Menswear: Winter Jackets / Coats!


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RVP10
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255 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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5730 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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7971 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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3162 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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7971 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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255 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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7641 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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474 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