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Arctic liner + a good scarf will be quite similar in cold protection as a Moscow/Biker setup

More seriously though, the SB with the liner inside is a true winter coat.  I dunno about -30C.  I've lived through many winter with the occasional -30C spell, and imo, no matter how warm is your outerwear, you'll need to wear layers underneath it to be warm.

post #47 of 72
-35 with wind chill here today. Went reigning champ sweatshirt and Canada goose chateau. Look forward to seeing how the SB with liner performs. Not expecting it for quite that low though
post #48 of 72
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
 

More seriously though, the SB with the liner inside is a true winter coat.  I dunno about -30C.  I've lived through many winter with the occasional -30C spell, and imo, no matter how warm is your outerwear, you'll need to wear layers underneath it to be warm.

You guys must be much hardier than I am then. I love the toasty shearling chest liner of the Moscow. 

post #49 of 72
Does the Single Breasted fit trim enough to use as a spring/fall rain jacket without padded lining? Wear only over a crew neck sweater or a shirt. NMWA chest measurement for size small is 44", which is super roomy imo. I have an small APC mac coat fits me pretty well with chest approximately 40" or 41".
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Does the Single Breasted fit trim enough to use as a spring/fall rain jacket without padded lining? Wear only over a crew neck sweater or a shirt. NMWA chest measurement for size small is 44", which is super roomy imo. I have an small APC mac coat fits me pretty well with chest approximately 40" or 41".


In my experience, yes. If you want it even slimmer, it does have a belt.

post #51 of 72

Does anybody have the Rive Gauche? Would be interested to hear about how you like it.

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Does anybody have the Rive Gauche? Would be interested to hear about how you like it.

 

BabyandCo is selling a Rive Gauche in small(as well as other NR) on sale:

http://babyandco.us/collections/new-arrivals-mens/products/rive-gauche-coat?variant=10752778691

post #53 of 72
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BabyandCo is selling a Rive Gauche in small(as well as other NR) on sale:

http://babyandco.us/collections/new-arrivals-mens/products/rive-gauche-coat?variant=10752778691

 

About the same price from your friendly neighborhood affiliate vendor (after EXTRA20SALE discount) :spam:

 

(note there is no such thing as size Small for Rive Gauche - only One Size and One Size+ )

post #54 of 72
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About the same price from your friendly neighborhood affiliate vendor (after EXTRA20SALE discount) :spam:

 

(note there is no such thing as size Small for Rive Gauche - only One Size and One Size+ )

Absolutely. I didn't even think. Sorry about that Greg.

 

Support your local bartenders.

post #55 of 72
Just yanking your chain wink.gif
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For sizing reference, this is a SB in size small, no liner. There's some tiny pulling in one of my shoulders with a sport coat, Shetland crew neck and OCBD underneath, but the pulling isn't enough to bother me. Without the sportcoat, the pulling disappears. My normal size is 36, so I didn't size up in the SB from a small to a medium. If I had the liner in, it would be too snug for a sport coat.
post #57 of 72
^I am amazed that you manage to layer a size small over a sportcoat at all, more so without serious pulling/problems of movement.
I guess there must be a considerable difference in sizing between SB and DB then. I also normally wear a size small/46(IT) but got the knee-length DB in a medium, b/c trying both sizes on in store there was no way in hell I could have layered a size small over anything but a medium-weight knit, certainly not a structured sportcoat (all this is talking only about the coat, no liner).


More generally on the pros and cons of NR, I have been wearing mine for a while and tbh I think it's great while it's raining but less so when it stops. The fabric does look and feel rather plasticky I think - as I suppose does any fully water-proof synthetic material -, and therefore inappropriate if you're wearing it whenever it's not pouring down. Around the same time I got my NR I also discovered waxed cotton (late to the party I know) and bought a Christopher Raeburn rain parka made from that. I have found myself reaching for that a lot more than the NR - it's sufficiently waterproof to get me to work dry and feels much less out-of-place when the rain stops. Just my experience.
post #58 of 72
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^I am amazed that you manage to layer a size small over a sportcoat at all, more so without serious pulling/problems of movement.
I guess there must be a considerable difference in sizing between SB and DB then. I also normally wear a size small/46(IT) but got the knee-length DB in a medium, b/c trying both sizes on in store there was no way in hell I could have layered a size small over anything but a medium-weight knit, certainly not a structured sportcoat (all this is talking only about the coat, no liner).


More generally on the pros and cons of NR, I have been wearing mine for a while and tbh I think it's great while it's raining but less so when it stops. The fabric does look and feel rather plasticky I think - as I suppose does any fully water-proof synthetic material -, and therefore inappropriate if you're wearing it whenever it's not pouring down. Around the same time I got my NR I also discovered waxed cotton (late to the party I know) and bought a Christopher Raeburn rain parka made from that. I have found myself reaching for that a lot more than the NR - it's sufficiently waterproof to get me to work dry and feels much less out-of-place when the rain stops. Just my experience.

 

I wouldn't call myself lanky, but I do have a fairly thin build (5'7'', 135lbs), but even without the liner, I would not wear a sportcoat/suit with a more structured shoulder under the SB for the reasons you said. The sportcoat in that picture is an unstructured LBM, so the shoulders fit easily under the SB.

post #59 of 72
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Originally Posted by il_colonnello View Post

^I am amazed that you manage to layer a size small over a sportcoat at all, more so without serious pulling/problems of movement.
I guess there must be a considerable difference in sizing between SB and DB then. I also normally wear a size small/46(IT) but got the knee-length DB in a medium, b/c trying both sizes on in store there was no way in hell I could have layered a size small over anything but a medium-weight knit, certainly not a structured sportcoat (all this is talking only about the coat, no liner).


More generally on the pros and cons of NR, I have been wearing mine for a while and tbh I think it's great while it's raining but less so when it stops. The fabric does look and feel rather plasticky I think - as I suppose does any fully water-proof synthetic material -, and therefore inappropriate if you're wearing it whenever it's not pouring down. Around the same time I got my NR I also discovered waxed cotton (late to the party I know) and bought a Christopher Raeburn rain parka made from that. I have found myself reaching for that a lot more than the NR - it's sufficiently waterproof to get me to work dry and feels much less out-of-place when the rain stops. Just my experience.

this is very interesting observation..
post #60 of 72


Close up shot of my sport coat against the SB. Definitely agree that the feel of the fabric cannot compare to natural fibers, but to me it does not look plasticky, certainly not like more mass-oriented brands like North Face or Patagonia. I have no experience with the more advanced performance-oriented brands like Isaora or Acrynym, so can't really compare how the SB looks/feels compared to those.
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