Originally Posted by NaTionS
Thinking of picking up an Ayling this season but wondering if it'll be too thick to get much wear during Cali winters.
Honestly, it'll probably be too hot to wear. I live in Cali and I'm seriously considering keeping the Navy 40 even though I'd only get to wear it when I travel.
Originally Posted by APK
I'm sort of devastated that the one coat I've wanted for two F/W's now (the officer's coat) is here in a 38 and 42, but not 40. That blanket lining could be a beautiful thing in a Michigan winter.
Haha, if I had that Officer's coat in 40, I would keep it. Same story with the Navy Ayling haha.
Originally Posted by LA Guy
imo, the Cyril aviator (which I wear) and the Ayling peacoat were the standouts for FW09. The officers coat is cool, but the problem with long coats in waxed cotton is that you can come of either douchey or trenchcoat mafia-y, neither of which is a good look. imo.
Cyril is a very cool jacket but my personal favorite is actually the one Mathais fishtail I recieved. It's so insanely legit and well thought out... all I can really say is that Ken Chow is a genius
. Also, the waxed cotton he uses doesn't really look douchey IMO, it's got so many little variations and ages well (I've got a spring Elliot anorak that's got a 4-5 solid months of wear) that it doesn't really get that "leathery" look a lot of other waxed cotton does.
Also - here are a couple teaser pics for the bags I do have left:
Mirka (comes with a detachable shoulder strap)
Ander (in Olive)