So I'd been eyeing that black corduroy Mackinaw at Fwrd. Decided to roll the dice and wait for it to go on sale. It was waiting for me on the front steps (thank you free 2-day shipping) and it instantly made my day better. Keep in mind I spent all day flying cross country with a two year old and a one year old. So for a single jacket to cause a total 180 on a day like that should give you some indication as to how awesome it is.
I'm not one to speak in hyperbole, but it might be my single favorite EG purchase of all time. Pics to come.
On an unrelated note, I have a gray work shirt fromwho knows which season (bought it used). I cannot stop blowing out the sleeves (both arms) just south of the elbow reinforcement stitching. I'm all for repairing the item to enhance its "lived-in-ness" but this is like the fourth time in the past three months. I will say that the deep pockets on the front of the shirt are awesome for traveling with small children. I know the shirt is designed to carry your carpenter's pencil, screws, nails, and who knows what else, but those deep pockets are great for storing the plethora of items needed at a moments notice (pacifiers, tissues, fruit snacks, etc.) while trying to save an entire planeload of passengers from wailing cries of a young girl(s).