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post #4456 of 5734
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Originally Posted by dyson View Post

I bought a suit a couple of years ago and ended up getting a 40L jacket. I just tired it on and it's definitely roomy around chest and waist, though, I can't remember why I had to move up a size. I'm guessing it was because my shoulders were too wide for 38. My sleeve length is 34/35; I'm not sure that's proportionate to my height.  

Yes, that is proportionate to your height. I will get one of my pea coats out tomorrow and measure it to see what sleeve length you might need.

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Originally Posted by bik2101 View Post

any guidelines for ideal length of sleeves? i got my sterlingwear authentic and everything fits perfectly but i'm not sure whether my sleeves are a touch too short. 

You need to post a picture. Navy regulations state the sleeve length should be 3/4 of the distance from the wrist joint to the knuckles. In my opinion, an inch shorter than that is still a good fit.
post #4457 of 5734
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Originally Posted by Peacoat View Post


Yes, that is proportionate to your height. I will get one of my pea coats out tomorrow and measure it to see what sleeve length you might need.
You need to post a picture. Navy regulations state the sleeve length should be 3/4 of the distance from the wrist joint to the knuckles. In my opinion, an inch shorter than that is still a good fit.

 

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post #4458 of 5734
Your sleeve length is still OK, even though it isn't 3/4 of the distance to the knuckles. As long as it is below the wrist, hits at the base of the thumb and covers your shirt cuff or sweater it is OK, imo.
post #4459 of 5734
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Originally Posted by 7_rocket View Post

If you look back at my pics I posted I"m 5'9 and a bit and I weigh 146lbs. I have a 35 inch chest I think? I can fit into a 36R off the rack at say Zara or CM no issues. I have a 34R sterlingwear coat and it fits perfect in the shoulders but the PIT area is a big tight.. If I went with a 36R it would be swimming for sure.. I sized down because I read this same thread..

Rocket, please get an accurate measurement of your chest so we will have a better idea of the fit of your Sterlingwear. Also, which model Sterlingwear did you get?

You said, " I have a 35 inch chest, I think?" It is that question mark that concerns me. With a 35" chest, the size 34 Sterlingwear shouldn't be tight, no matter which model you got, as they are all a bit oversized. So, please do an accurate measurement of your chest, get an accurate p2p and let us know the model you got.

For an accurate chest measurement, stand in front of a mirror so that your side is facing the mirror. Take a cloth tape measure and measure at the widest part of your chest. Make sure the tape is level from front to rear (this is the reason for the mirror). Do not take a deep breath and do not exhale deeply--just normal breathing will do it. You may hold your breath for a few seconds while measuring. Relax your position and do this three times. Take the best measurement--one that is the same as at least one other measurement.

For an accurate p2p measurement, lay the coat face up on a flat surface, such as bed. Stretch it tightly from side to side and pull the same amount of material evenly from the front and the back. Do not be concerned about any seams; we want the amount of material stretched in the back to be the same as the amount stretched in the front. Then let the fabric relax and take the measurement. It should be a whole number and a fraction--such as 19.25". Do not round off; we want the entire number. Try to be accurate to 1/8".

Cloth tape measures are available at fabric stores and probably in the fabric section of stores such as Target and K mart. You could use a piece of string and a yard stick, but that induces more error in the measurements, and the string is stretchy--even more error. We need to be as accurate as possible in our measurements.
post #4460 of 5734
What is the main difference between kersey and melton wool?

Is the weave tighter on pre-melton coats? Is kersey more water/wind resistant?

I always hear conflicting stuff and since I only have a vintage kersey coat I cannot comment on melton coats.
post #4461 of 5734
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Originally Posted by Peacoat View Post

Your sleeve length is still OK, even though it isn't 3/4 of the distance to the knuckles. As long as it is below the wrist, hits at the base of the thumb and covers your shirt cuff or sweater it is OK, imo.

thanks. after wearing it around the house a bit, i think i'll exchange for a 36R instead. if i raise my arms a bit, the sleeves end up coming too far up. thanks though 

post #4462 of 5734
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Originally Posted by Gunky View Post

What is the main difference between kersey and melton wool?
Is the weave tighter on pre-melton coats? Is kersey more water/wind resistant?
I always hear conflicting stuff and since I only have a vintage kersey coat I cannot comment on melton coats.

I asked the same question a few days ago and Peacoat thoroughly explained the difference between the two. As it is large text I'm not going to quote it here. Refer back to the post #4439. 

post #4463 of 5734
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Originally Posted by dyson View Post

I bought a suit a couple of years ago and ended up getting a 40L jacket. I just tired it on and it's definitely roomy around chest and waist, though, I can't remember why I had to move up a size. I'm guessing it was because my shoulders were too wide for 38. My sleeve length is 34/35; I'm not sure that's proportionate to my height.  

Yes, at 6' a dress sleeve length of 34-35 is proportionate. I too am 6" and my dress shirt sleeve length is 35. I measured three of my pea coats for sleeve length. The standard measurement for reference is from the top of the shoulder sleeve down to the cuff. There is a seam at the top where the front of the shoulder attaches to the rear of the shoulder; that is the spot.

My 1965 and my 1972 measured 25". My 1968 measured 25.5. These are all size 42 pea coats. I believe the sleeve length shortens by about 1/2" for each drop in size, but I'm not positive. So a size 40 peacoat would have a sleeve length of about 24.5". Best to get the seller to give you a measurement before you buy. Ask him to measure from the top of the sleeve seam down to the cuff. It is best to do this while the coat is on a hanger.

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Originally Posted by Gunky View Post

What is the main difference between kersey and melton wool?
Is the weave tighter on pre-melton coats? Is kersey more water/wind resistant?
I always hear conflicting stuff and since I only have a vintage kersey coat I cannot comment on melton coats.

The answer is yes and yes. Although after the thinsulate type liner was added to the current issue Melton pea coats, I think that helped block the wind. Still not as windproof in the sleeves though. The Kersey coats have a tighter weave, so they are more water resistant.

When I had a current issue peacoat, I did some comparison testing and those were my findings. My current issue (I believe it was 1992) coat had the thinsulate lining. I think I have another current issue in a size 34 around here somewhere. OK, I just found it. It is a 1980 coat, one of the first ones issued in the "new" Melton wool. I can appreciate no thinsulate type liner in this coat. After the Navy made the switch, there were complaints about the lack of warmth in the new coats. That is when the liner was added. In my 1992 coat the liner was fairly easy to feel between the inside liner and the outer shell. It was a warm coat. I ended up giving to one of my best buddies, five or six years ago, who needed a warm coat for the Winter. He still has it and loves it.

Edit Note: Thanks Dyson. I thought I had answered that question a few days ago, but didn't see it when I looked back a few pages. Your post had not been refreshed on my screen when I answered the question again. Probably added a bit more history this time.
Edited by Peacoat - 11/17/12 at 10:26am
post #4464 of 5734
Are alpha industry usn peacoats any good?
post #4465 of 5734
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Originally Posted by VictorC View Post

Are alpha industry usn peacoats any good?

they only use 26oz wool and are rated for 25F to 40F.....looks nice style wise (earlier 10 button coat) but i don't think they are great at being usable in certain weather conditions.

PS thanks for the explanation on the wool differences
post #4466 of 5734
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Originally Posted by Peacoat View Post


Yes, at 6' a dress sleeve length of 34-35 is proportionate. I too am 6" and my dress shirt sleeve length is 35. I measured three of my pea coats for sleeve length. The standard measurement for reference is from the top of the shoulder sleeve down to the cuff. There is a seam at the top where the front of the shoulder attaches to the rear of the shoulder; that is the spot.
My 1965 and my 1972 measured 25". My 1968 measured 25.5. These are all size 42 pea coats. I believe the sleeve length shortens by about 1/2" for each drop in size, but I'm not positive. So a size 40 peacoat would have a sleeve length of about 24.5". Best to get the seller to give you a measurement before you buy. Ask him to measure from the top of the sleeve seam down to the cuff. It is best to do this while the coat is on a hanger.

 

Thanks. As I'm in need of a coat immediately, I'll take a safe bet and purchase from VT. 

 

I have one question though; is it possible to replace a coat lining?  

post #4467 of 5734
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Originally Posted by VictorC View Post

Are alpha industry usn peacoats any good?

Don't know anything about them, except they are not, and have never been, USN Peacoats. They are another military supplier selling non military pea coats to the civilian public. The coat they call the USN peacoat is a cross between a WWII coat and a post war coat. Looks they are trying for the best of both worlds and not doing either very well.

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Originally Posted by dyson View Post


I have one question though; is it possible to replace a coat lining?  

Yes, but it is something I wouldn't want to have to have done. Imagine it is expensive. The linings can usually be repaired inexpensively.
post #4468 of 5734
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Originally Posted by Peacoat View Post

Yes, but it is something I wouldn't want to have to have done. Imagine it is expensive. The linings can usually be repaired inexpensively.

 

Just as I thought. I found these two coats and they are low priced because of some defects in lining.  

 

http://www.vintagetrends.com/military/itemdetails.asp?YZ=A49EA29F908C92&RN=41&TR=121&SS=&MC=Military+Vintage&CA=Men&SC=Jackets%2FCoats&ST=Navy+Pea+Coat

http://www.vintagetrends.com/military/itemdetails.asp?YZ=A2A1A39F8C8B92&RN=91&TR=121&SS=&MC=Military+Vintage&CA=Men&SC=Jackets%2FCoats&ST=Navy+Pea+Coat

 

I'm guessing the one without sleeve linings would be costly to repair, but the other might not be so bad. 

post #4469 of 5734
Hey guys looking to pick up a ww2 era peacoat, in size 36. I wear a sterlingwear classic 36S. The chest size is perfect, however the sleeves are a little short. Looking to perhaps pick up the following piece. Any advice? Thanks!


http://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-1942-WWII-USN-NAVY-10-button-PEA-COAT-wool-CORDUROY-pockets-stenciled-36-/110919248131?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19d34d6903
post #4470 of 5734
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Originally Posted by eseanyang View Post

Hey guys looking to pick up a ww2 era peacoat, in size 36. I wear a sterlingwear classic 36S. The chest size is perfect, however the sleeves are a little short. Looking to perhaps pick up the following piece. Any advice? Thanks!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-1942-WWII-USN-NAVY-10-button-PEA-COAT-wool-CORDUROY-pockets-stenciled-36-/110919248131?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19d34d6903

The best thing you can do is measure the sleeve length of the coat you have and compare to the sleeve measurement of this coat. It is 25" so that should be long enough for you.

Also, measure the p2p on the Sterlingwear and compare it to the p2p of this coat given by the seller of 20". This comes out to a true size of 38, not the 36 as she stated. If your Classic size 36 is a good fit, I think a WWII size 36 might be a little tight. The sizes back then were more accurate than today. The 36 Classic you have may well be fitted like the WWII size 38, pictured in the link. If so, it may be a good fit. But take the p2p measurement on your coat, like I described a few pages ago, and compare to this coat.

This coat will have some wear, but appears to have little moth damage. I much prefer honest wear to moth holes, but some don't wan't any wear on the coat. The one moth hole on this coat can be fixed by a good re-weaver, it it bothers you. It wouldn't bother me because of the age of the coat, but I might look into getting it fixed. The liner is easily and cheaply repaired.

I saw this one advertised last year at the original price. You might want to make her an offer of $225 and see what she says. She probably won't do it because it still has 5 days to run, and free shipping is included. As soon as someone bids on it, the Buy It Now price is gone, and you are in competition. If everything is as she says it is, and she has a good rating, then I think it is a fair price that she is asking.
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