Recent Purchases (Classic menswear - formerly Men's clothing)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by A Harris, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. UncleCozy

    UncleCozy Senior member

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    I'm thinking of purchasing this Loro Piana reversible windbreaker(?) NWT 350$. I lack something for windy/rainy days aside from my Beaufort.

    Polyester/Polyethylene 80/20 outside
    Linen/Silk 75/25 inside seersucker
    Re-attachable hood
    Made in Italy


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    Thoughts, advice?
     
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  2. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    Looks cool to me. Though I don't think I would treat it as reversible. Something about linen/silk outwear with a poly, waterproof lining makes my skin crawl.
     
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    my thoughts exactly. price sounds great tho.
     
  4. Holdfast

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    Tried this jacket on (not this specific one, I'm sure, but you know what I mean) in the Loro Piana shop a while ago. Didn't fall in love with it, but it's certainly a decent jacket.

    - it's light. Consider it a true windbreaker, not something to keep you particular warm otherwise.
    - it is reversible and actually feels OK even when reversed, but I much preferred having the s/sucker side inside.
    - it's moderately stylish and looks good in relaxed, casual way, but it hasn't really got a unique personality to it, if you know what I mean. That may be a good thing, or not, depending on what you actually want from it.
    - price is a considerable discount from retail, IIRC.
     
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  5. jrd617

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    ^ $350 is a lot for a poly/cotton jacket.
     
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    Spoo begs to differ.
     
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    you would think, but ffs all the LP stuff i see is mad espensive, even at last call on sale.
     
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    lawlz
     
  9. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Not compared to LP MSRP!


    on a more serious note, I think it's generally a pointless exercise to debate value. Value is whatever you want to pay for an item and will differ for all of us. But I can objectively say that the price is heavily discounted.
     
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    also, HF is right.
     
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  12. Sir F

    Sir F Senior member

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    If you want a rain jacket go for:

    Henri Lloyd
    Barbour
    Belstaff

    You have alot more jackets to pick out and better then that LP. I think they make great suits and coats that's it.
     
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  13. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Trousers, polos and occasionally summery shirts are what I personally shop in LP for. Sometimes coats too, yes.

    I do have their Barrage jacket which, admittedly is more of an heavy anorak rather than a light rain jacket, but still, I think it's nicer than the equivalent sort of item from Barbour.
     
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    I would highly suggest getting a $100 haircut.

    Most guy's don't spend that much and it shows. The thing is, you only really need to spend that much once and then find a stylist that can maintain it for like $40.

    But honestly, if you have a good haircut and workout, you can wear fused suits from Men's Warehouse with corrected grain square toed Kenneth Coles and look good. Ok maybe not, but you get the gist.
     
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