Menswear: Winter Jackets / Coats!


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staygold
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5087 posts since 21/11/05

1 Oct 2008 19:54
Somewebsitewrote wrote: To help with your choice of garment, Barbour now publish the Chest Tolerance measurement of each jacket. This measurement indicates the measurement around the chest of the jacket, for example, a size 40 inch (Euro 50) jacket with a 5” (12.5cm) Chest Tolerance, will measure 45 inches ( 114cm). If the jacket was sized as ‘Medium’, with a 5” Chest Tolerance, it would measure 44 inches (112 cm) around the chest, as Medium is to fit 38-40 inch chest (Euro 48-50).
Don't believe it myself to be honest, the woman on the phone told me the pit to pit on a 34 chest was 20"
Murakami
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13343 posts since 9/5/05

1 Oct 2008 20:00
Wouldnt it have just been easier to say the jackets are bigger than usual , so size down ?
Strummer
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2181 posts since 24/7/04

1 Oct 2008 20:04
So the smallest they do is a real 40" chest?
MerciBeau
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4412 posts since 7/7/06

2 Oct 2008 15:46
anybody know of any decent down jackets, similar to this: but in a more acceptable colour: http://www.uniqlo.co.uk/catalogue/men/outerwear/101771-purple-down-short-jacket
Best
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9970 posts since 21/10/05

2 Oct 2008 15:52
they do loads of colours instore - grey, black, blue, white etc

great for the money imo

MerciBeau
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4412 posts since 7/7/06

2 Oct 2008 15:54
are they slim fitting?
andymakesglasses
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20693 posts since 26/1/06

2 Oct 2008 16:08
Deceptral_Optometrics wrote: are they slim fitting?

Laughing out loud
MerciBeau
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4412 posts since 7/7/06

2 Oct 2008 16:14
relatively speaking.
hectogon
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1244 posts since 23/1/08

2 Oct 2008 19:11
if anyone has seen eternal sunshine of a spotless mind, one of the characters has the best puffa-type jacket ever.
Seem good in principle, but tried one on a couple of days ago and looked a little stupid.
brodie
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6746 posts since 15/10/05

2 Oct 2008 20:08
Deceptral_Optometrics wrote: anybody know of any decent down jackets, similar to this: but in a more acceptable colour: http://www.uniqlo.co.uk/catalogue/men/outerwear/101771-purple-down-short-jacket

they have a very similar one in zara right now, in black, about the same price
MerciBeau
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4412 posts since 7/7/06

2 Oct 2008 20:13
brodie wrote:
Deceptral_Optometrics wrote: anybody know of any decent down jackets, similar to this: but in a more acceptable colour: http://www.uniqlo.co.uk/catalogue/men/outerwear/101771-purple-down-short-jacket

they have a very similar one in zara right now, in black, about the same price

ta
Kaiser Soze
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56 posts since 2/10/08

2 Oct 2008 22:48
It's an Albam waxed Fisherman's Cagoule for me. Smiling
biglforlife
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2100 posts since 23/9/06

2 Oct 2008 23:26
Looks nice too. What colour did you get?

http://www.albamclothing.com/product.aspx?productid=98
Hector
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339 posts since 11/9/07

2 Oct 2008 23:54
first ive heard of Albam, looks like some decent stuff on the website

similar aesthetic to apc/acne/etc
GameOver
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1841 posts since 1/6/06

3 Oct 2008 09:29
yeah, i like the look of that coat, i might be off to london tomorrow so i'll check out the store and report back.
staygold
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5087 posts since 21/11/05

3 Oct 2008 10:55
My Barbour just arrived - quality is amazing, that chest intolernace thing is bullshit though, think I should have got a 36 chest not a 34 as i'll be weraing a few layers under it, can't decide if it's too small
MrPlatinum
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8939 posts since 24/2/04

3 Oct 2008 11:07
I like the look and price of this - little too uncommon for me though

http://www.aspecto.co.uk/index.asp?L0=sale&L1;=men's_clothing&L2;=richard_james&L3;=leather_jackets&pcode;=T/RJ4711464
stoney
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17814 posts since 22/1/05

3 Oct 2008 11:40
Deceptral_Optometrics wrote: anybody know of any decent down jackets, similar to this: but in a more acceptable colour: http://www.uniqlo.co.uk/catalogue/men/outerwear/101771-purple-down-short-jacket

i like this and the colour, my only hesitation is what id wear it with
Paolo G
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7408 posts since 10/8/06

3 Oct 2008 13:21
inxdecline wrote: My Barbour just arrived - quality is amazing, that chest intolernace thing is bullshit though, think I should have got a 36 chest not a 34 as i'll be weraing a few layers under it, can't decide if it's too small

Pics if you get a minute mate.
Paolo G
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7408 posts since 10/8/06

3 Oct 2008 13:22
stonefish wrote:
Deceptral_Optometrics wrote: anybody know of any decent down jackets, similar to this: but in a more acceptable colour: http://www.uniqlo.co.uk/catalogue/men/outerwear/101771-purple-down-short-jacket

i like this and the colour, my only hesitation is what id wear it with

What about that supreme one you got?

I find that style of jacket a bit cheap looking.