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Winter Coat Thread FW11

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by SeanathonHuff, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. KitAkira

    KitAkira Senior member

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    Has the title of this thread always been fucked? How haven't I noticed it before
     
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  2. Gavin

    Gavin Senior member

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    I have the Fjallraven Cantwell as well and it's plenty warm for standing in the dog park on January and February nights in Toronto. It's a really great jacket -- definitely what I would recommend for a casual winter jacket.
     
  3. Islander

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    Yeah it's a great jacket, I can literally throw the Cantwell on over a t-shirt and jeans and walk the dog at 6am in January when it's -10C blowing snow sideways and not feel the chill at all.

    I only wore it 4-5 times last year, but maybe I should keep it : /
     
  4. kidtwist91

    kidtwist91 Well-Known Member

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    I need help. I'm 6'4 and looking for a sharp casual winter coat in a tall size. I'm partial to wool. Ive tried the Jcrew and Schott peacoats and had to send them both back because they just didnt look right. What options are out there for me? Anyone else been in in a position like this?

    Thanks.
     
  5. Biggen

    Biggen Senior member

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    Just go with TOJ, that way you can chose the right length on the peacoat.
     
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  6. Islander

    Islander Senior member

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    You want

    - TOJ wool coats
    - TOJ leather jackets
    - Arc'teryx Veilance technical gear


    I am 6'5"
     
  7. BuffaloWang

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    What's out there for people on kidtwist's opposite side of the spectrum? I'm 5'6" and looking for outerwear that cost ~$100. Can look into slightly used as well. Wanting a toggle coat, M-65 jacket, windbreak, bomber. Any suggestions?
     
  8. NormanF

    NormanF Senior member

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    Look on Vintage Trends. You might find something used of good value there or Gear Trade. I'm also a small guy and finding perfectly fitting clothes sucks. I usually wear large but in some brands I can fit in medium. I have to put up with the fact that being smaller than 6 ft means I have to live with certain compromises in clothing fit although there are speciality outfitters that do cater to us height-challenged guys.
     
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  9. AHShadow

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    Could anyone comment on the warmth of a Canada Goose vs Krane vs Parajumper?? Still deciding which coat I should take :hide:
     
  10. NormanF

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    Canada Goose is hard to beat for value and you get a lifetime warranty on a new one.
     
  11. fungz0r

    fungz0r Senior member

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    Yeah value wise you can't really beat Canada Goose, but the stuff Ken makes is really just something else. All the krane stuff is amazing, but out of my price range for now. I love the peacoat design
     
  12. AHShadow

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    Krane is actually having a sale on Friday and I think its 20% off the outerwear, which makes their pieces way more affordable. Would you know how warm it is compared to CG? If not, I might be getting a chilliwack.
     
  13. NormanF

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    I have a Merino Wool Chilliwack. Its like wearing an electric heater around your upper body. Its toasty warm.
     
  14. fungz0r

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    I honestly think CG is too warm most of the time, and ill fitting in terms of cut, since the jackets aren't really made to form nicely to your body. The construction and details just make the jacket stand out a lot more, and i think they will be plenty warm for the winter. They're all heavyweight waxed cotton with wool blanket lining, which I think is warm enough for the winter unless you're just standing outside doing nothing. The Krane jackets will be 20% off, they were on sale at some places already
     
  15. blairh

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    I disagree. I just got the Canada Goose Chateau. CG has a line of "slim fit" coats. I can attest that the Chateau (and other models like the Langford, Citadel) form tight against your body. Unlike a model like the Expedition which is a relaxed cut and looks rather bulky, their slim fit coats accentuate a slim build (if you have one).

    In terms of warmth, something like the Expedition is indeed too warm for many to wear most times during the winter. It's really only meant for extreme cold conditions (or spending long periods of time outside during cold days). However the Chateau (and I'm assuming others in the slim fit line) are definitely warm but not nearly as warm as the Expedition. The warmth of the Chateau reminds me of a high-end long wool coat. This is good for most consumers however if you are looking for a serious level of warmth go with the Expedition or something along those lines.
     
  16. snake

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    MMM duvet coat for those of you up north :embar:

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  17. NormanF

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    Its like wrapping a comforter around one's body. I don't find it very practical winter jacket.
     
  18. 7_rocket

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    I wouldn't say TOO warm but I know what you mean. I have a CG from years back and it's certainly toasty. But I'm looking to sell mine as I want something different. Plus all the local university kids (Ryerson) have em.
     
  19. Find Finn

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    It depends on the model personally I didn't find my CG to be too warm, but I get where you are coming from, some of them aren't as warm as I was expecting them to be.


    It was 10C last week and I saw multiple people walking around with their CG expedtions fully zipped. :crazy:
     
  20. SeanathonHuff

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    Any parkas under $300? Slimmer fit, if that isn't a complete contradiction. I just don't want to look like I'm wearing a dress.
     

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