All right, I ordered this jacket off Bro because I figured it was a good price for a feature rich jacket. And now that I have it, well... I think it's a little TOO rich. First the good: The gray denim shell is sick, feels like good cotton denim (because it is) but the laminate makes it super waterproof. The 3M thinsulate is definitely WARM without adding a ton of bulk. The soft liner has gold-foil accents that peek out a bit at the collar and hood, but you have to be careful they don't make you look like you're trying too hard. The hood is super plush and adjustable. Don't know why it's removable because the high collar makes you look like count dracula without it. Lots of interior pockets, but nothing to write home about. The bad: this jacket is COVERED with metal snap buttons, which look cool but are a pain to use, each requires two hands so you don't yank your jacket around when you open a pocket or undo the zipper flap. The pockets are all zippered anyway, so the buttons are strictly fashion. But if you don't fasten them, you sound like the ice cream man clinking down the street. The wrists are snap button closure too, which is pretty awful in terms of adjustability. Plus the buttons make you look kind of snooty, like you really meant to buy a new england pea coat or something. There are two vents on each side, one under your tricep and one on the side of your ribcage... cool but kinda tricky to open and close smoothly.
Overall: good construction, WARM jacket with GREAT shell material and comfy liner with fleece accents. But some of the functionality was lost to fashion, the worst of which are the wrist adjusters. Plus I can't help but feel like there's TOO MUCH going on with this jacket, it's weighed down with features I'll probably never use. Finally, the jacket tries to look subtle with the material but ends up being a little flashy due to the 8 million brass buttons and shiny liner. So if you're going to wear this around town, you gotta be able to pull it off with ballin style, something I probably can't do.