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JA Cashmere Coat

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by heavyd, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. heavyd

    heavyd Senior Member

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    I picked up the Abboud 100% cashmere coat on STP for ~$475 with the 20% code. Arrived today. Super soft, fit is true to 54.

    It is thin however, much thinner than expected for a winter coat.

    I am not sure if it will do the trick in Chicago. It is handsome, and certainly very soft. Is the fact that it is 100% cashmere mean anything in terms of warmth? Am I better off with a heavier wool coat?
     


  2. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Distinguished Member

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    I'm from Chicagoland, too. If it's REALLY cold, I don't care what coat I'm wearing, it's not warm enough to withstand the winds on Michigan Avenue. I've worn 'winter' cashmere, complete with suitcoat underneath, and froze. If however, it's a 'normal' winter day . . . say, in the low thirties, you should be fine. My sister cannot walk down Michigan Avenue in really cold weather, minus a fur. Down, is another possibility.
    p.s. don't forget your scarf!
     


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    Tomasso Distinguished Member

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    Cashmere and camelhair are deceptively warm, for their weight. Worn with a suit, you'll probably be fine save for those arctic days where anything short of a parka is left wanting.
     


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    For the really cold days I put a wool sweater on over my shirt/tie then jacket than coat and scarf
     


  5. heavyd

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    Cashmere and camelhair are deceptively warm, for their weight. Worn with a suit, you'll probably be fine save for those arctic days where anything short of a parka is left wanting.


    add to it, i work in hancock and so i look at the paul stuart windows every day. [​IMG]
     


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