Advice: Wings + Horns Jacket Dilemma

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  1. AR_Six

    AR_Six "Sookie!"

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    First, I don't know if Roden Gray will ship stuff out, but let me know if anyone is interested in a proxy on anything. They have stuff in larger sizes, but not so much in smaller sizes.

    So Roden Gray is having a sale, where all their clothing is 50% off. That's solid. And even though I normally pick up much of my W+H at the occasional sample sale, one thing that's hard to find at those is outerwear. So the fact that both the Mackinaw AND the M65 jacket are both 1/2 off (240 Canadian) is looking pretty good to me right now. I am in need of a warmer jacket: my vandenberg is great but it's not lined.

    So I am faced with a few options. First, I can get an M65 in a slim fit, which is pretty damned flattering. Or I can grab a mackinaw in slim fit; similar cut but with buttons. Or I could get the mack a size up and have layering room (I wouldn't really want to size up on the M65).

    Or I could just go totally off the board and grab this olive wool NiCo jacket that's on sale at gravity pope for 379. Which has the benefit that if I buy something else on top of it, I get a 3rd thing (anything cheaper than the first 2) free.

    So, what would you do? Which do you prefer? I'm pretty torn so your input is most welcome.

    Pictures of the jackets:
    W+H Mack
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    W+H M65
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    NiCo coat (epaulets, collar are removable)
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  2. Teger

    Teger Senior member

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    NiCo jacket. It's wool. I thought about buying the W+H Mackinaw from Blackbird, but I don't want a heavy fleece jacket. I've handled the NiCo jacket and it's very solid.
     


  3. AR_Six

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    Yeah I put it on and it's heavy, and warm. I hate the epaulets but they do come off. I think I would have preferred it if it had a hood. But it fits me quite well, particularly for such a thick coat. And it's olive, and I'm sort of on a green thing right now. But W+H is so flattering... I am torn.
     


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    The Mack has a lot of stuff going on in the front. The NiCo one is the most versatile in the bunch. I would probably lean toward that one. I would like to see it closed though. I assumed that the buttons were covered, but on looking at it again, it doesn't look like that is the case.
     


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    thirdman Senior member

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    I can't really offer any advice, except to say that I've been seriously considering both of those W+H jackets and have decided that I prefer the look of the M65 (I think it's the contrast between the minimalist/militaristic style of the M65 style and the fleece; the Mackinaw looks too much like it should be done in fleece in the first place, though of course some people would prefer it for this reason).

    But then I've never seen them in person, and the NiCo jacket looks great (I've pretty much relied on NiCo for my outerwear the past few years).

    Anyway, could I ask what the fleece is like? I've put off buying one because I don't like normal light-weight fleece at all, and I'm not sure whether the heavier weight of the material would make it feel different enough.

    Thanks!
     


  6. AR_Six

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    It's pretty solid. In BC (where I am and where the stuff is made) it's fully adequate for just about any temperature we get on a regular basis. Which means it probably wouldn't do you if you live in Winnipeg or Edmonton where it's -20 celsius in the winters, but it's definitely pretty thick. I have a jacket / cardigan thing from W+H that is quite warm and the M65 and Mack are made thicker than that, so you can imagine. It's a very good city jacket.
     


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    I have that NiCo coat and it is fantastic. Extremely rugged and warm. It is also a nice break from the endless sea of black and gray.
     


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    chanimal Senior member

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    I would go with one of the W/H. I copped the M65 on boxing day for 225 Cda and I'm pretty happy, although the Mack was my first choice they didnt have any left in black. Its pretty warm, warm enough for winter in Toronto at least.
     


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    NiCo looks awesome. Wish I had something like that.
     


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    bapelolol Senior member

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    whats' 70 off at RG?
     


  11. AR_Six

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    Nothing as far as I'm aware. I didn't inquire too deeply into the sale as I was only really looking at jackets, but what I was told was 50% off clothing, 25% (I think) off bags. Maybe accessories?
     


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    NiCo rules... i need money... frown
     


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    mainy Senior member

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    i dont think you can go wrong with the m65 or nico

    NiCo doesn't really get enough love on this board IMO
     


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    I would like to see it closed though. I assumed that the buttons were covered, but on looking at it again, it doesn't look like that is the case.
    No, they're not; I found a could pics of it closed.

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    I own the W+H Mac and it is almost perfect. The jacket is hefty and well constructed, the fleece inside the pocket is super soft, the length is perfect and the details are spot on.

    The only thing that I would want on this jacket is an inner lining instead of exposed fleece, as it is not quite warm enough to wear in the dead of winter.
     


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