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Old 16-12-2007, 22:38   #1
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Calling Kiwi's

I bought a wool work coat in NZ on my honeymoon in 1995. I lost it last year but I want another one. I've searched the internet but can't find one. Bought it in a farm supply store. It was farily thick wool with a liner that looked like a shearing. It had a hood that I could pull on when it was really cold. Can anyone tell me where to find one of these. It was great. The coat was about 3/4 length so it covered most of my thigh.
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Old 16-12-2007, 23:02   #2
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Hey Charlie,

I thought you were headed for California? Or are you getting ready for another Oregon coast storm.

Have you tried any local leather coat outlets? I seen some wool lined jackets at the Mall last week.
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Old 16-12-2007, 23:50   #3
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Have a look on www.trademe.co.nz
I haven't seen anything like these in the shops. Have you Wheels?
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Old 16-12-2007, 23:56   #4
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try <www.swannie-store.com> It sounds like you had a Swannie a classic piece of Kiwiana, though I believe they are probably made in China now.
As you will know they are great in any wet or cold weather.
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Yeah, swannies are usually not lined with sheepskin though.
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This sort of thing? Sheepskin Coats - Keri & Blake UNAVAILABLE UNTIL MID JAN 2008 - Maruia Shop
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Old 17-12-2007, 01:43   #7
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Swandri-Wool, Drisabone-I think it is synthetic, Polar Fleece-synthetic, and the one Mark has linked to are all I can think of.
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We could probably nick him a sheep and post it over. If we gut it and rub some salt up it's 'rse it should be nice and cured and ready to wear by the time Santa delivers it
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I need to clairify. Not much on fashion. After consultation with the admiral the jacket was lined with a wool pile. I'll look at the Swannies. The one I had was similar but I want a zipper all the way down the front.


Del:
Its the time between OR and CA that I need the jacket for. Besides I live at snowline and the jacket would really serve me well in the winter. Now when I get to Mexico I don't think I'll need it.

SF:
Thanks for the link. I saw a number of Swannies there that I'll might bid on.

Steve:
It was an off brand. I think it was Leica or something like that. I guess a Swannie would work though. I'll look it up.
Mark:
Link was broken. Not a leather coat I'm looking for. thanks
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I'll have a look. thanks

Thanks all. Anymore ideas let me know.
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Here's a Swandri that sound similar to your discription.
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Sports/Hunt...-131794993.htm
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Trademe will be the place to find it. It sounds like a real old sort of thing, sort of like ugg boots in jacket form. Should be a few second hand ones floating around on trademe.
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Thanks Wheels and Seafox:

I'll keep an eye on Tradme. That jacket would be perfect except for the camo. I don't mid it but I wore my old jacket everywhere and camo would be too much of a fashion statement.
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WindShear is bloody good gear. Jumper, Pullovers or whatever you call them. Cardigans without the buttons, those things. Tuff, multilayer, good to wear and yet real lite. Very impressed.

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They come with a free Rocna 20 anchor too.
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