Wow, I don't know if it's possible to find a decent peacoat for less than $1000. You might just have to slum and settle for one made out of SOLID PLUTONIUM.
If you really meant $1000, I'm sure there are options in cashmere blends or something that might be nice. Personally I am happy with my milsurp coats, but if I could get one just like my favorite made with some really heavy cashmere/boiled wool blend that was a bit softer, I would probably enjoy that as well.
Just wanted to ask for some info on slimming down a peacoat. The sterlingwear one I got is a little boxy. What would you instruct the tailor to do? Taper it down? Take it in on the waist? Anyone have experience on this? Just wanted some instructions to give.
And do you think taking the shoulder pads would mess up the look of the peacoat?
sure, by definition, for their utilitarian purpose they're traditionally boxy but many designers have been making slim peacoats with a suppressed waist for years. what i'm curious about is, can just any tailor make these adjustments? with the thickness and weight of the materials involved could i just take a peacoat to be altered at the same place i would take a suit and dress shirt or would i need to take it somewhere that has more heavy duty equipment like say a shop that alters leather and suede?