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post #16 of 25
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I posted those after looking through the J.Crew online shop. I like them, that's why I chose them, but that doesn't necessarily mean they are good. I'm trying to find something that's good, that I also like (I'll like it if it meets my compromise, or whatever). I guess that perhaps I'm trying to get insight into what makes a coat hot or not. For example, I've seen a million peacoats, and they all look the same to me, but some are applauded for excellence, and others are ridiculed. I don't understand what's going on here. That means to me that I am probably missing something, maybe because I'm not aware of the various "options" out there, as far as clothing of my specific style go. So if I just run with my choice without advice, then I'll lose again.

I also don't know what type of winter coat looks good on me (tried some on in the store, and couldn't see any differences among them), but that is a seperate problem.
post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by shoreman1782
Denimdestroyedmylife is selling a nifty dunderdon parka, but that may be a little different silhouette than you're looking for.
Good suggestion. Hey, even if the one I'm selling does not appeal, Dunderdon makes quality, understated, rough-and-tumble, and stylish products.
post #18 of 25
The J Crew coats are fine. They won't draw accolades here because most posters want something with more... design, style, exclusivity, luxury, history, etc. However, that doesn't concern most people, and your original post didn't imply that it mattered to you.

Most posters here probably also want a more tailored style than you've asked for. J's p coat (pictured in another thread) fits him almost like a sportcoat, while an off-the-rack J. Crew coat will (probably) be less fitted, especially if you're quite thin. Of course, if you want to layer/wear baggier clothing under your coat, a fitted coat won't work. His coat is also a vintage piece, naval issue, and a family heirloom, IIRC, all of which are pretty cool, in my opinion.

I might recommend Spiewak if the workwear aesthetic appeals to you--they're inexpensive, authentic, and generally durable, but not lux. You might look for a cashmere blend coat (not spiewak) if wool/poly or wool doesn't appeal. Another popular cold-weather coat right now is a military surplus, heavy M-65 coat; alpha industries seems to be the benchmark for a good version. With the liner, that's a nice winter coat, but it's pretty informal/not elegant. EDIT: A lot of designers/streetwear companies popular on this forum and superfuture (Supreme, W+H, etc.) make more exclusive/designed versions of the M-65 right now.

Anyway, good luck, and don't be put off... styleforum has been a great resource for many folks here.
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by greatfire
I posted those after looking through the J.Crew online shop. I like them, that's why I chose them, but that doesn't necessarily mean they are good. I'm trying to find something that's good, that I also like (I'll like it if it meets my compromise, or whatever). I guess that perhaps I'm trying to get insight into what makes a coat hot or not. For example, I've seen a million peacoats, and they all look the same to me, but some are applauded for excellence, and others are ridiculed. I don't understand what's going on here. That means to me that I am probably missing something, maybe because I'm not aware of the various "options" out there, as far as clothing of my specific style go. So if I just run with my choice without advice, then I'll lose again.

I also don't know what type of winter coat looks good on me (tried some on in the store, and couldn't see any differences among them), but that is a seperate problem.
I think the problem is that you don't have much of an eye for what fits you well. Why don't you try some stuff on and post pics? Blank the face out if you want and we can tell you which one fits your shape best.
post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by j
I think the problem is that you don't have much of an eye for what fits you well. Why don't you try some stuff on and post pics? Blank the face out if you want and we can tell you which one fits your shape best.
I don't have a camera at this point in time.. I'll see what I can do.
post #21 of 25
Hey greatfire, I know you still haven't decided on the style of coat you want, but a poster over at superfuture is selling his size L spiewak duffel coat for $100--pretty good price for a nice coat.

Woops, meant to psot a link
http://supertalk.superfuture.com/showthread.php?t=12472
post #22 of 25
post #23 of 25
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I've searched through the net, and found some stuff.. can I get your opinions as to which one to get?

Coats:

http://www.armaniexchange.com/shoppi...roductID=15770


http://www.armaniexchange.com/shoppi...roductID=15838


http://www.jcrew.com/catalog/product...atId=cat108063


http://www.jcrew.com/catalog/product...atId=cat108063


http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/...16637&ev19=6:9


Jeans (I think the goal is to get 3 pairs, and a set of levi 569's.. so a dark one, a light one, (a black one?) and a dressy one?). I don't think I'm asking about the fit, as I think I like the way these seem to fit.. I'm asking about the style, etc.. :

http://www.inflammable.com/product_c...,id,20954.html


http://store.soliscompany.com/lolofistlegj.html


http://revolveclothing.com/productpages/SEVE-MJ78.jsp


http://revolveclothing.com/productpages/CP-MJ56.jsp


Shoes:

http://www.zappos.com/n/p/p/7239057/c/8912.html


http://www.zappos.com/n/p/p/7240519.html


Again.. opinions? Recommendations?
post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by shoreman1782
Hey greatfire, I know you still haven't decided on the style of coat you want, but a poster over at superfuture is selling his size L spiewak duffel coat for $100--pretty good price for a nice coat.

Woops, meant to psot a link
http://supertalk.superfuture.com/showthread.php?t=12472

Did one of you guys beat me to this? Because someone did by a matter of hours.

(serves me right for not jumping on it right away, I guess.)
post #25 of 25
J. Crew outerwear probably is the better choice, if quality matters much to you.

Those jeans are so similar that the deciding factor would be the fit on you.
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