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    thoughts on this quilted jacket?



    I like the look of quilted Barbour jackets (and similar) but I'm not as fond of the pricetag. I was on Cabela's looking at other stuff and came across this quilted down jacket.





    http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=754064


    I think it looks kind of nice, and I know that Cabela's makes durable, high-quality stuff (my dad owns tons of it). I suspect the fit will be quite loose, of course. Any thoughts on whether this will be a winner or not? I'm not crazy about the varsity-style collar but I think everything else looks about right.

    Ben

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    I think it looks nice, but it doesn't look fitted. From what I saw when I was looking around, the only fitted quilted jackets I saw were from higher-end makers.


    It looks like you could get a Barbour Liddesdale on eBay for $50-60 or an Eskdale for $70-75.

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      #3


      Yeah, like you said, the collar isn't great and the cuffs look a little scary to me as well. I'd wait for a Liddesdale on eBay if I were you.

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        #4


        Ok, thanks dudes. I think I really just needed someone to talk me down from buying it for the "good deal" factor. I actually don't need any more casual jackets at the moment.

        Ben

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          #5


          I don't think a quilted or down-filled jacket will ever really meet the fitted criteria. It's pufferfish all the way! =P

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            #6


            @nicholascrawford, not necessarily... I think the key is smaller quilts so it doesn't puff up so much. The Barbours do a good job of this.

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              #7


              To each their own, but I'm with Beth on the "heinous looking" sentiment. No hard feelings! http://dappered.com/2011/11/the-woma...nter-wardrobe/

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                #8


                nicholas, I think you're misunderstanding what the OP is looking for.


                The quilted Barbour jackets like the Liddesdale are not puffy, and it has nothing to do with the smaller quilts. They're simply not made to be winter coats, so they don't have as much padding inside; they look more like jackets that happen to be quilted. Here's the Liddesdale: http://www.orvis.com/store/product.aspx?pf_id=735P&adv=12082


                All that said, Barbour's classic coats are not fitted in the least. Be prepared to size down if you're looking for a fitted look.

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                  #9


                  Nicholas, I think you're conflating the puffer jacket with the quilted jacket. A quilted jacket is just a jacket with three layers (two outers, with an insulating middle, like the batting in a quilt) that is sewn together throughout the garment. A puffer jacket is a particular kind of quilted jacket where the quilted sections are actually "baffles" which compartmentalize the middle layer to ensure an even distribution of a voluminous insulator (down or synthetic).


                  Puffer jackets are a type of quilted jacket designed for extreme cold, but there are many other varieties of quilted jackets and coats, including some which are very trim and fitted.


                  http://www.trashness.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/RALPH-LAUREN-QUILTED-JACKET.jpg


                  vs.


                  http://fashionfetishes.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/jcrew-crescent-down-puffer-jacket.jpg


                  The Cabela's jacket seems to fall somewhere in between, as it's down-insulated and probably cut rather generously (like all Cabela's products) but isn't really "puffy" by design.

                  Ben

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                    #10


                    Gotcha. That's a good explanation of the difference. Still, a matter of where to fall on the spectrum of that quilted to inflated look. A marathon-runner friend of mine has one of the most inflated jackets I've ever seen, by North Face. It took his slim build to looking like the Michelin man. The RL jacket you linked to looks very form-fitting, but the Liddesdale and the Cabela's versions don't seem like that.


                    I have a pair of Cabela's flannel-lined jeans, and they're much more roomy than my LL Bean pair. It's part of their style/fit/etc, so I would agree with what you're expecting of the jacket.

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                      #11


                      patagucci makes tons of good, fitted quilted jackets. $$ though

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                        #12


                        Here's a nice one with a low starting bid... Should fit about a 38 I think.


                        http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ht_3085wt_1415

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