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What's the word on Duffel Coats?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by sharks9022, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. nicelynice

    nicelynice Senior member

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    [​IMG] Mackintosh does a great traditional dufflecoat with a (very) slim fit for the Japanese market under the "traditional weatherwear" name. My girlfriend (Korean) hates it for reasons Dis pointed out, so I can't really wear it
     
  2. JKISSI

    JKISSI Senior member

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    more closer pictures and video of 3sixteen duffel its def worth it! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    nicelynice, you have many a jawn.
     
  4. Chung Knox

    Chung Knox Well-Known Member

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    Wow. + another 1 on the 3sixteen duffle. Can anyone tell me what the fit is like? True to size?
     
  5. APK

    APK Senior member

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    A bit slim from what I've heard. I had someone measure the shoulders on a large and they came out to about 18.5". That's usually a medium type of measurement, so I would definitely say consider sizing up if you are in between sizes.
     
  6. bows1

    bows1 Senior member

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    more closer pictures and video of 3sixteen duffel its def worth it!

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    Nice pics JKISSI, I always like your stuff.

    P.S. you remind me of Chris Henry. RIP
     
  7. Brothersport

    Brothersport Senior member

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    Went to SENY today for the first time. MAN is the duffle coat awesome.... $440 is outta my price range but Andrew said that they moved a lottt of them this weekend after they were just released on Friday.
     
  8. Racove

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    I tried it on. a slim TTS. Not as warm as I was hoping (saw/tried Camel only).
     
  9. Chrispy

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    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    my vintage LL Bean Toggle.. too bad LL Bean only makes a women's version of this jacket now.


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  12. APK

    APK Senior member

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    Got my 3Sixteen duffel coat in the mail this morning. Big thanks to Andrew for tipping me off on an off-the-radar sneaker boutique I could grab the seemingly sold out coat.

    The Good
    • The Fit: Fit has become my most obsessed trait about clothing since I joined SF. That meant a fair number of outwear suddenly seemed inferior. This coat provides a slim cut that doesn't restrict range of motion.

      I originally considered a medium, but am glad I pulled the trigger on the large. A medium would've pulled across the back too much and made wearing anything more than a t-shirt a dicey endeavor. The size I went with gives enough room for layering without fitting like a sack. The length of the sleeves is perfect. I've always struggled to find jackets or coats with a sleeve length that didn't prove to be too short or long. The sleeves on this coat are the perfect length, whether my arms are at my sides or I'm extending them out.

    • The Material: There's a balance of softness and sturdiness with the material. It won't ever get compared to the texture of butter. At the same time, it doesn't feel as though I should be concerned about lighting matches while wearing the coat. I think this balance makes for a feeling of toughness that you want in a winter coat.

    • The Toggles: The toggles were honestly what had me look past this piece when I saw it in the lookbook. Now, I'm really digging them. What's great about this coat is that there's also a zipper, which means you don't have to use the toggles if you don't want to. If that's the case, the toggles fit easily under the zipper flap and will hold in place.

    • The Removable Hood: The winds in Michigan can get pretty intense. If you have short-cut hair like I do, it makes some sort of headgear a necessity. I don't always like to wear a hat, though, so it's nice to have the option of a sturdy hood for those really blustery days. But by the same token, I think a hood can make a piece of outwear seem more casual. This is the type of coat that can be integrated into a "grown man's" outfit. Because of that, the hood might look a little out of place. But that's no problem, since you can just unbutton the hood and pop that collar for a pretty slick, sophisticated look. Speaking of the collar...

    • The Collar: This might be my favorite part of the coat other than the fit. I think popped collars look ridiculous on shirts, but with the right coat, it adds that extra oomph of steeze to your aesthetic. The collar on this coat is thick enough to stay popped. It's also pretty tall, which along with its thickness, makes it ideal for blocking out crosswinds.

    The Bad
    • The Pockets: My one gripe about the coat. Maybe I'm just used to wearing coats and jackets with slanted pockets, but my hands feel a bit uncomfortable resting in these vertical pockets. I dig slanted pockets, because of the natural way you can slide your paws into them. With vertical pockets, you have to manipulate your wrists a bit to put your hands in them.

    • The Thickness: I'm hoping this doesn't prove to be a detriment, but I was surprised by how light the coat is. The write up about the coat on 3Sixteen's Web site made it sound like there's some additional lining for added warmth. I'm not really seeing that. Considering the price tag, I expected perhaps a bit more heft to the coat. I'm optimistic that the material and length of the coat will answer the challenge of keeping me warm during a Michigan winter.

      Overall

      A beautiful coat with great detailing and a cut that anyone fashion-conscious person is going to appreciate. There's real versatility here. It's appropriate for dressier occasions, but can be easily integrated into a casual, everyday context. If taken care of, I think the duffel will prove to be a staple in any owner's wardrobe.
     
  13. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    duffel coats are the coats that i see as should be sparingly worn.

    i can wear a field coat or peacoat or puffer jacket every day but if i wear a duffel coat on a regular basis it can make one look disheveled after awhile and homeless looking.

    this is for men though.
     
  14. Yardsale

    Yardsale Senior member

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    I'm steering clear.
     
  15. dusty

    dusty Senior member

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    it can make one look disheveled after awhile and homeless looking.

    Do you get SWD?
     
  16. jet

    jet Senior member

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    ^I don't think anybody really takes him seriously so worry not.
     
  17. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    sure i get SWD. and speak for yourself, if you dont take me seriously why you follow me all over the place and make remarks to either my replies or people's replies to me? im somewhat consuming your time huh?
     
  18. jet

    jet Senior member

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    Follow you? I am king of SWD and I posted in this thread long before you and seems you are consuming your own time responding to me.

    Besides everyone knows you're a swagless sheep no offense bro and happy new year.
     
  19. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    yeah you follow me around. not just here but whereever. i dont care what you think dude. and again, speak for yourself, but you resort to name calling you automatically lose, boy.
     
  20. jet

    jet Senior member

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    I got more important things to do like rip noobs for reposts than to follow a marc by marc wearin tubby asian du who keeps lookin over his shoulder thinking people give three shits about him.
     

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