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I've finally come to the conclusion that my KS traveler coat only looks good with Blundstones and Tyrol shoes. I'll prolly get Blunnies first. How do you size them? I'm a Brannock 8.5 and 8 in Alden's Barrie last.
I have Blundstones in the 500 model. I'm a 9D on the Brannock and took a size 8 in this model. However, online guides broadly suggest only going a half size down. I went a full size down just because that's what a friend of mine took, and the size ended up working for me.

Next time I see you, you can try mine on for size. They would be a half size down for you. If they're extra roomy, then you can just order a full size down.
 

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If I had a Casentino wool coat and wore a backpack with it regularly, would that wear down the bobbles on the shoulders?
I think it depends on how fine or coarse the backpack material is. If it's a leather backpack then there would probably be less friction, but if it's something like canvas or Nylon then it might wear them down. If I'm not wrong, that coat is pretty "pilly" to begin with so it might not be a problem and it could just add to the nap that's already there.

All this coat talk is making me jealous, I wish it got cold enough where I'm at to wear them in the winter...
 

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I think it depends on how fine or coarse the backpack material is. If it's a leather backpack then there would probably be less friction, but if it's something like canvas or Nylon then it might wear them down. If I'm not wrong, that coat is pretty "pilly" to begin with so it might not be a problem and it could just add to the nap that's already there.

All this coat talk is making me jealous, I wish it got cold enough where I'm at to wear them in the winter...
This is the coat:


The bobbles are quite large and spaced out so I'm basically concerned that I might end up with very noticeably smoother fabric on the shoulders, like if the bobbles get flattened or something
 

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I see what you mean. In my experience, wearing wool sweaters with a backpack only caused more pilling rather than eating away at the fabric. Judging by the material, it looks pretty dense so I think you should be good and it would probably only pill more.

To be safe though you can always try it out for a few days and see if anything happens.
 

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I can’t believe that J Crew did a repro of the British Navy’s canoeist smock in Ventile last year and I missed it.
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Prob the best piece of outerwear they've released in years. I bought one in green.

Since then, J. Crew hired a new creative director and the Wallace & Barnes line feels a lot tamer. I was hoping that canoe smock was a sign of good things to come. I still really like W&B, but none of the recent designs have been as good as that one.
 

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I have some indigo shorts from W&B that are fantastic. I bet that smock was extra enticing around sale time. :( How did you size yours, TTS?
 

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I have some indigo shorts from W&B that are fantastic. I bet that smock was extra enticing around sale time. :( How did you size yours, TTS?
Yea, mine is true to size. @d4nimal has some good fit pics on his blog (as you prob know since that pic is from his site).

I can't remember what the Ventile version went for. I want to say something like $400, but then on sale for $200. The green ripstop was $300-ish and then on sale for $150.

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Yea, mine is true to size. @d4nimal has some good fit pics on his blog (as you prob know since that pic is from his site).

I can't remember what the Ventile version went for. I want to say something like $400, but then on sale for $200. The green ripstop was $300-ish and then on sale for $150.
That was a nice write up by @d4nimal. There’s one on Grailed for full retail but a size too large. I can’t bring myself to grab it.
 

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There's always Hawkwood Mercantile for the Canoeist. Made to order lead times, but he does Ventile (and waxed cottons and a think a few other materials).

Edit: it's not going to be J Crew sale price though.
I’m making a pattern for a Harris Tweed and Ventile anorak semi inspired by the canoeist smock...
 

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