Menswear: Winter Jackets / Coats!


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RVP10
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277 posts since 3/4/12

24 Aug 2021 19:00
Looking for a gilet, anyone tried crescent down works? Assuming size down 1?
YLAup
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5934 posts since 5/9/11

24 Aug 2021 19:15
Sweaty price

https://www.oipolloi.com/collections/new-stuff/products/ten-c-arctic-down-parka-hazel-brown#product
Crackajack
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8204 posts since 21/4/05

24 Aug 2021 19:21
RVP10 wrote: Looking for a gilet, anyone tried crescent down works? Assuming size down 1?

Own a down sweater and had an Italian vest, they are potentially size down but maybe less so in the vests as you may want to layer more.

They are good quality, the 60/40 fabric ones are pretty water resistant / tough and the ripstop nylon ones stuff down nicely. The zip is a good feature but feels slightly cheap (plastic).

Rocky Mountain Featherbed are the obvious alternative, a bit more tailored but typically have the western yolk which although practical not everyone likes, as well as not having a zip. Having owned both, they feel expensive at UK retail vs the CDW ones.

Hanto
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3548 posts since 30/11/09

24 Aug 2021 20:24
RMF is decent. If you can afford Real McCoy's, then you won't regret it. If you can try them on in London, then worth doing and you can proxy from Japan.
Crackajack
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8204 posts since 21/4/05

24 Aug 2021 21:08
^ I did see a couple of the RMC leather down vests at Clutch recently but they seem to have old stock. Double the price of the CDW I expect and quite a different look. The RMC Nylon one is great but long gone now I think.
RVP10
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277 posts since 3/4/12

27 Aug 2021 09:33
Thanks guys, can’t get on with the leather shoulder thing, seems a bit cowboy cosplay to me. Might wait a bit for fw drops and see what comes out, no rush really.
gawkrodger
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7698 posts since 4/11/08

17 Sep 2021 13:34
I've got an eye on a SI Shadow Project parka (is quilted if makes any difference).

I'm 5ft 10" around 78kgs - should I be going for medium or large?
zappa1903
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504 posts since 26/8/14

17 Sep 2021 14:12
gawkrodger wrote: I've got an eye on a SI Shadow Project parka (is quilted if makes any difference).

I'm 5ft 10" around 78kgs - should I be going for medium or large?

Medium should be fine
gaffer
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611 posts since 13/4/05

24 Oct 2021 17:33

Veilance Monitor owners, how do they size up? Worth the investment? Looking for that kind of sleek parka type thing for this winter
Hanto
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3548 posts since 30/11/09

24 Oct 2021 21:13
gaffer wrote: Veilance Monitor owners, how do they size up? Worth the investment? Looking for that kind of sleek parka type thing for this winter

Standard or Down?
gaffer
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611 posts since 13/4/05

25 Oct 2021 00:45

Fancy down but standard probably more practical with our mild winters?
swede
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10532 posts since 21/3/09

25 Oct 2021 05:59
got to be the down version imo
LFC
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6055 posts since 14/6/11

25 Oct 2021 07:08
Down’s too warm for UK. Their goretex with a jumper and tshirt underneath is spot on
Hanto
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3548 posts since 30/11/09

25 Oct 2021 07:39
gaffer wrote: Fancy down but standard probably more practical with our mild winters?

I have the down and get good use out of it, but I do live on the coast so it gets pretty windy. Mine is a L and I'm 6'2. Someone on here has one too and suggested sizing down. I also got an L as I had about 20 seconds to pick a size as it had been reduced to £310.
Ulster_Blue
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5625 posts since 16/7/06

25 Oct 2021 08:22
what about the arcteryx therm as a cheaper option? good down coat and not too roasting.
eazypz
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3684 posts since 16/4/10

25 Oct 2021 08:31
LFC wrote: Down’s too warm for UK. Their goretex with a jumper and tshirt underneath is spot on

Depends on how much you feel the cold.
Personally, I feel the cold a lot and wear a Canada goose down parka every winter and am sometimes still cold.
sydneyking
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5238 posts since 26/9/09

posted 25 Oct 2021 09:17, edited 25 Oct 2021 09:17
Hanto wrote:
gaffer wrote: Fancy down but standard probably more practical with our mild winters?

I have the down and get good use out of it, but I do live on the coast so it gets pretty windy. Mine is a L and I'm 6'2. Someone on here has one too and suggested sizing down. I also got an L as I had about 20 seconds to pick a size as it had been reduced to £310.

I have the down, I’m 6 foot 2 too. most of the time I wear just a tee underneath it. If you want to layer underneath it then size up to a large otherwise medium is fine. I have a node in large, I think personally I prefer the node
smith
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11793 posts since 5/5/04

25 Oct 2021 09:31
T-shirt and down duvet parka gets my vote.
mistamilan
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94 posts since 5/5/09

posted 25 Oct 2021 18:20, edited 25 Oct 2021 18:20
gaffer wrote: Fancy down but standard probably more practical with our mild winters?

Regular monitor is just a goretex shell and mine gets the least amount of wear. Won't be great for winter in my experience unless you wear a good sweat or knit. Depends on the winter if that is enough. My go-to is my field IS, not that warm but seems to be just right for any kind of winter in the Netherlands.

Wear my node skiing and its perfect for that. Think that is between a down and insulated version.


Dee
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12205 posts since 22/11/07

25 Oct 2021 19:27
The Altus down probs one of the best jackets I've ever bought, got plenty of wear last winter. Medium.