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post #3256 of 5778
Sleeve length could be a bit long. Try it on again w. a sweater or something and see how you feel.
post #3257 of 5778
Just tried it with a sweater, and it fits a lot better! I don't think I'm even going to think about getting it tailored because of the historical value of a WWII coat. But do you think the shoulders and overall length of the coat is fine?
post #3258 of 5778
Peacoats are designed to be worn with more than just a T-shirt underneath. The sleeve length in the picture with just the T-shirt is the maximum that I would want to see. Having long arms, I look for coats with long sleeves, so I like that length. The body length looks fine. The shoulders are fine and will show a better fit with a sweater under it. With the side view and the buttons unbuttoned, it is impossible to tell anything about the fit from that angle. A peacoat is designed to always be buttoned.

For my money I wouldn't even think about having it altered. It is a good, if loose, fit right now. During the next year or so, as you gain some weight and fill out, the fit will be tighter.

As I remember, the pit to pit on that peacoat is 19", which means it should fit like a like a large 34 or a small 36, and it does.
post #3259 of 5778
Thanks for the comments, Peacoat. Both pictures are actually buttoned. Maybe it's just my horrible photography skills. Anyway, I would definitely encourage people who are looking for pea coats to go vintage. The quality and weight of the pre-1980's wool is just incredible, and unlike anything I've seen before. I can't wait to wear it tomorrow, and see how warm it is!!
post #3260 of 5778
Is there any way I could make my Sterlingwear Navigator collar more curly? I understand that it's suppose to be flat, but it seems to look better on me if the crease is about an inch higher and curlier.
post #3261 of 5778
I have been looking everywhere for a nice grey peacoat, but cant find one anywhere. Can anyone recommend some good ones please.



Thanks!
post #3262 of 5778
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Originally Posted by EMY View Post
Is there any way I could make my Sterlingwear Navigator collar more curly? I understand that it's suppose to be flat, but it seems to look better on me if the crease is about an 1 higher and curlier.

Try ironing it flat with plenty of steam, weight it down for a day or two, then if the original crease has largely gone, gently re-press.
post #3263 of 5778
Authentic jcrew peacoat with thinsulate for $160 after 30% off. I'm 6'0 170 should I get a medium? It's final sale
post #3264 of 5778
authentic vs mariner which is slimmer? im a 35 chest 28 waist, 32r?
post #3265 of 5778
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Originally Posted by Harbin View Post
Authentic jcrew peacoat with thinsulate for $160 after 30% off. I'm 6'0 170 should I get a medium? It's final sale

$160 is a good price. I'm 5-10 pounds lighter than you and a medium is just a touch too loose so I think it would work great for you. Dang, now you got me thinking about that university coat.
post #3266 of 5778
I was hoping to hold out for an authentic WWII peacoat but my size (44) doesn't seem to turn up much. Instead I picked up a RRL peacoat. The price was right so I went for it. Upon opening the package, I was pleasantly surprised to see that it's a pretty good reproduction of what I was looking for. Based upon Peacoat's excellent research, it does a lot of things right: Eight button front, inside tag, heavy (Kersey?) wool, double stitching a few inches above the sleeve, throat latch and tan corduroy pocket lining. It does, however, use the old WWI style buttons with the 13 stars. It looks black indoors but under natural light it's definitely a dark navy. I'm not sure what specific wool it uses, but it's HEAVY and thick, like putting on an old Civil War uniform or something. I've never felt anything like it. Pretty incredible. They don't make 'em like that anymore.
post #3267 of 5778
Looks like an accurate reproduction. The material is probably closer to Melton, as it appears from the photos. Plus, the old Kersey just isn't available anymore--that I know of.

You are right about the size 44 in WWII peacoats; they are hard to find. I have a 42, and they are somewhat more available.
post #3268 of 5778
Thanks for your input. Another interesting aspect is that the body lining is black cotton while the sleeves are viscose. Too bad about the wool type--I'll have to compare it with a few coats at the local surplus store to get a feel for the difference. Still it's light years warmer than anything I've owned previously. I do appreciate RRL's attention to detail on this one. Their line is generally of very high quality (and price!) with limited production runs. Definitely glad I picked it up.
post #3269 of 5778
I like the way they did the pockets in corduroy, the reinforced stitching at the collar, the midnight blue color and the double line of stitching 3" above the cuff. Good attention to detail.

Yes, please let me know how the material compares to the Kersey. In several of the pictures, your coat looks like it may be Kersey, and in others it looks more like the Melton coats I have. The close ups look more like the Melton. The company certainly went to some trouble to find that shade of blue for the shell.
post #3270 of 5778
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Originally Posted by Opermann View Post
I was hoping to hold out for an authentic WWII peacoat but my size (44) doesn't seem to turn up much. Instead I picked up a RRL peacoat. The price was right so I went for it.

Upon opening the package, I was pleasantly surprised to see that it's a pretty good reproduction of what I was looking for. Based upon Peacoat's excellent research, it does a lot of things right: Eight button front, inside tag, heavy (Kersey?) wool, double stitching a few inches above the sleeve, throat latch and tan corduroy pocket lining. It does, however, use the old WWI style buttons with the 13 stars. It looks black indoors but under natural light it's definitely a dark navy.

I'm not sure what specific wool it uses, but it's HEAVY and thick, like putting on an old Civil War uniform or something. I've never felt anything like it. I walked around Chicago last night in single digit weather with negative wind chills and I actually felt warm. I had a thick sweater on, but still. Pretty incredible. They don't make 'em like that anymore.






That looks similar to mine. But yours is 10 button coat unlike mine, which has 8 buttons
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