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post #4471 of 5715
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Originally Posted by Gunky View Post

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

Im not sure about 260z wool. I just quickly read there ad and it says 70%melton wool. But 25f is quite cold, so dont seem too bad a coat warmth wise. But i suppose youd have to wear a wool sweater underneath and thermal wear under the wool sweater as well as the coat. Heres the link.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alpha-Industries-USN-Pea-Coat-Black-/230744592448?_trksid=e17000.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D6%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D3533701898841843923&_qi=RTM756416

@peacoat,
Do you remember me i havent been here for a while as you have already helped me buy a genuine US navy peacoat from vintage cant remember the name of the company.
But with the link i gave what are your thoughts now. Is it nearly as good as sterlingwear? I value your opinion.
Edited by VictorC - 11/17/12 at 3:38pm
post #4472 of 5715
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Originally Posted by nylithic View Post

Hi!

I'm looking at getting a sterlingwear authentic peacoat, but I'm having a little trouble on which size I should get. I'm 5' 7'', 140lbs, 31 waist, and a 37 chest. I generally wear a 38S jacket, but that is a tad long. I asked a rep at sterlingwear and they said to get a 38R. I'm a little skeptical about that and would probably get a 38S, but I would like some insight before I make the plunge.

Thanks!

With your weight i would have thought a 36" coat would be more suitable. I have a genuine US peacouat and its 36. and im 154lb.
post #4473 of 5715

How would a kersey peacoat fare in -15 to -25 degrees celsius weather?

post #4474 of 5715
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Originally Posted by VictorC View Post

@peacoat,
Do you remember me i havent been here for a while as you have already helped me buy a genuine US navy peacoat from vintage cant remember the name of the company.
But with the link i gave what are your thoughts now. Is it nearly as good as sterlingwear? I value your opinion.

Yes, I remember you. I answered your question about Alpha Industries Peacoats on the previous page, reply #4467.

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Originally Posted by HAL 9000 View Post

How would a kersey peacoat fare in -15 to -25 degrees celsius weather?

If I remember my celsius temperatures correctly, that is about 5 degrees to about minus 13 degrees on the Fahrenheit scale. You would need something warmer than a peacoat. When the temps are that low, I go with cold weather gear.
post #4475 of 5715
Last winter, we did not have much of a winter in Michigan. (Global warming?) But, there were days when the temp dipped way below zero with a fierce wind. On those days, I wore my Mil-Spec coat with just a shirt (no sweater) and was warm as toast. It is, after all, 32 oz wool--a heavy coat.
Edited by clarinetplayer - 11/18/12 at 10:05am
post #4476 of 5715
post #4477 of 5715

Does anyone have experience with upgrading their Sterlingwear jacket to a different type of material? I have read in the fourms somewhere that you can upgrade the material for $50 for 100% wool, $125 Loro Piana, $150 Wool/Cashmere.

Is this correct?

 

Intead of the Mil-Spec now I'm thinking of getting the Authentic for 210 + 125 for Loro Piana. Do you also have to pay the $20 for customization fee?

post #4478 of 5715
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Originally Posted by Contrast View Post

Does anyone have experience with upgrading their Sterlingwear jacket to a different type of material? I have read in the fourms somewhere that you can upgrade the material for $50 for 100% wool, $125 Loro Piana, $150 Wool/Cashmere.
Is this correct?

Intead of the Mil-Spec now I'm thinking of getting the Authentic for 210 + 125 for Loro Piana. Do you also have to pay the $20 for customization fee?

How would you upgrade the Sterlingwear Authentic to Loro Piana when that is not a type of material, such as wool, but a designer brand? Or am I missing a big chunk of something here? I will probably feel pretty stupid when there is a logical answer.
post #4479 of 5715
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Originally Posted by Peacoat View Post


How would you upgrade the Sterlingwear Authentic to Loro Piana when that is not a type of material, such as wool, but a designer brand? Or am I missing a big chunk of something here? I will probably feel pretty stupid when there is a logical answer.

 


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Originally Posted by zazaza View Post

Since finding the right vintage coat isn't something I want to rush (and it looks like winter is finally arriving in new england) I decided to stop by sterlingwears factory/retail space in east boston today.
I tried on an authentic as well as a spec coat. The only major differences I saw between the spec and the authentic were 100% wool and higher/tighter arms on the spec.
I'm not sure if thats enough to justify the premium in price that the Spec commands. ($350 vs $210)
I found that their regular size coat fit me the best everywhere but in the sleeve length.
Peacoat (or anyone else!), can you tell me how much I could have a tailor lengthen the arms on a new coat by? (I figure I need about 1.5 inches)
Also, the SA told me that they offer custom made coats that are made to measure based off their existing patterns with whatever specs you'd like.
Basically, they have you pick one of their styles (navigator, authentic, etc), measure your arms, chest, waist, etc and you can then tell them what type of wool you'd like (there was the 80/20 in various colors, 100% wool , merino wool, loro piana wool, 100% cashmere.) as well as what color/pattern liner you'd like.
The service is $20 on top of the retail cost of the coat and then another charge depending on what fabric you'd like. (100% wool was an additional $55, loro piana $125, Cashmere $150)
Apparently this isn't something they offer on the website, but it may be worth a call to see if its something you can order on the phone.
A Sterlingwear Loro Piana authentic MTM sounds pretty damn awesome, but at around $455 is it worth the cost?

 

This is where I saw the information from. Loro Piana is a textile company, not just a designer.

post #4480 of 5715
Thanks for the information. Somehow I didn't see this post by zazaza, or I don't remember it. The higher, tighter armholes on the Spec coat will give better range of motion, without ride up, than the lower armholes on the civilian cut coats.
post #4481 of 5715

I need help determining my size for this particular Billy Reid peacoat.

 

Their size chart says size small is 39" chest, and 18" shoulders, whereas the medium is 41" chest, and 18.5" shoulders.

 

My bare chest is 38", 17" shoulders, and 32" actual waist (bellybutton). I am 5"6 @ 145 lbs, athletic build.

 

Small or medium?

post #4482 of 5715

Did you ever find a more fitted peacoat? If so please share. I am searching for my guy for xmas:-) pls email me directly at flyingpollinigirls@gmail.com

 

Thank you sooooo much!

post #4483 of 5715
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Originally Posted by xdawes23 View Post

I need help determining my size for this particular Billy Reid peacoat.

Their size chart says size small is 39" chest, and 18" shoulders, whereas the medium is 41" chest, and 18.5" shoulders.

My bare chest is 38", 17" shoulders, and 32" actual waist (bellybutton). I am 5"6 @ 145 lbs, athletic build.

Small or medium?
Easily a small. Call the BR customer service to be sure.
post #4484 of 5715
down to $600 for mine. D&G 40R $1045 retail...worn just a couple times -_- will be very sad to sell, but I want to size down and not sure if I need such a warm jacket. Good pics added.. It's an impeccable peacoat redface.gif
post #4485 of 5715

fyi for anyone looking to buy Schott, you may want to consider sizing down two sizes. I normally wear a 38 jacket, but 36 was still too big on me and so I'm awaiting a 34 - hopefully should be right. The p2p for 38 was 23", 36 is 22" and 34 is 21" ...Unfortunately I got the measurements for the 36 and 34 after ordering the 36. 

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