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Military style winter jacket for men?

Stinson

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Gas or Diesel? These two brands have a similar style to that jacket
 

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What are the winter conditions like where you live? How cold? Is it rain or snow or not much of either? How much are you outside in winter? If you spend any amount of time outside in bad weather, function is more important than form. If all you do is go from car to door or winter where you're at is very mild, then it doesn't matter much.
 

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I purchased one from a local Army Surplus store a few years ago. The coat has a removable inner liner.
 

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What are the winter conditions like where you live? How cold? Is it rain or snow or not much of either? How much are you outside in winter? If you spend any amount of time outside in bad weather, function is more important than form. If all you do is go from car to door or winter where you're at is very mild, then it doesn't matter much.
Montreal, Canada - it's pretty cold place and windy. I need warm jacket but something good looking, slim fit probably. I had coat, not bad, but too classic style, I want to wear with jeans and backpack.
 

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Montreal, Canada - it's pretty cold place and windy. I need warm jacket but something good looking, slim fit probably. I had coat, not bad, but too classic style, I want to wear with jeans and backpack.
So 15-20 F. I'm sorry, but I don't see a slim fit army jacket having anywhere near the necessary warmth. Not enough insullation at all. Even wool, which is naturally a better insulation for a standard material wouldn't be something I would rely on without layering in those temperatures. You're really into the insullated jacket territory with those types of temperatures. Maybe someone else has some ideas, but I don't given those weather conditions.
 

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So 15-20 F. I'm sorry, but I don't see a slim fit army jacket having anywhere near the necessary warmth. Not enough insullation at all. Even wool, which is naturally a better insulation for a standard material wouldn't be something I would rely on without layering in those temperatures. You're really into the insullated jacket territory with those types of temperatures. Maybe someone else has some ideas, but I don't given those weather conditions.
I recently got myself a Barbour *Winter* Utility Jacket just for those reasons...

I suspect is it in the process of being replaced by their New Utility Jacket, which is uninsulated so you may have to search around on line to get one. The easier way to tell which is which is that the winter version has a plain green lining, while the New Utility has a traditional tartan lining.

The Barbour International Duke jacket is another insulate/ warm jacket that is very stylish but the Winter Utility is nearer the military styling you mention.
 

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So 15-20 F. I'm sorry, but I don't see a slim fit army jacket having anywhere near the necessary warmth. Not enough insullation at all. Even wool, which is naturally a better insulation for a standard material wouldn't be something I would rely on without layering in those temperatures. You're really into the insullated jacket territory with those types of temperatures. Maybe someone else has some ideas, but I don't given those weather conditions.
I agree. It's much too cold for that jacket in the winter in Montreal. Looking like you're trying g yo be stylish when the wind is blowing in your face at 40 kmh is not a stylish look. There are lots of great Canadian outerwear designers. Have fun looking them up and picking something that fits with your style!
 

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I recently got myself a Barbour *Winter* Utility Jacket just for those reasons...

I suspect is it in the process of being replaced by their New Utility Jacket, which is uninsulated so you may have to search around on line to get one. The easier way to tell which is which is that the winter version has a plain green lining, while the New Utility has a traditional tartan lining.

The Barbour International Duke jacket is another insulate/ warm jacket that is very stylish but the Winter Utility is nearer the military styling you mention.
you do realize where you live is like 25 degrees colder in the winter than the OP, right?
 

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you do realize where you live is like 25 degrees colder in the winter than the OP, right?
Not unless I have moved since I last looked????

OP mentions Montreal, Canada, and somebody else mentions temps of 20F to 15F which equates to -6C to -9C...

Those temps are a little colder than typical for an average winters day where I live, but not by much...Certainly during bad spells, we get those temps, but the real difference is we get a "wet cold"...Had a friend visit from that part of Canada a few years back. Although she was used to lower temps and much higher snow falls ect, it was the damp cold that she found difficult to deal with...

Personally, I would be happy to wear the Winter Utility Jacket at the temps mentioned as long as it was part of a layered clothing system and providing it was for casual use around town ect…

I would not recommend it for prolonged use at those temps or for carrying out cold weather activities where something like a decent parka would be more appropriate, but I was not getting those vibs from the OP...
 
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You might consider a shearling leather flight jacket. It’s certainly military—designed to be worn by pilots in unheated cockpits or ground crews in Arctic conditions, so warm as hell.

A good one will set you back at least 1,000 USD but will last your lifetime and never go out of style.

Avoid mall and fashion brands. Check out Aero Leather, made in Scotland to authentic standards.
 

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