircraft jacket up and put it in a bag is pretty much what I want. Ah, decisions.
Speaking of being in Edinburgh, I went in to town this afternoon and visited Corniche. It's all pretty much on their website but it was good to see the new collection in person. I'm really impressed by so much of this winters collection. They had the sleeping bag jacket on display in the window, the thing is just the nuts. I think my favourite piece of the Scott expedition pieces is the double breasted naval jacket followed by the surgeon jacket.
Of the Authentic and Mainline stuff they have, the WW1 Great Coat was my favourite by far. Unfortunately they only have 46's and 48's left in each colourway and I wasn't able to try it on but it's a truly impressive piece. If anyone knows anywhere that has it in stock in a 52, please let me know. Also tried on the Navy Mallory and I never realised how nice the Mallory was until now. If I don't end up getting the WW1 Great Coat, I'll definitely pick this up.