Baracuta - Navy or Khaki?

stuman

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I'm with Geojohn. Where can you buy the dark navy in the US. Also, if you want to wear a sweater underneath, should you get one size larger?
 

Intrepid

Super Member
quote:Originally posted by stuman

How do these jackets run in terms of size? If I want to wear a sweater underneath should I go for the next size up? Thanks
Stuman, here is an answer that probably won't help much. When I ordered mine form O'connells, Bernie said to go one size up to accomodate a sweater. An error was made in the shipping dept, and they sent the size down, that I would have gotten, left to my own devices.

The size that I actually got (36) vs the recommended 38 fits perfectly. Go figure.....

Carpe Diem
 

Untilted

Honors Member
I got the navy myself from O'Connels a few weeks ago. It is great. It's not really navy though. A bit lighter. I may someday pick up a khaki for jeans and gray trousers. We really could form a team. Recall that this same jacket was about $350 in last years Press summer catalog. Glad I waited.

baracuta is a summer jacket?? or all year long?
 

jrandyv

Active Member with Corp. Privileges
For a different thought. I bought a green ventile one several years ago from Normandy and Monroe and really like the look. (The fact George H.W. Bush and I both have a N + M coat is probably one of the few things we have in common) Also I'm sure that the fact that the color matches that of my alma mater the U of Oregon is truly coincidental)
 

dpihl

Super Member
Afrrrrrt

Used to own a Navy Blue four climes G9 with fraser tartan lining, and the zipper on the wrong side (British style). Loved it to death, and now I think it is dead somehwere.

Used to own a red wool jacket from Nautica in the same basic cut. It was blousey, and had a rayon satin quilted lining. Warm enough to snowski in. I know, because I used it for that very purpose on a few occasions. It also had khaki twill elbow patches for enhanced durability. Grew out of it, and now my wife wears it. Wish I had a dozen more just like it.

Presently own a khaki tan baracuta lookalike, and also a red one with a LaCoste crocodile on the chest, both with a cotton (or cotton-like) tartan (or tartan-like) lining. Rarely wear either jacket.

Want to someday convince the guys in my a cappella quartet to start singing secular tunes, and rename ourselves "The Windbreakers". The right jacket would have to be a key part of the uniform, or the joke just doesn't work.
 
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eagle2250

Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator
How is this for a confusing answer...for the reasons stated by so many other posters, I would recommend the navy. I too wear khaki trousers a lot, probably too much, and wearing khaki on khaki creates the appearance that one is trying hard to create the look of a uniform. The navy breaks that up a bit. Having said that, my jacket is the khaki color. So I end up wearing a sweater or one of my other jackets to avoid the illusion of wearing a uniform.
 

Spooter

Active Member with Corp. Privileges
LongWing,

How light is it exactly?

JD


There is a "navy" and a "dark navy", so that might be part of the confusion, earlier in this thread.

I like the light blue -- "sky" it's called -- though how practical it is, I don't know. Would probably be nice for the golf course. And it was a popular color in old films.
 

longwing

Super Member
baracuta is a summer jacket?? or all year long?

I wore mine in the spring. None in summer. Surely in fall. I doubt winter, but we do have some very mild days in Jan and Feb.

Ben Silver offers a G-9 in wool. Expensive, but just the think for the die-hard Steve.
 

Vecchio Vespa

(aka TKI67)
I am considering the tan baracuta. I wear jeans most of the time. I have had many tan jackets over the years. Works for me.
It is wise to take into account the pants you will be wearing. A tan Baracuta and khakis looks weird to me. Back in the '60s London Fog had a similar jacket they offered in buttery yellow. It was an amazingly versatile color but seems to have vanished.
 
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