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Today: Sterlingwear Mil Spec

Perfect coat for this awful weather, 40 mph gusts, rain. (Although, nothing compared to what is happening on the East Coast.)
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Sorry if this is a double post, but my initial post was submitted for mod verification and it seems that it never got through (?)





Is this be a good fit?

Hard to tell about the torso and the sleeves with you hands in your pockets, but the length of the body looks like it might be a bit long. The hem should cover your butt and no more.
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Hard to tell about the torso and the sleeves with you hands in your pockets, but the length of the body looks like it might be a bit long. The hem should cover your butt and no more.

I will try to get a clearer pic tomorrow. If anything's wrong, the boutique promised a 6months free alteration service..should cover everything i need :)

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It looks too long and the sleeves look too long too. But it does look like a good fit in the chest and shoulders, from what I can see.
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ClarinetPlayer: Good fit on that MilSpec. For those of you wondering, the bottom of the coat looks a little wide because the bottom button is not buttoned. Too bad about the Tigers. Time to go back to the Michigan logo.
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somehow i found the peacoat on sale in store in Michigan... i don't think its actually supposed to be on sale.
what do you guys think of the fit? The wool is nice, not as heavy as the $690 peacoat but more refined. Buttons are interesting, but very oxidized.
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Today, my 1949 vintage peacoat. For a coat that is 63 years old, it is in mint condition.
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For Scandinavian winters, I think you need something more than a peacoat! Of course, if it ever warms up to -4 C (25 F), you should be OK.

Even with the Thinsulate fabrics in the lining? The Norwegian winter's weather can go down to -15 C.  

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Sleeves may be a little short, but other than that, it appears to be a good fit.
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Today, my 1949 vintage peacoat. For a coat that is 63 years old, it is in mint condition.

Just beautiful. You did very well on that one. Those 1949 coats have best wool of them all.
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Even with the Thinsulate fabrics in the lining? The Norwegian winter's weather can go down to -15 C.  

At -15 C I would want something more than a peacoat. They can let in cold air unless closely fitted with a sweater. Even with thinsulate I don't think they would be warm enough for me.

Also I would think your winters get quite a bit below -15 C.
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Im looking for a nice wool peacoat with a lining...Something that will last a lifetime..

Any ideas??

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Wait for it to go on sale... in a few weeks. I think early december. I just got mine smile.gif
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Looking for some advice on finding a vintage peacoat. I currently have a size Sterlingwear Authentic in size 42XL. It's kind of boxy-looking. The body is big and the sleeves are huge. I'm 6' 5" and 200 lbs, fairly athletic, hence the vintage route.

 

My actual measured chest is 43" and the p2p on the Sterlingwear is 23.5". I may have ended up with a large model and I could fit something smaller. Just to accentuate how boxy this thing is, the shoulder-to-shoulder measurement is 20". Vintage coats with this shoulder measurement seem to be around 22-22.5" pit to pit. If I remember correctly I couldn't fit in a 40 because the shoulders were too small.

The sleeves measure 28" from the shoulder seam to the end of the cuff, and they hit about halfway between my wrist and the web of my thumb and index finger. I could go about 0.5" shorter here.

The back length is 35" from the top of the collar when it is folded down to the bottom of the hem. There didn't seem to be a standard convention for taking this measurement. The hem hits around the tip of my thumb. This probably shouldn't be any shorter. I had this hem taken up a couple of inches when I bought it since it was too long.

 

Is it going to be possible to find a vintage coat with sleeves/body long enough to fit me? I haven't been able to find anything close on eBay or VintageTrends, but I haven't been looking long. If I can't find one, I may just bide my time for a good chance to stop at Sterlingwear in Boston and use the MTM option.


Edited by Ketawa - 10/30/12 at 1:42pm
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Does it have to be vintage. Pretty much everyone is making peacoats nowadays.
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