A very special topic is the question of what the ladies and gentlemen prefer in their clothing, fashionable pieces from the current collection
or classics of the respective garment - that sounds a bit wooden now, but maybe I'll come up with a better formulation later.
Classics that everyone knows are, in the case of mackintoshes, the various trench coats by:
MACKINTOSH, formerly UK, now Japan
Sanyo, Japan, The SANYO 100 years Coat - a trench coat for the next 100 years
Or in the case of leather jackets, the A1, A2, G1, B1 etc. models, which are very close to the original in terms of material, workmanship and design, for example, are available from:
Lost Worlds, New York
Buzz Rickson's, Japan
THE REAL McCOY'S
Bill Kelso, UK
Or the BUCO models from Langlitz Leathers, USA, or LOST WORLDS, NY.
Chinos and parkas and other classic pieces are also available from Buzz Rickson's and THE REAL McCOY'S.
Many fashionable leather jackets are based on the A1ff flight jackets, like the models from BARACUTTA or those from CHAPAL from France.
With DENIM, the closer to the original weaves and dyes, the trousers are most easily found in Japan....
Down jackets by CANADA GOOSE like the SNOW MANTRA or the Chilliwack, of which I have by chance a special model in leather, already old but still looking very good.
Classics by Massimo Osti or NEMEN & Co.
All the manufacturers mentioned are easy to buy, perhaps Stuart Clurman from LOST WORLDS is a bit difficult to deal with, I get on well with him, you just can't negotiate the price with him...
The question is what someone prefers: something new from every collection all the time or a classic model even at the risk of being held up by a woman, which is what happens to me,
wearing old clothes.
Of course, the "Sylt people" appreciate Moncler, for example, more than more discreet models, although my CG jackets are easy to identify except for the black Chilliwack.
My CG phase has been over for more than 10 years, but every year I eagerly await the chance to wear the Chilliwack again... It's just incredibly comfortable to wear!
The parts last forever. Two of my Buco derivatives, I had the original design modified by Stuart, which I would never do again(!),
are made of 2 mm thick bison leather, and getting them in the US was a big adventure!
How anyone would want to break them is a mystery to me - they also weigh (each) over 3.50 kg: leather protector.
And therein lies the biggest disadvantage, because you can't, you don't have to go with the fashion!