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Quilted Jackets

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Jaygatsby28, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. XFi1382

    XFi1382 Active Member

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    Well that's a nicer reply than the first one :) I agree it is not placed in the best section, did not see that...

    To answer your questions, I would wear it with chino's and a shirt on a spring/autumn day, given it's navy blue seems versatile enough to me... I'm also just 24, and although my dressing style is much more classic than most people my age, I don't have the ability and don't feel the need to start wearing MTM clothes or anything.Nonetheless this would fit quite well in my wardrobe I suppose, would have just been nice to get people's point of view on the jacket, that's what a forum is for, no?
     
  2. emc894

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    I quite like this style especially for going out at night in early fall or spring or just stepping out to grab coffee on a Sunday morning. I have tried a few brands, I think the RL one is kind of cheap looking and sort of looks like it was bought on sale at the mall (plus that corduroy shotgun shoulder pad is too much). I have a Lavenham and it fits much too small so never wear it.

    I think the best option is the Barbour Chelsea Sportsquilt. I have one in black I wear at night and one in olive I wear during the day. I have even considered getting their more thickly insulated one called the Powell. This is 'trim" in Barbour parlance which is really more of a normal fit (not incredibly boxy like their green Urban Farmer style waxed jackets).

    Also, best website I have found is called Country Attire UK. They seem to be at least $100 off USA prices at Orvis and shipping is fast and free.
     
  3. John Doe

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    I just recently picked up this Lavenham jacket off of Yoox at a pretty good discount, $129.00. I've been looking for one for a while and I finally found this one which met all my criteria: Discounted, slim comfortable cut, good looks and good quality, and sport coat style.

    I ordered a medium (my usual size in shirts and outerwear) as well as a large just in case. The medium fit like an extra small and the large like a small. I returned those and got an extra large which fit spot on. Lavenham is an English brand which originally started making quilted horse blankets and such. I never thought Brits were an especially tiny people but how can an English size XL fit my 42R frame? :puzzled:

    [​IMG]y
     
  4. comrade

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    Yoox was able to get a large shipment of these jackets which were intended for the Hottentot market, but
    owing to foreign exchange problems the order was cancelled. It is well known that Hottentots while small in
    stature tend to think big. Hence the sizing.
     
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  5. John Doe

    John Doe Senior member

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    This makes sense, when I think of quilted jackets I usually think of diminutive people living in southwest Africa.:fonz:
     
  6. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    The typical Brit is small compared to the typical Texan, that's for sure. Generally, Europeans size a size 38 as a medium, while Americans call a size 40 a medium. So, yes, if you are a size 42, you are probably going to be an XL in many UK and European brands. I read somewhere that the Average European male (and mind you, that's a broad group) is 20 lbs lighter than the average American. That 20 lbs makes the difference, right there.
     
  7. John Doe

    John Doe Senior member

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    Thanks LA for the explanation however Comrades Hottentot reasoning seems a more likely elucidation.
     
  8. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    He has about 30 years on me, so I'll defer to his opinion on this.
     
  9. comrade

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    The temperature really drops at night in the Kalahari.
    A quilted jacket is perfect.
     
  10. comrade

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    Jeez! And all that I've spent on Botox.
     
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  11. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Ah, I was wondering why your face was frozen into a scowl [​IMG]
     
  12. comrade

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    I prefer "withering sneer"
     
  13. alexSF

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    Your jacket it's from their "younger" line, a recent fashion oriented line, with very slim fit also in my experience.
    (However it could be even a model for asian market)

    They offer / offered also a tradional fit in their full cut paddock jackets.
     
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  14. stfugbtw

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    It seems like nobody is making a nice quilted navy blazer... Looking for something made of mostly natural fibers (no shiny polyester) fairly smooth finish to the interior that won't grab a wool sweater, nice details without looking fussy, no unusual stitching patterns... Something in the vicinity of a reasonably traditional blazer style. I'd be willing spend some money on it if I found it. Where I live and work, I could wear this jacket a lot.

    So far, this looks like the best bet...

    [​IMG]

    Any better ideas?
     
  15. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Looks more like a field jacket than a blazer with all the buttoned flapped pockets.

    Have you looked at Waterville? This is kind of what they do.

    Like this guy in quilted wool :
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  16. stfugbtw

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    Thanks! I'd never heard of them... Looking through their site, the Ampton jacket looks perfect...

    [​IMG]

    Anyone familiar with Waterville sizing? It doesn't appear they offer this in a long... I'm probably somewhere between a 50-52 (US 40-42).
     
  17. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    They make for a number of other brands but don't really push their own label.
     
  18. stfugbtw

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    Looking at the pics on finaest.com, the waterville jacket looks ridiculous. Of course, that whole site seems like a master class in how to take unflattering pictures... WTF?

    Here's the Ampton, in all it's glory:

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    So, while I'm not really interested in that look, I can't help but post this gem:

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    Who approved that picture?
     
  19. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    They probably recruited a stylist from Yoox. This is so bad
     
  20. stfugbtw

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    Ended up going with that PRL jacket. It's nice... A little roomy in the body, but nothing a minor alteration can't fix.
     

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