Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Reader Question: Who makes your most used late winter/early spring jackets and sweaters?

Photos by Salt Water New England
Reader question for the community:
I am curious - which jackets and/or sweaters are your most used for that time coming up when bulky jackets are no longer needed?  Any specific brands or styles would be appreciated.  
Baracuta G9, 1980s

36 comments:

  1. Patagonia and L.L. Bean ultralight down. I wear them into the summer months.

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  2. LL Bean warmup jacket. Haven't been without one in over 30 years. I go down to about 45 degrees with it, with a sweater if it's in the 40's.

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  3. I find this jacket:

    https://www.carriercompany.co.uk/collections/mens/products/norfolk-work-jacket

    simple, comfortable, and warm enough for spring and fall. And if there's anyone else who would think it's stylish, they're probably reading this.

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    1. Carrier Company are excellent. Great ethos.

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    2. Matthew, I had never heard of this company - such beautiful items with a lovely heritage. Planning on investigating further.

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    3. Had a look at Carrier. Nice stuff. My family spent the summer of 1973 in Cornwall where we had smocks as children. I just remember loving them. Seemed a bit pricey on Carrier, so had a look and ordered from the Smock Shop in St. Ives for my boys. They were very accomodating. Have not thought of smocks in years and am excited to receive them.

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    4. Anon 12:13 - I love my Smock Shop smock! Got it at Arthur Beale a few years ago. I had NO idea of all the options! And they ship worldwide! Thank you sooooo much - will be placing an order :)

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    5. Old Town are another good Norfolk based designer/maker.

      www.old-town.co.uk

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    6. Patsy, That's great. I am waiting to see how the boys' smocks turn out, and then I will get one for myself. Mad Dogs, thank you for the further suggestion. I had a look at Old Town, and I like the Hemsby sweater and will order it. Really like the pop up collar for the wind. Please send other suggestions if you have them, as it is nice to go with unique items!

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    7. McNair Shirts - Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire, England. www.mcnairshirts.com

      Private White V.C. - Manchester, England. www.privatewhitevc.com

      Hawkwood Mercantile - https://mobile.twitter.com/hawkwood_merc?lang=en

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    8. Mad Dogs, My apologies for the delay in thanking you. Appreciate it.

      Patsy, I got the smocks from St. Ives and they are fine. I called and got the owner, Zoe, and she was great. I wanted to mix and match, and she said no problem, she had some scraps, and could whip it up herself.

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    1. Yup. Me too. They have some lovely light weight jackets I wear all summer.
      Also, unlined barn coats.

      Maryo

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  5. Thank you for sharing about Carrier Company. I wasn't familiar with them and you are right, they are likely to appeal to most of this blogs readers. Spring and fall I wear L.L. Bean and Barbour jackets.

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  6. L.L. Bean, Barbour, Patagonia,and Filson.

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  7. After Barbour season, a Navy blue G9.

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    1. Avoid the new Baracuta G9s under the new Italian owners. They reduced the quality (50% polyester - yuk!) and raised the prices to crazy levels. Try Grenfell (the original makers of golf jackets) instead which are still made in London.

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  8. LL BEAN and Pendleton

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  9. I'll continue to use the Barbour (without a vest lining) into spring. Patagonia makes excellent, lightweight rain/wind shells that I use for both sport and everyday use, if the weather calls for it. Lighter weight lambswool and cashmere blend sweaters from Woolovers are great for spring.

    Aiken

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  10. Barbour makes a great quilted jacket in navy blue.

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  11. LL.Bean, OConnel's and House of Bruar for sweaters.

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  12. A Barbour Flyweight Chelsea jacket is my favorite. I too will take the vest out of my Bedale and wear that as well.

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  13. I wear mostly Orvis jackets ( love my River Road jacket) sweatshirts (signature softest) and sweaters and a few vintage LL Bean jackets like the barn coat and quilted riding jacket. My vintage Eddie Bauer trench is a favorite too- looks like the pink one in the photo but mine is a stone color. I don't think I would purchase anything from LL Bean or E Bauer anymore unless it's an oldie but goodie on Ebay.

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  14. Barbour Bedale in navy and Patagonia puffer jacket. I also wear fleece vests (Patagonia) over sweaters if I need just a light layer.
    Muffy, where is that gorgeous pink raincoat from?

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    1. I may be a male, but I actually wear the exact same items which is probably a nod to both their versatility and ubiquity.

      A Barbour Bedale in Navy, a Patagonia down sweater jacket (though I generally dislike "plastic" jackets, these are just so unbelievably convenient and versatile for an active lifestyle), a better sweater vest, and a Barbour Gilet vest are staples.

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  15. Barbour and LL Bean, plus the occasional Uniqlo fleece.

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  16. I have three go to jackets, the Orvis Weatherbreaker (a Baracuta copy) in Brtish tan, a navy blue or tan Lands End Squall, and an olive drab LL Bean Travel jacket (looks like the old army field jackets of yesteryear). Sweaters are from Brooks or LLB but I find myself wearing them less than I used to. I've gone to the dark side and layer with zip up fleece vests or a Patagonia Snap-T more often than not these days.

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  17. I take the liner out of my LLB Field Coat. Works well in the Spring and Fall.

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  18. When the weather turns nice, I wear a few Patagonia products (Nano Puff or Down Sweater), along with a Burgess Blazer by F.L. Woods. The latter is waxed cotton, but weighs about as much as a windbreaker (much less than a Barbour Beaufort). Teamed with an (old Wool/Rayon) LL Bean Norwegian Sweater I am ready to go.

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  19. You can't beat a John Smedley jumper in early Spring.

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  20. Lately I have enjoyed my LL Bean Luna unlined jacket and my Lands' End women's quilted barn insulated coat. Both are lightweight and useful for fall and spring and for the mild Texas winter. I also get a lot of use from a Barbour Eskdale quilted jacket that I bought around 2002; it is a men's small size and gives me plenty of room for layering underneath.

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  21. My quilted jacket from Joules (British brand, not sure if it is available in the US and for more casual wear my L.L. Bean fleece jackets. Most recently I have found I really like the 'sweater fleece' and I make an exception to not wearing labels as they do have a logo patch. The sailcloth (oatmeal) and grey versions are the most neutral as they don't have other trim colors.

    However 'winter' has hardly started, so I'd like to enjoy some real winter before spring. Was recently able to get a made in Norway L.L. Bean Norwegian sweater, and am hoping the weather gets cold enough to be able to comfortably wear it!

    --EM

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