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post #61 of 70
It's all relative and of course NR is absolutely miles beyond pure outdoor brands like North Face. There really is no comparison (not only its fabric but even just in terms of design and not looking like a camping trip). However, as far as high-end rainwear for more urban purposes is concerned I still think the Ten C fabric (also fully waterproof unless I'm mistaken) looks and feels a little less artificial. I also regret that more brands don't combine Gore-Tex membranes with natural-fibre outer materials, the way White Mountaineering sometimes does. Unfortunately the sleeves on both Ten C and White Mountaineering are not designed for people with long-ish arms, a dealbreaker for me.

I really don't want to sound too critical though. I really appreciate what NR do, and I live in Belgium most of the time so it's not as if I didn't get enough opportunity to wear mine in the rain. I would just warn against getting one thinking that this is the universal-year-round-all-purpose jacket...
post #62 of 70
While I really like Ten-C fabric and the hand is really cool, I would disagree that it is a better match for what NR is trying to do (rainwear with technical materials that are reminiscent of traditional tailoring fabrics). NR gets technical synthetic woven in hopsacks, herringbone, even flannel-ish textures to replicate traditional cloths. The Ten-C fabric wouldn't work for that at all IMO - it naturally looks more casual. Same goes for waxed cotton - just a different feel altogether
post #63 of 70
There's a women's NR coat in a size large on Yoox right now at pretty steep discount. They got the spelling wrong, look for "Norvegian Rain" (oh Yoox...)
post #64 of 70

Thinking of getting the SB later this year. Is this how the navy mix look like in natural light; or this is a different colorway? The blue in this photo is really rich and deep, less polyester-feel imo. 

 

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post #65 of 70
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Thinking of getting the SB later this year. Is this how the navy mix look like in natural light; or this is a different colorway? The blue in this photo is really rich and deep, less polyester-feel imo. 

 

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Imo, the least "poly" looking of the colors are the dove grey and maybe the blue herringbone, which this one may be.  They ALL look more like bonded cotton than anything else, though.  (we have a couple of them in my house, fwiw - my wife has a Raincho and I have the Rive Gauche.  Somtimes, we look like a pair of Dementors walking around, drinking coffee.)

post #66 of 70

Ok thanks for the insight. I will go with navy mix then. Not feeling the extra 200 euro for such minor upgrade (plus customs).  

post #67 of 70
I just picked up the SB in mixed navy, and while I think it's not quite AS blue as the coat in that picture, it's a nice medium-toned navy color. Nothing like midnight blue or blue-black.
post #68 of 70

We just posted our pre-orders for SS17.    Great new lightweight materials and warm weather construction

http://www.styleforum.net/t/517870/no-man-walks-alone-mto-and-pre-orders-thread-central-thread-for-all-projects/0_100#post_8507409

post #69 of 70
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We just posted our pre-orders for SS17.    Great new lightweight materials and warm weather construction

http://www.styleforum.net/t/517870/no-man-walks-alone-mto-and-pre-orders-thread-central-thread-for-all-projects/0_100#post_8507409

Do you have measurements for the geneve?

 

Any idea on when the FW preorder will be in? 

 

I'm super tempted by this but am uncertain about sizing and I can't risk having two jackets on preorder with incorrect sizing.

post #70 of 70

Anyone have experience with the double breasted version?  I am thinking of getting one - hopefully in navy or tan.

 

I got the Moscow last winter in black herringbone and it is both stylish and warm.  The collar lining is so warm you dont really need a scarf, except for style of course!

 

I suggest sizing upp!

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