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post #2746 of 5821
I have a 39-40" measured chest and a 32" waist. The problem I have with most coats that fit me in the chest is that I'm swimming in it around the waist. Would sizing down to a 36 with a Sterlingwear have a slim fit or should I look into a military issue coat?
post #2747 of 5821
man why do all of these fits look so boring
post #2748 of 5821
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Originally Posted by chris lewis View Post
I have a 39-40" measured chest and a 32" waist. The problem I have with most coats that fit me in the chest is that I'm swimming in it around the waist. Would sizing down to a 36 with a Sterlingwear have a slim fit or should I look into a military issue coat?

Proportionately you and I are about the same through the chest and the waist. I am a 42" chest with a 34" waist. I, too, find most outerwear to be too large through the waist. Civilian peacoats are no exception; they are constructed to fit a wide range of the body types found in this country. Issue peacoats also must take this into construction, but the body type they are designed for isn't quite as large as the normal civilian population.

You might try the Sterlingwear in a 36 and see how it fits. If not a good fit, you could always return it. Be careful, though, about the sleeve length, as well as the body length, when sizing down. Those measurements will be sized down as well. If you have long arms and a long torso, might be better to go with a long. Or you might try a size 38 in the vintage issue peacoat. They are constructed a bit slimmer for the more athletic build of the military physique. Plus the outer wool is of a much nicer grade.

What I would suggest is to find a retail store that carries Sterlingwear and try some on to see how they fit you. There should be some Army/Navy surplus stores in most areas. While these stores mostly don't carry a lot in the way of actual surplus stuff anymore, they do carry some military inspired items. Back in about 2003 when I first started researching vintage peacoats, I found a large selection of civilian Sterlingwear peacoats at one of our local Army/Navy stores. You might be able to do the same and take a lot out of the guesswork.
post #2749 of 5821
nvm
post #2750 of 5821
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Originally Posted by dunelly View Post
man why do all of these fits look so boring

It's a coat. Most people are going to go through a harsh winter. They could care less about if the fit looks boring.
post #2751 of 5821
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post
It's a coat. Most people are going to go through a harsh winter. They could care less about if the fit looks boring.

agreed. you want to be able to layer in case of bad weather.
post #2752 of 5821
Hi all, I'm looking for a fitted green olive peacoat or peacoat like jacket. Any ideas where to search or find one? Ideally all wool. Thanks
post #2753 of 5821
Iroh: Up through 1965, issue peacoats could be buttoned either to the left side or to the right side. Those peacoats had buttons on both sides of, and under, the collar. After the bi sided buttoning practice was discontinued, some peacoats continued to be made with buttons on both sides under the collar. Others had only one button on the right side--as that is all that was needed. So, if your peacoat only has one button, which is on the right side, and your peacoat buttons on the right, that is a normal configuration.
post #2754 of 5821
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Originally Posted by TyCooN View Post
Didn't realize he went with his suit size.

36" actual chest measurement
post #2755 of 5821
nvm
post #2756 of 5821
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Originally Posted by iroh View Post
Bump, this is a serious issue.
post #2757 of 5821
Yessss. Does anyone have a good solution for this? I also often keep a hat on me for wearing on my way home/when it gets cold from the bars, but also need a place to keep it.
post #2758 of 5821
so i know this has been asked before but i cant find a straight answer... out of the sterlingwear peacoats (navigator and authentic) which would be a slimmer fit overall (chest arms etc?)
post #2759 of 5821
I think fit is the same except for minor physical details that does not change the fit.
post #2760 of 5821
Shameless plug: I'm selling a size 38 1968 peacoat that I just bought from VintageTrends. This thing is great but I guess I didn't pay enough attention to Peacoat because this is a full size too big. I've already purchased a size 36, it's getting cold here and I don't want to exchange it because of the wait.
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