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Technical Outerwear

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by hendrix, May 23, 2012.

  1. philie

    philie Well-Known Member

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    anyone can tell me where t oget a nice warm and subtile fleece? been eyeing on some NAU stuff and the uu x uniqlo ones for now.
    thanks!
     
  2. nineohtoo

    nineohtoo Well-Known Member

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    akatsuki, I've been using TAD for years. I haven't owned a SSS in a few seasons as I preferred the original version with smaller ribbing, but it's nice and fits normal to athletic people well, less so than the tacticool market that usually purchases TAD. It's made in China though if that's something that bothers you. I've went through maybe the last three or versions of the Stealth and the Rocket World Ronin(TAD offshoot that mostly dabbled in vinyl toys, but also had some less tacticool offerings), and I think the the current Stealth LT is the best version they've ever made in terms of fit and maybe function. I'd say construction is up there with stuff like Veilance. Though I really don't like the change from more diagonal chest zips of previous seasons to the completely short vertical ones now. I'm also not a fan of the chunky RiRi aqua seal zip. I'm sure the zips help functionally but the teeth are so big imo and are an eyesore up close, especially on the pocket zips. Overall though, they're noticeably nicer than your regular outdoor stuff, but not really better than some of the more nicer tech ninja shit people on SuFu are into.
     
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  3. akatsuki

    akatsuki Well-Known Member

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  4. brokeassp

    brokeassp Well-Known Member

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    yeah I found someone off another forum who would proxy for me.

    nineohtoo hit the nail in the head. that`s an accurate description
     
  5. nineohtoo

    nineohtoo Well-Known Member

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    TAD's part in the 3rd street sale(and I guess TAD in general) has gotten pretty big since military based shooters got big. People get there pretty early and wait in line to pay for a while. Aside from finding some interesting samples, the sale and sample prices aren't much better than MIL/LEO discounts so now I just stop by to say hi to friends.
     
  6. akatsuki

    akatsuki Well-Known Member

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    So 10%? That is a joke for a sample sale and definitely not worth the time.
     
  7. nineohtoo

    nineohtoo Well-Known Member

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    I think sale items last year were around 15% off(regular stock). Sample stuff was probably around 30-40% off, and weren't samples of what eventually went to be produced(I suppose what people expect at other sample sales) but actual prototypes that didn't get past the early stages of development(different fabrics, pocket configurations, hypalon detailing). Some I think were even used or tested. I probably should have clarified that I simply thought they were interesting to see, not that I actually cared to buy or line up for them. Plus most of the nicer stuff were in more average sizes like medium and 30" or bigger. The only samples I thought were worth getting, like the white Stealth, were probably the first things to go, and also not in my size.
     
  8. akatsuki

    akatsuki Well-Known Member

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    Well, since I am debating between a TAD Stealth Hoodie LT or a Mission Eiger right now, neither of which I expect to find on good discount - not going to worry about it so much.

    [​IMG]


    How is the Praetorian Hoodie? Worth it or just a hoodie?
     
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  9. nineohtoo

    nineohtoo Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I think so. Though it does start to pill pretty bad after a while,and I've seen a few thumb hole cuffs unravel. Also the fit is very fitted, so it doesn't quite look like a regular gym hoodie when worn.
     
  10. akatsuki

    akatsuki Well-Known Member

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    Anyone able to tell me how does Veilance fit?
     
  11. scamster

    scamster Well-Known Member

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    generally people seem to think you should size down but I went true with my field as I want to layer it with an insulator.

    put it this way they're are roomy in size, if you want a slim snug fit size down otherwise stay true.
     
  12. ggoofer

    ggoofer Well-Known Member

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    Who copped this? http://www.e-g.co/product/krane

    Super deal. Someone stole it while I was waiting to hear back from them on sizing since it was listed as 44 but sounds more like a 40.... Would have copped if 40. Will cop if it is and it doesn't fit you!
     
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  13. akatsuki

    akatsuki Well-Known Member

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    I think there is a Krane Matthias on the B&S forums in 40 (no relation to seller, just think Krane is amazing)
     
  14. akatsuki

    akatsuki Well-Known Member

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    Also, from Mission Workshop - 20% off your entire order if you get the new limited edition Eiger using code GENEVA

    Basically Schoeller c-change in a pretty nicely styled gray field jacket.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. brokeassp

    brokeassp Well-Known Member

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    thinkin of getting their ts x mw dearborn shirt in black
     
  16. Alexidb

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    anyone have a Patagonia Nano Puff and can comment on fit? I'm looking at the vest as something I can thro under a sports coat or a Barbour.
     
  17. eglbc

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    i dont have the vest (pullover) but the fit is relaxed if not a little boxxy
     
  18. akatsuki

    akatsuki Well-Known Member

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    I have a Montbell that is pretty nice. But I would probably just buy a Uniqlo now. I have never noticed the slightest difference in puffer vests.
     
  19. nineohtoo

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    ^Veilance I've tried on at Barneys seems to fit TTS. I think you might get better answers in the sufu techwear thread though. Even the people who are into it here post more about it over there.
     
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