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    Technical Shells + Lightweight Jackets

    So gents, earlier this fall I lost one of my jackets. By lost, I mean I left it on the train, realized 5 minutes later, and it never turned up in their lost and found.

    The jacket I lost was nothing particularly dapper (just a typical Eastern Mountain Sports shell layer), and I bought it before I started my wardrobe rebuild, but it was my go to lightweight layer when I was living in Italy. Memories...bummer. Clearly I'm not trying to make this jacket look stylish, as is indicated in the photo below of me hiking up Fiesole (outside central Florence), but I enjoyed its versatility.



    Now I have to opportunity to try and find a replacement. Fun!

    I'm thinking of getting two different jackets. One that is waterproof that I can throw around and not worry about, similar to the jacket I lost. The other, something a bit more dapper, perhaps a lightweight cotton.

    Here are two jackets in the general ballpark of what I find appealing:
    Waterproof: http://canvas.landsend.com/pp/mens-w...235388_-1.html
    General Lightweight: http://www.superdry.com/mens/jackets...ity-harrington

    I know what I'm asking for might be a bit outside of the styles normally found here on Dappered, but I trust that you'll be able to offer some sound advice. So if you guys might have any suggestions for either jacket type, if you have recommendations of another direction you think I should look in (I'm certainly open to expanding my horizons - I'm still in the process of upgrading, updating, and maturing my appearance), or if you want to say "Man, those are terrible. Give up!" all comments and opinions are welcomed. Also of note is that I'm a tiny guy - 5'5" 120lbs. Thanks!
    Last edited by Shift and Void; November 14, 2012, 02:05 AM.

    #2
    Regarding your waterproof option, I think this one is a nice option: http://www.target.com/p/c9-by-champi...Slot=large_1_4. Tried it on the other day and it was amazing the quality at that price point. $35 gives you a little more to go towards the more dressier option.

    Lemme look further into the "general lightweight" option and I'll get back to you.
    Last edited by Heafcliffe; November 14, 2012, 04:32 AM.

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      #3
      For the general lightweight jacket I can recommend Baracuta, who created the very first Harrington Jacket.
      Steve McQueen wore it http://www.nycscootering.com/wp-cont...uta-jacket.jpg
      Jason Statham and Daniel Craig wear it http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ly...5gl9o1_500.jpg and http://egrstyle.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/craig1.jpg
      Gotta love the Fraser Tartan lining.
      The Baracuta site standard prices are a little steep, but they regularly mark down certain models in the sale section. If you get on their mailing list you'll be notified whenever they have something new on sale and you might score a good deal.
      If you like the colour, this one isn't too bad: http://www.baracuta-g9.com/sale/g9j0091/5051234644268/f
      And much cheaper than wat J.Crew has to offer http://www.jcrew.com/mens_special_si...3800/13800.jsp

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        #4
        Originally posted by Shift and Void View Post
        Also of note is that I'm a tiny guy - 5'5" 120lbs. Thanks!
        Do you know your measurements? This will make or break your ability to order from a number of places.

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          #5
          I have the warrior clothing harrington(25 pounds + 6 pounds shipping so WAY cheaper)...they look like old man coats IMO, beige especially(which is what I got)

          Tom Ford did a great redesign in Quantum of Solace.

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            #6
            I love the Warrior Harrington I have in navy. Old man jacket? Please

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              #7
              Thanks for reminding me about the C9 line! I've been needing some cold weather gym gear. That jacket is also worth a look.

              I've definitely been looking into the Harrington jackets. Really clean. Thanks for the suggestion of Warrior. I also like that there's a strong selection of color options, although "old man beige" is probably what I'm most drawn toward. Is there any notable difference between the Baracuta and the Warrior other than name?

              As for my measurements. Chest: ~34", Neck: ~14", Sleeve: ~31"

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                #8
                Personally, I love the Nau Courier Windshirt. They seem to be a little light on selection right now, but it's a great deal if you happen to be an XL, and they seem to update their more popular models every Spring. It's amazingly lightweight and thin for what it is - it's like a waterproof shirt.

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                  #9
                  Waterproof? I wear my Theta AR anytime its raining. Pretty much best you can get on the market right now; you can go swimming in it and stay dry, it really is that great.
                  http://www.rei.com/product/803360/ar...ar-jacket-mens

                  If you shop at REI a lot for technical clothing, its a great thing to throw your member refund at. Definitely an investment piece, but at $500 you will never accidentally forget it anywhere. I've had mine for about three years and still works great!

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                    #10


                    Here's warrior jacket hope photobucket doesn't upload massive image. Yes im dresses to the nines

                    Was about 45$ inc shipping thats a large and i have long arms which is why i needed it.
                    Last edited by shad0w4life; November 14, 2012, 08:20 PM.

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                      #11
                      In a similar situation in that I'm looking for a decent casual jacket. I have a trench and bridge coat that I love but need something when it's not quite as cold out and I'm out in super casual clothes. Many are recommending the harrington style. Anything else that would work?
                      Dress for style, live for results.

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                        #12
                        Thanks for the photo shad0w. Looks like a pretty solid buy at $45 if I can get a good fit, especially in comparison to the price Baracuta is asking.

                        Also, thanks for the suggestions on technical gear everyone. Some of those jackets from Nau and Theta are quite nice. Speaking of jackets a bit outside my price range, a lot of the stuff from Aether is really clean. I'll keep browsing REI and EMS to see if anything stands out.

                        As tomservo was asking, any other suggestions besides the harrington for a lightweight, casual jacket? It's always good to have options.

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