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You give a chest measurement of 21.5"? Is that half of your actual chest measurement?When you measure your chest, the full circumference should be measured. A p2p is only given for the article of clothing--such as a peacoat--on which it is difficult to get a circumferential measurement. Sounds as though you are taking the p2p on your own chest?If your chest actually measures 43," I would think a size 38 would be too small for you. But without the p2p of the coat you...
You ought to be able to cross your arms in front of your body and touch your hands to the back of your upper arms above the elbows. If you can't do this, then the coat may be too small across the shoulders. The good news is that the wool shell will stretch a bit. So, if your hands will almost touch your upper arms, you may be able to stretch it out enough to allow good movement for activities such as driving.
Read the sizing instructions in my peacoat dating guide. If you can get the seller to give you an accurate p2p, it removes the guesswork. The link is in my signature line below. The sizing section is toward the end.
All of the issue coats will be too big for you. Go another route.
That is a short single breasted overcoat. They were popular years ago, but went out of style because they weren't long enough to keep the wearer warm when the temperatures dropped in cold climates. Looks like some designer is trying to revive them.If you live in a warmer climate, that length and type of coat should be fine.
Peacoats are not made to be worn over a suit jacket. You could do it by getting an oversize peacoat, but peacoats are cut at about the same length as a suit jacket, so it may well be too short to cover the jacket.
If you mean the brand name, I don't know, but the style is a WWII vintage peacoat. Can't tell if it is the real thing, though.
The Mil-Spec is the one issued to the sailors. It probably is cut a little differently and may be made from higher quality materials. Probably warmer as well. If I were to get a current, non-vintage peacoat, it is the one I would get.
I checked my peacoats, and one has a pucker similar to what you have on one of the sleeves. I had not noticed it before. Nothing to worry about.
I would leave it the way it is and not worry about it. When I get home, I will check and see if any of mine do that.
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