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Originally Posted by ceoceo View Post

^ No way bruh I need to identify myself from bunch of corporate slaves who wear virtually same bag except the purple logo

TBH you should always try on APC outerwear in person, they always fit so strange.
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I'm looking for a stylish jacket that will provide some heat during the winter.  I'm not looking to spend extended periods of time outside in whatever I choose.  What are your thoughts on one of these?

 

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Edited by Diversification - 11/15/11 at 10:27am
post #20358 of 39258
second one. the first is too busy imo
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Originally Posted by snowmanxl View Post

second one. the first is too busy imo

 

Thanks for the opinion.  Now for the dirty secret: the first one is Express (http://www.express.com/wool-blend-military-jacket-38651-831/control/show/3/index.pro) and the second is Banana Republic (http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=61447&vid=1&pid=875018&scid=875018012).   shog[1].gif

 

I've been perusing the forums trying to check out the brands I see mentioned in different threads to see if I can't find something similar with a bit more quality (I assume these two items are low end?).  Unfortunately, I have yet to find anything that's similar and still not astronomically expensive.

 

If I can grab one of these around $150 on sale is that a good call or should I continue looking for something a bit higher in quality (I assume these are low end?)

 

FYI, I'm looking for something that is well fitted b/c I'm in the ballpark of a 16.5" neck, 36" sleeve, 41" chest and 35" waist.

post #20360 of 39258
Both look pretty boring. Sorry. Also, if you want warmth you definitely want to get something longer, hitting at least at mid-thigh.
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Originally Posted by bows1 View Post

TBH you should always try on APC outerwear in person, they always fit so strange.

Pretty sure I tried that one on in person, TTS (and a little roomy at that). Quality felt really good in person, pretty sure it's harris tweed (but I tried the brown one, so IDK for sure)
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Originally Posted by pickpackpockpuck View Post

Both look pretty boring. Sorry. Also, if you want warmth you definitely want to get something longer, hitting at least at mid-thigh.


What would you suggest I look for in the way of styling?

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What's the catch with those Grensons? They are too cheap. Am suspicious.
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thinking bout one of these two (to replace my daily wear white leather high cons i've had for 2 years)

http://www.bowsandarrowsberkeley.com/product.php?productid=352
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http://www.bowsandarrowsberkeley.com/product.php?productid=415&cat=0&page=1
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Both $80.
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Originally Posted by pickpackpockpuck View Post

Both look pretty boring. Sorry. Also, if you want warmth you definitely want to get something longer, hitting at least at mid-thigh.


Fair enough.  I'm here to learn, so can you point me in a better direction?

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What's the catch with those Grensons? They are too cheap. Am suspicious.

There's no catch, really. Some of them have been on Rider's site for months. Every few years P+++ S+++++ needs to clear out their old models and models with only a couple of pairs left. My first big Styleforum windfall was clearance Grenson's from Bennie's in Atlanta, who sold them for something like $150/pop (If I remember right they upped their prices later and no one bit). I guess if there's a catch it's that they're not all made to the highest Grenson standard, so some are mid quality instead of high, some are really ugly, and some are floor or window models and are discolored or heavily tried on. I think Rider is pretty honest about that in his descriptions tho.

I do feel bad for gettoasty frown.gif sorry bro
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Originally Posted by Kodiak View Post

thinking bout one of these two (to replace my daily wear white leather high cons i've had for 2 years) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show) Both $80.

Save up and get Schott x Converse.
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Originally Posted by Diversification View Post



Fair enough.  I'm here to learn, so can you point me in a better direction?

If you want something similar to that M65 style that's going to look a whole lot cooler, you could check out this one from Nanamica (it would probably be much warmer too):

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http://www.rodengray.com/shop/GORE-TEX-Wool-Cruiser-Jacket-men.html?variantid=7721&designer=true

But I'm guessing if you're looking at Express and Banana Republic to begin with, you don't really have the budget for a coat like that. If that's the case, you're pretty limited, unless you want to buy off the buy&sell forum here or on eBay. So your other option is to check out stores like Club Monaco or AllSaints. The quality might only be marginally better, but the coat will likely look better. I actually think AllSaints has some decent-looking outerwear right now (http://www.us.allsaints.com/men/outerwear/all/). I have no idea what Club Monaco has.
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Originally Posted by shoreman1782 View Post

Save up and get Schott x Converse.
Where/how much? I remember those from FOREVER ago, never saw em for sale online though.
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Originally Posted by pickpackpockpuck View Post


If you want something similar to that M65 style that's going to look a whole lot cooler, you could check out this one from Nanamica (it would probably be much warmer too):
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

509

 

http://www.rodengray.com/shop/GORE-TEX-Wool-Cruiser-Jacket-men.html?variantid=7721&designer=true
But I'm guessing if you're looking at Express and Banana Republic to begin with, you don't really have the budget for a coat like that. If that's the case, you're pretty limited, unless you want to buy off the buy&sell forum here or on eBay. So your other option is to check out stores like Club Monaco or AllSaints. The quality might only be marginally better, but the coat will likely look better. I actually think AllSaints has some decent-looking outerwear right now (http://www.us.allsaints.com/men/outerwear/all/). I have no idea what Club Monaco has.

 

Correct you are!  That is a badass coat jacket and is also way out of my price range unfortunately.  I'll poke around in the buy/sell area and at Club Monaco and All Saints to see what I can come up with.  Thanks!
 

 

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Originally Posted by pickpackpockpuck View Post


If you want something similar to that M65 style that's going to look a whole lot cooler, you could check out this one from Nanamica (it would probably be much warmer too):
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

509

 

http://www.rodengray.com/shop/GORE-TEX-Wool-Cruiser-Jacket-men.html?variantid=7721&designer=true
But I'm guessing if you're looking at Express and Banana Republic to begin with, you don't really have the budget for a coat like that. If that's the case, you're pretty limited, unless you want to buy off the buy&sell forum here or on eBay. So your other option is to check out stores like Club Monaco or AllSaints. The quality might only be marginally better, but the coat will likely look better. I actually think AllSaints has some decent-looking outerwear right now (http://www.us.allsaints.com/men/outerwear/all/). I have no idea what Club Monaco has.

 

Right you are!  That is a badass coat jacket and is also way out of my price range unfortunately.  I'll poke around in the buy/sell area and at Club Monaco and All Saints to see what I can come up with.  Thanks!
 

 

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