Carhartt Duck Detroit Jacket

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Downunder G Man, Dec 21, 2018.

  1. Downunder G Man

    Downunder G Man A-List Customer

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    Carhartt Duck Detroit Jacket

    Size "XL" in Carhartt-Duck-Detroit-Textile-Jacket-BRN-LightBrown-1_ml.jpg "Light Brown". for sale ON MONDAY in a very local Charity/Thrift store here in Perth WA.
    I tried in on , a wee bit "largeish" for me I thought, good for winter layering.
    IN VERY GOOD ORDER , NO STAINS RIPS OR SMELLS !
    Now here's the rub...shop asking price was $18 Australian.
    AND I DID NOT BUY IT !!
    What was I thinking ?? 36C out today so semi-loathe to go back 5 K's to see if it is still there..
    I KNOW I KNOW, SHOULDA SNATCHED IT !!
     
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  2. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    Detroit2.jpg I have one in black. They are sized big. I am six two - and 185 pounds I wear a medium. I wear mine instead of leather.
     
  3. Downunder G Man

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    UPDATE
    As soon as I had posted the initial thread , having 'phoned "The Salvos" out into the old shitbox car I go ( aircon died 4 years ago !) and into the 36 degree C day I venture. Perth's early rushour , thankfully I am going west then home east ( not North/South which is the killer traffic here !). All 4 windows down the whole 2 way journey

    $18 Aussie shekels and I am home with the jacket , "Blousy big" on me , as I already knew. An "L" would be better.
    I am 5 foot 11 inch and 90Kg.
    GOOD FOR THE WINTER as I would have said in my original native Scotland...

    Seb Lucas yours looks the biz
     
  4. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Throw it in the washing machine and dry it it on high heat. It will shrink a bit. I had one too. They are great jackets. I just couldn't get over the stove pipe sleeves.
     
  5. Peacoat

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    Got back and see if it is still there. I have one, and it is a nice rough wear jacket.
     
  6. Grayland

    Grayland One Too Many

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    What, all your black Dickies are in the wash?:D
     
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  7. Edward

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    Quite tempted by something like this myself. Might start with the non-blanket version for the Summer, though (when it's too hot for leather....).
     
  8. chollie

    chollie New in Town

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    I've got a black one that's got almost 20 years of wear on it, still in great shape, it will probably outlast me.
     
  9. I have one like the photo at the top of this thread except in medium brown. It may be a size medium tall as the sleeve length fits me perfectly. Love to wear this when not wearing one of my leather jackets... 20181008_174340.jpg 20181008_174544.jpg
     
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  10. AeroFan_07

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    I own and wear quite a few Carhartt jackets & coats. Pretty much a requirement for residence in Iowa. I've not typically gone for the "spiffy" models, but a few similar have crept into my wardrobe in recent times. The more beat-up and used the better it seems.
     
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  11. seres

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    I also wear that model Carhartt... I think it must be the state uniform here in Alaska. They do run large, I'm a 42 suit size and I wear a medium.
     
  12. Lord Flashheart

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    Well if your ur looking to off load it I’ll give you $20 plus postage to Victoria! Where in gods own country are you from DGM? I’m originally from Leith but have been here 20 years.
     
  13. Downunder G Man

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    Been in Perth WA since 1995 , first came to Australia 1990 , Brisbane . Sydney Melbourne..the usual

    Ayrshire born , Paisley schooled. Tertiary at University of Stirling

    Thanks for the offer Re the Carrhart , but it will be my next "winter" haha jacket when I am not in leather
     
  14. Seb Lucas

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    I just remembered mine is a medium tall like HD's.

    Ha! I have about 8 pairs of Wranglers like these too.
     
  15. Edward

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    Never having had the chance to try one on, I've always assumed they fit/look best when you treat it as a jacket that should look similar to the standard pattern Aero Highwayman. Would that sound about right? (It was your HWM that convinced me to give mine a go.) I discovered recently that Carhartt now have a major store in Covent Garden; I must check that out. I like the look of both these and the longer chorecoats.
     
  16. Seb Lucas

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    I don't think these are as boxy as a Highwayman but perhaps they fit similarly. I always assumed a Highwayman would look bad on me (I have a slim build) but if they fit like this Carhartt then I should reconsider the pattern if I see one going cheap.
     
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  17. Fonzie

    Fonzie Practically Family

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    Hey @Seb Lucas , where did you buy yours in Oz? I’ve always liked these jackets and your black one looks great.
     
  18. Bushman

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    I bought one of these several years back while working on a construction site. The sleeves were about 5 inches too long and the bottom of the jacket came up to my navel. And it was still large on me. It was the worst fitting jacket I've ever owned. I ended up ditching it at a GoodWill a year or two back.
     
  19. Downunder G Man

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    Chit ! I think I have just bought that jacket !

    Perth western Australia ? nah...probably not !

    this actually "fits" me , it's just likely one size over.

    "L" would probably been perfect
     
  20. Seb Lucas

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    That's very unusual. Maybe you had a poorly made dud, a fake or you have a build that is hard to fit?

    I have had three Detroit jackets (and seen a few others) the fit is about as good as any jacket of that design could be. Sleeves are 27 inches on a medium long and the back length is also 27. Pit to pit is 22.5. Perfect for the tall man. The regulars a 2 inches shorter.

    I think I went through an ebay seller. Can't remember if it was local.
     
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