1. I want navy, and 4est looks super dope in the pic. Any favorite/standout make ups between the 3 fabrics for the bumfreezer specifically or is it just more personal preference? I actually sort of find myself leaning towards the basic mixed navy (if that's what he has on) but I haven't seen/felt any of the fabrics in person. Opinions welcome - also considering grey, hopsack green, and black herringbone as dark horse candidates, but leaning towards one of the 3 navy fabrics
2. Sizing - don't really have any standard references but: up to XL in some of my outerwear that's italian/japanese (Barena, SISP, White Mountaineering, even Ervell/Raf) due to upper back mobility issues. This gives me a comfortable, slightly looser fit which I like. Really should be more of an M/L at 5'10" though. I don't mind this piece being a little more fitted, probably will look a lot better that way. Do I grab a L?
2a. Is the jacket pretty flexible? ie does it move with you a bit
3. Are the sleeves easily tailorable?
1. I believe the navy he has on is the navy hopsack. The structure of the fabric makes it more matte than the mixed navy and the color is a deeper navy (less slate). I personally think that hopsack navy, hopsack green, salt & pepper and dove grey will interact with the natural color of the shearling collar really well. I'm not a huge fan of the tag contrasting too much in the back so I tend to gravitate towards darker colors for this one. Although I'm sure that removing the patch would be a rather easy operation.
The beauty and uniqueness of those pre-orders is to get what speaks to you the most
2. It sounds like you would want a Large. This should give you enough room to layer
2a. I'm not sure I understand the question. The fabric has a certain stiffness to it. Less stiff than a bonded cotton a la Mackintosh, but stiffer than a cotton outer.
3. While everything can be tailored, I typically wouldn't recommend doing that with those coats with taped or heat-sealed seams. Also, not all alteration tailors would have needles to stitch these fabrics
Originally Posted by jtorres94
Army green Hopsack sounds amazing... For what?
While it looks great on everything we saw, I think it looks best when it interacts with the shearling - very nice color combination.
The other one that I think will look awesome in green hopsack is the Double Breasted IMO
Originally Posted by AJL
I have some similar questions/concerns so am interested to hear response to above. My specific concern regarding fabric flexibility/movement stems from feeling restricted across the back and shoulders with some of the japanese (and italian) designers who are cutting very high, tight armholes these days. At 5' 7", going up a size is generally not an option, and I prefer a fairly trim, albeit non-confining, fit regardless. 38 Formosa for reference.
(aside: at my height, not sure my bum would in fact freeze).
Oh, also curious as to the composition of the liner; I gather it's wool-filled, though the liner material appears fairly substantial (another idiosyncrasy I have is an aversion to wool lining, which I'm guessing in this case would be a non-issue).
Sounds like you would want a medium in everything and size up to L if you're adding an arctic liner or if you plan on wearing on top of a jacket/suit.
The liner looks and feels like typical quilted liner but is filled with wool fibers instead of poly. It is warmer but doesn't change the comfort or feel. You could wear it with a t shirt and it wouldn't scratch at all.
Originally Posted by Odd I/O
Originally Posted by thatboyo
Would the biker be warm enough for nyc winters?
I think so. It is made like the Moscow with an integrated Arctic liner, but it offers less neck protection so you'd need a big scarf to compete with the Moscow in freezing temps
Originally Posted by Steel28
So let me confirm this.
5'8, 39" chest and wear SdC parka in L, SS Merino in V and between 3 and 4 across TS(S).
Should I get size L for SB NR with liner?
Yes that would be my recommendation. If you needed to be comfortable wearing it on top of a jacket most of the time, I would say to size up to XL. If the plan is to wear with less structured layers (sweaters), then L
Originally Posted by forex
Greg, so what is the sizing advise on Bumfreezer? XL or XXL? I'm VI in SS, 4 in TS(S) could probably go 5 and 42 in Monitaly. I'm thinking XL?
Probably L if you're between 4 and 5 in ts(s).
My general sizing advice with NR is that sizing is very consistent generally across the styles (assuming no added optional liners) and quite TTS for use over a sweater : (1) take your normal US letter size, (2) size up one if you're planning on wearing on top of a jacket; (3) size up one again if you're planning on adding an optional liner most of the times.
So if I'm typically a US L (42), I will take a Large in NR. But I will size up to XL if I get a SB with liner. If I plan on wearing it mostly on top of a suit with the liner on, I'll take XXL. What matters is how you plan on wearing it most of the times. Squeezing it on top of a jacket from time to time isn't the end of the world if you typically wear the coat without a jacket. But doing it every other day during the winter will get annoying.
For anyone looking at the NR Biker, I highly recommend it.
Here I am in a medium w/ mixed grey fabric. I have a sweater on underneath and am comfortable. The arms are cut high enough that I can feel the constriction. The pit to pit measurement on my biker is around 22.25". The quilted wool liner is no joke and this is probably the warmest garment I have by far.
For reference - I'm 5'10" and normally 145-150 lbs but right now I'm at my skinniest. I take a small in most button-up shirts (or shirts with ~20" pit to pit), and am between a 36/38 jacket/suit. I like my shirts to be fitted but my outerwear to have some room.
Don't hesitate on these pre-orders from NMWA. They are truly awesome especially with those fabric options.
I pre-ordered a medium bumfreezer, although I have no idea how that will fit.
@soaped, it sounds like the medium you're wearing there has the lining? I have the exact stats as you (5'11/145) and I'm trying to decide between the small and medium. Was leaning small till I saw your post, where the fit looks great.