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    American Giant vs. Serious Sweats by Lands End

    Anyone have experience with either of these? In the market for a new hoodie. I have a couple from Alternative Apparel, but they're almost too thin. Looking for a thicker option.

    http://www.american-giant.com/classi...oaAt2AEALw_wcB

    https://www.landsend.com/products/me...19?sku_0=::YDB

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff4 View Post
    Anyone have experience with either of these? In the market for a new hoodie. I have a couple from Alternative Apparel, but they're almost too thin. Looking for a thicker option.

    http://www.american-giant.com/classi...oaAt2AEALw_wcB

    https://www.landsend.com/products/me...19?sku_0=::YDB
    It can't hurt. Land's End customer service and return policy is legendary. Return it for a full refund if you're not happy with it for any reason, at any point in time. How can you go wrong with that?

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    That's a good point. Maybe I'll try it out when they run another 35/40% off. So... tomorrow. Or next week. Or the week after.

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    Curious how it turns out. I'm a big fan of my LE sail rigger oxfords and flannels. American Giant has had my interest, but I haven't checked them out yet.

    I recently picked up some Reigning Champ gear--another popular hoodie option. I got a t-shirt and a thin hoodie on sale, and I wasn't overwhelmed. Certainly nice stuff with great stitching, but the the price and hype is over inflated. Maybe I needed to try one of the thick sweatshirts to get it.

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    I have a pair of the lands end 'French Terry Trousers' that I picked up last winter (I think), and I absolutely love them. They are medium-weight, a bit more tailored in the legs, have a draw-string waist and side and rear pockets. I'm kicking myself for only getting 1 pair, now that they don't seem to be an item they are continuing to carry.

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    I have one of the LE sweatshirts from a few years back. It is pretty thick, not particularly soft, the dye bled quite a bit on the first wash and has faded slightly. No pilling (yet). The fit is decently slim.
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    I tried an American Giant hoodie but sent it back as it was too fitted through the torso - I sized down based on their recommendation but maybe should have taken the next size up and I could have tried that but went with a Flint and Tinder 10 year hoodie instead. Very nice hoodie but IMO the thing is even the nicest cotton hoodie is still just a cotton hoodie. I think both the AG and F&T were about the same weight, though I never compared them side by side, and thicker than your standard H&M or other mass retailer hoodie. I have a 10 year old LL Bean hoodie that's just as plush as the Flint and Tinder one. It fits me like a sack so the fit isn't as nice for the LL Bean one, but as far as the materials its made of it's just as thick and cozy.

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    For really nice hoodies, check out Huckberry's Flint and Tinder or the Canadian brand Sitka. I've got both and they're fantastic.

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