Menswear: Winter Jackets / Coats!


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illwill
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4135 posts since 17/5/04

posted 11 Jan 2017 12:12, edited 11 Jan 2017 12:12
Woolrich parkas have seen a sharp increase in popularity over the last few years so it's just good business to reduce costs as they know this popularity is fleeting. See also Barbour.

The new consumers won't notice/care that the current product is inferior and the traditional consumers are too niche a group worry about.
smith
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11306 posts since 5/5/04

11 Jan 2017 13:19
sodomgomorra wrote: Whenever did the quality on Woolrich go south?

Bought a 'Luxury' rendition of the Arctic DF - and it can't hold a candle to the one I've had for quite some time.
Thin - they took the stingy approach to down filling, nasty materials, poor fit, sloppy finish. Several loose stitches. Not heavy duty, or arctic proof in any way. Made in Moldavia of all places, I'd expected better of a coat that retails for an additional 100 gbp on an already steep price. Edging towards a grand RRP. Definitely not worth it.

Going to stick with my old Made in the US one for a bit longer. Despite the shaggy trim looking like roadkill. Pff.

Agree with everything you said. However I'm keeping mine as it's so much thinner than my Canada Goose and don't get half as hot during the very mild UK winter. Always remove that trim off as looks ridiculous other than the one week of the year it actually does go below zero here.
sodomgomorra
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1603 posts since 24/3/14

24 Jan 2017 11:08
Always figured them to be a bit of a staple. But have noticed an increase in popularity.

What's a decent alternative for the perpetually cold? Don't really fancy Canada Goose.
andymakesglasses
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20561 posts since 26/1/06

posted 24 Jan 2017 11:54, edited 24 Jan 2017 11:54
Didriksons? My girlfriend has one and it's toasty, she was wearing it in -28 recently.

Might also be worth looking at 49 Winters and Parajumpers.

The North Face have a couple of subtly-branded down parkas.
tom6195
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61 posts since 17/1/15

24 Jan 2017 12:31
Hey guys, can you recommend me a winter coat for the tall/skinny guy?
burny
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6014 posts since 25/5/06

24 Jan 2017 13:11
http://imgur.com/a/lmoDX
http://imgur.com/MPZGE4b
http://imgur.com/P3QNw18
http://imgur.com/xyPoJhQ
morgan
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1125 posts since 22/2/11

24 Jan 2017 13:28
Laughing out loud


How much did you pay for a made in Moldovia Woolrich?
Always check where they're made. USA or Canada only or you'll get shit.
smith
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11306 posts since 5/5/04

posted 24 Jan 2017 14:42, edited 24 Jan 2017 14:42
Mine was £350. You pay for what you get I guess. Can't wear Canada Goose anymore. Literally every fucker in London has one on now.
C-Stylez
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5225 posts since 4/7/12

24 Jan 2017 15:01
Rodney, outerwear don Cool
sodomgomorra
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1603 posts since 24/3/14

posted 24 Jan 2017 18:41, edited 24 Jan 2017 18:41
morgan wrote: Laughing out loud


How much did you pay for a made in Moldovia Woolrich?
Always check where they're made. USA or Canada only or you'll get shit.

€550, full retail is a whopping €869. Cheeky price.
sodomgomorra
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1603 posts since 24/3/14

24 Jan 2017 18:42
andymakesglasses wrote: Didriksons? My girlfriend has one and it's toasty, she was wearing it in -28 recently.

Might also be worth looking at 49 Winters and Parajumpers.

The North Face have a couple of subtly-branded down parkas.

Parajumpers is a bit too wild for my taste but i'll have a gander at the others. Cheers mate.
kozsie
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109 posts since 12/9/07

25 Jan 2017 17:57
Anyone ID this coat as worn by Noboru Kakuta, or even point me in the direction of something similar?

Cheers.

illwill
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4135 posts since 17/5/04

25 Jan 2017 18:12
Mackintosh Dunoon
padawan
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4452 posts since 27/6/03

posted 25 Jan 2017 18:17, edited 25 Jan 2017 18:17
The New MACKINTOSH stuff is tops……

C-Stylez
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5225 posts since 4/7/12

25 Jan 2017 18:43
looks deec
kozsie
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109 posts since 12/9/07

25 Jan 2017 18:53
That second one looks bang on - sell child/re-mortgage to afford one probably.

Any cheaper alternatives out there?
Bails78
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730 posts since 6/1/08

25 Jan 2017 19:31
Are there any cheaper alternatives to Vis Deckhand? Seen the Buzz Rickson one but they still go for plus £300 looking to spend no more than £200 max.
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

25 Jan 2017 22:11
Try Carhartt or Universal Works.
Jimmy326
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4592 posts since 22/9/07

25 Jan 2017 22:15
You an XL?

https://www.numbersixlondon.com/universal-works-n1-jacket-military-olive.html?utm_source=googleshopping&utm;_medium=cpc&utm;_campaign=googleshopping&gclid;=CKLd5PGo3tECFYUaGwodptoFmw#148=103
Bails78
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730 posts since 6/1/08

25 Jan 2017 22:52
Nah I'm a medium