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  • idvsego
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    Originally posted by mark4 View Post
    I'm assuming that's 3 degrees Celsius? Because 3 degrees Fahrenheit is well below freezing. If it is indeed 3 degrees Celsius that's astonishingly wimpy for a down coat or jacket. They're usually good for deep freeze temps.
    not necessarily. Especially not these days. I mean, there are plenty that are, but you absolutely cant expect that from a down puffer just because its a down puffer. They have become somewhat a fashion piece so light puffer that only goes to 3 Celsius for comfort isnt a huge shock to me. the trend towards lightweight packable ones mean they are not meant to be used standalone. A base layer, at least one shirt, and a fleece are usually under a puffer for a lot of todays hikers. And a rain shell can go over all of that.

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  • mark4
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    Originally posted by DocDave View Post
    FYI for anyone thinking of ordering the down jacket from Uniqlo. I was wearing the jacket today as I waited for the bus. The outside temperature was 3 degrees and I'd say the jacket was pretty much at its limit. So if you're looking for a jacket to keep you warm below freezing, the Uniqlo down jacket might not be the one. Hope this helps.
    I'm assuming that's 3 degrees Celsius? Because 3 degrees Fahrenheit is well below freezing. If it is indeed 3 degrees Celsius that's astonishingly wimpy for a down coat or jacket. They're usually good for deep freeze temps.

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  • idvsego
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    finally put my J crew Sussex to a bit of a test this weekend. Nothing crazy with low temps int he 40s but wore it all weekend out walking Greenville, SC and it was comfortable enough in the warmer times and kept me toasty when the sun went down and wind picked up.

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  • jtrading
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    I currently wear:

    Arcteryx Atom LT - my go-to everyday technical puffer jacket if I'm casual
    Ben Sherman Peacoat w/ quilted lining if it's colder than usual

    This year I'm looking to pick up an overcoat, having a tough time deciding between:

    Spier Mackay or other brand wool/cashmere blend overcoat (I tried the JCrew one and it was also pretty good)
    Theory double-faced cashmere coat that I got at a discount but am concerned it will wear out quickly

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  • ianr
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    Originally posted by drchak View Post
    It does seem to pull a bit in photo at the waist.

    How is the lining?
    The lining appears to be the same navy Bemberg rayon as many of the suit jackets and sports jackets from Spier and MacKay. It's not quilted.

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  • drchak
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    Originally posted by ianr View Post
    I ordered 38 and I wear that in most OTR jackets. The sleeves fit exactly to my arms which are 34 in dress shirts. The shoulders feel perfect with a jacket underneath and a little loose with only a shirt. The armholes are also perfect with a jacket and a little odd without a jacket.

    I'm not sure if I should alter the waist or not... it pulls a tiny bit if I lift my arm as you can see in one picture. The seams feel like the waist could be let out 1/2" or so without altering the shape too much.

    I'm not trying to be too fussy about the fit as it fits a lot better than any of the topcoats I've tried on recently.
    It does seem to pull a bit in photo at the waist.

    How is the lining?

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  • ianr
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    Originally posted by drchak View Post
    Looks great. How is the fit?
    I ordered 38 and I wear that in most OTR jackets. The sleeves fit exactly to my arms which are 34 in dress shirts. The shoulders feel perfect with a jacket underneath and a little loose with only a shirt. The armholes are also perfect with a jacket and a little odd without a jacket.

    I'm not sure if I should alter the waist or not... it pulls a tiny bit if I lift my arm as you can see in one picture. The seams feel like the waist could be let out 1/2" or so without altering the shape too much.

    I'm not trying to be too fussy about the fit as it fits a lot better than any of the topcoats I've tried on recently.

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  • drchak
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    Originally posted by ianr View Post
    Spier and MacKay Zanieri brown houndstooth.
    Looks great. How is the fit?

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  • rhyzome
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    I want a light-mid weight fall jacket that will also have some wind/water resistance (not rainproof). I want something that can be dressed up or down and has a fairly clean profile.

    JCrew Sussex - that has been mentioned here looks great. It's unclear what the outershell of that is though. Those that have it, is it a nylon shell or waxed cotton? How does it hold up with a little wind?
    Barbour Powell - The barbour powell looks like the upgrade, but I'm wondering if it's worth the upgrade over the jcrew for long term quality and weather resistance.

    Any thoughts from those with these jackets or similar appreciated.

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  • slows2k
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    Originally posted by kongmw View Post
    So after the balmacaan from SEH Kelly not working out sizing wise, I went for the one from Simon Crompton/Permanent Style and Private White VC. Reckon I'm set for a few years.
    Kudos. After much hemming and hawing I did the same thing. I tried the SM balmacaan first and while I couldn't find fault with it (what a great value), the colorway did not do anything for me, so it went back. This PSxPWVC one is really nice, and while it hurt to hit "buy" on, it was the right choice. I expect to get a lot of use out of it.

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  • ianr
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    Spier and MacKay Zanieri brown houndstooth.

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  • DocDave
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    FYI for anyone thinking of ordering the down jacket from Uniqlo. I was wearing the jacket today as I waited for the bus. The outside temperature was 3 degrees and I'd say the jacket was pretty much at its limit. So if you're looking for a jacket to keep you warm below freezing, the Uniqlo down jacket might not be the one. Hope this helps.

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  • Bishup
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    I just revived a J Crew peacoat in navy. It looks pretty sharp, but runs a bit big; so I sized down. It's not for really frigid weather, stick with the parkas for that. But, it is an upgrade over my Alfani peacoat that I wore for five years.

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  • mobaxter
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    I just ordered a Contrast Hooded Parka from Zara.

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  • kongmw
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    So after the balmacaan from SEH Kelly not working out sizing wise, I went for the one from Simon Crompton/Permanent Style and Private White VC. Reckon I'm set for a few years.



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