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I need a new jacket


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Nov 22, 2008
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Ok, I already have two jackets, a cheap Walmart jacket (which I hate), and an Old Navy jacket. Both of them feel like an old carpet on the inside, which is obviously uncomfortable. I don't know much about fabrics, but the old Navy jacket says: Shell: 84% COTTON 16% POLYSETER BODY LINING: 100% POLYESTER RN 54023 Just wondering, is that good or bad? Personally, I want to avoid that material and try something new. My friend has a jacket with a smooth, possibly slightly elastic, outside (or "shell") and I really like it, but I don't know what the material is called. Please note that this description may sound similar to another material, which I do not want. For example, have you ever seen the guy walking down the hall, wearing his oversized brightly colored jacket, and as his arms swing the jacket rubs against his sides and it make a rough, distinct sound? I don't want to be that guy.
Anyways, I've been looking for some new jackets myself, and I like the Windbreaker's, especially the one's without a hood because it looks more casual. I'd like to know what material they use too. Ok, to sum up my questions: What material does my friend's jacket have? What is the material called that I don't want? And what is the material used in Windbreakers? I understand if my descriptions aren't good enough to help. Right now is one of those moments when everything I write just sounds awful. Once I understand the different materials, and then hopefully finding a jacket will be much easier. EDIT: I think this jacket has the material I'm looking for: http://store.americanapparel.net/rsag403.html#i


Stylish Dinosaur
Aug 15, 2008
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Try maybe the "soft shell" jackets from columbia (north face has a similar fabric). I have a titanium jacket similar to this from a few years ago: http://www.columbia.com/Product/1/Me...?viewAll=False I love it...water beads up on it and falls off but it has quite a nice feel to it.

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