Definitely not trolling. I have a 60/ 40 mountain parka that I use for hiking and outdoor stuff. But it's noisy and that Ventile stuff looks a lot more interesting/ practical.
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More like San Francisco, probably.
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I swore by 60/40 fabrics until I went X country skiing at Yosemite where
the temperature was around 32F ( zero C) and wet snow was coming
down. The parka soaked through and I froze when the temperature dropped
later in the day. It made me a convert to Goretex ( or Goretex clones).
I've never had an opportunity to try on any of Miller's Oath before. I was very impressed by the details, styling and fabrics. The RTW fit is a bit too slim for me so I ordered a MTM corduroy trouser, cornflower blue, single rear pocket, side tabs, button fly. Kirk adjusted the cut to give a bit more room in the seat and thigh. If I was trim like Kirk I'd be all over their RTW.
Big, wide leg workwear cuts never look right to my eye to mix with more classic menswear. I keep those for sneakers, t shirts and workshirts. . I think a neat fitting but not skinny fit is best for the mix of tailored and denim. Most guys who wear jeans with jackets look and feel best wearing a jean with a little room in the thigh but a somewhat tapered cuff.
In the past I have recommended Levis LVC 1947 or the 1962 ZXX (sanforized with a zipper) but have been frustrated by inconsistent fit and production issues. So many of the best quality Japanese and American makers use the full leg workwear style or, the other extreme, skinny.
I'm glad to say that I came across a pair of jeans that seem ideal for my menswear needs. They are the relatively new Strider model made by Rogue Territory in LA of 14oz Japanese denim woven from hemp and cotton. These are sanforized so no guessing on shirking. They have a classic higher rise, room in the thigh and a nice tapered cuff. I picked them up a Standard & Strange in Oakland. I'll post some fit pics once I break them in a bit and give them a soak.
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