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jacket/parka help anyone?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by keithiopian, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. keithiopian

    keithiopian Member

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    so I'm looking to get a hooded jacket/parka, mostly for san francisco rain/biking/fog, so water and windproof is definitely needed. trying to stay under 1000 (otherwise i'd get a moncler dijon and walk around in wool and down bliss). I'd love to have the navy Mt Rainier Design Inyo Down Parka, but have pretty much given up hope on finding one. Ditto for the Waste(twice) collabo. Have tried velour, uniforms for the dedicated, acne...none quite worked (im small, hence the japanese fetish). I've looked at the Fjallraven Greenland parka and Penfield Hoosac, which are rather nice, but definitely very hip brands (and I'm not particularly hip). Currently I'm eying the Monitaly Duck Parka here:

    http://www.superdenim.co.uk/prodpage.asp?productid=862

    as well as the Gant Rugger Hiker:

    http://gearpatrol.com/blog/2010/10/0...-hiker-jacket/

    I'm very much for the philosophy of Yuketen/Monitaly, just not sure if the jacket is a) warm enough or b) fits well, as I can't find it anywhere except online.

    Can't really do the tan/khaki/fatigue look, generally prefer black/gray/navy etc, but I don't mind a brightly colored one if its the right one.

    Anyhow, any thoughts or recommendations would be greatly appreciated!
     
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  3. keithiopian

    keithiopian Member

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    Have seen that post, most of that is for down jackets and cold survival however; while i'm going to be in 20degree pittsburgh for a week, most of my time is in SF, which gets chilly but not heavy down jacket cold. I also can't do the nylon/puffy jacket style, and LL Bean is way too big for me (5'6, 130lb, 27/28" waist). Will check out wellensteyn; any tips on what the fit tends to be like?
     
  4. dwyhajlo

    dwyhajlo Senior member

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    Would something like a Baracuta G9 be close to what you're looking for?
     
  5. Guitar Preacher

    Guitar Preacher Senior member

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    If your going to be biking in this I would look for something that does not have linings like to two you've posted. Sweat being the issue. That being said I love both of the parkas you posted the Gant Hikers been on my list since it came out and the Monitaly looks incredible.
     
  6. keithiopian

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    The Baracuta is nice, but I was hoping for something hooded, given SF spontaneous showers. maybe the g28?

    @guitar, I should clarify by "biking" I certainly don't mean "cycling;" more generic city/school 15 min. commute biking, the key being that i'd be exposed to the whimsy and temper of the elements, esp. waiting for buses, munis, etc., and dealing with a decent wind chill while riding. Do you still think a lined jacket is ill-advised?
     
  7. Guitar Preacher

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    Shouldnt be a problem. I was thinking naively and pictured someone going from a one side of the city to the opposite side at full speed in a tweed lined jacket. You picked the right time though FW/10 stuff is being marked down and SS/11 is popping up.
     
  8. keithiopian

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    Shouldnt be a problem. I was thinking naively and pictured someone going from a one side of the city to the opposite side at full speed in a tweed lined jacket. You picked the right time though FW/10 stuff is being marked down and SS/11 is popping up.

    Very true, but it also means my size is next to impossible to find. Plus, things are going fast; that black Monitaly just ran out of stock. Gotta be quicker in my decisions it seems.
     
  9. keithiopian

    keithiopian Member

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    man am i bad at this. decided to pick up the Barbour x Tokito Bicycle Jacket, as my severe-cold-weather need had already passed, and lo and behold Opening Ceremony was out of stock (despite completing my purchase perfectly well on their online store. thanks web developers.) Gotta figure out a better way of going about this....
     
  10. dshin

    dshin Senior member

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    I like the Gant one. Gilt had a gant sale last week and they were selling for $140 I think. I was too late to snag one.
     
  11. MichaelPemulis

    MichaelPemulis Senior member

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    that same thing happened to me on the bicycle jacket! such a letdown.

    have you considered the CDW california winter jacket at SW? i bet you could get away with that.
     
  12. MichaelPemulis

    MichaelPemulis Senior member

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    also, i found the bicycle jacket in XXL at aaron's of eastham - not sure if it's still in stock, but worth checking out.
     
  13. keithiopian

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    yes, so disappointing they couldn't fulfill the bike jacket orders! was eagerly awaiting it but, such is the way of things i suppose. that california winter looks super nice, thanks for the heads up. i've also been eyeing the norse projects x elka raincoat (http://www.uptherestore.com/product/elka-raincoat-black) and apolis wax canvas anorak (http://store.apolisglobal.com/event/...374d15f79e/#sc) for a more rain-centric approach. aaron's site is down right now, but i'll check it out once its back up; although, xxl is exactly the opposite end of the spectrum from my diminutive figure...
     

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