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Vintage Flower: Welcome to the forum. Your chest measurement should always be taken all the way around. Measuring the way you did, can induce error in the measurement. I am guessing your chest measures about 40" around. The coat you bought will probably fit like a size 40, based on the p2p measurement. I see in the picture it is labeled as a 38. Either the p2p measurement is off, or the coat is mislabeled. Normally, for coats of that era, the p2p would be a whole...
Thanks, CP, that is good to know. I wasn't aware of it until just now.
Best tree stand I've ever seen. Peacoat looks good too. We have warmed up down here, and no longer peacoat weather during the day. But looks like you guys are somewhat cooler up there in A2.
If you are willing to go the current issue route, the Mil Spec from Sterlingwear might be a viable option. They are a little more fitted than the civilian offerings and are a little more expensive, as well. You will need to call and talk to a representative as that coat is a special order. The rep can give you guidance on the sleeve length, and may be able to give a p2p measurement as well.A size 38 in that model should have a p2p of about 20.5", while a size 40 should...
Unfortuantely, you are too tall, too slender with arms too long to get a good fit in a vintage peacoat. For your chest measurement, I would recommend a size 40 (p2p 21.25") or even a size 38 (p2p 20.2 5"). A peacoat of that chest size wouldn't be long enough in the sleeves or in the torso. The jacket that fits you well that measures 24" p2p is not a peacoat. That would translate into a size 46, which would swallow you. Peacoats are different. That is why I have never...
I wouldn't move the buttons so you can wear a sweater with the size 34. You have the 36 for the sweater wear. The shoulders look fine.
If you can try on the small, do so and see how it fits. Based on how the medium fits you, I would say the small would be a better fit than what you have now.
It is a couple of sizes too large for you. Go to the link in my signature for advice on sizing and fitting. That section is toward the end of the guide.
Not really sure a "market value" can be assigned to an item such as that. Depends on how badly you want it. I would say $250 to $500 would be a fair price.I had two WWII coats a few years ago. One wasn't in perfect shape, but it was in pretty good condition, all things considered. A friend of mine had been looking for a WWII coat for over a year without success. He wears the same size as I do. I gave it to him. Now he has one and I have one (WWII coat, that is).
I think the overall length is fine as is the torso fit. As you noted, the sleeves are a bit shorter than I would like, but still doable. There is probably enough material at the cuff for a seamstress to let it out a bit if it is going to bother you.
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