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Ten C : The Emperor's New Clothes

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by JohnnyLaw, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. habitant

    habitant Well-Known Member

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    TenC's material really sucks, as long as you like the design of the coat, that's all that matters.
     
  2. zissou

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    I don't know, man. I wouldn't pay a dime for something made from material I thought really sucked, regardless of whether I like the design.
     
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  3. habitant

    habitant Well-Known Member

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    Then you will find that you wasted $470
     
  4. Nakedsnake

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    @habitant and @zissou , thanks for the comments on the sizing. Appreciated.
     
  5. zissou

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    No, I meant material that I thought really sucked, not material that you thought really sucked. Perhaps, this coat won't pan out to be what I expected, and that's fine. You won't find me buying more than one Ten C jacket if that's the case.
     
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    keep us updated Z on the jacket. when I felt the jacket yes u are right it felt bomb proof, very substantial. who knows maybe it's different now.
     
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    I've been debating in my mind what to do in terms of liners for my Storm Parka. I almost purchased the shearling liner and hood, but I like the shearling collar that came with the coat (see my photo above), and would surely have to remove it.

    And, I don't like how the shearling hood liners stick out of the hoods...
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    ...and the shearling liner is so damn expensive.

    Maybe I will just get the down liner and use it with the included shearling collar.
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  9. habitant

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    Received my short parka today, no liner or collar or anything.. The fit is spot on though. Sleeves are fine.
     
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  11. Emixam

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    thinking to depart with my car coat size 48 (peep the sig)
     
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  12. zissou

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    I received my down liner the other day and was impressed by how well it fit me and inside my coat. My only complaint about the Storm Parka was that the sleeves are lined with cotton. But, adding the down liner solves that problem...
     
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    how much bulk does the liner add? my sleeves are already tight.
     
  14. Emixam

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    I dont understand why they add lining at sleeves on every style
     
  15. zissou

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    Not a lot. The down liner is relatively thin, and the down compresses well where it needs to. I was also surprised by how slim the arms are in general, but I have slim arms...
     
  16. habitant

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    my jacket is pretty small now with the liner
     
  17. 73DJD

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    I've had my field jacket over a month now, and it's been worn in some pretty severe weather conditions. Here's a little review so far:

    The general fit of the jacket has improved the longer I've worn it, it fits me well now, so I guess Ten C's claim it "molds to your body" rings true.

    I wore it in an absolute downpour, when I was walking to the football. 15 minutes of none stop, violent rain soaked the jacket completely. I was dry underneath, which is the main thing, but the jacket did absorb water. It soon dried off, and I'm convinced the soaking helped it mold to my body shape. Water doesn't bounce off constantly like some full weatherproof jackets, or even Elka/Rains type macs, but it keeps you dry underneath, which is enough for me.

    The Velcro was the biggest problem I had with the jacket. I like to have my cuffs nice and tight, and with the fabric being so heavy, the relatively weak Velcro was not up to the job. It was constantly popping open, which was really annoying. I solved the problem by stitching up the cuffs. They're no longer adjustable, but that's not a problem for me as my hands slide in and out easily enough. When wearing gloves, I have to put my gloves on first then feed my arms through the sleeves, but this isn't a problem. Obviously, the glove flaps aren't usable either, but I don't like the look of them anyway.

    In terms of the fit, if you want the jacket to fit nicely without a liner, you won't be able to use a liner with it come winter. By that I mean the liner makes the jacket a lot tighter. I tried a liner on with my size 50 field jacket and it made it feel at least a whole size smaller. My size 50 looks good with just a T-shirt, but I can get away with wearing it with a chunky knit underneath, making it suitable for a British winter.

    All in all I'm happy with the jacket, and recommend Ten-C jackets to be a sound investment.

    All in all, I still love the jacket, and paired with a nice chunky knit, it
     
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    If you're even slightly bulky, be it muscle or fat, I find the liner makes the jacket a lot tighter across the chest and on the arms. If you're a slim Jim, you might be okay.
     
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    Anyone have the fishtail parka and can comment on sizing? I'm a 36 chest and can't decide whether to get the 46 or 48. Not 100% sure if I'll get the shearling liner in the future, but would be curious to hear if that kind of decision should affect what size I pick.
     
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    Absolutely affects things - the shearling is reasonably bulky.

    If you aren't going to go shearling - then I say size one down from true. But if you are then stick with TTS.
     

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