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post #4246 of 5862
Vintage peacoat question:

I just came across a vintage USN peacoat (I think the label said '66) here in London. It has corduroy-lined pockets, Kersey wool and six buttons (I think). It's sized 38 and it was a perfect fit for me. I usually take a 40R in suits.

The wool's fibers seemed to be slightly 'flat', which I know is a characteristic of Kersey wool. It also seemed to have creases or wrinkles, as though it had been washed improperly in the past. However, this is the first Kersey peacoat I've actually tried on, so I'm not sure if the wool should be that way.

The lining is patched up in places and there are small tears in places.

The price tag is GBP95 (~US150). Bear in mind that USN peacoats are not as abundant as they are in the US, clearly, and that shipping for one of these from the US would probably cost a bomb (maybe USD50?).

With all that said, do you think it's worth the price?
post #4247 of 5862
The wool should be soft and not nappy, like the current Melton wool (nappy). I would say it is rather flat. Any creases should come out with a good steaming, or a dry cleaning. The lining I wouldn't worry about as long as it can be repaired (or already has been repaired).

The price, I think, is very good for a peacoat purchased in the Mother country, with the added benefit of no shipping costs.
Edited by Peacoat - 10/20/12 at 6:42pm
post #4248 of 5862

Hello guys,

 

I tried out this pea coat in a store today.

 

I only reserved it for now because it's pretty expensive and I'm not quite sure about the size (there were only two sizes - this one is the larger).

 

Any opinions regarding how it fits me would be appreciated (IS IT TOO SMALL?!).

 

 

 

Thanks!

post #4249 of 5862

Bump.. Help!

post #4250 of 5862
Cool your jets guy.

looks alright to me as far as fit goes, those are giant lapels though and the buttons are really low. doesn't look like a traditional peacoat, but if that is your jam.
post #4251 of 5862
That peacoat looks good.

I'm replacing my only peacoat (Mackage- see my signature) for something better. Have you guys tried any MtM? If so, from where, and how is the quality?
Edited by yywwyy - 10/23/12 at 1:43pm
post #4252 of 5862

I had a question comparing 3 different pea coats: Sterlingwear Navigator, JCrew Bayswater, and Fidelity Peacoat. Any opinions on quality, fit, and style? 

 

I'm 5'8" and ~175 lbs and prefer a slimmer fit. I'm also trying to decided between 6 and 8 buttons. 

 

Any help is much appreciated. Thanks!

post #4253 of 5862
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Originally Posted by Peagoat View Post

Bump.. Help!

No, it's not too small, but it might be a bit short. It should cover all of your butt and not much more. The way you have the top button unbuttoned and the lapel folded over, is not becoming to the coat.
post #4254 of 5862
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Originally Posted by kssugi View Post

I had a question comparing 3 different pea coats: Sterlingwear Navigator, JCrew Bayswater, and Fidelity Peacoat. Any opinions on quality, fit, and style? 

I'm 5'8" and ~175 lbs and prefer a slimmer fit. I'm also trying to decided between 6 and 8 buttons. 

Any help is much appreciated. Thanks!


The Jcrew Bayswater was terrible. It is just the best lint collector ever. Even with brushing/lint rolling with every wear, the lint-collecting just gets worse with time. I pitched it after one winter for slight use.
post #4255 of 5862

Found a peacoat.  I'm a little bit on the short side, so it's been hard tracking down a good one.  Sleeves will definitely need to be tailored so they aren't so long.  I have never worn a peacoat before.  How tight should they be?

 

 

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post #4256 of 5862
That looks ridiculous, unfortunately. I can't decide if you're serious or not. If you're legit, it's crazily small in the body...
post #4257 of 5862
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Originally Posted by commonppl View Post

Found a peacoat.  I'm a little bit on the short side, so it's been hard tracking down a good one.  Sleeves will definitely need to be tailored so they aren't so long.  I have never worn a peacoat before.  How tight should they be?

Not that tight. In fact, not tight at all. You need to go up two to three sizes.
post #4258 of 5862
If I were in the market for a peacoat, it would definitely be this one (without having tried it on). Not because it's worn by Bond in the upcoming movie, but because it looks nice/fits nice. The details are nice, too.

http://www.selectism.com/2012/10/19/billy-reid-bond-peacoat-in-james-bond-007-skyfall/ $695.. not terrible.. supposedly 150 sold out in pre-order, and 100 were re-issued....oh wow, if I am not mistaken--all sizes were available just 2 days ago when I found this... now all sold out for now....

Is anyone interested in a like-new nice D&G peacoat which retailed for $1100-1200? It's just a little too big for me after I lost a bunch of weight. Size 40R (50R). PM me...I'll probably list it on the classifieds within a couple weeks maybe..
It is exactly this one.. It has a really nice neck contoured attaching flap so you can wear the collar up and keep it closed (most peacoats have one) It actually fits like this on me, but I would prefer a little more slim. I had the sleeves professionally shortened just a little bit (I don't have particularly short arms--the sleeves were just a tad long) and the front buttons moved for a more snug fit.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/hyogen82/8122995469/
this is a different peacoat--I'm just now realizing that the sleeves are a little short...
post #4259 of 5862
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Originally Posted by Peacoat View Post

The wool should be soft and not nappy, like the current Melton wool (nappy). I would say it is rather flat. Any creases should come out with a good steaming, or a dry cleaning. The lining I wouldn't worry about as long as it can be repaired (or already has been repaired).
The price, I think, is very good for a peacoat purchased in the Mother country, with the added benefit of no shipping costs.

I managed to pick it up... Luckily no one else had grabbed it first. Turns out its quite a bit older than i thought. It has the one line of stitching at the cuff and two lines of stitching further up the sleeve and the 'naval clothing factory' tag. It was tagged 50s peacoat by the shop. Pics to follow.
post #4260 of 5862
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Originally Posted by commonppl View Post

Found a peacoat.  I'm a little bit on the short side, so it's been hard tracking down a good one.  Sleeves will definitely need to be tailored so they aren't so long.  I have never worn a peacoat before.  How tight should they be? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)








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