It's finally winter and I need some gear that I can wear around campus and not look autistic. I usually wear sweat pants and a hoodie, but it's getting cold enough to warrant more than that. What are some nice jackets and pants in olive or fde?
Found this rothco one but rothco is usually shit.
At The Front tanker jacket. I got mine with the fleece lining because I already have enough wool items to worry about. You're absolutely able to operate in this shit. Plus, no obvious tactical shit all over it.
If you go to atthefront. com and look in the section for US jackets and field coats you'll find it soon enough.
Its 5f outside here
Been wearing icebreaker merino long underwear, Duluth Trading Fleece lined quick dry pants, Smartwool longsleeve merino t shirt, Mammut hoodie, mountain hardwear dome perignon hat, and and an arcteryx thorium.
Shit is comfy as fuck, layers down quickly and easily. If its windy, add a hardshell.
Just buy a Carhartt. It's literally the GOAT working jacket I've ever owned and can be used for light operating in a pinch, plus its comfy and you won't look like a bitch.
>tfw the front pocket can conceal a small handgun in the perfect drawing position
>wanting a jacket that weighs 20lbs and is only comfortable to ~35*F because they're lined with cotton batting and brushed tricot
>a bomber jacket at that so you get cold/wind/snow in your asscrack every time you even slightly bend over if you're over 5'3" tall
The ONLY thing they have going for them is they're durable.
I wear a ratty flecktarn parka around my campus, and I don't look autistic
I look fucking homeless
I have an unkempt beard, ratty ass boots, jeans that have seen a lot of wear, wool gloves, a grey beanie, and an uncanny resemblance to Varg
I had a fuccboi come up to me and put coins in my full cup of coffee while I was sitting on a bench waiting for a friend. He didn't say anything, just had this shitty 'I feel good about myself for spreading social justice' smile on his face as he walked away too, which pissed me the fuck off
But it's surprisingly good at camouflaging you from muggings or attention whatsoever. Everybody ignores homeless people, and I've gotten away with a couple trespassing incidents in dilapidated buildings because police just chased me off like I was homeless
I bought this from the chinese company who makes it for $40 off of aliexpress. For a $40 jacket its not too bad. Stitching is mediocre, zippers are cheap, but what do you expect for $40.
>I had a fuccboi come up to me and put coins in my full cup of coffee while I was sitting on a bench waiting for a friend.
I had something similar happen to me
>Poor as fuck, ratty beard and clothes
>Going on a bike ride
>At the ten mile mark, figured I'd take a short break
>Pull off onto the sidewalk to drink some water
>Woman pulls up
>"Hey, I have another of these if you want it!"
>Look in her car
>She's trying to hand me a burger
>"Uh... n-no thanks, I'm good."
>"Oh, um, OK. God bless."
>I sit there for a minute, trying to figure out what happened
>"I should probably shave."
Not black, white, but I find jeans uncomfortable and I don't like wearing my work pants around because they've got stains all over them. Also finding shit my size is hard, I'm very tall
Why not just wear normal-looking clothes with versatile properties
Carhartt makes jackets in several fabrics, and construction dudes have figured out what works and what doesn't. Your "tactical" jackets and milsurp shit wouldn't last a month on a jobsite.
Calm down m8
Most socks that aren't wool, black, white, or very occasionally blue tend to be purchased by a) women or b) effeminate boys who are a little light in the loafers
He's just pointing that out
>bricklayer for 13 years
>have been wearing the same M65 jacket for all 13 years plus some
>has held up just fine
Of course, it's built almost exactly like a Carhartt coat, just longer, but still. Milsurp.
down side is you only get two pockets and you need more under layers. The best thing to have for winter is a good outer shell then lots of lower layers you can take off to adjust comfort. I like this shell because I can easily pack it into it's own pocket. It's breathable enough to use all seasons. I guess they added the logo, on mine it's all black. Milsurp gear is not the best outdoor tech. The best stuff is made for the private market for hikers and campers that spend more money than the government. Try asking /out/
Depends the kind of cold you'll get, but a good jeans (i think there's even those with fleece, or a good first layer with windproof pants) Plus boots and a good jacket.
there, now you now how to dress properly to almost any happening
long underwear made from something synthetic if you're spending significant time outside and not moving. If you're walking around campus in 20 degree weather with little wind, just skip the base layer and go normal underwear plus jeans
Carhartt for the win. Ive had a Detroit jacket for a few years, got a few occasional compliments, they're tough as shit. Tons of different ones to choose from. I'm a mechanic so I needed something rugged
Asking someone to go from spending $40 to $80 to get a vastly superior product they use every day isn't like shitting one somebody for buying a Stoeger shotgun instead of a Holland & Holland
Carhartt has long/tall sizes. I'm 6'3" and thankful for it
I like the Finnish wool jackets. Hard to find right now. Got mine from sportsman's guide
Sounds wonderful. I still haven't tried Red Wing boots, I bought a pair of Thorogoods last year after I wore out a few pairs of their work shoes, comfy as fuck in the sole but I want a padded tongue. Overall can't complain
There aren't many shops near me that sell Carhartts (in Dallas, of all places), but the few that do, like Academy/Cabela's just have the basic tan colored ones that were super popular with the rednecks/kickers I grew up with in a small town. Carhartt actually has a fuckload of products, but I'm iffy about ordering clothes online sometimes, especially some of their higher end jackets. I gambled on my Detroit and it worked out, but now I want something even warmer that has a hood, but I'm scared about spending $120 online and having to deal with sending it back if it doesn't fit me right
so satan carhartt goes up to a fucking 4xl an it does vary some of their stuff is Nicaragua mexico vietnam etc so it does vary however my coworker is a 2xl and that barely covers him and a carhartt xl fits him perfectly
I'm 6'1-6'2 with boots 200 pounds and a large fits me well
so one of the things with the whole
is a bunch of bullshit
we have a fucking drought in texas meaning the price of leather went through the fucking roof
>in 2005 it was $35 a hide now its a fucking $150
dropped one of its fucking best boot the cadillac because weak hipsters couldn't handle it.
I got a 606 which is not officially their best work boot because of that damn double urethane sole.
A really good work boot you can get for $150 (again its at my store so it could vary we use keystone prices) is 83606 is the steel toe.
its in the irish setter line but its our top seller.
405 is the six inch (covers your ankle) red wing soft toe and 411 is the 8 inch (mid calf). all three are resoleable with a crepe sole
The Abrams and eagle wasn't my idea. The m39 after doing some research came from a finn civil guard unit that had a logo of a pissed off lynx. I wanted a lynx and a blown out Russian tank
Got any recs for what to wear to conceal a pretty bulky pistol? Getting a usp and want to carry it at night in my neighborhood, but really don't know if I can conceal it well enough for it to be worth it.
Depending on how broad your definitions of autistic are, you could get a Czech M85 with liner. They're warm as all fuck, and only like $35 most places. They're a funky color that borders between Olive and a greenish-brown depending on light and how drunk I am. Highly recommend. And don't order from a site that just has "small, medium, large", they come in inch measurements, make sure you get one that fits you proper
>I just saw this on bangood last night.
It's like I look something up the night before online and it's on 4chan the next day.
Enjoy your poorly fitted, stiff as a board, bulky, heavy as hell jacket with a shitty zipper that will only keep you warm to around freezing temps and basically fuck you in the ass if it rains. Oh, and you look like a hick wearing that shit. The dip can in the back pocket of your shitty Walmart jeans is basically dress code.
Any jacket with velcro on it is going to make you look like a tacticool tryhard faggot if you wear it outside of the range or the field.
Just get a nylon shell from a company like Patagonia or Columbia and call it a day.
no problem friend also just got out of /fa/
there are $300+ boots mostly heritage stuff which is all /fa/ fucking knows about so what ever
also little trick you can do if you have speed hooks
>those things above the eyelets where you cross over instead of go through like the eyelets
go down instead of up it puts the pressure where it is supposed to be, on your instep
I actually wear on of those rothco jackets regularly. Its a nice jacket but not much in the way of insulation. If you do get one I recomend getting it a size too big and buying a fleace too.
>stiff as a board
I'll give you that, they take quite a bit of break-in to relax a little
Yeah, someone's got a chip on their shoulder. Tell me, when did the big, bad men bully you anon? Did they say mean words, or was it physical? Or was there never any altercation, and you're just projecting because the "hicks" wearing the carhartts have nice trucks and hot girlfriends, and their families net worths are more than you can dream because of generations of properties owned, livestock, and other investments?
>wanting a jacket that weighs 20lbs
Sounds like you're a colossal bitch, they're not even that heavy, but that weight you feel bearing down on your tinkerbell shoulders is a result of quality
You sound like the kind of faggot that complains about recoil
Not from any gun or caliber in particular, just recoil (spoiler alert, nothing you can buy on the shelves of a gunstore has enough recoil for anyone to be justified in complaining)
>calling other people poor because they wear nice clothes instead of a literal poorfag jacket
Loving this meme
It's more that they don't make normal-people sized coats. They're all for fat rednecks with beer guts and bitchtits.
Wasn't aware quality consisted of "made in honduras" cotton twill with cotton batting for insulation and Rothco-tier taffeta lining.
>The good ones start at $80, nicer ones run up to $160
>if you call out $80 as being "poorfag" you defeat your own argument
Regardless of where it's made, if it lasts 10 years, it lasts 10 years
They last pretty good, but they don't last 10 years of actual use.
Usually the zipper rips free of the rest of the coat in 3-4 years, which is fixable a set number of times, but the coat is almost always completely trashed by year 7.
Carhartt was the best a farmer or outdoorsman could get...30 years ago. But they're still being made the way they were 30 years ago while having quadrupled in price ($160 everywhere they're available locally here). There's better out there now.
Honestly, here where I live there's a significant used market for them and they can be had cheaply that way. That's what most people around here do. That or the factory-seconds outlet an hour away.
>>The good ones
>>>The good ones
>$80 not being poorfag tier in the wide world of outerwear
That's like one arcteryx shirt.
Depends. Do you constantly go barreling through hedge (osage orange), black locust, and multiflora rose?
If no, a Columbia shell jacket+liner should be about $140, last a good decade, and be both waterproof and breathable (with namebrand goretex).
If yes, Robinson Outdoors makes a scent-killer bomber jacket with a brushed Cordura shell, quilted Thinsulate insulation, and knockoff Goretex for around $110 but has the same fit issues as Carhartt (all the cuts are designed for beer-bellied old men wearing overalls+coveralls). Also only available in fuddcamo. But has excellent zippers.
Occasionally you can also find a Banded MST wader jacket+Primaloft liner on sale/clearance for around $160. Removable, 3-way hood, good cuffs, excellent zippers, Goretex shell, thin but superwarm zip-out liner (yay Primaloft), chest handwarmer pockets. Available in OD, mud brown, and 50 different fuddcamos.
Another option would be one of the cloud-grey US milsurp Level 7 poofy coats. They're like $80, super warm, super durable, but only DWR and not actually waterproof. Best thing about them is they don't overtly look military and have a roll-away insulated hood.
I bought a cheap ZeroXposure jacket from Sam's Club for forty bucks and it keeps me plenty toasty in cold weather. Even down to the -20 bullshit we had last year, though I had to layer it with a thermal. I wouldn't operate in it, but it works and doesn't look completely shitty with sweatpants. But let's face it, if you're wearing sweatpants, you don't care if you look shitty. Also, I got mine in dark green to satisfy my inner geerqueer autism, so you don't always have to pick from the stupid flashy colors.
Get an A2 jacket. I operate in one, and it's pretty good looking to boot.
Anyone else here wear one?
Swedish M90 parka is pretty nice. I got an older one and it has held up wonderfully for the last 7 or 8 years. In midwest winters it's pretty warm. I've been in below zero weather with not much more than it, a t-shirt, and some sort of sweat shirt (in addition to obvious pants, shoes, and beanie/ski mask). Was pretty comfy.
I should probably have included a pic. Here is one.