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Thoughts on this Peacoat

earthdragon

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Loro Piana - The Model is 'San Francisco' Storm Cashmere.
In Navy. Yay or Nay?

 

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tell me more about those vests,are they on sale or full retail?
 

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Don't get it if you like to put your hands in your pockets: those have "hand-warmer" pockets too high up the chest (you look like a kangaroo / T. Rex if you put your hands in them) and storage pockets below with a horizontal top and flaps, meaning they aren't comfortable for the hands either unless you completely unbutton the front and use them like hoodie/kangaroo pockets. It's a common issue with peacoats and certain other outerwear, for me at least; I try to look for coats with angled pockets.

If you don't use your pockets much -- for your hands -- then it's Loro Piana cashmere, you could do a helluva lot worse...
 

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Nay.
 

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This is the more formal and refined version of a peacoat, but if that's what you're after, this would be ideal. LP has another version that's more traditional, but I haven't seen that model in their catalog for a few years; it should be available upon request. The Cashmere is also not the most durable fabric so consider how much wear you intend to subject it to. They will make it in a heartier wool fabric upon request, but you'll have to pay retail.
 

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I just got that same coat (on the right) in forest green. I love it. Feels and looks great.
 

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Nay. Big thumbs down for me.

I try to avoid gentrified versions of clothing that were originally made for durability/utilitarian purposes.


Would you wear this Loro Piana item out into the rain? would you mind a bit of splash of seawater on this pea coat?..........Probably NOT considering how expensive/exquisite it is.


I just go a Buzz Rickson Peacoat. Modeled after the very original US navy (in fact exact duplicate, in 36 oz wool melton). I would not mind a bit if dirt/water/snow/slush gets on the jacket.
 

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I like it. I understand the pocket issue above, but I don't think it's a deal breaker if the coat fits and the price is right.
 

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Gotta agree with Lee there. Get a Buzz Rickson instead. That thing is awesome and really looks and feels like a peacoat should. you won't regret it - one of my best purchases ever
 

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Originally Posted by lee_44106
Nay. Big thumbs down for me.

I try to avoid gentrified versions of clothing that were originally made for durability/utilitarian purposes.


Would you wear this Loro Piana item out into the rain? would you mind a bit of splash of seawater on this pea coat?..........Probably NOT considering how expensive/exquisite it is.


I just go a Buzz Rickson Peacoat. Modeled after the very original US navy (in fact exact duplicate, in 36 oz wool melton). I would not mind a bit if dirt/water/snow/slush gets on the jacket.

I find the pursuit of 'authenticity' fairly ridiculous, myself. And I wore mine in the rain all day today. You might as well shop at the Gap if you're going to worry about getting your clothes a bit dirty.
 

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