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pea coat options

last year around this time, i bought a schott classic 32 oz melton wool pea coat.  i never left the house in it.  when i put it on, i looked like juggernaut from x-men.  i could barely put my arms down.  i let it hang in my closet until two weeks ago when i put it on ebay.  i”m now looking for a new pea coat that was made for the streets rather than a battleship.  here are a few options i found.  i’ll let you know about fit as soon as i figure out which one i’m going to choose.  if you have a pea coat that you really like that’s not super bulky, please leave a comment.  i’m open to suggestions.

l.l. bean

j. crew

bonobos

lands’ end

baracuta g9 in british tan

a year ago, a good friend of mine gave me his old baracuta g9 in olive green.  it was a size too big for me, but i fell in love with it regardless.  i don’t think i took it off for several months.  this spring i ordered one in my size (the original fits true to your jacket size).  the good news is that it arrived this afternoon; the bad news is that the temperature in nashville was 80 degrees today .  i’m hoping the weather will cool down for a week or two, so i can get a couple of wears in before it’s too hot.

if you’re thinking about buying a baracuta g9, do it.  it’s such a classic jacket.   i get more compliments on my green one than any other jacket in my closet.  and if you’re going to buy one, do it from o’connell’s clothing in buffalo, ny. they have a great selection and take excellent care of their customers.  i can’t recommend them enough.

black and blue

my 3 year old barbour bedale is one of my favorite possessions.  i haven’t seen or worn a jacket that comes anywhere close to it.  i’m headed to new york next week and it’s the only jacket i’m going to take with me.  my only problem with the bedale is that everyone loves the sage color.  i had dinner with some friends last weekend and 3 of us were wearing the exact same jacket.  this is not a new problem.  i mentioned nashville’s growing barbour population around this time last year (see this post).  i even tried to find an alternative, but i couldn’t find anything i like as much as my barbour.  so what’s a blogger to do?  i’ve decided to get another color.  i know i should probably abandon barbour all together and look for another brand, but i can’t.  i just can’t.  it’s my go-to coat.  i’m thinking about either the black or the navy.  which one do you think i should go with?

black

navy

red clay soul & to take the train black friday loot

you might remember that i ordered a penfield outback vest last month in british green.  it’s become a weekend staple of mine since it arrived (i never leave home without it).  a week or so later, i saw a tweet from jrs of red clay soul saying that he had seen the cobalt colored vest at sid mashburn’s and that it looked phenomenal.  my interest were piqued.  i responded to his tweet that maybe i made mistake in my color selection.  fast forward to black friday: jrs sends me a direct message asking if i wanted to split 20% off the cobalt vest via penfield’s website.  it took a matter of seconds for me to say “hell yes.”  the vest arrived this week and jay has posted an excellent review over at red clay soul.  please check it out.  these pictures belong to him (obviously since they’re 100x better than my originals).  thanks again for cutting me in on your black friday loot, jay.

acquired: barbour liddesdale

in anticipation of cooler weather, i bought a barbour liddesdale two weeks ago.  it’s been in the 70’s ever since.  not that i’m complaining, but i’d like to wear it sooner than later.  it’s a nice lightweight coat that’s perfect for the transition from fall to winter.  i went with the navy, because i’ve got an olive bedale.

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