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Originally Posted by AceBoogie View Post
 

reversible vest looks good, waiting on sizing now

 

I intentionally resisted putting up measurements for these because I find that measurements on down outwear tend to be very misleading and can just lead to more confusion.

 

All three just fit small all-around, like all of our Esemplare offerings, so you should be safe to go with one size up from your "normal" lettered size, and that will still be a relatively slim and cropped fit - perfect for layering or as a jacket over something light- or mid-weight.

 

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Originally Posted by DLJr View Post
 

Yeah, the vest is on my "Wow.  I really need that, right now. I had no idea that was missing from my life" list.

 

:stirpot:

 

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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Greg/Kyle - would those Esemplare labels over the hip pocket be easy to remove?

 

I just took a closer look at it, and based on the way they're stitched on I would say yes, it would come off easily with a seam ripper.  I can't vouch for if there would be any noticable holes left in the nylon shell, however.  FWIW, the tag is very small and appears only on one side.

 

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Originally Posted by razl View Post


Seriously. Vests are kind of like double-breasted suits or even monks; you've either made the jump and have one (or more) or you haven't. If you haven't, then it's probably not on your radar. But there may (will?) be that moment when you see the right one and think, "Ok, I like that one; and I think I can rock it" and then it suddenly becomes an empty space that needs to be filled.

I clambered over the fence on vests a year or so ago when I found a really, really nice one that I liked and "had to have". While that one still hangs in my closet awaiting appropriately demanding weather (it's down filled and surprisingly warm!) I've since gotten a few more that are lesser pieces but more versatile for my not-quite-cold-enough locale and they've filled a niche very well; a nice way to change it up a bit.

I still want to do the pitti'esque vest-over-the-jacket look but can't bring myself to walk out the door with it. Clearly, I'm still fence straddling a bit...

 

I'm a firm believer in The Down Vest and it's true that it's something you sort of really get into once you've made the leap.   That said, I can't stress enough just how cool the down jackets are too - the patterns may seem out there in the photos but they're surprisingly easy to wear.  I might try to snap a pic later in one of them if I get a chance.  One of my most-worn garments 3 seasons of the year (aside from a pair of jeans) is a lightweight down jacket though, so I might be a bit biased...

 

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

Q. Can a human being have enough outerwear?

A. No.

 

:fistbump:

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Thread Starter 

Put in context by Kyle :

 

  

 

  

 

 

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Greg: instead of posting of posting pics, you should post a direct-deposit form so we can have our paychecks skip us, the middle men, and go direct to NMWA. You can then just send us out stuff as it's covered. Wouldn't it be simpler for you that way?

I jest, slightly, I jest. Beautiful stuffs fistbump.gif
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Originally Posted by razl View Post

Greg: instead of posting of posting pics, you should post a direct-deposit form so we can have our paychecks skip us, the middle men, and go direct to NMWA. You can then just send us out stuff as it's covered. Wouldn't it be simpler for you that way?

I jest, slightly, I jest. Beautiful stuffs fistbump.gif

An NMWA subscription. Monthly deliveries of seasonal wear. Puts the fruit of the month club to shame.
post #4701 of 11018
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Originally Posted by Patrick R View Post

An NMWA subscription. Monthly deliveries of seasonal wear. Puts the fruit of the month club to shame.

Oh you mean like Trunk Club, but actually nice stuff.
post #4702 of 11018

New stuff looks really good and props to Kyle on styling those looks! It was hard to visualize the floral print being worn but it looks really good with the beige jacket.

post #4703 of 11018
Green and beige/tan is an underrated combo IMHO.
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Originally Posted by teddieriley View Post

Oh you mean like Trunk Club, but actually nice stuff.

Spoken like a man who knows lol8[1].gif
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
 

Put in context by Kyle :

 

  

I really like this pairing.  I really wish that that whole thing was in a more durable midweight twill or rip stop material.  Not that that material isn't cool, but it just doesn't work for my life :(  

 

How sturdy is that Niche shirt jacket?

post #4706 of 11018
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Green and beige/tan is an underrated combo IMHO.

Agreed. I've been on the hunt for ways to work some green into my rotation. I'ts tough because I'm a 90% neutrals - navy, grey, tans - type. Since I don't wear ties my only options are shirts and jackets* which is tough for me to find a suitable balance.

(*no, for me, "fun" socks are not an option)
post #4707 of 11018
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

Q. Can a human being have enough outerwear?

A. No.

So you're back in on the bidding on Spoo's NMWA casentino wool coat? biggrin.gif

Another +1 to the versatility of the down vest. I find myself reaching for my Montcler when there's a slight chill in the air and I'm walking down the street to the grocery store or the restaurant for takeout. I may need a dressier version . . .
post #4708 of 11018
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Originally Posted by razl View Post

Agreed. I've been on the hunt for ways to work some green into my rotation. I'ts tough because I'm a 90% neutrals - navy, grey, tans - type. Since I don't wear ties my only options are shirts and jackets* which is tough for me to find a suitable balance.

(*no, for me, "fun" socks are not an option)

No pocket squares?
post #4709 of 11018
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Green and beige/tan is an underrated combo IMHO.

not by me its not. its one of my go to combos. wore green and beige/brown today as a matter of fact.
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

How sturdy is that Niche shirt jacket?

sturdy enough for you to kop. derp.
post #4710 of 11018
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How sturdy is that Niche shirt jacket?

The military green one? It's quite sturdy - definitely too thick and heavy to be ever mistaken for a shirt. I'm in love with that piece btw - the crossing seams at the yoke and the shoulder seams give it a really flattering shape. I got one for myself shog[1].gif
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