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post #3931 of 5734
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I found 3 potential coats at Vintage Trends within my price range.

http://www.vintagetrends.com/search/itemdetails.asp?YZ=A09EA2A18C8A92&RN=104&TR=128

http://www.vintagetrends.com/search/itemdetails.asp?YZ=A2A0A5A18D8B92&RN=35&TR=130

http://www.vintagetrends.com/search/itemdetails.asp?YZ=A2A19D9C898B92&RN=29&TR=130

According to the measurements provided, they all have a p2p of 19" so they should be a good fit on me. Vintage Trends describes them as in good or excellent condition but I can't really tell since you get just one tiny picture.

Which one would you go for?
Edited by Plait - 12/21/11 at 7:53pm
post #3932 of 5734
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Originally Posted by twk1d View Post

Hi guys,

Thanks to Peacoat's help, I was able to acquire a vintage pea coat off vintage trends for around $150 shipped to Canada with duties/brokerage fees included.

I have a 37.5 inch chest and went for this 36R coat that's 19.5 inches pit to pit, measured chest of 36, arm 35, and length 33.

350x350px-LL-580e0abc_dale.jpeg


The fit is not super slim, but it's a pretty good size for a winter coat and I think it fits fine.

There's something funny going on with the bottom part of the front side - the inside/outside doesn't line up properly. I'm guessing it's because this coat has been adjusted to fit someone with a larger midsection.

Here are some pictures, please disregard the baggy jeans and my shapeshifting abilities.

350x523px-LL-2a731417_fit1.jpeg350x523px-LL-a3832d42_fit2.jpeg350x523px-LL-cff31f80_fit3.jpeg350x523px-LL-fc8fd268_fit4.jpeg

That looks really good to me. How tall are you? I wish I could find a peacoat that fits like that, though I haven't been looking very hard.
post #3933 of 5734
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Originally Posted by Plait View Post

Peacoat
I found 3 potential coats at Vintage Trends within my price range.
http://www.vintagetrends.com/search/itemdetails.asp?YZ=A09EA2A18C8A92&RN=104&TR=128
http://www.vintagetrends.com/search/itemdetails.asp?YZ=A2A0A5A18D8B92&RN=35&TR=130
http://www.vintagetrends.com/search/itemdetails.asp?YZ=A2A19D9C898B92&RN=29&TR=130
According to the measurements provided, they all have a p2p of 19" so they should be a good fit on me. Vintage Trends describes them as in good or excellent condition but I can't really tell since you get just one tiny picture.
Which one would you go for?

I'd say.....Number Two. It would have Kearsey wool; it should be in decent condition. The measurements seem to be the medium of the three. 1963 would make a Kennedy era Peacoat. Number One's measurements for the length of the coat and sleeve would be good for a taller person. (Not sure what your measurements are.) Number Three would be suitable for a shorter person.
post #3934 of 5734
I think the first two are both 1966 pea coats, but not having a close look at the tag, it is hard to tell. Really makes no difference, though. The third one is a Pembroke 1972. It appears to have the least wear of the three. The wool in all three should be the thick Kersey wool. I think I would go for the one with the least wear, unless price were a real consideration.

Don't ever believe the chest measurements as provided. They are only giving what appears on the tag, with maybe a cursory measurement. The length measurement may be accurate. Ask Gary for an actual p2p on the one you like the most, using my instructions for taking the measurement. Also ask him to hold the coat at an angle to a strong single light source, such as a daytime window, and inspect carefully for damage. Using this method every imperfection will be visible, even those not visible when the coat is being worn. It is the odd used peacoat that won't show several small imperfections when examined this way. I have one that is absolutely imperfection free when being worn. When held up to the light, a small imperfection in the back appears that would never be noticeable unless closely examined in this manner.

Clarinet Player makes some good points about the length, that you might want to consider. I have found, however, that length in the body is seldom a concern if the chest is a good fit. Also, if the sleeves are too short, they can usually be let out, or taken in if too long.
post #3935 of 5734
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Originally Posted by twk1d View Post

Hi guys,

Thanks to Peacoat's help, I was able to acquire a vintage pea coat off vintage trends for around $150 shipped to Canada with duties/brokerage fees included.

I have a 37.5 inch chest and went for this 36R coat that's 19.5 inches pit to pit, measured chest of 36, arm 35, and length 33.

350x350px-LL-580e0abc_dale.jpeg


The fit is not super slim, but it's a pretty good size for a winter coat and I think it fits fine.

There's something funny going on with the bottom part of the front side - the inside/outside doesn't line up properly. I'm guessing it's because this coat has been adjusted to fit someone with a larger midsection.

Here are some pictures, please disregard the baggy jeans and my shapeshifting abilities.

350x523px-LL-2a731417_fit1.jpeg350x523px-LL-a3832d42_fit2.jpeg350x523px-LL-cff31f80_fit3.jpeg350x523px-LL-fc8fd268_fit4.jpeg

I like the length of this peacoat.
post #3936 of 5734
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Originally Posted by Plait View Post

I haven't been able to locate any coats on ebay with a p2p of 19.0" to 19.5". Every 38R is 21" and up and every 36R is 18.5" or less. Any other place I can check besides vintage trends?


I can't believe 36 is going to have a P2P of 18.5 - I have 34 and it's slightly bigger than that.  I know Mr. Peacoat has mentioned that his 34 coats are 19". If you're looking for 19+"ish, then a 36 will be perfect (34 will be too slim).

 

What's your budget?

post #3937 of 5734

I'm 5'10, 160lbs if that helps

post #3938 of 5734
If anyone is looking for a Sterlingwear size 34R black peacoat I'm going to put one up for sale shortly!
post #3939 of 5734
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Edited by Plait - 12/22/11 at 7:45pm
post #3940 of 5734
Quote:
Originally Posted by twk1d View Post

Hi guys,

Thanks to Peacoat's help, I was able to acquire a vintage pea coat off vintage trends for around $150 shipped to Canada with duties/brokerage fees included.

I have a 37.5 inch chest and went for this 36R coat that's 19.5 inches pit to pit, measured chest of 36, arm 35, and length 33.

The fit is not super slim, but it's a pretty good size for a winter coat and I think it fits fine.


I think it is an excellent nice fit and a very nice coat. Looks as if you will have barely enough room for a sweater underneath? You will probably need one frequently way up there in the frozen northland. Now that you have scored a good post war coat, it is time to start the hunt for a WWII model.

The term "measured chest size of 36" is language that Gary at Vintage Trends uses. This is unfortunate as it is inaccurate and misleading. He really doesn't measure the chest size. He just uses the tag size as the "measured chest size." This peacoat has a true size of 36, which is consistent with the tag size of 36. But we wouldn't know that from the wording used by Gary. He would be more easily understood, and would be more accurate, if he used the pit to pit measurement on his coats. Plus, we would know the actual size of the coat.
post #3941 of 5734
Plait: In order to get a good fit, we need to start off with your actual measured chest size, not inhaled, not exhaled but just standing upright with good posture. Make sure the tape is level all the way around your chest; use a mirror to get a good measurement. Measure it three times and use the middle one. Then we will think about your height, which I believe is about 5' 9"?
post #3942 of 5734
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Originally Posted by Peacoat View Post

Plait: In order to get a good fit, we need to start off with your actual measured chest size, not inhaled, not exhaled but just standing upright with good posture. Make sure the tape is level all the way around your chest; use a mirror to get a good measurement. Measure it three times and use the middle one. Then we will think about your height, which I believe is about 5' 9"?


Chest is 38 inches. Yes, height is around 5' 9".
post #3943 of 5734
Just wanted opinions on fit on a couple of Sterlingwear Pea Coats:
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post #3944 of 5734
2nd picture looks geat.

Peacoat I sent ya a PM
post #3945 of 5734
Bottom coat is a nice trim fit. Top is a little more bulky. What are the models, and are they both the same size?
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