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  • What winter coat will you be wearing or want to get this year?

    I've been on a 2-3 year mission to get a better winter coat option but haven't found what I'm really looking for. Right now, I wear my NorthFace hoodie style insulated coat when it is cold but will layer something like a normal hoodie underneath it when it is really cold. That all works fine, but ideally I'd like to get something that looks a little more put together.
    I've looked at the Canada Goose parkas, and I kind of like them. But here in Kansas City, we don't get too many weeks of really crazy cold weather where you need something that heavy duty. I think most of the times you'd be sweating in it (I tried one on at Nordstrom, and I was freaking hot). If they had a less insulated (less bulky) one that still looked the same, that would probably be what I want. But... the price is insane. That's why I could only buy one if they had less heavy duty variety as I'd want that to work for more than just the crazy cold 4-6 weeks of Jan-Feb.
    My problem is that I haven't been able to find what I really want. Most of the coats are either way too 'formal' (i.e. have to be wearing slacks) or too informal/bulky puffy coats. I think part of my challenge is that I'm not entirely sure where to look. Any ideas? What else are people wearing?

    I'm a big soccer fan, and the european soccer managers always seem to have cool coats. I'd love to know what those various ones are.

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    For the fall and spring, I end up grabbing my Barbour Beaufort for most occasions. When it gets into the dead of winter territory, I grab my basic J. Crew Baywater Peacoat. I have been debating this Spier & Mackay overcoat even though I do not dress formally often. I would wear it casually like below as I return to looking at this picture quite frequently for some reason. https://www.spierandmackay.com/charc...-overcoat.html

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    • #3
      https://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/coat....html?pdp=true

      Camel topcoat. Can dress it down with jeans or up with slacks. Light enough that you can wear it in 50s weather.

      Navy peacoat is also nice (something like JCrew dock peacoat or billy Reid Bond peacoat)


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      • #4
        Originally posted by Pesape View Post
        I've been on a 2-3 year mission to get a better winter coat option but haven't found what I'm really looking for. Right now, I wear my NorthFace hoodie style insulated coat when it is cold but will layer something like a normal hoodie underneath it when it is really cold. That all works fine, but ideally I'd like to get something that looks a little more put together.
        I've looked at the Canada Goose parkas, and I kind of like them. But here in Kansas City, we don't get too many weeks of really crazy cold weather where you need something that heavy duty. I think most of the times you'd be sweating in it (I tried one on at Nordstrom, and I was freaking hot). If they had a less insulated (less bulky) one that still looked the same, that would probably be what I want. But... the price is insane. That's why I could only buy one if they had less heavy duty variety as I'd want that to work for more than just the crazy cold 4-6 weeks of Jan-Feb.
        My problem is that I haven't been able to find what I really want. Most of the coats are either way too 'formal' (i.e. have to be wearing slacks) or too informal/bulky puffy coats. I think part of my challenge is that I'm not entirely sure where to look. Any ideas? What else are people wearing?

        I'm a big soccer fan, and the european soccer managers always seem to have cool coats. I'd love to know what those various ones are.
        Kind of sounds like you may be in the market for one of the many classic types of men's wool coats/jackets. If you want something with a synthetic wind proof shell ignore all that follows.

        It's not available anymore but last year I bought a casual overcoat from Abercrombie and Fitch of all places - here's a link to a guy wearing it - it's not the military style hooded jacket at the top of the post but if you scroll down it's the brown plaid wool coat the dude in the green sweater and jeans is wearing. https://putthison.com/you-will-never...150-outerwear/
        That's a version of an overcoat. They can lean formal but people wear them all the time (especially ones that lean more casual like this one) with casual clothes. Get one with softer shoulders and maybe a patterned fabric to make it lean more casual.

        If you want something long like that but arguably even more casual a duffle coat (google it and you'll get dozens of images) would probably work. If you want something on the shorter closer to jacket length side the double breasted Navy pea coat has never, ever been out of style during my entire lifetime and I'm a half century old. Schott NYC makes a great one but it's on the pricier end for pea coats. J Crew makes a nice one for cheaper - at least it's cheaper if you get a discount code. A wool car coat would be in between the overcoat/duffle length and the pea coat length.
        “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” – Mark Twain

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        • #5
          I am pretty set but this Sussex quilted from j crew is tempting me


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          • #6
            I've been sooooo tempted by the balmacaan offerings from Permanent Style, Spier&Mackay, as well as SEH Kelly. Been going back and forth about pulling the trigger for the last two weeks but decided that between my Jcrew topcoat, Canada Goose parka, and Burberry peacoat, I have more than enough for the winter. Maybe next year.

            Also came across this obscenely expensive Moncler corduroy down jacket and am not ashamed to say that I was intrigued (until I saw the price tag that is)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by idvsego View Post
              I am pretty set but this Sussex quilted from j crew is tempting me

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              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.

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              • #8
                I have two Bonobos Banff jackets (similar to J Crew Sussex referenced above). One older one in olive, one newer one in black. Quality jackets that look nice.

                I also have a navy Sussex.

                Those are nice pieces that aren’t too hot.

                I also have a Banana Republic Camel topcoat. It lives up to the -not very warm but looks nice- idea.

                I have an older Bonobos black pea coat. Halifax was the name. It’s a slim medium. Haven’t worn it in three years but it’s warm. And tight on me...

                If you want something cooler you are looking at something like that, a Mac might not be warm enough. But I’ve been thinking of something like that myself...

                I like coats and jackets.


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                • #9
                  I have too many jackets...

                  depending what I want to wear:

                  Spier & Mackay Overcoat: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bo0BsSkH..._web_copy_link

                  Outdoor Survival Canada Parka similar to this one (overkill, but really helps on the windy days where the temperature goes form 15F to -5 with wind chill) https://www.campsaver.com/outdoor-su...cket-mens.html
                  http://outdoorsurvivalcanada.com/ourstory/

                  Don't own, but sister company of OSC (slightly slimmer) https://www.campsaver.com/osc-cross-...RoC3fsQAvD_BwE
                  http://www.osccross.com/about


                  Sterlingwear Pea Coat: Page has been under construction for over a year according to Facebook, they used to have an agreement with LLBean, but looks like that's over (current model made in Italy) https://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/7898...c-wool-peacoat


                  For not so cold days:
                  Filson Cover Cloth Mile Marker https://dappered.com/2017/04/steal-a...d-cotton-coat/

                  Banana Republic coat which is mentioned regularly https://bananarepublic.gap.com/brows...p-page-content

                  Sanyo similar to (had purchased from Sierra Trading Post before buyout): https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/sanyo-j...r-coat/4704483

                  Also have two Billy Reid Peacoats, but I don't wear them in the coldest weather.

                  Had a Schott Duffle, but ended up giving to my brother.
                  Last edited by 77Pat; October 28, 2019, 10:08 PM.

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                  • #10
                    You guys are all enablers. I need another coat like I need another pair of boots...that I just ordered.


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                    • #11
                      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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                      • #12
                        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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                        • #13
                          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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                          • #14
                            I like wool car coats.

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                            • #15
                              1. Red Arcteryx Beta SV.
                              2. Navy J Crew pea coat.
                              3. White/Gray/Orange Mountain Hardware down jacket.

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