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26-10-2010
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Interested in getting the 70s peacoat from their online website. Are their sizes accurate? IE, if i'm a 4, should I get the size they recommend or go up a size since it's going to be a coat. I guess what I'm asking is, for their coats, do they take into consideration that the wearer is going to layer?

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26-10-2010
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Well, not this time. "This is finally it!" I said to myself and went down to my favourite shop and took it home with me for $560. I've not used it yet as it hasn't really been that cold in Denmark yet but just when I was rearranging my closet earlier today I found a minor flaw on the jacket and the stitching in some areas was not done quite well, especially on the removable fur lining.

I'm quite disappointed with the quality and I can't believe A.P.C. being this "casual" on a $560 piece . The jacket seems quite fragile and I don't think it will hold for more than a season or two. However, maybe I'm too judgemental because how can I be sure when I've not used it yet? But then again, if I take it in use I'm not entitled to deliver it back...It's a dilemma.

Do some of you have any experience with this particular parka and have you had issues with it during your ownership?"


Sorry that i can not comment on this parka, but i have owned many apc pieces including some outwear and do sometimes find stray threads or puckering or think the fabric a bit delicate, but they always wear really well. most things are made in developing countries so I don't think the quality is top notch, but for me, for the price, the classic styles and fit (apc usually looks good on me) are hard to find.

I delivered the parka back to the store yesterday and got my money back. I think I'll try their take on the classic duffle coat (the zipper is a nice detail). It's made of heavy wool and costs a tiny bit more than their cotton parka....or maybe just wait until it goes on sale? I still have a wool coat and a trench to wear this A/W.

But yeah, you're absolutely right. It's hard to find anything looking as cool, classic and stylish as APC's simple designs. That's why I simply love their outerwear (and jeans) - it's no nonsense yet classic and stylish. However, like you said, I reckon you pay for the look and fit, not the craftsmanship and fabric.


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27-10-2010
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I hope you also pay for the fabric...seeing as I just bought a 100% Italian merino sweater with the hopes it will last...

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28-10-2010
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I hope you also pay for the fabric...seeing as I just bought a 100% Italian merino sweater with the hopes it will last...
Do not worry. I'm sure it will last if you take care of it, just like all wool materials. I just didn't feel $560 was well spent on that particular parka coat.

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I reckon you pay for the look and fit, not the craftsmanship and fabric.
If that's true, it's a shame. I haven't bought anything from APC the last season or two but the quality, design, and materials all used to be equally good. There's no reason for it to be anything less.

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28-12-2010
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Does a.p.c. Generally fit smaller or larger than standard north American sizing? Or is it true to size? I haven't bought any but with the sales I was thinking of trying out a few pieces. Thanks for any feedback you can give

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28-12-2010
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^ In my experience, if you compare the sizes with Gap, the A.P.C. Small is a 'real' Small whereas Gap's Small could pass for a Medium. In short, it fits a bit smaller.

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That's a good benchmark; merci beaucoup.

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Sorry just two more APC questions: 1) if I am a 6 in pants normally would people recommend I order a 8? 2) does the Madras line fit like the major line?

Thanks!!

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Just bought these, first day of sales in Belgium :-)


Does anyone know which online stores carry A.P.C.?
I wanted to buy a parka but my size was already sold out
thanks!

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^ Tres Bien Shop sells APC http://www.tresbienshop.net/en/grp/apc-all-items.php

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04-01-2011
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I bought these boots but I'm not sure about them now :\

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05-01-2011
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^why? Well,you can give them to me, I've wanted a pair of these boots since they came out!
They look great and seem easy to wear non?

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07-01-2011
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sale online
Does anybody know when their online sale on their european site starts?

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I would like to know too! Usually it's around Jan the 7th...I think it might be next week...

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