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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
Stands up well for sure

Rick recommended on Instagram to order the same size as sportcoat to wear over top. Size up if you hit the gym haha.
Rick always says same size and it never works for me, it's always way to snug over a sportcoat for my liking. Personal preference I suppose. Even the polo coat I went to a 42 and the armholes and upper back could use more room. I could easily go up to a 44 but would rather not mess around altering the waist and shortening the sleeves, that one needs it's shape. It's obviously fine in the 42 and still works over a sportcoat. I think the coat also needs to sort of form to the body, so mobility should improve a bit as the stiff cloth softens up with wear.

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Also, shots of taupe knit polo and the Marling houndstooth MTO in case anyone is considering during the sale.

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I'm still very confused how the sleeve for the balmacaan is measure. Size chart says for 38S, sleeve (from neck) is 28.5 but then isn't that the same way to measure shirt sleeve, in which i wear 33-34? Then all the sleeves for the coat seem short on me.
 

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Stands up well for sure



Rick always says same size and it never works for me, it's always way to snug over a sportcoat for my liking. Personal preference I suppose. Even the polo coat I went to a 42 and the armholes and upper back could use more room. I could easily go up to a 44 but would rather not mess around altering the waist and shortening the sleeves, that one needs it's shape. It's obviously fine in the 42 and still works over a sportcoat. I think the coat also needs to sort of form to the body, so mobility should improve a bit as the stiff cloth softens up with wear.

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Also, shots of taupe knit polo and the Marling houndstooth MTO in case anyone is considering during the sale.
Nice color variation on the coat. Probably the most exciting coat fabric from SM this season.
 

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You might not want to wait that long. There are only a couple left in my size.
I see that, 3 left in my size. I really don’t want to spend $478 plus tax knowing how much I already spent this month, but if it goes down to 1 left in stock I am pulling the trigger IDC 😂
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.
Okay now that E. Thomas blend would be wonderful, although I figure they would stick to that Indian mill for Jacket fabrics. I am sure they produce a nice Linen blend. Although, imagine a E. Thomas blend Chore Coat, now that would be a great Spring/Summer jacket lol
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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Okay, I really like this Balmacaan design, never seen it before and now it looks like the ideal coat for my lifestyle. Don’t think I can afford it this year, but definitely on next years list
I'm still very confused how the sleeve for the balmacaan is measure. Size chart says for 38S, sleeve (from neck) is 28.5 but then isn't that the same way to measure shirt sleeve, in which i wear 33-34? Then all the sleeves for the coat seem short on me.
They are indeed measured from the neck like the other raglan items, like the parkas. Basically the shirt sleeve is measured from the half-yoke down to the end of cuff, while these shoulders are measured from the neck, or where the raglan sleeve ends and is started to be stitched to the body. Hope this somewhat helps
 

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Okay now that E. Thomas blend would be wonderful, although I figure they would stick to that Indian mill for Jacket fabrics. I am sure they produce a nice Linen blend. Although, imagine a E. Thomas blend Chore Coat, now that would be a great Spring/Summer jacket lol
Most of my safaris are MTO silk blend with either linen or wool or both. They're downright fantastic and better than my pure linen and wool ones. Although the G Inglese ones are very airy with a nice hand.
 

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Where are those caramel needle cord trousers....
 

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UPS decided to bless me this Saturday with my S&M delivery I guess, wasn’t expecting it. I will go into detail hopefully later when I have time, but from first impressions if you haven’t gotten one of those corduroy shirts yet, they are so damn soft it’s incredible. Do recommend you pick up this season
 

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The new LS polos might be my fave thing I've bought from S&M. The new cut is perfect, the collar roll is beyond perfect.
Looks good! Can you provide sizing info? Looking to potentially purchase one soon.
 

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Looks good! Can you provide sizing info? Looking to potentially purchase one soon.
This one is XS, I'm 5'10 and 150lbs. Definitely slimmer than the short sleeved polos from this season, and while the site says the sleeves are 24.4 all three of the ones I bought are definitely a long 24.4, which is good news for me as I have orangutan arms.
 

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This one is XS, I'm 5'10 and 150lbs. Definitely slimmer than the short sleeved polos from this season, and while the site says the sleeves are 24.4 all three of the ones I bought are definitely a long 24.4, which is good news for me as I have orangutan arms.
That’s good news, the XS from the summer were definitely not flattering on my build lol
 

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This one is XS, I'm 5'10 and 150lbs. Definitely slimmer than the short sleeved polos from this season, and while the site says the sleeves are 24.4 all three of the ones I bought are definitely a long 24.4, which is good news for me as I have orangutan arms.
Can you compare the fit of the new LS polo to the fit of the same size LS polo prior iteration?
 

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