09-11-2019, 12:57 PM
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Hi,
   With Autumn and Winter now right around the corner, I've been thinking about jackets and coats once again. My old jackets and coats are worn out, and so I need to get new ones. I could use some idea's and suggestions on different styles and types of jackets and coats I might look for. I'm not interested in cutting-edge Men's 2019/2020 styles or types, nor trailing-edge styles or types from 110 to 120-plus years ago, either, so something perhaps in the middle region of those two extremes might be most appropriate. I strongly prefer timeless, classic styles and types though, if that helps out any. Ideally, a medium or medium-light weight jacket/coat is what I would get the most use out of, as I seldom wear truly heavy or truly light jackets and coats. Any idea's would be appreciated...
Thank you

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 09-11-2019, 01:17 PM
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I have a Marc Anthony leather jacket/coat that is one of my favorite I’be ever owned. It’s a button down coat but you can close it all the way to the neck, unlike the sports jacket type leathers I’ve seen. But what makes it so great is it is heavy. I’m guessing it’s a combination of really good quality leather and a good warm wool lining. And it’s longer than a bomber jacket. I love it.

For winter I like to layer. I start with a Mountain Hardwear fleece jacket. Colder weather gets a Rab Xenon jacket. I’ll wear a shell over either or both depending on temps. My shell is an older Mountain Hardwear lined with Goretex. This set up works nicely for me.

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 09-11-2019, 01:55 PM
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  • pbrmhl
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I like wearing a Barbour Ashby Wax Jacket. Timeless style, rugged yet dressy.

Oops, I just checked the label, and it’s actually a Beaufort jacket. Love it.

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 09-11-2019, 05:44 PM
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 09-11-2019, 06:07 PM
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Timeless? Filson.

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 09-11-2019, 07:01 PM
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  • Mel S Meles
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(09-11-2019, 12:57 PM)punchy Wrote: I could use some idea's and suggestions on different styles and types of jackets and coats I might look for.
I strongly prefer timeless, classic styles and types though, if that helps out any.
Ideally, a medium or medium-light weight jacket/coat is what I would get the most use out of, as I seldom wear truly heavy or truly light jackets and coats.

I think what you seek is something designed (or designed-under-the-supervision-of) the late Richard Avedon.  

The last company with which his name was associated, Avedon & Colby, lives on under the control of his business partner, Susan Colby, a legend in her own right.  The website is avedoncolbystorecom.   (The Avedon & Colby spec'ed "Bush Poplin" fabric, all by itself, is worth the price of any garment that incorporates it.)

However, Avedon & Colby also designed specific projects for other retailers, the most prominent of which may be Orvis.  You may find what you are seeking at the on-line Orvis catalogue.  

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 09-11-2019, 08:31 PM
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Filson or Barbour are as timeless as it gets

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 09-12-2019, 05:05 PM
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For a little on the dressier side how about a wool pea coat. If you don't like the double breast try a basic wool sport coat. Maybe a longer length  Both in black.

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 09-12-2019, 05:11 PM
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(09-11-2019, 08:31 PM)vigilantesd Wrote: Filson or Barbour are as timeless as it gets

Filson is another great choice. I wear my Barbour Beaufort more in the city, and my Filson Tin Cloth Field Jacket out of town. The Orvis Heritage Field Coat is another great choice. I enjoy all three. And all three allow layering underneath with a thick sweater or fleece. In Seattle, these are my three go-tos.

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 09-12-2019, 07:25 PM
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  • Mel S Meles
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(09-12-2019, 05:11 PM)pbrmhl Wrote:
(09-11-2019, 08:31 PM)vigilantesd Wrote: Filson or Barbour are as timeless as it gets

Filson is another great choice. I wear my Barbour Beaufort more in the city, and my Filson Tin Cloth Field Jacket out of town. The Orvis Heritage Field Coat is another great choice. I enjoy all three. And all three allow layering underneath with a thick sweater or fleece. In Seattle, these are my three go-tos.

You may be deceived by nostalgia:  
http://www.exploringoverland.com/overlan...ilson.html

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 09-12-2019, 08:03 PM
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Fascinating article RE: Filson

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 09-13-2019, 05:32 AM
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TSN is a as good and interesting as the History Channel.  Keep more coming.

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 09-13-2019, 02:48 PM
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(09-12-2019, 07:25 PM)Mel S Meles Wrote:
(09-12-2019, 05:11 PM)pbrmhl Wrote:
(09-11-2019, 08:31 PM)vigilantesd Wrote: Filson or Barbour are as timeless as it gets

Filson is another great choice. I wear my Barbour Beaufort more in the city, and my Filson Tin Cloth Field Jacket out of town. The Orvis Heritage Field Coat is another great choice. I enjoy all three. And all three allow layering underneath with a thick sweater or fleece. In Seattle, these are my three go-tos.

You may be deceived by nostalgia:  
http://www.exploringoverland.com/overlan...ilson.html

Perhaps. Perhaps also I like Filson because its flagship store is just a couple of miles from my home. Nostalgia and provincialism, both!

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 09-14-2019, 03:03 PM
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Burberry medium or full length tenchcoat with zip out liner...wonderful with a matching fedora! They will never go out of style, which is good, because one will last forever!

Vr

Matt

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 09-14-2019, 03:48 PM
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Can’t beat some of the golden bear or Filson jackets. Some of my favorites.

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 09-14-2019, 04:15 PM
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(09-12-2019, 05:05 PM)Hardrock Wrote: For a little on the dressier side how about a wool pea coat. If you don't like the double breast try a basic wool sport coat. Maybe a longer length  Both in black.


+1 The Pea Coat is a classic, the real Melton wool ones might be warmer than the OP wants though .. 

Dressier yet, and considerably lighter in weight, is the classic trench coat as Matt mentions.  

Or if you want to channel the Weather Channel go with an REI parka in Gore-Tex

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 09-16-2019, 01:36 PM
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My two favourite coats are the British Warm in taupe Melton cloth and the Pea Coat in navy blue Melton cloth; however, both may be too heavy for the OP. Another Classic is the Duffle Coat, but its’s not for me.

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 09-16-2019, 03:43 PM
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Wow, those Barbour are pretty pricey, I was looking for a reincarnation of the Sierra Designs 60/40 parka, but jeez, $400+ for a shell parka?

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 09-17-2019, 06:41 PM
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So who ordered what?  

Mine should be here tomorrow.  Couldn't help it.  Hunting season is upon us and I needed a new jacket for firewood getting this winter.  We have to get wood during winter here.  Fire season precludes running a saw during summer months unless you have a water wagon and get a permit from the state.  I think insurance, bonding is required too.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

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 10-02-2019, 01:04 AM
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Many thanks to Mel for this fascinarticle re Filson!
I‘ll have to check out their clothes.
I am a fan of classic things by Moncler, Barbour and most of all, Burberry.




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