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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. mr.invincible

    mr.invincible Senior member

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    Looking to buy a topcoat.

    Uniqlo chesterfield coat vs jcrew topcoat? Is jcrew thicker or are they equivalent? Is uniqlos chesterfield worth $129?
     


  2. Dr Huh?

    Dr Huh? Senior member

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    J.Crew is probably thicker. But also much more expensive. What are you wearing under it? I find J.Crew's coats to fit small.
     


  3. Dr Huh?

    Dr Huh? Senior member

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    On jackets, or on anything?
     


  4. Longtom

    Longtom New Member

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    Uniqlo is normally great quality for the price
     


  5. nahneun

    nahneun Uncle Nephew

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    i hate patch pockets on everything, but understand that they will be a mainstay on many things like lab coats...

    but fuck them on blazers and sport coats
     


  6. notwithit

    notwithit Pullup laureate

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    So...kind of. I have maybe four blue jackets that I actually wear, but three of them are more in the sweater / sweatshirt category and I don't really wear them for work. The other one is a Uniqlo comfort jacket from a while back that has more grey in it than this, which is a much more saturated color. This one has the advantage of being a little heavier than the Uniqlo jacket (better for fall) and feeling a little sturdier (no offense to Uniqlo), plus it's got a little stretch and elbow patches that I like for no defensible reason.

    I have one other cotton blend Harris Wharf jacket, which is pretty similar to this (not sure whether the length is similarly hate-inducing) in dark grey, and it's probably my most-worn jacket (followed by the aforementioned Uniqlo jacket). I have two wool ones (grey herringbone and rust brown / orange) that I'm probably going to get rid of because I don't wear them that much (true of most of my wool stuff).

    Anyway, it's basic and boring, but I'm basic and boring 90% of the time, and it's casual enough to go with jeans and a t-shirt without being so casual that it would look off with chinos and a button-down. It's kind of redundant, but probably something I'd wear somewhat frequently.

    All the feedback on length is giving me pause, though. Maybe Harris Wharf is a brand that only works on shorter guys. Unfortunate, because I really, really like that their jackets are ventless (another indefensible preference, but I hate vents on casual jackets, particularly when they're on the shorter side), relatively slim-fitting, and nails the aforementioned casual-but-not-too-casual note.

    Patch pockets are awesome on blazers and sportcoats on the casual end of the spectrum. Screw jetted / besom / welted pockets on anything that's not business or formal.

    Meet me outside Uniqlo. We can shop for patch-pocket blazers together.
     


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