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Ten C : The Emperor's New Clothes

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by JohnnyLaw, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. ceoceo

    ceoceo Well-Known Member

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    I knew it :( I am 5'8'' and its either arm hole cutting arm pit or boxy and long everywhere.

    I have a wind shirt (black) and a snow smock (olive). And yes they get stained easily. easy to clean up though. Wet a sponge with dish soap and carefully rub it.
     
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  2. SuEd

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    Any reports on reactivating the water repellency with Granger's, Nikwax etc ?
     
  3. ike_hiking_boots

    ike_hiking_boots Well-Known Member

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    How's this for subjective.
     
  4. ike_hiking_boots

    ike_hiking_boots Well-Known Member

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    Not even waterproof.
     
  5. Joona

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    Can't speak for others, but so far so good. No weird smells, it's waterproof, no missing buttons or any other issues what so ever.

    Easily worth the price for me, but each to their own. Perhaps you should ike_hiking_boots look for other brands if you feel so strongly against Ten C (even when you've never actually owned their jacket?). Looks to me, that no matter what the price would be, they just wouldn't be for you and that's perfectly fine.
     
  6. ike_hiking_boots

    ike_hiking_boots Well-Known Member

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    Don't need to own one to know they are over-hyped and over-priced and not really all that. Sure, the jackets look stylish, and the concept is a nice, but you're correct there are plenty of other brands out there offering far better quality and value for money
     
  7. Raindrop

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    Tbh, you're buying the garments for the brand's design and unique tech fabric. It's basically some tech fabric that's designed for aging (aging tech fabric? I can't imagine it would look good) that has great water repellency but as with all coatings, it'll wear off eventually and you need to reapply it but by that time the jacket will look very aged. Someone should post a 1-2 year old picture of their jacket.
     
  8. ceoceo

    ceoceo Well-Known Member

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    Just received Nikwax from STP. Will report on restoration effect.


    So.... may I ask why you are in this thread..?
     
  9. Raindrop

    Raindrop Well-Known Member

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    Good stuff! I would really like to see how it ages, it's hard to drop 1.5-2k on a jacket without knowing how it turns out, people are more careful about things that cost less, ex: ToJ jackets
     
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  10. chris Hawk

    chris Hawk New Member

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    Sorry if anyone's already mentioned this but have you seen how the new ten c rain parka's are identical to the cp company micro kei google jacket minus the googles. I'm gutted as have just seen the ten c in a dark blue colour and I prefer it to the olive/khaki colour that I'd purchased in the cp company jacket
     
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  11. chris Hawk

    chris Hawk New Member

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    I've since purchased the ten c rain parka. The style and cut are the same as the cp micro kei google jacket but the ten c's material is stiffer.
    There is a slight smell that the ten c's have when there brand new but that has gone now. I smelt it straight away when I put the coat on. I think it must be the dying process or it could be the material.
    The jackets fantastic, I love that almost industrial feel that this substantial jacket gives you. I'm looking forward to the material softening up a bit but it won't get any proper use till the weather changes abit
     
  12. Kitws

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    Does anyone know when ten c is gonna release their cream color shearling liner for f/w 2014
     
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  14. scamster

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    to perfectly honest I don't know but would seriously doubt it will correctly.

    the alpha industries one you are referring to may fit into your parka but is like a jacket as it buttons on to itself whereas the Ten c liner below does not as it buttons into the jacket.

    [​IMG]

    if you don't mind that there's no harm in giving a go if you can return for free or try an army surplus store for a liner if there's one nearby. let us know how it works out!
     
  15. ike_hiking_boots

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    How do the felt hoods compare to the shearling hoods? I'm planning on buying a parka with a liner and hood for when it is seriously cold out. Is the felt hood enough or is the shearling worth the extra $400+.
     
  17. Nakedsnake

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    @ceoceo , care to give us another update on your jacket here? Is it still losing most of its properties and aging fairly rapidly?
     
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  18. 73DJD

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    Is anybody selling a liner, size 50?

    If so let me know as I'm keen get hold of one.
     
  19. zissou

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    Well, here's to hoping that Ten-c fits TTS. I just picked up the Storm Parka at 70% off from Bodega. As long as it fits, I think I finally found my go-to winter parka. I like the adaptability of adding liners, but I also want to be able to wear it unlined over Inverallan knits.

    [​IMG]

    I am a little concerned that I should have gone with a 48, but Haven's measurements look like it should be just right in 50, my usual size for outerwear. It doesn't really look like a boxy fit like some of their other parkas, which is good. We'll see...

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. zissou

    zissou Well-Known Member

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    This looks so cozy. I want my storm parka to look like this eventually.

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