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Veilance Geom SFT jacket

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Wow, that is a good jacket. Wish bombers/shorter jackets would fit me
post #738 of 985
^ Yeh saw that one. A little much with the technical elements. Function all over the place. t's not bad tho, for what it is.
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Originally Posted by Tigerprawn View Post

^ Herno Laminar might have made one. ACR has made one, but maybe not a traditional Harrington cut/styling. I think AV may have had a jacket that resembles a Harrington. Insulator?

Herno came to mind almost immediately after I posted that, funny you should mention them. Just still a bit too geeked out with the design/details tho.

What I'm after is something that's got all the traditional trimmings. Weatherproof but classic. No extra lines. Black with buttons at the pockets and collar, traditional tartan pattern on the inside, maybe with a two way zipper. And a schoeller outer. Or whatever. Basically a soft shell that also happens to be a traditional harrington.

I should probably tone down my expectations. As far as I know TOJ came closest with their gore-tex version, and that was a while ago.
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Yeah it was the bandana and the crewneck I'm thinking about. 

The only issue I have with Outlier is their colour choices. If they make a black it'll be the first to go then all you're left with is crayon greens and blues that are just too bright, and if they happen to make a grey it's never a heathered grey it's always a smooth consistent grey. I dunno. I just feel like they should make more muted colours as staples and then move to the colours if they feel like it.


The Outlier merinosuede most def looks awesome but $250 for the sweatshirt...try Icebreaker...still pricey but good stuff.

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herno laminar did release a harrington, I've got it. it's damn sick.



had been looking for one just like it for years, it got released last spring/summer, boom instacop!

has the classic look of a traditional harrington but with gore windstopper and the pockets have tiny hidden magnetic closures.
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What I'm after is something that's got all the traditional trimmings. Weatherproof but classic. No extra lines. Black with buttons at the pockets and collar, traditional tartan pattern on the inside, maybe with a two way zipper. And a schoeller outer. Or whatever. Basically a soft shell that also happens to be a traditional harrington.

 

 

I can't think of anyone who makes a garment using technical fabrics with a traditional inner lining...

You're probably better off looking for traditional garments made from Loro Piana's storm system fabrics, such as this Mackintosh jacket: http://www.mrporter.com/product/339992

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Can someone recommend me a good winter coat for 30 to -30 or so (Fahrenheit).

 

Budget is about 3 bills.

This is quite broad of a question. Without sacrificing aesthetics, any wool coat(preferably 80%+ wool) with a down liner/vest, and two layers of Heattech from Uniqlo will serve you well in the under 30 degrees fahrenheit temps. It did well for me when that polar vortex hit new york, and the temp dropped to 5 degrees. Down vest/liner and heat tech are all pretty cheap, quality is good for the price, little bulk, and under 3 bills. Only thing I was lacking was a good scarf, and hat, my face was in pain from the cold. :(   

 

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Originally Posted by SmileForum View Post
 

This is quite broad of a question. Without sacrificing aesthetics, any wool coat(preferably 80%+ wool) with a down liner/vest, and two layers of Heattech from Uniqlo will serve you well in the under 30 degrees fahrenheit temps. It did well for me when that polar vortex hit new york, and the temp dropped to 5 degrees. Down vest/liner and heat tech are all pretty cheap and under 3 bills. Only thing I was lacking was a good scarf, and hat, my face was in pain from the cold. :(   

 

 

I ended up copping a bunch of Isaora stuff on clearance to try out (coming monday). I really wanted a single solid tech parka that I could throw over something light but I guess I'll have to layer up. Already made it halfway through winter throwing my Uniqlo UL Down, sweaters and heattech stuff under my Schott leather. 

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herno laminar did release a harrington, I've got it. it's damn sick.
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had been looking for one just like it for years, it got released last spring/summer, boom instacop!

has the classic look of a traditional harrington but with gore windstopper and the pockets have tiny hidden magnetic closures.

Nice, I'd buy that for sure. Even without the tartan lining that's exactly the sort of thing I'm talking about. Technical but still looking classic. Good kop man.

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Originally Posted by EvanM View Post

I can't think of anyone who makes a garment using technical fabrics with a traditional inner lining...
You're probably better off looking for traditional garments made from Loro Piana's storm system fabrics, such as this Mackintosh jacket: http://www.mrporter.com/product/339992

That popped up too. Not sure if I'm feeling the trim.

I think I'm just going to have to wait. Harrington's are usually spring pieces anyway so I'll see what rolls out over the next few months.

Thanks for the recs guys you done well!
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Do any of you guys have a preferred tech webstore? Or do you usually just order straight from the source?

Haven seems to be the best I know of with all the Japanese tech brands but Nanamica is really the only tech-ish brand they carry that I really love (I love Haven for there non-tech stuff), I feel like there must be something better.

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Do any of you guys have a preferred tech webstore? Or do you usually just order straight from the source?
Haven seems to be the best I know of with all the Japanese tech brands but Nanamica is really the only tech-ish brand they carry that I really love (I love Haven for there non-tech stuff), I feel like there must be something better.

It's all spread out since no store really specializes in the stuff. The firmament has both acronym and veilance, and maybe the bureau?
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The Outlier merinosuede most def looks awesome but $250 for the sweatshirt...try Icebreaker...still pricey but good stuff.


Icebreaker's durability sucks.  I used to be a big fan but after a year and a half  all of my outlier "thin" garments have holes or are in a pretty bad shape.  3 tech t-lite, one hoodie, 2 anatomica briefs and a couple of everyday long sleeve baselayers.  I've used everything a lot, too much maybe, but I would expect them to last a bit longer. All the tshirts have small holes, the underwear has big holes (tynan says that 2 pairs last him about 6 months) and the hoodie, which I fucking love is wore down on the wrist and has stains that won't wash away.   I also got another tech t-lite a couple months ago and the quality seems to be worse than before.  I can post pics when I get home.

 

On the other side, the outerwear is awesome and durable, I have the boulder jacket and trench, as well as a water/wind proof jacket and they are much better than the thin stuff.

 

I really like how they fit and feel but durability is just not there. I'm now trying other brands for merino garments like outlier or finisterreuk. I hope to find something that lasts a bit longer.  

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Icebreaker took a huge dive when they moved production out of NZ. I haven't found a good replacement yet for merino.
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Icebreaker's durability sucks. 

IB uses 100% merino which is a fairly delicate material, despite what marketing might imply. You'll see IB use quite a few more blended fabrics starting in F14. You can already see the trend as most of their boxers are now using 4% lycra which helps the durability quite a bit. Also the Everyday line uses a rib knit which is less durable than their typical jersey knit products too.

As for the IB taking a dive when moving out of NZ, not in my opinion. The products produced in NZ were much more basic and a lot were a rib knit construction back then too. Since the production moved, the company was able to push things much further (thinner, more materials and finishing techniques) which has changed the way people relate to merino products and the activities they use them for.

IB's quality control is pretty high compared to many other outdoor brands, but what really sets them apart is their customer service. They're great to deal with and are more than fair when looking at defective products.

Sorry if it sounds like I'm drinking the cool-aid, but deal with IB a lot. I find they do actually care about products failing and try to improve things year after year. Of course they're not perfect, but out of the companies I've dealt with the are one of the better ones out there.
Edited by malcb33 - 1/23/14 at 4:05pm
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Lands end sometimes makes 100% merino shirts that can be had for like 20$ on sale.
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