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  • SwiftToole
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    Originally posted by theplayerking View Post
    Duffle coats are a good option when you want something less formal than a top coat but more stylish than a parka. They look great with jeans and cords, but can also work with wool trousers.
    Another member of team duffle coat here. Been wearing the same one for several years and when it dies I'll replace it with another duffle coat, most likely.

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  • idvsego
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    Originally posted by evanparker View Post
    i have been wearing mine a ton and I am kind of worried if i don't find it a successor, i'll be in trouble.
    I have a feeling I will ride it into the ground like I did my target boots. so hard to justify a jump from $20 to $200.

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  • DocDave
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    Originally posted by evanparker View Post
    i think i currently have about 16 different coats. maybe half are ebay/thrifts.

    i didn't even wear them all last year, it's a shame. I love all of them <3
    I hear ya on the 'wearing of the coats' bit. At the end of the winter last year, when I went to move our jackets from the hallway closet to the upstairs one, I noticed I had two or three coats sitting in there. They never saw the light of day. A quick chat with the wife meant those jackets were destined for Goodwill. Now, of course, I am thinking need to up my coat game again...

    [MENTION=6449]holmes10[/MENTION] that was a great/informative post. Thanks.

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  • evanparker
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    Originally posted by idvsego View Post
    yep, thats the one. its been pretty good for the payout
    i have been wearing mine a ton and I am kind of worried if i don't find it a successor, i'll be in trouble.

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  • idvsego
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    Originally posted by evanparker View Post
    idvsego do you still have the one i got myself at target, from maybe 2014 or 15? I got one from then and it's got so much old beer spilled on it it's about to give up the ghost. i've been looking fervently for a replacement. I was thinking about this one https://dappered.com/2019/10/win-it-...ington-jacket/. Made in USA for $220 is a pretty good deal. you could probably ebay a J Crew one for that much, but who knows...
    yep, thats the one. its been pretty good for the payout

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  • evanparker
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    Originally posted by idvsego View Post
    yeah, coat/jackets are a weakness for me as well. storage space is a limitation for me right now so I keep my rotation to about 6.

    1) Tan Harrington from Target.

    idvsego do you still have the one i got myself at target, from maybe 2014 or 15? I got one from then and it's got so much old beer spilled on it it's about to give up the ghost. i've been looking fervently for a replacement. I was thinking about this one https://dappered.com/2019/10/win-it-...ington-jacket/. Made in USA for $220 is a pretty good deal. you could probably ebay a J Crew one for that much, but who knows...

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  • idvsego
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    Originally posted by evanparker View Post
    i think i currently have about 16 different coats. maybe half are ebay/thrifts.

    i didn't even wear them all last year, it's a shame. I love all of them <3
    yeah, coat/jackets are a weakness for me as well. storage space is a limitation for me right now so I keep my rotation to about 6.

    1) Tan Harrington from Target. Cheap as chips but its been a great addition. When/if this wears out I will spend some good money on a new one.

    2) Old Navy quilted puffer in navy blue. This was a clearance grab to test out the quilted look and patch pockets. Kind of a Barbour type look. I have loved this thing and the Sussex would kind of take its spot so I could use the ON for camping. The oN is shiny and swishy so it needs an upgrade.

    3) Gap corduroy sherpa collar trucker in "tan". This is my go to casual jacket for jeans and some of my chinos. comfortable, warm, and right up my alley aesthetically.

    4) Gap field jacket in navy. Can you tell my wife had a part time job at Gap for a holiday season? This one was bought for one of the kids but he didnt wear it so I stole it. I actually barely wear this hting but it fills a need. Hooded and big enough to wear a chunky sweater underneath. Lots of pockets.

    5) Calvin Klein full zip fleece in navy. another "he didnt want it" item that is getting a lot of use. Dense fleece so it has some substance. I can even layer it under some of these other jackets. This needs an upgrade too.

    6) Wool bomber with faux fur collar from target in grey. This one...makes no sense. I dont know its identity. Is it more formal? more casual? Is it cheesey or retro modern? But I like it and it was affordable so I bought it. I dont do pea coats because on a skinny dude they look like a dress when they are unbuttoned and I dont button my jackets much. In the south you are taking them on and off a lot. Like [MENTION=15101]armedferret[/MENTION] I could survive with a good hoodie or just that fleece for like 95% of the year. So this acts as my less casual option.

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  • evanparker
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    Originally posted by idvsego View Post
    You guys are all enablers. I need another coat like I need another pair of boots... Tapatalk
    i think i currently have about 16 different coats. maybe half are ebay/thrifts.

    i didn't even wear them all last year, it's a shame. I love all of them <3
    Last edited by evanparker; October 30, 2019, 10:02 AM.

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  • Domino
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    Originally posted by Soulex View Post
    I wear a vintage military wool overcoat. Bulgarian Air Force, to be exact. 1980s, I believe. Love the thing.
    I got a Swedish AF Greatcoat myself for a steal. Because if there's anyone who knows how to dress for cold weather, it's gonna be the Swedes.

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  • holmes10
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    Oops forgot to mention that one other really nice style for winter is the traditional N-1 naval deck jacket. I haven't been able to find one that works for me in a price range I like. I tried one from Lucky Brand that looks great but the medium was too tight in the shoulders and too big in the waist. The N-1 typically has a wool or alpaca lining, so it probably wouldn't take you down to freezing, but could probably work in the 40s and maybe into the 30s with layering.
    Last edited by holmes10; October 29, 2019, 11:25 PM.

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  • holmes10
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    Let me grab a folding chair and a styrofoam cup of coffee and join this meeting of Outerwear Anonymous. I’m reminded of a thread from around the time I joined Dappered titled something like “Are we done yet?” that really highlighted two schools of thought regarding building a wardrobe. I’m of the “pretty much set” school when it comes to most things, but undoubtedly of the “never quite finished” school for outerwear. Also, since we’re getting confessional, I am super picky and will often buy coats and keep them around the house during the return period just to be sure they’ll work out. Yes, I have a problem.

    This year I’ve been going full Miami Dolphins and snatching up numerous options at every stage of the draft. I’m always keeping my eyes open for a steal that will fill a gap in my (growing) collection. Need me that franchise QB, plus a workhorse back, lockdown corner, and ball-hawk safety…

    Leaving aside lightweight spring/fall/rainy jackets, since the OP mentioned winter, here’s what I’m working with so far. I’ll try to update with links later. Keep in mind my wardrobe is from casual up to the lower end of business casual. Almost never wear suits, so I don’t own any overcoats.

    - Cole Haan Signature four-pocket quilted jacket in black. Not sure what the “Signature” line is, but I scooped this jacket up when the Amazon algorithm dropped it crazy low. Build quality is great, and it has enough warmth to handle the fall plus the more mild parts of the NYC winter. It’s cut in the British moto jacket style, and I later found out that it’s basically a shot-for-shot remake of the Burberry Brit “Russell” quilted jacket. HOWEVER: this one has hidden side-entry hand warmer pockets and a smooth sleeve lining, which the Burberry inexplicably lacks. Those two things are a deal breaker for me for a coat meant to be worn in chilly weather. I think it could work for both casual and business casual.

    - Scotch & Soda mid weight stand collar puffer in black. Slim cut, very clean simple style, and the type of puffer that I wouldn’t have gone for 7 years ago. Haven’t had a chance to wear it in the cold yet, but looks like it should deliver well. No hood, but room enough to layer a *cough* hoodie underneath, and I find a slim puffer without the hood looks a bit more sharp. Primaloft insulation instead of down, which I prefer because unless you get a REALLY nice down coat, the feathers always seem to poke through. Would it be a stretch to call this one business casual? Yes. Will it stop me this winter? Probably not. Amazon algorithm also dropped this one crazy low.

    - Uniqlo down (blend?) parka in black. Have to find a photo of this one. I bought it on clearance in early 2017 so it must be the A/W 2016 line. They’ve changed these a bit but they still probably have something comparable. OP may be interested because it’s built in the classic N3-B parka style that Canada Goose and everyone else have been doing for the past 5 years, but it’s a fraction of the price and SUPER warm. Can only wear this thing comfortably below 32F, maybe below 25F. I've worn it in single digits and my upper body was completely warm. For me, the NYC winter is weird and unpredictable, so I don’t want to shell out $500 or even $1000 on a coat that will only be used for a week or two. OP is in Kansas City, which I’m not familiar with, but sounds like there are only a few weeks of absolutely brutal winter. This one has survived a little over two full winters with no wear or down leakage. You can even wear these parkas over a suit like Tom Hiddleston in the Night Manager.

    - Abercrombie & Fitch peacoat in navy. Found this for $30 at a TJ Maxx last fall, and the quality of the wool is surprising even though it’s only like 60%. Way better than any mall or outlet brand wool coat I’ve seen. A little baggy on me and has no insulation, just a smooth lining, so not the most practical, but I keep it around because it’s dressier and I think I could throw this over a suit jacket in a pinch (it’s not a very cropped peacoat). Might get it altered, but if that runs into triple digits it may not be worth it.

    Also, I have three options I’m still considering and that still have the tags on them haha:

    - B10-style insulated cotton bomber with sherpa collar (from some brand called Brave Soul) in navy. A new style for me but thinking of giving it a try. Seems warm and stylish, and the fit is really nice, which I’ve never found to be the case for bombers.

    - Superdry “core down” hooded puffer in black. Lightweight and fits great, but I’ve had issues with down feathers poking through cheaper down jackets before. Plus I already have a black puffer without the hood and a black parka with a hood so this one seems a bit superfluous.

    - Tan corduroy trucker jacket with white sherpa lining: wanted to like this one, and it's definitely comfortable, but just seems off on me personally, or maybe needs to be worn in a more rural area.

    Wow apologies for the long post. TL;DR: Get a Uniqlo N3-B style parka for the coldest of days, and keep trawling Amazon for other coats to see whether the pricing algorithm drops, if you have time to wait.
    Last edited by holmes10; October 30, 2019, 12:01 AM.

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  • Deke
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    It's generally a fairly mild winter around these parts. I picked up a Filson Polson Field Jacket in coyote brown during the summer sale this past year that I think is going to be getting lots of time in the rotation. Otherwise, I have one of those North Face quilted jackets and a LL Bean Pullover that will be filling in.

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  • MediumTex
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    I am also overly-coated and jacketed. I have an olive corduroy Brooks Brothers (OK, 346) Harrington, I have a red Brooks Brothers Harrington, I have a quilted Barbour that I'm too lazy to look up right now, I have my dad's old heavy wool bridge coat from when he was in the Navy and I just got a SuperDry Classic Rookie Military Jacket (https://www.superdry.com/us/mens/jac...-jacket--green). I don't hear SD getting much airplay on Dappered, but I've always secretly liked some of their stuff. I picked this one up for $55 at one of the omnipresent Off 5th sales and it is great.

    Now, all we need is actual cold weather in Texas. Actually, it's not bad this week (highs in the 50s, lows in the upper 30s), but that's about as cold as it gets here, except for the inevitable ice storm in January when we get non-stop coverage from the iced over bridges and overpasses.

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  • Soulex
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    I wear a vintage military wool overcoat. Bulgarian Air Force, to be exact. 1980s, I believe. Love the thing. Apart from that I have two faux leather jackets, a ratty hoodie, and a faux fur lined Wrangler shirt. Nothin' fancy.

    Sent from my SM-S327VL using Tapatalk

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  • julius12
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    Peacoat. It's classic, masculine, can go from casual to smart-casual/semi-formal, and wool is naturally water-resistant.

    For really cold weather or freezing rain I wear a classic waterproof hip-length parka.

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