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Random Fashion Thoughts (Part 3: Style farmer strikes back) - our general discussion thread

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GSM is an odd spec here for down. Fill weight used would be more normally seen as a spec for down in conjunction with the fill power and quality rating. Down is a loose fill, blown or hand placed that has no specific dimensional aspect independent of the garment. Too much an apples and oranges a comparison independent of the garment and the application of the materials.
 

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Which would be technically warmer?

Insulation: 3D hollow fiber siliconized synthetic insulation; 240 gsm

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Insulation: Traceable certified duck down 600 fill power (80/20); 220 gsm
I think it also depends on your climate. I know your in SF so it’s not so important but if you’re in a wet/cold climate synthetic is the way to go in this comparison.
 

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The Celine thread is becoming unreadable, sorry 'elevated' because of the constant Instagram spam.
 

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I think it also depends on your climate. I know your in SF so it’s not so important but if you’re in a wet/cold climate synthetic is the way to go in this comparison.
That’s pretty oldskool. A lot of down has water repellant treatments now. Granted, I wouldn’t wear a down jacket without a waterproof layer in a downpour, but that also goes for my synthetic insulated jacket. For intense cold, not much beats the insulating properties of down.
 

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That’s pretty oldskool. A lot of down has water repellant treatments now. Granted, I wouldn’t wear a down jacket without a waterproof layer in a downpour, but that also goes for my synthetic insulated jacket. For intense cold, not much beats the insulating properties of down.
From my experience and knowledge from the industry even those water repellent treatments on down don’t work as well as synthetics. I am in a very wet and cold climate though (north east Canada) and many consumers still don’t understand the importance of keeping insulation dry.
 

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The office chair wheels on in that picture made me laugh. Looks ridiculous, which I think is what they are going for.
 

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Sucks to hear someone pass so young. Certainly an interesting business story. I know little of him outside of the Zappos context and three things have stood out in that department. The vision to take on e-commerce in the way they did and when they did. The choice to work with Amazon and integrate. Taking the support of Amazon and using that in continued attempts to make innovative changes. The whole attempt at wholeocracy business and reshape Las Vegas were stories of someone not going along with business as usual, for good and bad. Weird year.
 

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Asked the guy in the fleece if he could show me where the section with the garden tools is

Sir, this is the Nepenthes clothing store... he said
 

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Style regression: still wearing v old blue suede ToJ (with slight guilt pangs), white tee, old jeans, old SLP boots.
I do this fairly often. Basic tee, RLPL suede bomber or SLP nylon bomber (my MMM 5 zip rarely gets wear for whatever that’s worth) and some SLP suede boots. Sometimes I switch it up with my light wash vis 101 but it feels too “Canadian tuxedo” between the vis and the JE coast wash
 

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