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There are lots of SM winter jackets that I want to get in more lux fabric blends. Specifically the safaris and that coat. Let's say a 50/50 wool cashmere blend. Or for summer an E Thomas linen wool silk blend. Would be a good entry point for most to start wearing anything other than sportjackets.
 

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There are lots of SM winter jackets that I want to get in more lux fabric blends. Specifically the safaris and that coat. Let's say a 50/50 wool cashmere blend. Or for summer an E Thomas linen wool silk blend. Would be a good entry point for most to start wearing anything other than sportjackets.
Please no.


This means i'll have to spend more money ;)
 

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There are lots of SM winter jackets that I want to get in more lux fabric blends. Specifically the safaris and that coat. Let's say a 50/50 wool cashmere blend. Or for summer an E Thomas linen wool silk blend. Would be a good entry point for most to start wearing anything other than sportjackets.
Yeah I agree - the safari has a lot of potential to be done in seasonal fabrics. I was thinking a linen would be awesome.
 

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There are lots of SM winter jackets that I want to get in more lux fabric blends. Specifically the safaris and that coat. Let's say a 50/50 wool cashmere blend. Or for summer an E Thomas linen wool silk blend. Would be a good entry point for most to start wearing anything other than sportjackets.
I bought the Spier navy overcoat and the black pea coat from F/W 2019. I wear the overcoat all the time but returned the pea coat. The difference came down to the fabric. The overcoat’s indulgent wool/cashmere was a pleasure to wear and draped beautifully, while the pea coat’s scratchy, spongey wool was a chore. I’ve seen others here swear by Spier’s pea coat, I don’t quite get it.
 
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@XxLogo I think the only SB coat I find wearable in winter are Balmacaans due to how high they button up.

Standard SB coats with a lapel look like the chest is far too deep to provide any warmth. They look cool though.
There are lots of SM winter jackets that I want to get in more lux fabric blends. Specifically the safaris and that coat. Let's say a 50/50 wool cashmere blend. Or for summer an E Thomas linen wool silk blend. Would be a good entry point for most to start wearing anything other than sportjackets.
E. Thomas blend in safari jacket? I didn't even know I wanted this, but I do now.
 

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I've been wanting a long belted coat the past few winters but kept passing up nice offerings from Camoshita and the like due to price. I think I'll finally go for the balmacaan though, just need to decide whether to size up.

It'll go nicely with the navy shawl cardigan I ordered a couple weeks back.
 

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about to admit my sartorial ignorance. just received my first pair of high rise trousers w/ side tabs (mid grey flannel). i was mystified when i couldn't find any belt loops, and it dawned on me that you aren't supposed to wear a belt when you have side adjusters lol. which is exciting to me because as much as i love the look of a good belt, functionally they are always a pain in the ass. these trousers with the higher rise will stay put just fine without a belt.

i love the trousers, and the waist fits me perfectly. i think i'll be buying a lot more high rise S&M trousers moving forward.

in this same shipment was a cable knit sweater. i'd ordered one in large a few weeks back but returned it because it was too big on me. it was certainly cozy but just felt a little too slouchy. i'm bigger, 185 lbs 41" chest, but i like a sweater to be a little bit more form fitting. the medium will work better for me.
 

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I bought the Spier navy overcoat and the black pea coat from F/W 2019. I wear the overcoat all the time but returned the pea coat. The difference came down to the fabric. The overcoat’s indulgent wool/cashmere was a pleasure to wear and draped beautifully, while the pea coat’s scratchy, spongey wool was a chore. I’ve seen others here swear by Spier’s pea coat, I don’t quite get it.
It looks wicked cool with the collar popped up. That ulster collar is so good. Hand warmer pockets are good, too. It's my transitional winter stage 1 to winter stage 2 coat.
 

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Thanks for following up! I see you have a furry friend (in the background). Does the fabric on the coat seem to attract fur? Looking for something that I won't have to lint roll every time I wear it...
Unless they changed the fabric on this years to better repel fur, whenever I took the coat out of the closet the fur from the fur trim would be all over the coat along with animal hair from around the house. With it being navy also, didn’t help because you could see it all 😅
I never tried the first version, the cloth is said to be updated on this years parka. I can confirm though, it does pick of fur pretty easily.
 

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And for those asking about Balmacaan sizing, I went up to a 42 in last years. It fits snug in the shoulders and upper back, the sleeves were short and needed to be lengthened even on the size up. I actually could have gone up to a 44 but knew the length would then really not work for me.

I did confirm the sleeves on this new one have been lengthened, and they added more room to the upper back/shoulder. I wouldn't mind if the sleeve strap was a touch wider and lower, but that's minor. I'll try a 42 again in the new one.

Here's a pic I had on the phone from last years

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And for those asking about Balmacaan sizing, I went up to a 42 in last years. It fits snug in the shoulders and upper back, the sleeves were short and needed to be lengthened even on the size up. I actually could have gone up to a 44 but knew the length would then really not work for me.

I did confirm the sleeves on this new one have been lengthened, and they added more room to the upper back/shoulder. I wouldn't mind if the sleeve strap was a touch wider and lower, but that's minor. I'll try a 42 again in the new one.

Here's a pic I had on the phone from last years

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Did the collar on the balmacaan stand up well and hold its shape? Some similar collars can be a little flimsy or floppy. Love the look of the bal with the collar up
 

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And for those asking about Balmacaan sizing, I went up to a 42 in last years. It fits snug in the shoulders and upper back, the sleeves were short and needed to be lengthened even on the size up. I actually could have gone up to a 44 but knew the length would then really not work for me.

I did confirm the sleeves on this new one have been lengthened, and they added more room to the upper back/shoulder. I wouldn't mind if the sleeve strap was a touch wider and lower, but that's minor. I'll try a 42 again in the new one.

Here's a pic I had on the phone from last years

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Rick recommended on Instagram to order the same size as sportcoat to wear over top. Size up if you hit the gym haha.
 

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Rick recommended on Instagram to order the same size as sportcoat to wear over top. Size up if you hit the gym haha.
Yeah the website itself says the same. But the website and Spier also gave this advice for last season’s overcoat, and as I noted the overcoat was still just a touch snug. Though as I also noted, this bal seems to have a more generous fit than the overcoat anyway, plus they made it even more generous this year relative to last, which leads me to believe that taking your sportcoat size is the way to go.
 

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