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Quote: Originally Posted by Bartlebooth So if I'm putting time and effort into caring for my new shoes, should I put a bit of effort into caring for the matching belts? I know it gets less wear, not being on my feet and all, but it's leather, too. Maybe a little conditioner every few months? Does anybody apply shoe care principles to other leather products? A quick search brought up some posts about caring for jackets and wallets, but I saw no...
If the coat fits in the shoulders, you don't want a smaller size. It would be uncomfortable, if not unusable. With your build, I imagine you have come across this problem before. Have the coat taken in where it is too large on your torso. Not a big deal.
Quote: Originally Posted by drechie They are asking $125. Do you think its worth it? The last time I was in England, I bought two of them. They were considerably more than $125, but cheaper than I could have gotten them for in the US. If unworn or lightly worn, looks like a good price.
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.
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