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Should I or shouldn't I buy... (clothing item)?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by kronik, Jun 25, 2008.

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  1. thewho13

    thewho13 Senior member

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    Unsurprising verdict from the resident shearling fetishist.
     
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  2. reedobandito

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    Has a very faint black skull and crossbones on the back. Dunno if I could rock it, but man it's got some cool details
     
  3. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Okay, but that jacket is fucking cool. I love the correct forearm zips, as well as the shearling placket and hood. Would be so f'in warm.

    You guys, shearling is rad. keeps you comfortable in everything from 50's and sun (that's right, you don't overheat) to -10 (with a wool sweater underneath). Mine is my go-to cold weather jacket; I've worn it for 20+ hours of travel several times and it's miles more comfortable than cottons - doesn't get gross and sweaty, keeps you comfy when you've got that jet-lagged, wildly-swinging body temperature. Like wearing a pillow. Well, more like wearing a rug. Sheep are seriously magical creatures.

    From what I've gathered, the Cabourn version has a longer body length than the original Irvin makes (nb: I am not a ww2 fetishist, but I think the original CC jackets had, like, inverse proportions to the NC version - ultra long sleeves and ultra cropped body), which means street clothes would actually work with it (as opposed to just shearling flight pants).

    Also, here is a picture of the same model wearing what appears to be a size larger than he is in the shot you posted:

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    That's the fit I'd want on it.


    Here's an SF member photo and some discussion from the NC thread: http://www.styleforum.net/t/209255/nigel-cabourn/1700_100#post_5735021
     
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  4. fireflygrave

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    I guess I'm lame because I really like everything on the jacket except that orange hood :/
     
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  5. kindofyoung

    kindofyoung Senior member

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    Shearling is cool

    It is however also $$$ [​IMG]
     
  6. Landscape

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    Y-3 jacket with a defect on the backside:
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    Or a Wood Wood parka with tags still on?
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    Both are approximately the same price and while I really like the look of the Y-3 the small tear just bothers me. Any thoughts on this?
     
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    Thorogood Moc Toe or Chippewa Apache? I need some ok quality boot for winter. Which one would be better quality?
     
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    Landscape, Y3! That tear could be fixed by a tailor I'm sure.
     
  9. Snoopy

    Snoopy Senior member

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    Orange painted hood is the thing I don't like about it. But it does look like a very serious jacket that laughs at the winter cold.
     
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  10. Landscape

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    Even given the material you think it could be fixed without damaging the jacket?
     
  11. Jbravo

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    It is already damaged. A good tailor can hide that damage applying a stitch on top of it.
     
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    The orange is actually a nod to the original painted hood on the jacket it draws inspiration from. Originally it's a really bright yellow, so that it'd be easier to spot it when the wearer was lost at sea (or elsewhere). This one's an overpainting, and it's supposed to peel off pretty easily, to give it a distressed look.
    So you think a size up would work for someone with slim jeans and even skinnier legs? That's part of what I'm debating with. Until I see it on, it's such a gamble. I don't wear loose jeans.
     
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  13. hendrix

    hendrix Senior member

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    I like the orange hood but the short arms/long body is a deal breaker to me with that type of jacket.
     
  14. Landscape

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    Ah, yeah. But as long as it's fixable in a way that makes it barely noticeable and it doesn't get worse I think I might jump on it. Can't afford a new one right now.
     
  15. nicelynice

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    That orange hood is dope, and keep in mind it'll be worn down most of the time and not as noticeable. Plus if you get lost in a snowstorm, Synth with his Cloak shearling and Shiba rescue dogs will be able to locate you ASAP. I think the Tres Bien model dude has ridiculously long arms as well (I wish more clothing stores would use models under six feet but that's another story..), so it's probably throwing off proportions as well. I'd like a shearling long enough to cover a bit of my butt, keep me warm, yeah? That said, if you're rocking nothing but skinny jeans I'd veer away from that jacket as it'll look a bit ridiculous with chicken legs poking out from beneath a behemoth of pure sheep-based warmth.
     
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    If he's out in the streets wearing it during Thanksgiving he might get shot mistakenly for a turkey. :rotflmao:
     
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    Neither, get the grey version from NMWA.
     
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    our legacy, not sure about the color or how much they look like pijamas
     
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  20. wzjradam

    wzjradam Senior member

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    #2 The color on what looks like moleskin looks amazing.

     
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