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post #4171 of 5862
You won't find anything worthwhile in Australia ... You're only hope is online. Porter sale is not too far away and depending on your budget the J Crew peacoat at 50% off could be worth it.
post #4172 of 5862
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Originally Posted by Banana Cognac View Post

You won't find anything worthwhile in Australia ... You're only hope is online. Porter sale is not too far away and depending on your budget the J Crew peacoat at 50% off could be worth it.

i think the baysater jcrew one is out of stock of my size
only XL left
post #4173 of 5862
I just checked now and they have a full run of sizes.
Make sure you set the page to a shipping destination of Australia on the top left corner.
post #4174 of 5862
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Originally Posted by Banana Cognac View Post

I just checked now and they have a full run of sizes.
Make sure you set the page to a shipping destination of Australia on the top left corner.

i must be doing something wrong.
mine is set to ship to Australia and gives me AU pricing yet that peacoat is only available in XL

http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Navigation/Sale/AllProducts/PRDOVR~17339/99101794844/ENE~1+2+3+22+4294967294+20~~~0~15~all~mode+matchallany~~~~~peacoat/17339.jsp
post #4175 of 5862
I'm talking about Mr Porter - try there should be on sale very soon
post #4176 of 5862
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Originally Posted by Banana Cognac View Post

I'm talking about Mr Porter - try there should be on sale very soon

thanks. i guess we play the waiting game
post #4177 of 5862

In preparation for the fall/winter, I've decided to go with a naval peacoat. I'm looking for something like this (WWII Naval Peacoat):

 

WWII_NAVY_WOOL_P_4d0bbe2d27167.jpg

 

Only thing is that I don't like vintage/used items. Do any companies reproduce the WWII Peacoat? I like the snug/slim fit, and the longer length of the coat. And the colour doesn't matter, either black or navy would do. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

post #4178 of 5862
Buzz Rickson makes a copy of what it calls a 1910 model. It isn't really but is actually a copy of a WWII peacoat with the earlier style buttons. But for your purposes, that really makes no difference as you want a WWII style anyway. It is a very well made peacoat with a price to match at 695 British pounds. At over a $1000 US for a copy, I think I would learn to like the vintage coats. With a dry cleaning, they are like new.

Don't be confused by the advertisment calling the fabric "Melton." It is actually the good thick "Kersey" wool found on all of the vintage models.

Link below:

http://www.buzzricksons.com/us-navy-pea-coat-p-45.html
post #4179 of 5862
I went back to see if I could find a Buzz Rickson supplier in the US as the link above is to BR Europe. I found the History Preservation Associates link, which is what I wanted to begin with. The price there is somewhat more reasonable at $765 with shipping $27.50. Even at that price I think I still would learn to like the vintage pea coats.

This description is a bit more accurate, calling the coat a "pre WWII peacoat," which it is, because of the older style of button. They still don't get the type of wool accurate, but that is OK as long as we know what we are getting.

http://historypreservation.com/hpassociates/detailpop.php?uniqnum=292

And the home page:

http://historypreservation.com/hpassociates/buzzrlanding_2.php?page=2#paging
post #4180 of 5862

Just like to say thanks to everyone in this thread, especially Peacoat, just got my new (old) vintage peacoat. It's very nice, from the 50's, I never would have even thought to buy vintage if I hadn't stumbled across this thread and the quality and wool is far better than anything I've found commercially for the price. With the information I got from here, I was able to negotiate the price down around 40% from what they were asking! 

Will post some pics after I get it dry cleaned and altered. 

 

Cheers. 

post #4181 of 5862
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Originally Posted by Peacoat View Post

I went back to see if I could find a Buzz Rickson supplier in the US as the link above is to BR Europe. I found the History Preservation Associates link, which is what I wanted to begin with. The price there is somewhat more reasonable at $765 with shipping $27.50. Even at that price I think I still would learn to like the vintage pea coats.
This description is a bit more accurate, calling the coat a "pre WWII peacoat," which it is, because of the older style of button. They still don't get the type of wool accurate, but that is OK as long as we know what we are getting.
http://historypreservation.com/hpassociates/detailpop.php?uniqnum=292
And the home page:
http://historypreservation.com/hpassociates/buzzrlanding_2.php?page=2#paging

 

Thanks a lot for the recommendations. That is a beautiful peacoat, pretty much exactly what I'm looking for. Only problem is that price is pretty steep. I'm hoping to find something under 300 since I'm on a student budget. Yeah, I can't get my mind over wearing one of those vintage models, especially because I hate the fact that the item has already been worn by someone else. I suppose you can say that I have an OCD when it comes to unworn new clothing.

post #4182 of 5862
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Originally Posted by Binary Revolver View Post

Just like to say thanks to everyone in this thread, especially Peacoat, just got my new (old) vintage peacoat. It's very nice, from the 50's, I never would have even thought to buy vintage if I hadn't stumbled across this thread and the quality and wool is far better than anything I've found commercially for the price. With the information I got from here, I was able to negotiate the price down around 40% from what they were asking! 
Will post some pics after I get it dry cleaned and altered. 

Cheers. 

Great, I'm glad it worked out for you. Buying online is always a roll of the dice, especially when the item isn't new and in the box.

Yes, please post some photos, especially of the tag, and I can give you a pretty good idea of the year.
post #4183 of 5862

Has anyone tried on or have any of the Lost Worlds Pea Coat? They aren't made for winter, but they look fantastic for fall seasons.

post #4184 of 5862
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Originally Posted by HAL 9000 View Post

Has anyone tried on or have any of the Lost Worlds Pea Coat? They aren't made for winter, but they look fantastic for fall seasons.

With the cashmere lining, they might be OK for temps in the 30s or 40s, or maybe even lower. Anything Lost Worlds makes is going to be top notch, but at a price of $1950, I would have to think long and hard about getting what is basically a Das Boot* leather peacoat in green. I'm still not sold on the green color, although I think that color, along with brown and black, were worn by the submarine crews. I have been wanting one in black, or dark brown for years.

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*A classic German movie about WWII submarines and their crew. Released in the early to mid 1980s.
post #4185 of 5862

I bought a new 753 US from Japan biggrin.gif  Great fit for slimmer guys. Much lighter than the 740, as it is a 24oz, 80% wool, 20% nylon coat with a non-quilted liner. Only problem is that the side pockets feel smaller than they are b/c the front button stitching gets in the way. Stitching problem on all of them.  The 753 US, made in the US for Japan only, does not have the leather trim on the pockets nor the collar, like the Canadian made DU753. Hope this helps

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