and officers chinos.
And got a 90s RRL pair NWT from eBay, leg opening is like 11 inches maybe on a size 34 x 30. Probably should have asked for measurements
No. Get to know someone in the navy or Marine corp. Buying someone a beer to say thank you for their service isn't a bad way to start. Then go on base with the person and purchase a real one. My dad's a retired Marine corp officer, and we picked one up for me when I was in high school. Every winter it's one of my favorite things. Just my 2 cents. (you'll also save a few hundred bucks...)
Yes, I think mine works great. It's not too long or short. It garners compliments all the time. There's plenty of room to wear layers underneath, and leaving it unbuttoned lets it either drape freely or gives you the option to pull the silhouette snug and slim on the sides with your hands in the pockets. The itchy wool definitely breaks in and becomes soft, comfortable, and only very rarely itchy. My one caveat is that I usually wear a scarf with it to avoid it rubbing hard on the back of my neck, since I usually have to have that roll removed from the upper back on suit jackets. Probably bought mine in 2000 or so and have reasonable expectations, barring fire or flood (knock on wood), that the coat will last another couple of decades at least. Again, it's just my two cents. The other posters are right that there may be more or different things offered by a few of the top quality fashion house options, but my Navy peacoat is irreplaceable for me.