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post #4486 of 5820
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Originally Posted by clarinetplayer View Post

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.

I like the lining in the current issue (Mil Spec for civilians) better than the lining in the vintage models. It is a softer lining and traps body heat better than the "hard" rayon lining in the vintage models. Wearing a sweater, however, pretty much makes moot the difference between hard and soft linings. As CP notes, a sweater might not even be necesarry with a snuggly fitted curent issue (Mil Spec) peacoat. Remember, the less air flow around the body, the warmer the coat. The more body heat trapped by the lining, also makes for a warmer coat.

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Originally Posted by rskimhs View Post

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. 

Those are really huge pit to pits for the stated coat size. It is a good example of why the manufacturer's stated chest size should never be relied on. Even the issue peacoats have variations in the p2p within stated chest sizes. A difference of 3/4" in the p2p will mean a difference of 1 1/2" in the chest size. This can mean a difference between a well fitted peacoat and one that is either oversized or too tight for comfort.

After sizing down two sizes, I wonder how well the other parts of the coat will fit, such as the sleeves, shoulders and torso length?
post #4487 of 5820

Concerning the Gap peacoats that hyogen posted about:

 

cropped: http://www.styleforum.net/t/144305/mega-peacoat-thread-61-threads-merged-all-peacoat-questions-here/4350#post_5875799

classic: http://www.styleforum.net/t/144305/mega-peacoat-thread-61-threads-merged-all-peacoat-questions-here/4350#post_5878398

 

Here are the measurements of the x-small in case someone is considering that size:

 

 

• Gap cropped peacoat, xs:
  • chest p2p: 20 3/8"
  • Sleeve (from shoulder seam): 24 1/2"
  • Sleeve (from pit seam): 18 3/8"
  • Length (rear excluding collar): 26 3/4"
 
• Gap classic peacoat, xs:
  • chest p2p: 20 7/8"
  • Sleeve (from shoulder seam): 24 1/4"
  • Sleeve (from pit seam): 17 3/4"
  • Length (rear excluding collar): 28 3/8"

 

The p2p measurement is based on Peacoat's measuring suggestions: laid flat, equal fabric stretch between front and back, and ignoring the side seams.

post #4488 of 5820

Some help here please:  I'm 5'5" about 130lbs.

 

Here's a XS in Jcrew Bayswater:

700

 

Bad lighting, but the coat length probably touches the tip of my fingers, is that too long?  The sleeves are looking too long too, but that can easily be tailored (right?  I've never brought a peacoat in to be altered before). 

 

Would anyone recommend me returning this and just continue my peacoat search else where?  Or anyone  have any recommendation for slim 5'5" 130lbs me?

 

Thanks.

post #4489 of 5820
The hem should just cover your butt. Probably an inch or two longer would be OK. The sleeves can be taken in for about $40 to $50, depending on your location.

The coat gives the overall impression of being too big for you, but that could be because of the length of the sleeves. And, as you say, the lighting isn't good either.
post #4490 of 5820
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Originally Posted by Peacoat View Post

The hem should just cover your butt. Probably an inch or two longer would be OK. The sleeves can be taken in for about $40 to $50, depending on your location.
The coat gives the overall impression of being too big for you, but that could be because of the length of the sleeves. And, as you say, the lighting isn't good either.


Hmm, I was using the "hem-to-hand" technique (like judging suit jacket length)...If going by covering the butt, I think it does fall in that 1-2" territory.  Makes me wonder if the only problem is the sleeve length, which is easily fixable.  I'll see if I can get some better lit photos when I get home.

 

Thanks, Peacoat.

 

Side Question - Whats the SF consensus on the Jcrew Bayswater peacoat?  It's an upgrade relative to what I'm used to, just wonder how they're regarded here if anyone knows. 

post #4491 of 5820
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Originally Posted by charliebrown2 View Post


Hmm, I was using the "hem-to-hand" technique (like judging suit jacket length)...If going by covering the butt, I think it does fall in that 1-2" territory.  Makes me wonder if the only problem is the sleeve length, which is easily fixable.  I'll see if I can get some better lit photos when I get home.

 

Thanks, Peacoat.

 

Side Question - Whats the SF consensus on the Jcrew Bayswater peacoat?  It's an upgrade relative to what I'm used to, just wonder how they're regarded here if anyone knows. 

imo, they're overpriced (at their full price anyways). i have one also but this year also ended up buying one from sterlingwear. i, personally, think the sterlingwear is better and also because you can get more specific sizing, you can also have a better fit, rather than just s,m,l,etc.

post #4492 of 5820
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Originally Posted by bik2101 View Post

imo, they're overpriced (at their full price anyways). i have one also but this year also ended up buying one from sterlingwear. i, personally, think the sterlingwear is better and also because you can get more specific sizing, you can also have a better fit, rather than just s,m,l,etc.


yea, I got the bays on sale at about $175 -ish...i wouldn't buy at retail price.  Does the sterlingwear one ever go on sale from $210?  Even the $175 -ish one is above my normal budget, not sure if I want to go any higher.  Thanks.

post #4493 of 5820
Is anyone else having problems with their Sterlingwear peacoat collar not staying popped up?
post #4494 of 5820
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Originally Posted by charliebrown2 View Post


yea, I got the bays on sale at about $175 -ish...i wouldn't buy at retail price.  Does the sterlingwear one ever go on sale from $210?  Even the $175 -ish one is above my normal budget, not sure if I want to go any higher.  Thanks.

 

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Originally Posted by badgerbrush View Post

 

I too had a question about their Mil-Spec and while it took a few days, I did get this response (I gave them my chest size as a 42, as well as my height and weight):

 

 

"We do not offer the Military Specification Peacoat on our website, however, it is possible to purchase on directly from the factory with just a phone call.     The price of the Mil Spec is $350.00, and unfortunately, these and all of our peacoat do not go on sale.     With regards to sizing, my suggestion would be to go with a 44R or 44L depending on your sleeve length.   To get the correct sleeve length you must measure from where the seams cross in the arm hole down the inner seam of the sleeve while the sleeve is straight down by the side of the coat.
 
let me know if you have any further questions.
 
Sincerely,
 
Michele Paradis
Sterlingwear of Boston
Customer Service - Wholesale
(617)567-1259 (direct)
customerservice@sterlingwear.com"
post #4495 of 5820
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Originally Posted by runners n jeans View Post
 


 Thank you, kind sir.  Maybe sometime in the future for me :(

post #4496 of 5820
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Originally Posted by rskimhs View Post

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. 
is this for the classic US made or trim fitting Canadian? Thanks
post #4497 of 5820
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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?

 



My research thusfar would lead me to believe you are a small. Seen people post pretty much your measurements and fit the small very well. You also have a V shape going on, and someone who bought a small and medium stated the small would suit a V shape better. Given your height, I'm guessing the slightly shorter length and sleeve would suit you best.

post #4498 of 5820

Ended up buying the Navigator Peacoat from Sterlingwear. Initially I was going to buy the Authentic Peacoat plus 100% wool but the lady I called told me they were the same fit plus with the same price if I added the 100% wool option. 

 

Advised to size down to a 34 which I did. Now just waiting for it to come in.

post #4499 of 5820

Tried on the Bayswater in medium and large - I liked the sleeves on the large, but the body was just too big for me. The medium was a bit small all over, tight across the chest, overly short sleeves, didn't like that my range of motion was limited by the medium coat.

 

So it's back to the Mil-Spec - Michele from Sterlingwear emailed me with a p2p measurement for the 42R (I have a 42" chest). She said that the 42R has a 21" p2p. Peacoat, from your sizing info a 21" p2p would be a true 40" chest size, right? Any thoughts on what size I should go with? Thanks!

post #4500 of 5820
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Originally Posted by badgerbrush View Post

Tried on the Bayswater in medium and large - I liked the sleeves on the large, but the body was just too big for me. The medium was a bit small all over, tight across the chest, overly short sleeves, didn't like that my range of motion was limited by the medium coat.

So it's back to the Mil-Spec - Michele from Sterlingwear emailed me with a p2p measurement for the 42R (I have a 42" chest). She said that the 42R has a 21" p2p. Peacoat, from your sizing info a 21" p2p would be a true 40" chest size, right? Any thoughts on what size I should go with? Thanks!

I doubt she actually measured the coat. If she had, the p2p would have been about 22.5", give or take .25". Yes, a p2p of 21" would be consistent with a WWII size 40. After the war, the sizes became larger. A p2p on a post war model would be about 21.25", growing to 21.50" or so for size 40 current issue coats.

Many people who don't know much about the p2p measurements, and who don't want to measure, or don't know how, will often just look at the stated chest size, divide by 2, and give that as the p2p measurement. It sounds as if that is what she did. Not helpful at all. In fact it is more harmful than not doing anything.
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