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post #4561 of 5782
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Originally Posted by nautikal View Post

FYI the P2P measurements for the authentic 34s, 32s and J.Crew XS are on the previous page. It took a while for my post to get approved since I'm new, so it was likely missed as the new page started.

 

Thanks for the pics and the measurements!  You saved me from ordering all three of those coats in those same exact sizes.

 

I'm with you on the big caboose: center vent jackets also flare on me too!

post #4562 of 5782

Is it easy for a tailor to tighten the arm sleeves on a vintage peacoat? I find that the length is usually good, but the sleeves are too wide and big.

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post #4564 of 5782
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Originally Posted by clarinetplayer View Post


Here is the current issue Sterlingwear Mil-Spec (2011) all buttoned up, collar popped. There are only seven buttons on the coat. I guess that the US Navy, in a cost cutting measure, decided that a matching 8th button is not necessary. I'm wearing a fairly, beefy Shetland sweater underneath. Apology for the poor light. And, apologies for that mess in the background. I am cleaning out desk drawers.
I think I asked you this last year, but is the Spec a midnight navy or black?
post #4565 of 5782
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Originally Posted by Peacoat View Post

In the sizing guide I tell how to measure the p2p. Here it is again:
When I want a pit to pit measurement of the peacoat, I ask the seller to lay the coat face up on a flat surface, such as a 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--disregard the 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 inches. Do not round off; we want the entire number. Try to be accurate to 1/8 of an inch. This pit to pit measurement tells us how the coat will fit in the chest, and if the stated chest size on the tag is accurate.

Ok the clarification about the seams is helpful. So what I measured should be correct +/- 1/8"
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Originally Posted by runners n jeans View Post

Thanks for the pics and the measurements! You saved me from ordering all three of those coats in those same exact sizes.

I'm with you on the big caboose: center vent jackets also flare on me too!

Glad to have helped. What is your chest size and height/weight? Let me know if you end up finding a peacoat. None of the major brands seem to have coats that are small enough for someone with a 34" chest, and the Sterlingwear's just don't seem to be cut right for me (arms too big, shoulders too padded and square, etc.).
post #4566 of 5782
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Originally Posted by TyCooN View Post

I think I asked you this last year, but is the Spec a midnight navy or black?

In most light, the current issue Mil-Spec appears black. But, sometimes, with the right kind of light, there are hints of blue.
post #4567 of 5782

finally got the right fit (i think?)..ordered the slim fit (DU704I) small from Schott..i think for anyone with 38" chest or smaller, gotta go for another jacket because Schott sizing runs very big. I tried both 36 and 34 before trying this one. 

 

definitely lighter and not as thick as the 32oz Melton but still warm enough for me

 

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post #4568 of 5782
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Originally Posted by HAL 9000 View Post

Is it easy for a tailor to tighten the arm sleeves on a vintage peacoat? I find that the length is usually good, but the sleeves are too wide and big.

I wouldn't think it would be too difficult. Might be expensive, though, as it is probably time consuming.

Probably he would taper from the armholes down to the cuff. Doubt that he would be able to do anything about the size of the armholes. I think that tapering the diameter of the sleeves, starting at the armholes, would help quite a bit, though.

I just had the sleeves lengthened at the cuff on my original size 40 vintage peaccat. He let them out about an inch. The cost was $44, so doing the entire sleeve would probably be more.

I wish I had done it years ago, but I just never thought to look in the cuff to see if there was additional material there. Anyway, that coat was misplaced for a number of years, so it really made no difference.
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post #4570 of 5782
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Originally Posted by nautikal View Post

Glad to have helped. What is your chest size and height/weight? Let me know if you end up finding a peacoat. None of the major brands seem to have coats that are small enough for someone with a 34" chest, and the Sterlingwear's just don't seem to be cut right for me (arms too big, shoulders too padded and square, etc.).

 

I have a 34" chest, 5'4"/130 lbs.

 

I took some pictures of the Gap cropped peacoat (navy) and the classic peacoat (charcoal) both x-small.  You can see the center vent on the classic peacoat flaring out.

 

Any comments on the fit otherwise?  The jean pockets hang low but I can tell you the cropped peacoat doesn't quite cover my entire rear while the classic peacoat does.

 

Measurements are:

• 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"
 
Cropped:

 

Classic:

post #4571 of 5782

Hello everyone. 


This is my first post and I intend to make it a difficult one.

 

I recently been looking for a peacoat and had my mind set on the J. Crew Bayswater peacoat. After reading that I rather should get a authentic US navy peacoat, Sterlingwear or a Schott I'm pretty torn and can't make up a decision.

 

After checking out a youtube video about a Brooks Saddles commercial I saw a peacoat that I really liked, so if anybody could give me any detail or knows what kind of brand it is I would be forever grateful.

 

It's maybe a long shot but it beats roaming the Internet forever looking.

 

 

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post #4572 of 5782

found a peacoat on ebay. seller says its from the 50s/60s but there is no tag anywhere apparently. the lapels are bigger like the post wwII ones (according to peacoat's aricle on fedoraluonge) tried to figure out as much information as possible using that article. but there's also no vent in the back. couldn't find any information in the article about changes to vents (if any) so was wondering if you could chime in on this peacoat? thanks.

post #4573 of 5782

Thanks, Peacoat. I'll look for a 19" P2P.

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Originally Posted by monsen86 View Post

Hello everyone. 


This is my first post and I intend to make it a difficult one.

I recently been looking for a peacoat and had my mind set on the J. Crew Bayswater peacoat. After reading that I rather should get a authentic US navy peacoat, Sterlingwear or a Schott I'm pretty torn and can't make up a decision.

After checking out a youtube video about a Brooks Saddles commercial I saw a peacoat that I really liked, so if anybody could give me any detail or knows what kind of brand it is I would be forever grateful.

It's maybe a long shot but it beats roaming the Internet forever looking.




OK, you got the collar right. Now undo that top button.
post #4575 of 5782
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Originally Posted by runners n jeans View Post

I have a 34" chest, 5'4"/130 lbs.

I took some pictures of the Gap cropped peacoat (navy) and the classic peacoat (charcoal) both x-small.  You can see the center vent on the classic peacoat flaring out.

Any comments on the fit otherwise?  The jean pockets hang low but I can tell you the cropped peacoat doesn't quite cover my entire rear while the classic peacoat does.

Measurements are:
• 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"


 


Cropped:




Classic:



Dammit. Top and bottom buttons unbuttoned! MIddle button buttoned only! How many times do I have to say this?
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