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Low profile heavy jackets and vid chat prog?

KealohaKealoha Registered User regular
edited December 2006 in Help / Advice Forum
I'm going to be picking up a new winter jacket sometime this week, as my peacoat is far too big for me now. I'm not ruling out another peacoat, but would like to know if there are any other non flashy, non nylon(?- whatever is the swishy stuff a lot of heavy jackets are made out of) alternatives. Under, say, $125.

I just want something that isn't too bulky but still offers plenty of warmth. Thanks, I hope.

Video chat: Does anyone know of any videochatting programs that can be used with both PC and Mac. Free? My sister sent my mom a webcam so they could talk with it, but so far no luck.

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    Project MayhemProject Mayhem Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Try a nice leather jacket... Wilsons Leather (if it exists near you) normally has good sales on them this time of the year. I got mine for 100 last year

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    cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    are you a lady?

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    KealohaKealoha Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I'm a man, baby.

    I've already got a leather jacket. It's from the 50s and I like it tons, but I can't lie to myself and say that it's warm enough for below freezing weather-- and we get a lot of that up where I go to college.

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    twmjrtwmjr Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    If you have a K&G Superstore nearby you might want to check there. They have some pretty nice coats for inexpensive prices.

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    drhazarddrhazard Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    How dressy are we talking about? If this is mostly for utility, then definitely look into a Carhartt jacket/coat. They're work jackets, and incredibly comfortable and warm for the price--within your range. Most of them don't scream 'farmer' or anything, but you're not going black tie in them, either.

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    KealohaKealoha Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Carhartt seems to be a good option. But, to be honest, I'm not quite sure what I want for sure yet, which is why I wanna get a few suggestions. I'm not talking purely brand name, but also styles.

    Thanks for the replies so far, impressive (sad?) for Christmas!! :D

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    FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    So, you're not looking along the lines of say Burton or Spyder?

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    KealohaKealoha Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    *Looks up Burton and Spyder*

    Correct. There were a few that I liked in there, design wise (Jacket of the Gods from Burton), but they are a tad pricy anyhow.

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    werehippywerehippy Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    You might want to consider a 3/4 of half length peacoat (those blue/black wool coats), or possibly a canvas coat with a warmer detachable liner from like Lands End or someplace similar.

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    FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Kealoha wrote:
    *Looks up Burton and Spyder*

    Correct. There were a few that I liked in there, design wise (Jacket of the Gods from Burton), but they are a tad pricy anyhow.
    Really good quality though. I have a Burton myself.

    They are sold in a lot of online retailers so maybe you could look around for sales/discounts on last year's models.

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    Bouncing_SoulBouncing_Soul Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Faricazy wrote:
    Kealoha wrote:
    *Looks up Burton and Spyder*

    Correct. There were a few that I liked in there, design wise (Jacket of the Gods from Burton), but they are a tad pricy anyhow.
    Really good quality though. I have a Burton myself.

    They are sold in a lot of online retailers so maybe you could look around for sales/discounts on last year's models.

    That's a pretty cool looking jacket, certainly is pricey.

    So is one considered a poser if they buy a jacket like that but don't actively snowboard?

    I was gonna recommend Columbia, but I think they make the swishy noise you're not looking for. What about Northface, are they swishy? I know they're supposed to be warm as hell.

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    ViolentChemistryViolentChemistry __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2006
    So is one considered a poser if they buy a jacket like that but don't actively snowboard?
    You can't be considered a poser by anyone who's not retarded just because you have this one jacket that was originally designed for something you don't do yourself. You become a poser when you start pretending to be something you're not.

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    ZeonZeon Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    My best advice is go down to the thrift stores in your area and poke around. This is what i do every time i need a new jacket. I inevitably find something really nice. And its cheap too. Just factor in that its going to cost 10-20 bucks to dryclean a coat, depending on how heavy it is and what the material is. 50-100 if its leather.

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    PootPoot Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I have a nice snowboard jacket from LRG that is wicked awesome, and while it might not be the type you're looking for, I would suggest checking out some of their other stuff.

    P.S. Don't be turned off by the gangsta/balla theme on the website.

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    KealohaKealoha Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Thanks for all of the suggestions! Also, I've got another question, completely unrelated. Should I make a new thread or just tack it on?

    I'm going to tack it until confirmation: Does anyone know of any videochatting programs that can be used with both PC and Mac. Free? My sister sent my mom a webcam so they could talk with it, but so far no luck.

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    PootPoot Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    You can just tack it on here, but I would suggest changing the thread title and the original post.

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    FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    So is one considered a poser if they buy a jacket like that but don't actively snowboard?
    You can't be considered a poser by anyone who's not retarded just because you have this one jacket that was originally designed for something you don't do yourself. You become a poser when you start pretending to be something you're not.
    And anyway, because the jackets are designed for such a sport, you get really durable, warm, well made jackets.

    :^:

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    KealohaKealoha Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Also, as an update, I went to my mall today to see if anything good was to be had. I'm afraid not. I'm going to hopefully make it down to a bigger mall soon, but if not I'm probably going to spring for something suggested here (most of them don't have walk-in suppliers around me)- The reason for going to them is that I'm leaving for college in a week and if I get one off of the internet that is too big, it'll be a big pain to have to return it and get a new one and all that jazz.

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    embrikembrik Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Kealoha wrote:
    Video chat: Does anyone know of any videochatting programs that can be used with both PC and Mac. Free? My sister sent my mom a webcam so they could talk with it, but so far no luck.

    I believe Yahoo messenger should work OK for this. Their Mac version supports cams as well as the PC version, and it's free.

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