Advice on Loro Piana storm system cashmere coats or alternative warm coats

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  1. Bingo Little

    Bingo Little New Member

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    I am looking to buy a warm, more contemporary-styled coat that can be worn with a suit. I recently tried on the Loro Piana Icer coat, as well as the new Glenwood (at Bergdorfs). Can anyone speak to the warmth of these coats and general quality and actual wind resistance of the Loro Piana storm system? Are there any worthwhile alternatives at a similar price point (or lower price point, as no reason to spend more than necessary...). For example, while the style is clearly different, I tried a traditional Burberry trenchcoat with liner, which seemed very warm.
     


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    LP SS is second to none. Expensive but worth it IMO.
     


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    Thanks for the reply. I picked up the Glenwood, but did not alter it yet - want to try it first on a colder, windy day. It is not as heavy as the fully length Icer, but has a hood, which could be worth quite a bit. And the styling of the Glenwood is very nice and slim fitting; the Icer has little form (by design). Some chance I exchange it for an icer, will see... Also looked at what Burberry had to offer, but nothing in my size with warmth available
     


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    You're going to "test drive" a very expensive coat on a windy day in NYC... when all the stuff is blowing in the streets and will get embedded in the fabric... and then if you don't like the coat you are going to return it?

    Bad style, in my opinion. If it doesn't fit or you don't like the style, fine. But don't wear it out on the street for awhile and then change your mind.
     


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    You're going to "test drive" a very expensive coat on a windy day in NYC... when all the stuff is blowing in the streets and will get embedded in the fabric... and then if you don't like the coat you are going to return it?

    Bad style, in my opinion. If it doesn't fit or you don't like the style, fine. But don't wear it out on the street for awhile and then change your mind.



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    the icer has a hood too, btw. zips in to the collar
     


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    Thanks for the color on the hood in the Icer - will take a look.

    When I say try the coat, I mean wear it outside of my house for a few minutes, not actually take it around the city for any period of time! I have ethics and would never return a properly worn item. [​IMG]
     


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    Kai Senior member

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    I'm not familiar with the particular coats you are considering, but I've had a Loro Piana storm system coat (wool cashmere blend) for quite a few years, and like it a lot. Completely windproof.

    In heavy rain, the wool eventually wets out, but it doesn't get wet on the inside. In use, it works pretty much like a gore-tex membrane for wool fabrics.

    I'd recommend the storm system fabrics. I have no complaints with the performance, and I like the look better than typical trenchcoats and the like.
     




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