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post #286 of 299
Don't need to own one to know they are over-hyped and over-priced and not really all that. Sure, the jackets look stylish, and the concept is a nice, but you're correct there are plenty of other brands out there offering far better quality and value for money
post #287 of 299
Tbh, you're buying the garments for the brand's design and unique tech fabric. It's basically some tech fabric that's designed for aging (aging tech fabric? I can't imagine it would look good) that has great water repellency but as with all coatings, it'll wear off eventually and you need to reapply it but by that time the jacket will look very aged. Someone should post a 1-2 year old picture of their jacket.
post #288 of 299
Just received Nikwax from STP. Will report on restoration effect.
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Don't need to own one to know they are over-hyped and over-priced and not really all that. Sure, the jackets look stylish, and the concept is a nice, but you're correct there are plenty of other brands out there offering far better quality and value for money

So.... may I ask why you are in this thread..?
post #289 of 299

Good stuff! I would really like to see how it ages, it's hard to drop 1.5-2k on a jacket without knowing how it turns out, people are more careful about things that cost less, ex: ToJ jackets

post #290 of 299
Sorry if anyone's already mentioned this but have you seen how the new ten c rain parka's are identical to the cp company micro kei google jacket minus the googles. I'm gutted as have just seen the ten c in a dark blue colour and I prefer it to the olive/khaki colour that I'd purchased in the cp company jacket
Edited by chris Hawk - 7/23/14 at 1:33pm
post #291 of 299
I've since purchased the ten c rain parka. The style and cut are the same as the cp micro kei google jacket but the ten c's material is stiffer.
There is a slight smell that the ten c's have when there brand new but that has gone now. I smelt it straight away when I put the coat on. I think it must be the dying process or it could be the material.
The jackets fantastic, I love that almost industrial feel that this substantial jacket gives you. I'm looking forward to the material softening up a bit but it won't get any proper use till the weather changes abit
post #292 of 299
Does anyone know when ten c is gonna release their cream color shearling liner for f/w 2014
post #293 of 299

I have a Parka (fishtail) but I can't afford to add an official Ten C liner to it at the moment.  I'm wondering if a generic army parka liner would work inside of it.  Perhaps one of these from Alpha industries:  http://www.alphaindustries.com//mens-field-coats/alpha-industries-m-65-liner-als92.asp

 

Has anybody tried that or know the answer?  

post #294 of 299
to perfectly honest I don't know but would seriously doubt it will correctly.

the alpha industries one you are referring to may fit into your parka but is like a jacket as it buttons on to itself whereas the Ten c liner below does not as it buttons into the jacket.



if you don't mind that there's no harm in giving a go if you can return for free or try an army surplus store for a liner if there's one nearby. let us know how it works out!
post #295 of 299
ArkAir:

http://www.present-london.com/ark-air/?mc_cid=bd02aa9c1d&mc_eid=ee6ddbeb14

Bang for your buck.
post #296 of 299

How do the felt hoods compare to the shearling hoods?  I'm planning on buying a parka with a liner and hood for when it is seriously cold out.  Is the felt hood enough or is the shearling worth the extra $400+.  

post #297 of 299
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And because I have too much time shog[1].gif I went in to shower. 5 seconds front and 5 back. Notice how some parts get darker as they drink water (Right shoulder, from wearing messanger bag, and sleeves from just lots of movement) and some stay dry even against a moderate amount of water pressure (below pockets and triceps). Interestingly, the hood was the most water proof-y part of the outer surface, confirming my hunch that surface friction is what is causing the loss of water resistance.
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@ceoceo, care to give us another update on your jacket here? Is it still losing most of its properties and aging fairly rapidly?

post #298 of 299

Is anybody selling a liner, size 50?

 

If so let me know as I'm keen get hold of one.

post #299 of 299
Well, here's to hoping that Ten-c fits TTS. I just picked up the Storm Parka at 70% off from Bodega. As long as it fits, I think I finally found my go-to winter parka. I like the adaptability of adding liners, but I also want to be able to wear it unlined over Inverallan knits.



I am a little concerned that I should have gone with a 48, but Haven's measurements look like it should be just right in 50, my usual size for outerwear. It doesn't really look like a boxy fit like some of their other parkas, which is good. We'll see...


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