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#26 2012-09-26 01:07:02

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Re: It's peeing down...it's windy... so what do we wear?

Don wrote:

I've got one of those Norse X Elka smocks in navy and can vouch for it; keeps in the warmth and keeps out the damp.
Quite campus-ivy too with it's raglan shoulders, slick-shell and short, square fit

150 is a bit much but its my go-to jacket for the Manc weather and can take a good beatin'

If anyone's interested here's the original and cheaper Elka fishermen smocks;
http://www.damngoodkit.com/clothing/jac … 9729143034

Nice. Even the price.


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#27 2012-09-26 02:21:26

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Re: It's peeing down...it's windy... so what do we wear?

Don - how alarming (or not) is their logo behind the hood (Thanks for that Tom) on that Elka/Norse job?


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#28 2012-09-26 02:45:25

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Re: It's peeing down...it's windy... so what do we wear?

Bishop of Briggs wrote:

Sal wrote:

Aquascutum navy mac.  Probably not Ivy but I like it anyway.

I have one too but it's not waterproof in very heavy rain. I would recommend a Barbour with a fixed (http://www.barbourbymail.co.uk/Mens-Bar … h-Hood.sub) or separate hood (http://www.barbourbymail.co.uk/Mens-Bar … active.sub). The Durham jacket (http://www.barbourbymail.co.uk/Barbour- … acket.html) is worth a look too.

I'm ok with the new type of Barbours but I find the traditional ones impractical in the rain as, once zipped up, moisture can't get in but, more uncomfortably, it can't get out either.

I don't have the same problem so much with rubberised macs, so I'm wearing one of those today.  Plus, it's longer so keeps the legs dry too and is also a lot smarter for wearing "in town".

 

#29 2012-09-26 03:29:03

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Re: It's peeing down...it's windy... so what do we wear?

Those are a sweat fest axe. The unfortunate truth is no one i can find does an ivy friendly goretex or such like packaway, which is a shame because for practical things i don't like taking on the old technology if it's been improved on.


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#30 2012-09-26 03:34:45

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Re: It's peeing down...it's windy... so what do we wear?

I've been told those elka jackets don't get all sweaty, apparently they're breathable. Might be bullshit though.


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#31 2012-09-26 03:43:55

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Re: It's peeing down...it's windy... so what do we wear?

I know you can get realitivly cheap breathables now but the ones don posted look like the guy cotton ones, and it doesn't say they're breathable, the more expensive ones might be, i didnt check the spec. I'd have  cheap one if it is!


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#32 2012-09-26 03:57:23

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Re: It's peeing down...it's windy... so what do we wear?

This style looks a bit longer by the same lot?

http://www.oipolloi.com/norse-projects- … ellar-blue

Not that this bloke looks particularly happy with it mind...

http://www.uptherestore.com/blog/upther … ka-jackets


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#33 2012-09-26 04:13:49

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Re: It's peeing down...it's windy... so what do we wear?

I've got one of these. Not a fan of Gant, but picked it up from the Regent St sale one day, when it was pissing down
http://www.styleforum.net/t/294793/bnwt … -yale-blue

I'd like one of these when the sale comes. Shame they don't do green
http://www.oipolloi.com/woolrich-woolen … -flag-blue


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#34 2012-09-26 04:22:22

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Re: It's peeing down...it's windy... so what do we wear?

At the other end of the market...Peter Storm....Gawd.. I had a Peter Storm "cagoule" as it was known then when I was a Cub Scout... Excuse me - I'm getting emotional and need to take a moment...

http://www.blacks.co.uk/brand/Peter_Sto … e=15311445


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#35 2012-09-26 05:14:23

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Re: It's peeing down...it's windy... so what do we wear?

Not cheap, but one or two of you might be interested in Hilltrek in Aboyne.

Mostly old-school Ventile and even a MTM service.

 

#36 2012-09-26 05:18:40

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Re: It's peeing down...it's windy... so what do we wear?

Aye i want it cheap, the cheaper the better if it's going to get trashed on and off the bike. I wish there was a shop that did cheap but nicely designed stuff you could just live in without being precious about, the idea of buying expensive everyday stuff is mental. We're being sold a lie, a lie i tell you! I don't say that japanese company that do the cheap stuff, it doesn't fit me!


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#37 2012-09-26 05:55:38

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Re: It's peeing down...it's windy... so what do we wear?

Aye 'tis true. I bought a very nice expensive RTW suit from Pal Zileri and it was magnificent chalk stripe with black and thin orange stripes. After about 3 months of intermittent wear that was not extensive, the pants gave way. I spoke to the assistant in the shop I bought them and his reply was that I shouldn't be wearing such a suit for work as it was too delicate and would not stand the rigours of office wear. For that I needed a cheaper suit of more rigorous construction.

That was about the time I started to turn on Italian fashion houses in general.


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#38 2012-09-26 05:58:48

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Re: It's peeing down...it's windy... so what do we wear?

^
At the cheaper end, Keela is worth a look (the Scots obviously know a thing or two about rain). Looks like their wee labels should be quite easy to remove too.

Since you mention 'on the bike' - style goes out the window for me when it's pissing down. It's a dayglo hi-viz ex-police cycling jacket here. Made by Yaffy (in Scotland).

 

#39 2012-09-26 06:56:11

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Re: It's peeing down...it's windy... so what do we wear?

I'm not ever on the road on it, but i know what you mean who wants to be the most ivy of corpses? I just went into fatface and bought what i reckon is quite a nice jacket for 40 quid, my test to myself in shops like that is, if this had a brand i liked on it would i buy it. And this one to me said yes. So there we go problem solved my end. I didn't want to spend any more than that


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#40 2012-09-26 08:09:47

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Re: It's peeing down...it's windy... so what do we wear?

the_slacker wrote:

I'd like one of these when the sale comes. Shame they don't do green
http://www.oipolloi.com/woolrich-woolen … -flag-blue

Similar to the 70s one I own (also Woolrich).  I hope this is more waterproof than mine (mine is nylon and cotton, this one is pure nylon, but I note it is not described as waterproof).

Last edited by Yuca (2012-09-26 08:10:08)


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#41 2012-09-26 14:46:33

Don
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Re: It's peeing down...it's windy... so what do we wear?

Thee Captain wrote:

Don - how alarming (or not) is their logo behind the hood (Thanks for that Tom) on that Elka/Norse job?

The whole jacket's got a matte finish and the logo's only a slight indent, so you'd barely notice it. It's quite a nice logo if you do notice it though.
They do breath nicely too due to the working vent at the back; one of my favourite aesthetic features along with the big, generous hood.


The only unfortunate feature is a logo on the inside back along with the usual wanky "'produced by... in collaboration with..." style description. It did make me feel like some oi-polloi-advocate with more sense than money when I first bought it. But, you'll be the only one to see it  and it really is a belter wee jacket

Another alternative I've yet to try is the JTG smock. I used to own one of their raincoats and the waterproof cotton drill they used is verry nice. Look's quite take-ivy too;
http://www.jumpthegun.co.uk/product/Scoot_Smock_Beige


Is your woolrich one of the 4 pocket mountain parkas, Yuca? One of the new ones in dark navy is on my wish-list as me Autumn/winter coat but, if it isn't waterproof I might just scrap the idea

Last edited by Don (2012-09-26 14:48:55)

 

#42 2012-09-26 15:50:44

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Re: It's peeing down...it's windy... so what do we wear?

No it's a 70s anorak.  Very little warmth and can't deflect anything stronger than drizzle, but I like it.  It really reminds me of the preppy photos on HTJ blog (which were panned on this forum recently).  I'm sure Woolrich have changed the materials used in their anoraks since the 70s.  (They also outsource now, I think.)


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#43 2012-09-26 15:51:58

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Re: It's peeing down...it's windy... so what do we wear?

Not by me and Liam! No panning from we!


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#44 2012-09-26 16:04:24

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Re: It's peeing down...it's windy... so what do we wear?

Liam called them 'dull' and you said you loved the 'absolute shitness' - a backhanded compliment, if ever I heard one.

The joke is, those guys look infinitely better than most posters on this forum.  With a lot less effort too, I imagine.


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#45 2012-09-26 16:06:55

Yuca
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Re: It's peeing down...it's windy... so what do we wear?

The Cambridge (UK) students look a bit dire, to be fair (although I also like those photos).

Last edited by Yuca (2012-09-26 16:07:51)


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#46 2012-09-26 16:10:36

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Re: It's peeing down...it's windy... so what do we wear?

You misunderstood me, what I meant was I loved the absolute shitness of it.


......wait.


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#47 2012-09-26 16:13:35

Drum Thunder !!!
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Re: It's peeing down...it's windy... so what do we wear?

I see how you could've misunderstood that, the thing with those first is you know all the clothes are kosher, the quality is there, and the style is not too disimilar than that ealry 80's AWIL style me a L both like, outdoorsy, East Coast, my only problem really is the trousers, and the puddling.


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#48 2012-09-27 01:56:53

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Re: It's peeing down...it's windy... so what do we wear?

AWIL?


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#49 2012-09-27 02:04:06

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Re: It's peeing down...it's windy... so what do we wear?

American Werewolf In London wink

 

#50 2012-09-27 02:04:40

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Re: It's peeing down...it's windy... so what do we wear?

American Werewolf in London?

I really liked those 80's photos, I thought they were fantastic. They showed what real people wore, instead of ads, actors or what-are-you-wearing forum shots. I would wear the clothes differently, but great nevertheless.

 
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