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Overcoat post, and picture heavy. This is the size 38R trench coat (which is my usual jacket size). I have my Neo hopsack underneath with the quilted liner and there’s plenty of room for movement, so I assume there would be slightly more without the liner. I could stand maybe another inch to the sleeves, but I can see about getting those let out. Expensive by S&M standards, but I’ve been wanting a Burberry-style trench for years, and this is arguably equal to it for a fraction of the price Also, due to comments about proportions, I included my head and feet (though my head is blacked out):
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Collar up:
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this is the only hangup- not sure how to get the buckle on the left wrist cinch to lay flat:
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Following up on the Ulster- I haven’t gotten it pressed, but a lot of the wrinkles have fallen out from it hanging in the closet (and I have a tie on this time). Still slightly boxy, but I may have the waist taken in a bit. We’ll see:
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Edit: meant to add on the Ulster- I get it’s not super tailored, but I like how much latitude it gives me for layering. If it’s truly cold, I could easily wear a heavy Harris Tweed jacket under this. Not remotely an option with my more tailored overcoats.
 
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Posting a picture of an undarted jacket to show it doesn’t have to be boxy. There is clear curvature from shoulders to hips. Also, wearing a Spier Mackay shirt. Lightweight white oxford.
That’s a great looking jacket. Also, I’ll point out that Sid Mashburn has been doing some undarted jackets for awhile, which are said to be quite contemporary fitting and not boxy.

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So when are these chore jackets and suede truckers going to be revealed? It's already almost November and I doubt I'll be able to wear them come Winter
I’ve been waiting on the chore jackets too. Really curious what they’ll look like. I feel like the “3-pocket overshirts” that already dropped seem like a chore coat, so that makes me even more curious what the real chore coats will look like. I was speculating earlier that they might have lapels bc i believe Rick was calling them “chore blazers”’awhile back
 

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That’s a great looking jacket. Also, I’ll point out that Sid Mashburn has been doing some undarted jackets for awhile, which are said to be quite contemporary fitting and not boxy.
I used to (years back) spend a lot of time on AAAC, where undarted sacks were the only “acceptable” jacket. My first one was a beautiful vintage Corbin that fit great everywhere, except I hated how boxy it was. That was where I determined that a true “sack” fit just wasn’t my thing. I had the sides taken in and it turned out to be one of my favorite jackets.

point being, I think jackets with all the “trad-correct” details work best with a little shape.
 

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I'm pretty new to the community but have been lurking for a while. What does everyone think of this coat?


Contemplating buying one but not sure if there is a better bang for the buck out there. I did look at Gloverall and other brands but I think I do want one that has a zipper so it seems like SM and Brooks Brothers are the easiest available options.
 

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I'm pretty new to the community but have been lurking for a while. What does everyone think of this coat?


Contemplating buying one but not sure if there is a better bang for the buck out there. I did look at Gloverall and other brands but I think I do want one that has a zipper so it seems like SM and Brooks Brothers are the easiest available options.
I have a Gloverall (without the zipper, just a single snap under the toggles). I can’t speak to the Spier one, but I love the style of jacket. It works well with everything from jeans and a sweater to a sportcoat/dress pants. It’s kind of like wearing a big heavy blanket
 

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I have a Gloverall (without the zipper, just a single snap under the toggles). I can’t speak to the Spier one, but I love the style of jacket. It works well with everything from jeans and a sweater to a sportcoat/dress pants. It’s kind of like wearing a big heavy blanket
Which Gloverall one did you pick and how is the fit? And yeah, I like the versatility of the jackets. It's by far my favorite type of coat to use in the colder seasons
 

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Does anyone know when the sweaters are shipping? It appears that most of them arrived over the week-end but even those which had "expected shipping dates" for the 22 haven't shipped yet. I understand they might be dealing with a lot of orders, which is why I ask. Perhaps some of you have received shipping confirmations.
 

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Has anyone attempted to wash the one-year or two-year wash denim yet? I wonder if I should expect any shrinkage to warrant a size up. Right now, the Contemp 31 fits just right, any shrinkage will make the legs tight.
 

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Which Gloverall one did you pick and how is the fit? And yeah, I like the versatility of the jackets. It's by far my favorite type of coat to use in the colder seasons
I seem to recall it was just their “original duffle toggle coat”. I don’t know, I got it off Gilt for $120 5-6 years ago- all I know is it’s TTS in size 38, made in England, and super comfortable. Less warm than the S&M tweed polo coat, but it has the advantage of a hood.

none of that helps regarding the S&M version, but I assume it’s similar and would be worth it.
 

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That was where I determined that a true “sack” fit just wasn’t my thing. I had the sides taken in and it turned out to be one of my favorite jackets.

point being, I think jackets with all the “trad-correct” details work best with a little shape.
There is a common and enduring misconception that a "sack" jacket should be shapeless and boxy, like a sack.

A sack jacket is not so-called because it is shaped like a sack. It's called that because it has a two-piece back with a single seam running down the middle dividing the two pieces, like the two pieces of cloth that make up a sack.

This piece from Vox's blog explains it well:


Simply because a sack jacket lacks front darts does not mean it must be boxy or shapeless (as AAS' pic ably demonstrates).
 

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Has anyone attempted to wash the one-year or two-year wash denim yet? I wonder if I should expect any shrinkage to warrant a size up. Right now, the Contemp 31 fits just right, any shrinkage will make the legs tight.
I asked Rick this before picking a hem option. He said they are pre-washed so shouldn’t see much shrinkage with a cold wash, air dry. Maybe 1cm in the length.
 

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Has anyone attempted to wash the one-year or two-year wash denim yet? I wonder if I should expect any shrinkage to warrant a size up. Right now, the Contemp 31 fits just right, any shrinkage will make the legs tight.
Haven't wash mine yet. From my experience, denim does shrink a bit in the washer, but then expands back on the body.
 

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