Originally Posted by Nopike343
Maybe you have another coat/ jacket that fits the way you want this one to fit. Measure that? You probably will have a hard time finding the perfect fit without actually trying the coat on. If the P-P measurement of the coat is close to what you think you need, give it a try.
Thanks for the help Nopike343. I have several coats and the p2p is different in every single one lol. I have a Levi’s Trucker jackets thats 19 p2p and it fits tight and then I have a vintage lumberjack jacket thats 21 across the pit and it fits nice for that jacket. I just don’t know how to go about finding the right size for the peacoat.
Originally Posted by Peacoat
Drilzzz: Never measure your own chest from p2p. That is only done on the pea coats as it is more accurate to use the p2p on the coat and the entire circumference of your chest on yourself. As you have the ability to measure the circumference of your own chest, then that is the measurement you start out with. For a trim fit, assuming your chest measures exactly 37.5", you will need peacoat that measures about 19.25" to 19.75". As you are a "tweener" in chest size, it is more difficult to get a good estimate of the correct size you need.
I’ve read so many posts both on the fedora and this site and the information that I have gathered from your posts this far are greatly appreciated sir. I read your articles and also read the sizing but I am still a bit perplexed about it all. Im afraid to get a p2p 20” and it be too loose and then get a 19” which would be too tight.
The coat in question: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=221144042122
My shoulder is 18” and my sleeve length is 24 to the wrist so it all seems good but then the 19” p2p puts me at wits. The shipping is from cananda and the seller says no refunds for ill fitting item ;(