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post #25546 of 31072
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

What do you guys wear in rainy/slushy weather?

I have a black trench coat that I feel odd wearing unless I have a suit under it, and the rest of my water repellent jackets are too casual, too sporty, or to out on the town. Basically looking for outerwear that goes with blazers, odd jackets, sweaters etc.

And footwear? I have snow boots, bean boots, Sorels, and a pair of RL boots that are a bit dressier, but they aren't great for rain when it isn't too cold.

I would get a pair of Hunters, but my brain just associates them with girls.

Thanks in advance,

J

 

I honestly think you'd look fine wearing the trench with an odd jacket.


What about bean boots for the wet? Honestly, Cole Haan makes some interesting looking water proof shoes as well. I have a pair of black leather chukkas from them that I bought used that work great. Best thing is I don't care about them so I don't worry about taking great care of them. Just some polish every few weeks. I change into dressier shoes at work since they're a hair casual. I've seen some dressier things from Timberland recently as well, but honestly I think options become a bit limited especially if you don't want to beat up a pair of shoes in the slop.

Another good option might be suede chukkas. You can spray them with water repellant to rain proof them. I know one of the posters in NYC that posts on the WAYWRN thread has spoken highly of his suede shoes for this purpose (@NickPollica?).If they're rubber soled and stitched properly, they should hold up fine. I can't speak to whether water will get into them or not as that's what I wear tims and the cole haans for.

post #25547 of 31072
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Originally Posted by gringodaddy View Post
 

No, that is the fabric pilling.  It's on the inside of the coat, so it's very weird.  It's a very loose hopsack weave that is cool wearing, doesn't wrinkle, etc but it tends to catch on everything.  I just don't know what could cause that inside the jacket.


The buttons of shirts/vests maybe? I agree that it looks pretty strange at that spot as well.

Is it at the spot where the jacket overlaps? Maybe it's rubbing/catching on itself? If there's similar wear under the armpits, then maybe that's the culprit.

post #25548 of 31072
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Originally Posted by gringodaddy View Post
 

No, that is the fabric pilling.  It's on the inside of the coat, so it's very weird.  It's a very loose hopsack weave that is cool wearing, doesn't wrinkle, etc but it tends to catch on everything.  I just don't know what could cause that inside the jacket.

 

Would it be appropriate to post this on the tailoring thread?  It sounds like it might benefit from that level of expertise.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #25549 of 31072
These are photos of a BB shirt that I purchased a while back:




I bought a couple more during the sale in the same size, but I am wondering if I should go up in the sleeve length (from 35" to 36"). This is a pic of where the sleeve ends unbuttoned:



Thanks!
post #25550 of 31072
Nope, you're good, but over time shirts shrink from washing and it might get a touch shorter. As of now I would leave it, but after a couple months check to see how they fall in relation to your suits.
post #25551 of 31072
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

I honestly think you'd look fine wearing the trench with an odd jacket.


What about bean boots for the wet? Honestly, Cole Haan makes some interesting looking water proof shoes as well. I have a pair of black leather chukkas from them that I bought used that work great. Best thing is I don't care about them so I don't worry about taking great care of them. Just some polish every few weeks. I change into dressier shoes at work since they're a hair casual. I've seen some dressier things from Timberland recently as well, but honestly I think options become a bit limited especially if you don't want to beat up a pair of shoes in the slop.


Another good option might be suede chukkas. You can spray them with water repellant to rain proof them. I know one of the posters in NYC that posts on the WAYWRN thread has spoken highly of his suede shoes for this purpose (@NickPollica
?).If they're rubber soled and stitched properly, they should hold up fine. I can't speak to whether water will get into them or not as that's what I wear tims and the cole haans for.

I find my barbour jacket perfect for lousy London weather and working in the street wear to SC combo formality range. I feel I need a SC or suit to make the trench work.

Personally, I would stay away from suede in rain. Cordovan boots are my go to footwear for rainy weather.
post #25552 of 31072
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Originally Posted by p.henrik View Post

Thinking of getting an overcoat in the same style but different fabric than this, but was a bit put off by the center sleeve seam (there's an inner one as well so not sure what the function is other than decorative). Anything you've seen before? Thanks


Bump.

Btw, this is the overcoat I had in mind

post #25553 of 31072

a barbour jacket is a nice spring/fall piece but if you spend anytime exposed to the elements in the Norteastern US you need something  knee-length and IMO hooded (though of course perhaps not in every setting).  I agree on the suede.  I know people here use them as foul weather shoes but I can't get my brain around that.  Winter calls for proper boots.

post #25554 of 31072
Cordovan looks like shit when it gets wet. Keeps your feet dry and holds up, but it ends up looking awful.
post #25555 of 31072

I've read that before, I wonder why they make so many boots with commando soles and with waterproof welts, etc out of cordovan then?

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Originally Posted by Mr Sola View Post

These are photos of a BB shirt that I purchased a while back:




I bought a couple more during the sale in the same size, but I am wondering if I should go up in the sleeve length (from 35" to 36"). This is a pic of where the sleeve ends unbuttoned:



Thanks!

 

I would go up in sleeve length. It's good to have a little bit of bunching in the sleeve such that it doesn't slide up from the wrist when you bend the arm as in the second picture. The unbuttoned pic looks like it's too short as well, that's roughly where the sleeve should end buttoned. Adding 1/2 inch would be about right imo.

post #25557 of 31072
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Originally Posted by gringodaddy View Post
 

I've read that before, I wonder why they make so many boots with commando soles and with waterproof welts, etc out of cordovan then?

 

Can you leave a pair of shoes to change into at work or carry them with you?

Also, I think it's a little ironic because you wouldn't wear suede in the wet, but you're okay doing so with Cordovan!


Why not winterize a pair of boots with obenauf's or such? I've had decent luck with the stuff and wear some boots with the treatment in the wet and in the salted snow.

post #25558 of 31072
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

 

Can you leave a pair of shoes to change into at work or carry them with you?

Also, I think it's a little ironic because you wouldn't wear suede in the wet, but you're okay doing so with Cordovan!


Why not winterize a pair of boots with obenauf's or such? I've had decent luck with the stuff and wear some boots with the treatment in the wet and in the salted snow.

I don't own cordovan boots, I'm only pointing out that many of them seem to be made for bad weather.  That seems counterintiutive given pbooth's assertion (that I have read here from other posters as well) that they are a poor choice for bad weather.  I always thought sueded to be more delicate than leather, so my hesitation is based on preconceived notions rather than their actual performance. The only suede shoes I own are Ferragamo bit loafers and a pair of JM Weston captoes, so I wouldn't wear them for bad weather regardless because they aren't boots.  I keep a few pair of shoes at my desk in case I want to/need to change them for whatever reason.

post #25559 of 31072
Obenauf's is great for casual boots, but I'd never put it on dress boots--would certainly discolor the leather.
post #25560 of 31072
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Originally Posted by gringodaddy View Post

a barbour jacket is a nice spring/fall piece but if you spend anytime exposed to the elements in the Norteastern US you need something  knee-length and IMO hooded (though of course perhaps not in every setting).  I agree on the suede.  I know people here use them as foul weather shoes but I can't get my brain around that.  Winter calls for proper boots.

What do you suggest as knee length and hooded?

J
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