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FlyingHorker

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I have the moleskin field jacket. It slots in as another mid-weight jacket. I also have a suede overshirt, which is more of a lightweight jacket, and obviously isn't intended for rainy weather. I have a corduroy bomber that doesn't cover my butt. I have a quilted nylon jacket that just has a whole different look. So I'm wearing my S&M field jacket today, when it's low 50's and too rainy for my suede jacket. I could easily wear one of my other jackets, but I just thought this one looked cool and really liked the color. The moleskin version is certainly heavy enough to handle sub-freezing temps with a sweater on underneath, but yeah, it's not going to be as warm as an overcoat. Like roughly 95% of my clothing purchases, this isn't something that can be justified based on "need" if you've already got mid-weight outerwear.
Moleskin field jacket seems to read close enough as a classic M-65 field jacket

The Transitional Field Jacket – Put This On

Hopefully that helps.

Another alternative is wearing something like an OCBD, long sleeve cardigan underneath, chinos, work boots.

Sort of like reddit r/MFA's "Basic Bastard" uniform of years ago if that makes sense.
 

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On the subject of field jackets, how do you guys wear them? I love how the fabrics look, especially the tweeds, but I'm having trouble figuring out where these jackets would fit into my wardrobe. If it's cold I'd rather wear a nice overcoat. But the fabric seems too heavy to wear in warmer weather, and I already have jackets for those in-between days.
I agree with @reidrothchild, it is definitely a mid-weight jacket option for those not so cool days, but not cold enough for an overcoat. Though, I find it works quite well for layering. Throw a quilted vest over a button down under it, or over an OCBD and a merino crew neck sweater. Once it gets very cold wind chill, it will be put on the hanger for a while.
 

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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.
did you get them hemmed by Spier?
 

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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.
Nah it definitely helps. I'm looking forward to trying out the SM version - just waiting for a good sale to bring the price down a bit. Might buy two sizes and return the one that doesn't fit as well.

I had one from the first go around. I also like the style as it's rugged enough to wear with jeans but dressy enough to wear with dress pants.
Is it more of a regular fit or a slim fit? How has it held up over the years? If it's alright with you I may send you a PM to ask a bit more about it.
 

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Nah it definitely helps. I'm looking forward to trying out the SM version - just waiting for a good sale to bring the price down a bit. Might buy two sizes and return the one that doesn't fit as well.



Is it more of a regular fit or a slim fit? How has it held up over the years? If it's alright with you I may send you a PM to ask a bit more about it.
Sure.
 

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