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#21
Quote:I'm looking to buy a nice winter jacket, willing to spend in the $200-$500 range if it looks cool.

I want something vaguely similar to the military peacoat style minus the length. I don't want one that goes down so far to my knees. And not the puffy plastic liner coats.
Schott makes (or used to make) peacoats for the US Navy. I had one in gray, and it looks just like the one I was issued but never used (Hawaii). The Slim Peacoat (Schott 751) is probably what you’re looking for.
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#22
I noticed that most raincoats I find look too 'childish' and don't really give a good impression. Do you guys have any ideas of raincoats which can look manly? I don't need specific brands...the cheaper the better for me. Thanks
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#23
(10-07-2020, 10:13 AM)Obermarschall Wrote: I noticed that most raincoats I find look too 'childish' and don't really give a good impression. Do you guys have any ideas of raincoats which can look manly? I don't need specific brands...the cheaper the better for me. Thanks

Rains is not bad:

https://www.de.rains.com/collections/jackets-men
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#24
(10-07-2020, 10:13 AM)Obermarschall Wrote: I noticed that most raincoats I find look too 'childish' and don't really give a good impression. Do you guys have any ideas of raincoats which can look manly? I don't need specific brands...the cheaper the better for me. Thanks

I own a derivative of this in olive green, mine has a zipper as opposed to buttons. It is a variation on the iconic US military "fishtail" parka. Which means that the jacket has a fishtail, which is very "mod" a la 1950's/ 60's.

I've gotten too many compliments about it from girls to count. I also get mistaken as being military given my affinity for olive green and my buzz cut.

I forget what I paid for it two years ago, but it was about 150 or 200 usd. It's my favorite purchase.

https://www.herschel.com/shop/jackets/ra...02-00572-M

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#25
(09-17-2020, 02:37 AM)Disco_Volante Wrote: I want something vaguely similar to the military peacoat style minus the length. I don't want one that goes down so far to my knees. And not the puffy plastic liner coats.

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Are there any niche brands or high end boutique brands I could find something similar to this? https://www.wantdo.com/products/mens-woo...6676878922

To be a bit pedantic, the knee-length coat is actually a bridge coat:

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A pea coat is shorter, it goes down to the fingertips or thereabouts: 

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Both do indeed have a naval pedigree.
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#26
On Fashion resources:

Having gotten in to my fashion the past few months I have spent lots of time looking for the best information online.

Initially spending my time on malefashionadvice(mfa) on reddit I have found tidbits of useful information however was underwhelmed mostly by what I thought was an incomplete approach to style.

Since then I have dived deep in to the works of Tanner Guzy on youtube and his blog also and find his material worthwhile in that he lays out principles and makes me think about style and why things look good vs telling me what looks good.

Ive been having fun experimenting and slowly upgrading and getting more confident in different outfits which are congruent with me.
The main challenge I've faced has been within myself. Slowly taking charge of my style is proving to be very fun.

What resources do you guys use?
What challenges have you faced?
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#27
I've been making a big fashion upgrade over the past month.


RESOURCES :

- My favorite resource is onedapperstreet : https://www.youtube.com/user/AyJayee

This guy dress really well in my opinion and I have the same body type as him and I dig a lot of the same stuff that he likes. He makes tons of outfit ideas and puts the links to the clothes on the description (h&m / uniqlo usually, unfortunately he's partnered with some brands recently so it's not as good as his older videos)

- I also like malefashionadvice when I have something to look for specifically, for example a brand of raw denim jacket. But be careful that site is a bit like RVF : most members of that forum go there because they have no clue and are faggots (they often post pics of them so you'll quickly see). So it's useful only for very specific information like brand names.


CHALLENGES :

- Brands like h&m often have an issue like a pant too long or a shirt with sleeves too long. Their sizing is inconsistent also. Sometimes I'm an M, sometimes an S. So I've learned to take a short video of me for every cloth that I try.
Also I've learned to think about what can be fixed by a tailor and what can not. For sleeve length for example it costs me like 7 euros where I am so it's much better to do that instead of losing time trying to find the perfect piece in multiple stores.

- Some brands don't accept returns, some will be bitches if you removed the label, some only accept exchanges at the same store, etc. So be very careful to ask EVERY FUCKING TIME when you buy something A) what's their return policy and B) don't remove the label. Fast fashion brands are much better in that regard, they accept returns even if you removed the label. Fuck the overpriced brands like Levis, fuck them deep in the ass and never remove the fucking label until you're 100% sure you'll keep it.

- For coats and jackets I'd say stay away from fast fashion unless it's for a synhetic jacket or a simple overcoat to try a new style. I bought a Zara denim jacket and it got all elastic after like one month. Tip : if you keep the label you can wear it for 2 weeks and then return it if you change your mind lol. Don't hesitate to fuck them deep in the ass. They make crappy clothes -> their fault, fuck them


BUY LIST :

- Most of the stuff I buy is cheap clothes from fast fashion. But I'm a big fan of dark blue denim jackets. I used to have a raw denim levis jacket but now I want an upgrade. Some items that seem cool :
https://www.tellason.com/jean-jacket-sel...m-16-5-oz/
https://www.3sixteen.com/collections/out...acket-101x
https://samurai-jeans.com/tops/s0551xx-j...re=default

- white or ecru denim jacket like this one : https://www.3sixteen.com/collections/out...jacket-33x

- light grey or camel overcoat + a down jacket to layer below the overcoat during winter (Patagonia / Arcteryx / Uniqlo)

- winter parka with fur. Ideally it would be something around $1000 like a Woolrich / Canada goose / Norse Projects because the cheaper brands are quite ugly unless you get lucky. Tommy Hilfiger apparently makes stuff for $400 but this year only black and navy.
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