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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dieworkwear, Aug 4, 2012.

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  1. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Come on. No one lounges around in an Inverallan - it rough as an urchin chainmail coat... ;)
     
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    Not everyone has your baby soft skin :)
     
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    Wearing Inverallans naked is actually how I exfoliate.
     
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    Didn't know where else to put this. F. Scott Fitzgerald was into texture it seems. Though perhaps the tie is just patterned:

    [​IMG]
     
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    I love texture, I am bored with the worsted smooth fabrics of the world right now. That fabric would make a great sports coat...
     
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    The expression on his face suggests otherwise.
     
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    The world needs more barley corn tweeds.
     
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    I've begun thinking about outerwear for Fall. Since I live in a warm-to-temperate climate, I find that light outerwear is the best way to go. The top of my list is an anorak that I can pop-over during rainstorms and/or wear on weekends with jeans, chinos, shorts, etc.

    Right now I'm really digging the Battenwear Packable Anorak, but I can't seem to find it any really versatile colors (looking for an earthy green, khaki or navy). I'm also unsure how well it reacts to weather (the goal is to find something that can stand up to rain and wind).

    Any suggestions on a good, simple and versatile anorak? Bonus points if it's in the sub-$200 range -- it's a piece of nylon, after all.
     
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    Interesting. Thanks for the suggestion. I'm intrigued by the wool lining.

    I think I'm partial to the popover, though. Something about that configuration that is less common and appeals to me more. I like the louche connotation.

    Honestly I'm kind of surprised there aren't a ton of options out there. Seems like there are cheapo "your business name here" ponchos, LL Bean and then a huge jump into the JapAnglo heritagewear range. Wish there was something simple and classic in the $150 range.
     
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    I have one from H&M that I got for about that price last year, but you'd need to check ebay at this point .

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    Lots of brands to check out - Margaret Howell, Battenwear, Albam's house line, etc.

    Fisherman smocks are also worth considering, if you're into that style.

    http://www.merrowclothing.co.uk/

    Those fit huge, but people come out with smocks all the time.
     
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    I guess the Passagio Cravatte affiliate thread is shutting down, which means all the posts will be gone. Figured I'd save this somewhere, since it was one of the more useful posts out of the whole thing.

     
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    Thanks for the insight, D. The Merrows look really nice, actually, but even at my measurements (41-42ish) none of those sound like they would fit overly well. My first reaction was, "I wonder if I can get them altered," but I think that iGent knee-jerk is best avoided with waterproof outwear.

    Not keen on the banded cuffs of the Howell and Albam hasn't released their F/W stuff yet. I'm sure there will be a lot more outerwear trickling down in the next few months. My ideal configuration would be detachable hood, Ventile (or light nylon), side zips and hand pockets in some non-jarring color. Pretty simple to my thinking, but what do I know. I may stumble over to SWD and ask around. The Fjällräven No. 9 is the best I've seen, but is un-Godly expensive and hard-to-find.


    Thanks for the suggestions. Oi Polloi has a lot of options, but the ones I like are sold out/not in my size. I'm not a fan of the logos, either, but we'll see if beggars can be choosers.
     
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    Wow.
     
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    Saw this advertisement online and thought, "I wonder what % of their intended audience has ever had a tailor to begin with?" [​IMG]
     

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