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A peacoat should just cover the butt, with maybe an inch below the butt. Anything longer, and it is too long. I would rather have the sleeves too long than too short, but overall I would say the coat is a size or two too large for you.
Sleeves are a little long, shoulders are too big and the torso is too long and too loose. In other words, you need a size or two smaller, which isn't available. For Chicago, you will need two peacoats; one that has a snug fit with just a shirt underneath for temps above freezing, and one that is a size larger for layering when the temps are below freezing (your mileage may vary). If your peacoats are thick heavy 100% wool, they ought to block the wind and give enough...
Yes, it is late VN issue; however the shell is not the desired Kersey, but is the less desirable Melton. For a guide to peacoat dating, see what I have written on the subject, the link of which is posted below in my signature line. BTW, welcome to the forum. PC.
The current issue Sterlingwear peacoats are, to my eye, black in color. If there is navy in there, it is hard for me to see. Now keep in mind it hss been several years since I actually examined one. A friend of mine needed a warm casual coat, so I gave him my only current issue Sterlingwear. I have seen him wearing it a few times since, and it has always looked black to me.Get a current issue Sterlingwear, remove the anchor buttons and replace with what you want. Problem...
Hard to tell how it fits from the submitted pics. As to the "normal movement," the question to ask yourself, is it comfortable to wear while driving an automobile, or if you use mass transit exclusively, is it comfortable as you go about your outside activities? A little tightness is to be expected in the armpit area as you raise your arms up to 90 degrees, as you are doing in the photograph. Doesn't appear in that photograph to be too tight. In my opinion the three big...
You really shouldn't have much, if any, arm restriction when engaging in normal arm movements. It seems you have a good fit for just a T shirt. If you want to layer, you may need to go up a size in another coat. Never hurts to have two of them.I had a PM question about fit of the USN peacoat. I will paste part of the answer below, which may be helpful and is applicable to civilian peacoats as well as the real thing. I have written a guide to dating of US Navy peacoats....
A peacoat needs to just cover the butt. You may, however, wear it any way you wish.
You are a tweener (between sizes) and more difficult to fit. I would try a size 42 from Sterlingwear. If it is too large, you can send it back and get a size 40. I would be concerned that the size 40 would be too short in the sleeves. As you already have the size 44, you will have a good idea how the size 42 will fit.
If you lose enough weight to reduce your chest to 38" a size 36 peacoat ought to fit you OK. P2p of 20" or a little less in a size 38 ought to give a good fit.A short size may have been made, but I'm not sure I have ever seen one. If you get a good fit everywhere except the sleeves, they can easily be taken up. Tell the tailor to not trim the excess so the sleeves can be returned to original if the coat is sold.A size 38 ought to give a good fit, especially if you gain an...
For the sleeve length, about half way between the wrist and the knuckles. Some like them a bit shorter. For the body length, it should just cover the butt, probably not more than an inch or two below.
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