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post #3241 of 5822
Does anyone think beanie knitted hats look good with peacoats?
post #3242 of 5822
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Originally Posted by Peacoat View Post
You need to remove the button that is sewn through the pocket and re-sew it. Or you could have your seamstress do it when she tightens the button holes. No big job. I always take my peacoats to the dry cleaners when a new one comes in the house. I never wash one. But I have never had an odor to any of them. Sounds as if yours came from a smoker's home. Your coat will look a treat once the minor problems are fixed and the coat is cleaned.

Oh i wasnt implying i wash it myself. Yes i was just enquiring would you get your coat washed when recieving second hand, and you gave the answer i was looking for. Yes i think i will take it too the dry cleaners to get the minor repairs done, which should cost about £17 altogether with a wash of the coat too. Doesnt sound too bad price! Although ive worn the coat several times with the odour, which isnt really bad, but im a born worrier i suppose. And i dont know the last time it had a wash and probably is due one. Somehow i feel im washing a lot of the history out of the coat.


But i wore my vintage coat in cold weather recently. I felt not that warm at the start but as i walked about i didnt feel the cold after a while. But i needed the latch up.
post #3243 of 5822
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Originally Posted by VictorC View Post
Oh i wasnt implying i wash it myself. Yes i was just enquiring would you get your coat washed when recieving second hand, and you gave the answer i was looking for. Yes i think i will take it too the dry cleaners to get the minor repairs done, which should cost about £17 altogether with a wash of the coat too. Doesnt sound too bad price! Although ive worn the coat several times with the odour, which isnt really bad, but im a born worrier i suppose. And i dont know the last time it had a wash and probably is due one. Somehow i feel im washing a lot of the history out of the coat.


But i wore my vintage coat in cold weather recently. I felt not that warm at the start but as i walked about i didnt feel the cold after a while. But i needed the latch up.

A sweater, or a jumper as you guys say, is necessary to fill the space between the body and the coat when the temps get below about 35F (2C). Although if one is walking, that temperature is lower. And I have found that a scarf is more comfortable than the throat latch, and works just as well.
post #3244 of 5822
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Originally Posted by VictorC View Post
Does anyone think beanie knitted hats look good with peacoats?

Yes. Check out some of Zissou's posts with his mr. freedom peacoat and a watchcap. It's a classic combination.
post #3245 of 5822
The collar and lapel on my vintage peacoat has been lying flat for years and now there is a pretty major crease. Thats fine when I lay the collar down, but when I put the collar up, the lapel still wants to lay flat. Also, when you button it up completely, you can clearly see the fold.

Can I just iron the crease out?

I like this look more, where the lapel just folds over naturally:

post #3246 of 5822
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Originally Posted by Potatowned View Post
The collar and lapel on my vintage peacoat has been lying flat for years and now there is a pretty major crease. Thats fine when I lay the collar down, but when I put the collar up, the lapel still wants to lay flat. Also, when you button it up completely, you can clearly see the fold.

Can I just iron the crease out?

Might work - use plenty of steam.
post #3247 of 5822
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Originally Posted by ataru View Post
Yes. Check out some of Zissou's posts with his mr. freedom peacoat and a watchcap. It's a classic combination.

I wiil have to find him then. But this is my beanie. I was just wondering if it is a bit too much with the writing on the beanie?
http://www.nauticalia.com/uk-info/cl...3.80/6310.html
post #3248 of 5822
Is this one from Banana Republic any good?

http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse...scid=789144002

It's $81 with free shipping today from a list of $198 if you stack two coupon codes.
post #3249 of 5822
Don't it'd be too warm since it's 100% cotton.
post #3250 of 5822
What would you say about this one in grey?i like the color and style personally,especially the collar. http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/i...ductId=4441098 and i also like this one in this colour but i don't know where to get it,any ideas? http://www.styleforum.net/attachment...0&d=1257829384
post #3251 of 5822
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Originally Posted by paulson View Post
Is this one from Banana Republic any good?

http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse...scid=789144002

It's $81 with free shipping today from a list of $198 if you stack two coupon codes.

what coupon's did you stack?
post #3252 of 5822
So, for about 2 years, I've been wearing an early-1950s vintage U.S. Navy peacoat, size 38. It fits me all right, but it's always been slightly too long and too wide in the shoulders (I'm a true 37).

Today at the local secondhand clothing shop, I spotted a size 36 from around the same time period. Aside from the usual problems affecting a garment so old (small rip in lining, buttonholes needing re-stitching, buttons needing to be reattached / restored to proper place), it was actually in better shape than mine. Moreover, it seems to fit me better all around, even wearing a sweater. Plus, it's $30 -- not great for a used item in general, but great for vintage military paraphernalia in Japan.

The only thing is, it's a little snug in the bottom, where the vent splays out a little bit in back. Not enough to actually expose my pants, but the two sides are just barely touching, and don't overlap. My question is, would a tailor be able to let out the side seams enough to fix the issue with the vents, or should I pass?
post #3253 of 5822
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Originally Posted by dasai View Post
So, for about 2 years, I've been wearing an early-1950s vintage U.S. Navy peacoat, size 38. It fits me all right, but it's always been slightly too long and too wide in the shoulders (I'm a true 37).

Today at the local secondhand clothing shop, I spotted a size 36 from around the same time period. Aside from the usual problems affecting a garment so old (small rip in lining, buttonholes needing re-stitching, buttons needing to be reattached / restored to proper place), it was actually in better shape than mine. Moreover, it seems to fit me better all around, even wearing a sweater. Plus, it's $30 -- not great for a used item in general, but great for vintage military paraphernalia in Japan.

The only thing is, it's a little snug in the bottom, where the vent splays out a little bit in back. Not enough to actually expose my pants, but the two sides are just barely touching, and don't overlap. My question is, would a tailor be able to let out the side seams enough to fix the issue with the vents, or should I pass?

This is a problem I have never encountered, but then I am narrow in the hips so I wouldn't notice it. Typically, there is about 1/2" (1.3cm) of excess material on either side of center in the area you want to let out. So, the hip portion of the coat could be let out a little less than 1" (2.5cm) on each side. I checked three of my coats from about that time frame, and they all had the same amount of excess material. A tailor could "scab" another piece of material onto the wool so that almost a full 1" on each side could be used. Might ask about "scabbing" before you plan on it. At the least you could get about 1 1/2" total, even without scabbing.

I would think if the flaps were not open and showing your trousers, it wouldn't be a real problem, but then we all see things differently.

Good luck, and please let us know how the alterations work.
post #3254 of 5822
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Originally Posted by IsteRed View Post

This one looks very good! Where can I get something like this?
post #3255 of 5822
Just received a WWII era pea coat today. Thought it would be a size 34, but it seems a bit big. Is it long too, or is it just my imagination? Fit pics w/just a tshirt on:
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