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post #3856 of 5862

@ ronin2046, I'd say if you can't button all the way up, the pea coat is too small for you and you should try the next bigger size ? I mean those buttons are there for a specific purpose, aren't they?

 

Anyway, in my opinion all this sizing down to get a slim fit is just weird. Those coats historically never were meant to be of a slim fit. They are coats, not underwear. But, yeah, I see, it's more of a metrosexual fashion thing today. Crappy look over function, right? I just wonder if they come with a respiration apparatus ? Questions upon questions...

 

 

Edit: I just asked around and was told they don't come with a respiration apparatus if bought to small. That's why they have to be worn unbuttoned... tongue.gif

post #3857 of 5862
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thats probably coming in handy right about now. fucking cold in sac
post #3858 of 5862
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Originally Posted by stranded View Post

I got a WWII pea coat off of eBay, but the shoulders are too wide (mine are 18", the pea coat measures 19").  Does it still look fine?  Let me know if any more pictures are needed.

 

Fit 1 Fit 2


Take some pictures that show the coat at a more level angle. I would think that would help in discerning the fit in a more accurate way. Also, I'm not sure about the fit but I think that coat looks great. How much did you pay for it (if you don't mind)? I think I'm going to try snatching one up in a couple years. I wonder if it'd be sacrilege to buy a 10 button peacoat and have the waist and arms slimmed.
Edited by boogaboogabooga - 12/6/11 at 12:51pm
post #3859 of 5862
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Originally Posted by stranded View Post

I got a WWII pea coat off of eBay, but the shoulders are too wide (mine are 18", the pea coat measures 19").  Does it still look fine?  Let me know if any more pictures are needed.

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It's too small for you. That's what happens when one sizes down. The body length should cover your butt, and the sleeves should come past the wrists. Probably too tight as well, but that is hard to determine from the pictures.
post #3860 of 5862
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Originally Posted by ronin2046 View Post

Hey guys, question:

If you guys are sizing down for that slimmer fit, can any of you still button all the way to the top? Or do you leave the top buttons and run a scarf?

I tried on a Fidelity and although it fits me just right, I can't seem to button all the way to the top. (even without a scarf, hoodie, sweater, or any other midlayer)

I'm rarely ever going to button all the way, but it would be nice too have the option.

Thoughts?


It's too tight if you can't button the top button... "slim" has its limits.
post #3861 of 5862
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

thats probably coming in handy right about now. fucking cold in sac

Yes, it has gotten extremely cold. Plus, I attend school in Davis and it's even colder there than in Sac. I wear a beanie to class daily. Gotta protect myself from the cold...and the pepper spray.
post #3862 of 5862
I often get asked about peacoat storage and protection. As the forum is slow right now on peacoat postings, I thought it would be a good time to post my thoughts on the subject.

For storage I use a wide, really wide, wooden hanger. It will be 2" to 3" wide at the shoulders, the type that is advertised on this forum on the upper right hand side of the page. Here is the link to the page:
http://www.hangerproject.com/closet/jacket-hanger-20.html They are expensive, but worth it to avoid the shoulders of the peacoat from becoming misshapen. Walgreens had some several years ago for substantially less. They are probably available elsewhere as well. Or, if you are a poor college student, you can make your own with a wooden hanger, old T shirts and duct tape.

A peacoat that has been purchased used, should be dry cleaned before it is put in your closet to kill any moths or larvae that may be hidden in the coat. Or leaving it outside when the temp is below freezing should accomplish the same result. The coat, if worn on a regular basis during the winter, should also be cleaned once a year before storage. This will get any particles out of the fabric that moths might like to feast on. For day to day cleaning, I use a one way brush; they work the best for me. I brush the coat each morning before I wear it, and again before I put it in the closet at night. This is the type of brush I use: http://www.amazon.com/Evercare-Lint-Brush-Magik/dp/B000QRFNGS/ref=pd_bxgy_hg_text_b It works better than any of the other brushes I have tried. It is also fast; a brushing takes less than 30 seconds.

Don't eat anything while wearing your peacoat. Food particles will get in the wool and moths will be attracted to it. Brushing it before putting it in the closet at night will remove most of the food particles, if you don't follow the no eating rule. Some particles, however, will become embedded in the fabric, and will be difficult to remove by brushing.

To guard against moth damage, get a moth protector for the closet in which you hang your peacoat, and change it every ninety days. If you don't, the coat will be damaged by moths. I use the plastic strips sold by Hot Shot--available at Amazon. It has no odor and works well. I have the plastic strips in five of my closets and change them every 90 days. Instructions say every 4 months, but my pea coats are worth enough to me that I change more frequently. Get a Magic Marker and mark the date 90 days from the date you open the package. This date should be marked on the side of the plastic strip so it can be easily seen when entering the closet. This will let you know when the strips need to be changed. Otherwise you will have an out of date moth strip in your closet that allows the moths free reign with your wool coats. This is the link for the Hot Shot strips at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Hot-Shot-5580-Unscented-Repellent/dp/B0019BK8AG/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1323521614&sr=8-7 These strips are also available on eBay and elsewhere.

These instructions are important: follow them and that 60 year old peacoat will live another 60 years to be worn by your grandchildren.
post #3863 of 5862
Hi, I am looking into the Jcrew peacoats and was wondering if there were any stylistic differences between the THINSULATE and REGULAR versions? I have not seen them in real life yet. Looking at the web site pictures, it seems like the thinsulate and regular versions have different pictures attached to them...

Regular: 350

Thinsulate: 350

Is the Regular version a slimmer fit since it is a thinner material? Or are they pretty much indistinguishable in style to the naked eye?
post #3864 of 5862


 

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Originally Posted by boogaboogabooga View Post


Take some pictures that show the coat at a more level angle. I would think that would help in discerning the fit in a more accurate way. Also, I'm not sure about the fit but I think that coat looks great. How much did you pay for it (if you don't mind)? I think I'm going to try snatching one up in a couple years. I wonder if it'd be sacrilege to buy a 10 button peacoat and have the waist and arms slimmed.


I paid $65 for it, but I've seen them go as low as $35.

 

I hate bathroom pictures, but it's the only way I can get a view from eye level.  As for how slim the coat is--I think WWII coats are supposed to be like that.  All of the ones I have seen are cut very trim.  Also, I'm a really skinny guy (6'2", 155).

 

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post #3865 of 5862
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Originally Posted by stranded View Post



 


I paid $65 for it, but I've seen them go as low as $35.

I hate bathroom pictures, but it's the only way I can get a view from eye level.  As for how slim the coat is--I think WWII coats are supposed to be like that.  All of the ones I have seen are cut very trim.  Also, I'm a really skinny guy (6'2", 155).

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It's really hard to tell. It seems like a borderline fit and is really prone to radical interpretation depending on angle. If the arms cover your wrists and tail covers your butt you're probably good. Talk to Peacoat. He might be able to get you set straight.
post #3866 of 5862
i received my vintage WWII peacoat today and have the same problem. The coat fits slim, its not a problem buttoning the coat but the shoulders seem too boxy for my posture and the sleeves are way too short for my arms so I will unfortunately have to let it go. Looking to get what I paid for it

PS booga; your fit looks a lot better than mine; I would keep the coat
post #3867 of 5862
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Originally Posted by stranded View Post


 


I paid $65 for it, but I've seen them go as low as $35.

 

 

 


Since it'll affect the price, the linked coat on eBay isn't WW2.  It's listed that way, but it's only a 6-button-showing coat, so post-war.  A true WW2 coat will be higher - I'd say $65 for one in good shape is a great deal.  They've running $100 - $300 from all of the auctions in my watch list.

 

post #3868 of 5862
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Originally Posted by boogaboogabooga View Post


It's really hard to tell. It seems like a borderline fit and is really prone to radical interpretation depending on angle. If the arms cover your wrists and tail covers your butt you're probably good. Talk to Peacoat. He might be able to get you set straight.


Yeah, the length is borderline.  The WW2 ones are definitely slim, but it seems like a pretty good fit that way.

post #3869 of 5862
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Originally Posted by nathanl View Post



Yeah, the length is borderline.  The WW2 ones are definitely slim, but it seems like a pretty good fit that way.

My problem, with clothing in general, is that if I get something that fits in the chest well it is usually is too large in the waist (not a problem with the traditional pea coat fit) and there is too much room in the arms (a problem with peacoats, for me at least), so I'm usually dissatisfied.
post #3870 of 5862
Stranded: The fit from that angle looks much better. I like the fit through the torso. The sleeves could be 1/2' to 1" longer, but for that fit through the torso, I think the sleeves are just fine. They do appear to cover your wrists. If it feels OK to you, then it is OK. As Booga said, if it covers your butt, and it appears to do so from this angle, then I think you have a keeper. The shoulders are fine.

Take good care of the coat, it appears to be a nice one. See my post on page 258 for some tips on care of the peacoat.
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