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post #4336 of 5715
Not sure why you'd pay $1200 for the RRL one instead of going with a Buzz Rickson/ Real McCoy.
post #4337 of 5715
I've been reading this thread all weekend and after starting off deciding to get a Sterlingwear classic, have ditched idea this because of the lack of rear vents.

I am ready to bite the bullet for a Buzz Rickson, 1910, just wanted to ask current owners :

Is it worth the ££££££ ?

A 54 fits me perfectly in Nigel Cabourn, so i would imagine 44 in this peacoat, or are we looking at Japanese sizing ?
post #4338 of 5715

is the Sterlingwear Mil-Spec (which seems to be decently respected) available by special request only, or does that refer to the Authentic? i've got a slim/athletic build and want something a bit less bulky than the Classic - do I go with the Authentic, Mil-Spec, or MTM from Sterlingwear (I like their price point).


Edited by badgerbrush - 11/4/12 at 11:59am
post #4339 of 5715
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Originally Posted by redchris View Post

I've been reading this thread all weekend and after starting off deciding to get a Sterlingwear classic, have ditched idea this because of the lack of rear vents.
I am ready to bite the bullet for a Buzz Rickson, 1910, just wanted to ask current owners :
Is it worth the ££££££ ?
A 54 fits me perfectly in Nigel Cabourn, so i would imagine 44 in this peacoat, or are we looking at Japanese sizing ?

No chance of getting a vintage number? I found mine at the excellent menswear shop Leveson's on Cheshire Street. They got a new batch of peacoats in recently.

Oh, and I did see a very nice old number at another of the vintage shops on Cheshire a few weeks ago. That had to be a WWII or slightly younger model. Very nice condition and i think it was just shy of 200 pounds.
post #4340 of 5715
I live in Manchester and rarely visit London.

I am pretty much decided on the BR, just concerned about the sizing.
post #4341 of 5715
You don't want to depend on the manufacturer's sizes. Get a pit to pit measurement and decide what size would fit you best. There is a sizing guide a page or so back. There is also a section on sizing in my article. It is toward the end. The link is in my signature line below.
post #4342 of 5715
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Originally Posted by badgerbrush View Post

is the Sterlingwear Mil-Spec (which seems to be decently respected) available by special request only, or does that refer to the Authentic? i've got a slim/athletic build and want something a bit less bulky than the Classic - do I go with the Authentic, Mil-Spec, or MTM from Sterlingwear (I like their price point).

The Mil Spec is special order. It is not the Authentic, but a separate model. I would order one size down as the coats are fitted larger today than they were 40 years ago.
post #4343 of 5715
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Originally Posted by Peacoat View Post


The Mil Spec is special order. It is not the Authentic, but a separate model. I would order one size down as the coats are fitted larger today than they were 40 years ago.

 

Thanks for the info. From what I've seen on this thread, the advantage of the $350 Mil-Spec as opposed to $210 Authentic is a better wool (more insulating) and a better fit (a slimmer cut). Is that generally correct?

 

Does the Mil-Spec offer a bit better water/wind resistance than the Authentic? From what I've seen, Sterlingwear isn't the best coat for rainy days but I think it's the best buy out there for me.

post #4344 of 5715
Clarinet Player can answer Mil Spec questions better than I can as I don't own one. The old Kersey wool used in the vintage models was tightly knit and would give a fair measure of water resistance. That changed, however, when the Melton wool was adopted. It is a looser weave and doesn't have the water or wind resistance that the Kersey had. Probably just about as warm though.
post #4345 of 5715
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Originally Posted by badgerbrush View Post

Thanks for the info. From what I've seen on this thread, the advantage of the $350 Mil-Spec as opposed to $210 Authentic is a better wool (more insulating) and a better fit (a slimmer cut). Is that generally correct?

Does the Mil-Spec offer a bit better water/wind resistance than the Authentic? From what I've seen, Sterlingwear isn't the best coat for rainy days but I think it's the best buy out there for me.

I find the Mil Spec to be very water/wind resistant. Now, this is wool, not Gore-Tex, but I've worn it through some heavy winter storms and was protected from the elements. It is a heavy coat.
post #4346 of 5715

I have a hard time finding outerwear that fits well (I'm 5'8"/125), so I was astounded when I tried on the J.Crew Bayswater peacoat in XS instore (not the slim). It fit me perfectly, and when I say perfectly, I mean it was absolutely amazing. Problem is, that peacoat is pretty expensive, so I kinda want a second opinion on other peacoats. Are there any other peacoats that fit like this one?

post #4347 of 5715
J. Crew is having a sale right now online. 25% off and free shipping. Use the code "OURTREAT". I just ordered a peacoat from them. Hopefully, it fits me properly. I got a medium tall with thinsulate and it came out to $232.31
post #4348 of 5715
If it fits, buy it, especially with the 25% coupon code the Bull told you about. If you live in an area where the temperature is often below 40 or 45 in the winter, best to get the thinsulate liner, as the wool shell isn't that thick. The thinsulate will help keep you much warmer than the standard coat with no liner.
post #4349 of 5715
After losing 30 lbs earlier this year, I have been looking for a new pea coat to replace my size L RL Academy pea coat. At the end of the day, I ended up buying the same one but size down to an M.

As a result of that, anyone interested in a navy size L RL Academy in 8/10 condition, please PM me.
post #4350 of 5715
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Originally Posted by Platipenguin View Post

I have a hard time finding outerwear that fits well (I'm 5'8"/125), so I was astounded when I tried on the J.Crew Bayswater peacoat in XS instore (not the slim). It fit me perfectly, and when I say perfectly, I mean it was absolutely amazing. Problem is, that peacoat is pretty expensive, so I kinda want a second opinion on other peacoats. Are there any other peacoats that fit like this one?

Is there a slim and a regular fit for the J. Crew Bayswater jacket? I can't find it on the webshop. 

 

My body is slim too, and I wonder if the jacket in XS will fit me, I'm 5'7''/120 lbs.

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