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Jay.C

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I have to say, I don't understand what exactly you are looking for and what your boundaries are.
@Jay.C Do you maybe have a reference picture of the kind of coat you're looking for exactly? Vague check pattern aside those 2 are indeed pretty different.

From very general experience... I wouldn't waste my time with Trussardi Jeans which is more than likely cheap diffusion stuff. Dolce & Gabbana mainline is your standard luxury house quality, decently constructed (in Italy last I checked), interesting fabrics occasionally. Nothing shameful, nothing mindblowing and you'll definitely pay a premium for the name. You can probably get a better bang for your buck if you look at other smaller brands, $800 can get you some very nice coats with little compromise, but it'd definitely help to narrow your search to something a bit more specific. On the other hand, if that D&G coat checks all the boxes I don't think it'd necessarily be a terrible choice to try (assuming Yoox returns policy still exists)
Sorry for confusing. My goal is to find a check coat under around or under $1000 to add into my wordable, which is mostly in solid colour. Therefore, the requirement number one is check pattern. In my imaginary usage condition, it would be a thigh length single breasted mac coat that would work well alone around 60 F, the fall/ winter temperature in where I live. For the budget, I wouldn't mind to pay $1000 for a coat that can last me for over a decade, but it's also nice to find a nice piece while saving my bank account some penny.

Certainly, I'd find a wool coat of quality. This is the reason why I'm here, seeking for the wisdom of community. I'm still exploring what style I like, so this would be more like a roving through brands and websites. Maybe I will end up go to my tailor for a bespoke or not buying anything.

Thank you for all comments.

Jay.C
 
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I’ve always liked that RRL but the Lee looks nice as well. Are you able to order both and just return the one you like least?
I have tried the RRL one (size large) in store and it fit fairly well. Maybe I’ll order the Lee and see how that fits.

I would be a large in the RRL but not sure in the Lee (probably the same).

Thanks for the feedback guys. Kind of a toss up.
 

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Sorry for confusing. My goal is to find a check coat under around or under $1000 to add into my wordable, which is mostly in solid colour. Therefore, the requirement number one is check pattern. In my imaginary usage condition, it would be a thigh length single breasted mac coat that would work well alone around 60 F, the fall/ winter temperature in where I live. For the budget, I wouldn't mind to pay $1000 for a coat that can last me for over a decade, but it's also nice to find a nice piece while saving my bank account some penny.

Certainly, I'd find a wool coat of quality. This is the reason why I'm here, seeking for the wisdom of community. I'm still exploring what style I like, so this would be more like a roving through brands and websites. Maybe I will end up go to my tailor for a bespoke or not buying anything.

Thank you for all comments.

Jay.C
Something a little different here, but I was browsing earlier this week and thought it was pretty nice looking.

 

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Something a little different here, but I was browsing earlier this week and thought it was pretty nice looking.

Thanks for your commnet. This is absolutely a beautiful coat. However, it's out of stock in my size (US 44 or 46, depends on the fit.) I'll certainly pay more attention on NMWA. I noticed that they have great reputation here, and I watch their thread from time to time.
 

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Need some new dad shoes for clowning around with my toddler at the park and going on long walks.

Will be worn with lame normie tech come leisure wear - Lululemon, Reigning Champ, Outdoor Voices... maybe some John Elliot.

On Running Cloud? These are everywhere in NYC now right?

Nike React Element?

New Balance 57/40? XC-72?

Stick to Common Projects and GATs?
 

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Need some new dad shoes for clowning around with my toddler at the park and going on long walks.

Will be worn with lame normie tech come leisure wear - Lululemon, Reigning Champ, Outdoor Voices... maybe some John Elliot.

On Running Cloud? These are everywhere in NYC now right?

Nike React Element?

New Balance 57/40? XC-72?

Stick to Common Projects and GATs?
New Balance 990 series, 991 or 992
 

物の哀れ

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New Balance 990 series, 991 or 992
As a millennial, I have trouble getting down with these, even though I've seen lots of fits where they look great.

I like John Elliot's and Common Project's take on the 990.

Just kinda feel bad shelling out for something I'm going to trash.
 

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Need some new dad shoes for clowning around with my toddler at the park and going on long walks.

Will be worn with lame normie tech come leisure wear - Lululemon, Reigning Champ, Outdoor Voices... maybe some John Elliot.

On Running Cloud? These are everywhere in NYC now right?

Nike React Element?

New Balance 57/40? XC-72?

Stick to Common Projects and GATs?
I wouldn't get the Nike React Element 87. It looks great but the upper is flimsy and won't keep water/rain or dirt out very well. I've heard people say it was comfortable but I didn't think it was anything special, not as comfortable as my GATs.

Don't really have any shoe recs but I love Birkenstock Bostons. They're comfy and stay on very well for sandals/clogs. I have no problems driving manual transmission with them whereas flip flops and most sandals suck.

I have a toddler too and the ease of slip on/off is fantastic especially when a lot of stuff is going on. I've gone for 2-3 mile walks around the neighborhood with the family in them and haven't had any problems but maybe others might with the fact of it being a sandal?
 

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I'm also on the fence about the 990 series. It can be too "actual dadcore."

I have Nike React 87s and like them, but I only wear them with no-show socks because of the translucent uppers, which relegates them to spring/ summer outfits.

I've been wearing the ALD x NB 550s, which are kind of a dad shoe. You can find some on StockX for about $220-ish nowadays. New Balance also has a general release 550 for about $100.
 

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I wish I picked up this take on the 992.

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Feeling these Zespas, but not very versatile.

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I love their take on GATs.

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I should probably just buy these.

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