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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post
 

Need a denim jacket and am stuck between these. What's your vote.

 

Oni 20oz Secret Denim (low tension)

 

or Studio D'Artisan DB-440

 

I guess if you really like these makers. Personally I think there are much better options in a denim trucker style jacket for the money. Have you looked at 3 Sixteen, Freenote Cloth, Dixon Rand, or others similar? They all make pretty high quality jackets. Most are 1/8" double needle stitched with better hardware. To each his own though, and out of the two you posted the Studio D'Artisan looks pretty well made, but I've not handled one personally like the brands that I mentioned.

post #41462 of 42782
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Originally Posted by GoldenTribe View Post

Do you know already that you like the way turtlenecks feel and look on you, or is this a gamble?

I like the SNS, other one looks pretty boring (though that might be ideal if you want to wear it mostly under a jacket of some kind).

 

I've tried a couple (Zara and COS) and I like how they look on me (Zara was crappy and COS was plain black, and I prefer dark grey/charcoal). Not sure if I will tolerate the high neck very well as I tend to overheat easily. That's something that puts me off about the SNS, never handled anything from that brand but I think they tend to be pretty warm. And even though it's cold outside here already I hate when I get into a bar or something and it's like 26 degrees and taking off a turtleneck is a PITA.

post #41463 of 42782
The SNS should be very warm. If you overheat, turtlenecks might just not be for you. Or look for one in linen-silk/lightweight fabric?

Personally I'd wait it out for something I had no misgivings about.

I get hot easily too and I'll never wear a turtleneck again (last time I think I was about 10), but I also don't like the way they look or feel so there's no conundrum involved.
post #41464 of 42782

Considering this one. Crawford Denim Native West Collection Chore Coat. Planning a trip to New Mexico again and I think this would work out well there. I'm going to take a close look and check fit at the pop up sale tomorrow in Leucadia.

 

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At the risk of sounding like a jerk, if I were planning a trip to NM and dug folk design I'd probably rather shop for something interesting while in NM than buy something imitative to wear on the trip.

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Originally Posted by MickeyPunch View Post

I've tried a couple (Zara and COS) and I like how they look on me (Zara was crappy and COS was plain black, and I prefer dark grey/charcoal). Not sure if I will tolerate the high neck very well as I tend to overheat easily. That's something that puts me off about the SNS, never handled anything from that brand but I think they tend to be pretty warm. And even though it's cold outside here already I hate when I get into a bar or something and it's like 26 degrees and taking off a turtleneck is a PITA.

I have the same issue, and after getting some turtlenecks, i can recommend one with a looser knit. I bought a cheap one at Benetton which is surprisingly comfortable and nicer quality wise than COS imo (and a better one frome a swiss brand, which gives more overheating). Think they had charcoal aswell.
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@MickeyPunch

 

I have the same issue as others with overheating from turtlenecks, so I avoid them. SNS in general make me very warm - as the wool is quite thick. So  I only wear the zip-up or button-up SNS sweaters. These are my favorites (I'm wearing my green Stark as I type this).

 

If I were going to go with a turtleneck, I'd buy something extremely breathable, like 100% cashmere (one ply), 100% merino wool, or maybe a wool-cotton blend - and thin. I would completely stay away from anything made with any % of synthetic fiber. Who made it is less of an issue than the fabric quality. I have the same merino sweater from Banana in v and crew neck in a multitude of colors and they fit nicely into an otherwise designer and custom wardrobe. These things are pretty much all the same mass-produced commodity. I'd call it a "basic" and as such, not recommend investing in a top label.

 

Reiss would probably be an o.k. choice. They're basically the British Banana Rep.  This one, actually, is great: https://www.reiss.com/p/cashmere-rollneck-jumper-mens-blackjack-in-charcoal/?category_id=1112

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Thank you both. I think I will get the Reiss one, waiting for Black Friday to see if I can get it discounted.

I will get the 100% merino version, the cashmere one (the one you linked BH) costs more than I'm willing to spend on this, and my only requirement, fabric-wise, is that it doesn't have synthetics, even cotton would work for me.
post #41469 of 42782

Need a raincoat...

 

Rains or Stutterheim

 

Is the price difference reflective of quality? 

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Been looking for a simple bomber with a full packet, but wondering if the arm straps are a bit too tacky. Planning on getting rid of the white tag on the arm pocket anyway.

post #41471 of 42782
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Originally Posted by Nick Ayoub View Post

Need a raincoat...

Rains or Stutterheim

Is the price difference reflective of quality? 

Yes.
post #41472 of 42782
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Originally Posted by Zassiliss View Post

Been looking for a simple bomber with a full packet, but wondering if the arm straps are a bit too tacky. Planning on getting rid of the white tag on the arm pocket anyway.

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I'm looking for some simple black jeans. What do you guys think of these?



Are the silvery buckles a bit much?
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mihara ss12

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Originally Posted by Zassiliss View Post

Been looking for a simple bomber with a full packet, but wondering if the arm straps are a bit too tacky. Planning on getting rid of the white tag on the arm pocket anyway.


No to this on principles alone, this whole brand can just go, though i did like the chanel print swim trunks

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