I'm on a technical-clothing-that-looks-good kick right now. I bike and walk a lot in most weather conditions; that doesn't mean that I don't want a tailored, understated look.
Can anyone suggest companies to look into that make clothing which fits the bill?:
- Technical fabrics (lightweight; or insular; or waterproof/breathable)
- Understated, elegant looks (no blazing colors, stripes, big logos (or any logos))
- Well fitting (I'm 5' 9.5", smaller in the waist, bigger in the shoulders, slight frame but "althletic" proportions and like slim fitting garments that are fairly close at the waist and have a bit of room in the shoulders)
I'm mostly interested in jackets (especially winter jackets and rain jackets). Baselayers are easily taken care of (fleece or merino); pants can be made (and I'm happy with the ones I got from Outlier). But jackets are another story.
I will be trying a Mission Workshop Orion as a waterproof.
I'm interested in other softshell, waterproof or windproof jackets - and synthetic insulation winter jackets - that meet the above criteria.
I've tried the Nau Riding Jacket v2 and their Succinct Trench - unfortunately, the fit on both didn't work for me (size small in both).
The trench was too big in the waist, and the Riding Jacket was too loose in the waist and lower back for my taste, in addition to having too long, too baggy arms, and armholes that were cut low enough that I couldn't actually move my arms much without the armholes tugging.
I looked at Aether's stuff (online). Some of it looks nice, but it seems that (according to their sizing chart) that their stuff runs big, and there's not a lot left in stock - and it's expensive as hell.
Any suggestions you all can make as to where else to look, I'd appreciate.
Also, if anyone knows any tailors who work with technical fabrics and custom designs, please do name them.