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  • idvsego
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    Originally posted by DocDave View Post
    The first step to recovery is recognizing and admitting you have a problem. What boots did you order?

    Re: the OPs question..

    I have a Uniqlo down jacket that I wear for cool-ish days. For example it was 5 degrees here yesterday morning as I waited for the bus. The the Uniqlo down jacket kept me warm no problem.

    When winter does hit though, I break out the JC camel coat. I don't know if the jacket would keep me warm in -20 weather, but for the 0 to -10ish, the jacket does the job fine.
    I have been hunting for a pair of chukkas to replace some super comfortable ones I got for $7 on clearance at target a while back. They are falling apart but were a pleasant surprise and have been hard to match, shockingly. I tried on some Born Henricks a while back and they were very comfortable for me, even if not my ideal look. I just finally gave up and ordered the comfortable option. They are just to wear with jeans and a henley or chunky sweater.

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  • DocDave
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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...that I just ordered.


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    The first step to recovery is recognizing and admitting you have a problem. What boots did you order?

    Re: the OPs question..

    I have a Uniqlo down jacket that I wear for cool-ish days. For example it was 5 degrees here yesterday morning as I waited for the bus. The the Uniqlo down jacket kept me warm no problem.

    When winter does hit though, I break out the JC camel coat. I don't know if the jacket would keep me warm in -20 weather, but for the 0 to -10ish, the jacket does the job fine.

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  • mark4
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    Well since this has turned into a coat confessional...starting from warmest to least warm I have
    Lands' End down parka - bought on after Christmas sale for like $140, keeps me warm when the temperatures approach 0 degrees Fahrenheit (and that's the actual air temps, not wind chill). Generally worn when the temps drop into the teens or lower, or into the 20s if I'm going to be outside for a long time.

    Next up, I'm guessing here, but I bought the nylon shell Roark Revival Axe Jacket (black with contrasting corduroy collar) - it's true jacket length and I have not yet been able to test the warmth as it has not gotten cold here in the DC area yet, and probably won't for another month. I'd guess it's about as warm as any synthetic fill wind proof jacket.

    Patagonia Nano Puff jacket that is a half decade or more old. Not super stylish but it gets the job done to fairly cold temps.

    This one I forgot so am editing - the Lands' End quilted car coat. Got that last year on discount and was pleasantly surprised at how good it looks and it's pretty warm and wind and light precip resistant.

    Fifth is a tough call...I have a J Crew Wallace and Barnes deck jacket that is unlined - basically it's a single breasted version of a pea coat with snap closure instead of buttons. Even though its unlined the wool is dense and warm. It's a true jacket length. This was also obtained on steep discount as the W&B stuff is generally too rich for my blood at full price. My main complaint about it is the pockets open at the top rather than on a slant so they suck for keeping hands warm as your hand have to be put in straight down rather than on the more comfortable side-entry angle most handwarmer pockets have.

    Sixth is probably my Lands' End navy duffle coat. It may be warmer than the deck jacket - it would be by weight/length but they made it a true toggle closure duffle so it has no zipper. Most duffles these days have a zipper as the main closure and the toggles close the storm flap. Not this one. As a result, it's draftier than it really should be - otherwise it would be warmer than that deck jacket for sure.

    Seventh the Abercrombie and Fitch Dad Coat - I really like it style wise but it is not that thick or heavy and it has no insulation other than the wool. OK for winters here in the DC area but I wouldn't trust it to keep me warm for long at temps below freezing. I kind of like the lighter weight because I can wear it open on chillier fall days without getting overheated.

    Finally I have a waxed cotton field jacket from Lands' End (real genuine British Millerain inner and outer fabric) with 40 gram insulation, or so it said on the website description. It's OK into the upper 30s if I dress warmly underneath debatable whether its a true winter coat IMO.

    Then I have an assortment of lighter weight jackets which I will not go into as this is a winter coat discussion. I guess I could use a dressier overcoat than the A&F one but it gets me by and I don't really have all that many full on formal events so I'm probably not going for one this year as I would probably not wear it much.

    I'm really tempted to get a Navy pea coat (probably the Schott NYC one) - it's a little redundant given that I have that deck jacket but there's something about the DB look I really like. Plus it's warmer because that overlap of fabric where the jacket closes really cuts down on drafts. Also it would have real hand warmer pockets. We'll see. Probably wait until next year or later on that one too.
    Last edited by mark4; October 29, 2019, 10:34 AM.

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  • LesserBlackDog
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    I’ve got tons of coats and jackets. Many of them are 3-season pieces that I honestly don’t consider true winter outerwear due to the weather we get here.

    In terms of winter-specific outerwear, for work purposes I mostly wear a navy Lands’ End quilted coat (kind of a Barbour style) or a charcoal houndstooth wool BR topcoat that I’ve had for years.

    For casual use I have a Patagonia down sweater, a Mountain Hardwear down puffer, and a honkin’ ol’ Abercrombie and Fitch parka. I also wear the parka to the office when it’s really, really cold.

    It’s -5 and windy out this morning so I’ve already gotten use out of all of them this year....

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  • idvsego
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    Originally posted by Creature View Post
    I’ve got this from ~4 years ago and it Still gets regular use along side my navy Peacoat. I also have an insulated (thinsulate) jcrew topcoat and an Eddie Bauer parka that get limited use. I might try for a slimmer topcoat, but other than that I think I’m set.
    I went to go buy the darn thing this morning and the promo code changed and it now excludes the Sussex. Oh well, I didnt need it anyway.

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  • Alex.C
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    Last year I picked up a light grey J. Crew peacoat and added that to my navy car coat, and I'm pretty much golden for any weather. I also have a packable down jacked I wear for super casual outings and hiking. I don't remember the brand, it was a Marshalls/TJ Maxx pickup. I don't plan on buying a coat for several years.

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  • armedferret
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    Originally posted by idvsego View Post
    so what you are saying is you could get by with a good hoodie?
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    And yes probably.

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  • idvsego
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    Originally posted by armedferret View Post
    I've already a healthy selection. Duffle coat from Spier, a couple topcoats, and for work I have the full cold-weather setup.

    Though Maryland really doesn't get *THAT* cold if I'm honest.

    Lots of layers next week in Canada though.
    so what you are saying is you could get by with a good hoodie?

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  • armedferret
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    I've already a healthy selection. Duffle coat from Spier, a couple topcoats, and for work I have the full cold-weather setup.

    Though Maryland really doesn't get *THAT* cold if I'm honest.

    Lots of layers next week in Canada though.

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  • ElDub
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    1. Red Arcteryx Beta SV.
    2. Navy J Crew pea coat.
    3. White/Gray/Orange Mountain Hardware down jacket.

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  • Evenflow
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    I like wool car coats.

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  • hockeysc23
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    For cold I’ve got three basic options:
    1. JCrew quilted Sussex. Great for if you’re not out for long or have a sweater underneath. One of my favorite mix between dappered and comfortable.

    2. S&M overcoat in navy. Formal events, wearing over a suit or if windy this is great option. I was surprised how warm it is. I pair with a scarf and gloves.

    3. For when it’s really cold style doesn’t matter as much. No one outside in sub 30 degrees is going to be remarking at your jacket choice. So I pull out my north face ski jacket. Blocks the wind and is warm.

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  • theplayerking
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    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.

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  • smitty
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    I have a Schott leather jacket that has a removable lining. It weighs a ton, but it's really warm and looks really cool.

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  • idvsego
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    You guys are all enablers. I need another coat like I need another pair of boots...that I just ordered.


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