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?
if it fits you that perfectly, it's well worth it with the 25% off and free shipping.
this is quite interesting... I was perusing through GAP.com for the first time in years and years and years. I haven't stepped into a GAP store in just as long. It seems like they've upped their quality/style closer to their brand Banana Republic--which isn't saying much anymore--but still. A lot of these styles look Jcrew-esque.. http://www.gap.com/browse/category.do?cid=87727
I've owned the Bayswater peacoat before and really liked it--but it just wasn't the perfect fit. I would prefer slimmer sleeves and smaller armholes--but it isn't bad. I would like a little more detail on a peacoat as well, although the simple styling of the Bayswater is much better than most that are overdone with flashy epaulets or gunflaps? or whatever. I would buy another one and be pretty happy with it, but I think it looks just a little too plain especially when fully buttoned up.
This, however, looks quite promising... just as sharp as the Bayswater without actually trying it on...... quite a bit cheaper, too. I've had the Thinsulate and it was too warm for me in this climate...
http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=87327&vid=1&pid=911828022 I like how it has the straps on the sleeves. What do you guys think? $138 and there's a 20% online coupon code today as well
As for this one--I like it except for the stripe and colors (Gap x GQ Ian Velardi Blanket Stripe Peacoat)
The Mac jacket looks pretty clean as well -