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If you live in a climate where the high temperature is frequently below 40F during the winter, then the primary consideration should be the type of material the coat is made of (hopefully wool), and the thickness and tightness of the weave. These considerations will tell you the probable warmth of the coat. That should be the primary motive for buying any heavy winter coat. In the pictures above, it is impossible to determine the fit of the peacoat, as the buttons are...
Quote: Originally Posted by zazaza right, its just to hold everything in place. (at least thats what the rep at sterlingwear said when i bought mine) That certainly is a reasonable explanation, with the fastening buttons being off center and the triangulation and all, but I have never had a problem with any of my coats getting out of alignment. Maybe someone with a looser fit might have that problem, and for them the inside button would a...
Quote: Originally Posted by dunelly i thought the extra button was for if u lose a button A good guess, but if you look at Iroh's button on the preceding page, you will notice it is a small non anchor button. Some of mine have the same type of button, while some of them have the anchor type button. Plus, there is that corresponding button hole in the opposite flap that causes a problem with the extra button theory.
Quote: Originally Posted by PaulYAY I have an APC peacoat that had a bit of length to the string sewing the 'anchoring' (not sure what it would be refered to) button on which made it fairly easy to button one-handed. My new peacoat has that same button tied as close to the wool as the outer buttons, which makes it extremely difficult to button one-handed (I gave up on the first attempt and haven't tried since). With a bit of extra length, it...
Quote: Originally Posted by unmodern I once had a Kenneth Cole peacoat that had such a button, and it did indeed answer to a buttonhole on the edge of the under-breast. (If that makes any sense.) Before you buttoned the two breasts together, you could button the bottom breast backwards onto this inner button. It was a pain, and I never did it. Yes, some of my vintage peacoats have this feature. I just don't understand it, because, as you say,...
Artzihay, there is a size 34R vintage peacoat listed in the Buy/Sell section that might work for you if you still have some cash. Although your coat is now a much better fit than it was before.
Yes, I agree it is a bit on the large size.
Quote: Originally Posted by Mudhiker Here is an essay that claims that the inside button is "to secure the double-breasted front." Nice essay. I notice he referenced my article on vintage peacoats. Unfortunately the link changed during a re working of the website, and it is now an entirely different topic. I did add the new link toward the end of the discussion. I have heard that single button theory before, but not sure I buy it. I...
Quote: Originally Posted by Reggs Peacoats are played out. Chubby mouth-breathing Tommy Bahama dads wear them now. Shows over. Check back in this thread 60 years from now. Bye Thank goodness! When I saw that peacoats were becoming popular again several years ago, I knew the fashion industry would bastardize the basic stylish peacoat beyond recognition. For the past couple of years, I have mostly been wearing one of my leather jackets,...
Iroh, is there a corresponding buttonhole on the other side of the coat?
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