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coooaaat

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Can’t go wrong with cord. I also have a homespun wool one that is perfect
Yeah I'm considering black or navy cord. I like the grey poly wool one from this season too but I think that sort of mid-grey can be hard to wear.

Unrelated: This FW16 Pathfinder jacket is what got me in to EG

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The corduroy-lined patch pockets, cuffs, and collar are fantastic, especially the latter which has a clasp to keep your neck warm on cold nights. Less practical is the rear "map pocket", which I don't think I've used even once, but it is extremely cool. I love this ripstop color, which goes with pretty much anything, but the (rare?) blackwatch plaid version looks great too.

I feel compelled to write a eulogy for it because I'm finding it increasingly hard to wear: it's cut on the slim side, especially under/around the arms, so it's hard to layer anything underneath. I might casually look for a size up but not sure if this would really fix the issue.

A couple years ago they did an exclusive Pathfinder jacket for Loftman with a more contemporary fit, sans map pocket, and with a stand-up Harrington-style collar in place of the corduroy lined one. I can only hope this means that the concept is still rattling around Daiki's head and that we get a "true sequel" some day.
 

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What are y’all favorite versions of the loiter jacket? I’m considering picking one up as the weather cools off
The patchwork regimental stripe from a couple of years ago was so so good but I slept on it (if anyone’s got a large that they don’t want, I’ll happily take it off your hands).
 

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I saw one on ebay while browsing but sadly a small. I wish they’d done loiter jackets in the ripstop/cord patchwork from a couple years ago

another question for the room: how is the weight of this season’s HBT fatigues vs last year’s heavyweight fatigues? @shopcanoeclub
 

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The patchwork regimental stripe from a couple of years ago was so so good but I slept on it (if anyone’s got a large that they don’t want, I’ll happily take it off your hands).
My fav loiter is the "ethnic floral jacquard" from either FW17 or FW18.

(Have it in M but been hunting for it in L for a while now)

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@coooaaat I happen to have both fatigues you're talking about in the same size and a kitchen scale handy. Get ready for an OCD answer.

This year's HBT is 736 g and last year's ripstop is 746 g, so <1.5% difference in size L. They fit me the same and have the same features. I can't tell the difference in weight.

Both feel heavy. The HBT is softer while the ripstop is more rigid and dense. I'm happy I got both.
 

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thanks @shopcanoeclub @NXNW ! I have a pair of the black HBT fatigues on the way. I really dug the rigidity of year's ripstop fatigues and regret only getting the green ones. I'm a bit of a ripstop addict though, so maybe the variety will do my wardrobe some good
 

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I wish Paraboot offered a narrow fit. I have weird 11B feet so anything described as "generous fitting" will just fall off if I size for length, and crush my toes if I size for width. Same deal with Tricker's. The only chunky leather shoes that work for me and my EG uniform are MIE Doc Martens and I still need a plush insole.

I've always been drawn to the "Marron" color Michaels but those darker ones look great too!
 

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