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post #3301 of 5748
Hi,

I'm from Germany and currently in Dallas on a business trip. Can anyone recommend a place where to buy a proper vintage/surplus pea coat around this area? Thanks in advance!
post #3302 of 5748
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Originally Posted by Fips View Post
Hi,

I'm from Germany and currently in Dallas on a business trip. Can anyone recommend a place where to buy a proper vintage/surplus pea coat around this area? Thanks in advance!

Don't know of anyplace in Dallas, but if you get up to NYC, there is a place in the Village, east of NYU, that might be of use to you.
post #3303 of 5748
I just love the look and colour of this one from our fellow members! Its a APC several seasons back he mentioned but its long gone now so anywhere I can find same or similar medium?

post #3304 of 5748
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Originally Posted by Peacoat View Post
Don't know of anyplace in Dallas, but if you get up to NYC, there is a place in the Village, east of NYU, that might be of use to you.

Thanks a lot. Unfortunately I won't have the chance to get to NYC this time.
post #3305 of 5748
I'm pleased to announce that I just scored a WWII-era pea coat off of Ebay for $40. 10 button front and tan corduroy pocket liners. It was so cheap that I was concerned that the deal was too good to be true. Anyway, the coat came and it's in great shape. I can tell that it's been worn because of the wear around some of the edges and seems, but I see nothing to suggest that the coat won't last another 65 years. The coat is a tad tighter in the chest than I would like, which means arm movement's a bit limited, and I don't know if I'll be able to layer thick sweaters underneath, although that's not something I expect I'll be doing often. And, again, for the price? Whatever. I was surprised by the size of the tag, which is smaller than I had imagined. It's 1 1/8" x 2 1/2". See image below. The buttons are larger than I had expected, weighing in at about 1 1/4". But the real surprise is the wool, which is not what I had imagined. I knew it would be heavy, so I had imagined that it would be thick. On the contrary, while the wool is thick, it's not as thick as I had expected. Instead, the wool is crazy dense, more dense than any wool I've dealt with up to this point. Dense and stiff. Almost hard. I rode on my bike with it this morning and noted with approval that the fabric really is about as wind-proof as one can hope for from a wool garment. I suspect that it would take a heavy rain for me to feel welt.
post #3306 of 5748
Glad you like the coat. The wool will stretch a bit to fit your body. That price for a WWII in good condition is very rare. You made a good score.

For my reference, please let me know your measured chest size, the pit to pit measurement of the coat, and the stated tag size. Thanks.
post #3307 of 5748
I'll get those measurements to you soon. I must confess that I didn't pay much attention to the measurements listed by the seller, despite your warnings on the subject. The coat wasn't up for auction but rather was listed with a "buy now" price. I took one look at the picture, so what it was, and skimmed the description just enough to see that it was described as being in good condition, and hit the button as fast as I could lest someone beat me to it. I figured that the amount of money was small enough for me to gamble with. Had this been a $175 coat listed on vintage threads or a coat up for auction, I would have studied the measurements carefully and lingered over the description.

I believe the snug fit is consistent with your description of WWII era coats.
post #3308 of 5748
Folks, a word of warning about the vintage peacoats: GET THEM DRY CLEANED as soon as you get them. Why? Let's just say my closet has had some winged visitors, and my fab WWII peacoat is a little less as nice as it was when it arrived. I also ended up spending a whole lot of money getting the wool coats that shared a closet with the peacoat dry cleaned as well. An ounce of prevention...
post #3309 of 5748
Need some new buttons for my pea coat. Any good suggestions on who carries a variety of em. Looking to get buttons that are a bit bronze.

I remember i contacted a site a while ago for buttons but never heard back. Can't think of that site anymore...
post #3310 of 5748
I always buy buttons from this site.

http://stores.ebay.com/buttonsandtrim52
post #3311 of 5748
Yes, any wool coat bought 2nd hand should be dry cleaned.

This site has all types of buttons. The link is to the military page, but if you scout around, there should be lots of others on the site.

http://www.waterburybutton.com/cart/...&idCategory=87
post #3312 of 5748
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Originally Posted by Peacoat View Post
Yes, any wool coat bought 2nd hand should be dry cleaned.

This site has all types of buttons. The link is to the military page, but if you scout around, there should be lots of others on the site.

http://www.waterburybutton.com/cart/...&idCategory=87

Yeah waterbury is the site I emailed a while back and never got an answer. I believe other SFers been getting similar problems as well. I do like a lot of their buttons however.
post #3313 of 5748
i just ordered a khaki peacoat from lands end canvas but it feels a little bit bulky in the sleeves and a bit around the waist. do tailors usually work on khaki peacoats or would i look like a huge doofus bringing it in to him? also, i was looking to add that thing that makes the area around the wrist tighter (forgot what the f*ck its called) and a center vent in the back. Should be no problem right?
post #3314 of 5748
Do flat caps look good with Peacoats?
post #3315 of 5748
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Originally Posted by Hedges View Post
I just love the look and colour of this one from our fellow members! Its a APC several seasons back he mentioned but its long gone now so anywhere I can find same or similar medium?


nice.
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