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post #4696 of 5715
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Originally Posted by ericH123 View Post

The inner button of my peacoat is coming loose, so I've been only buttoning the outside buttons (usually top 2 only unless it's extremely windy.) I plan to get the inner button fixed, but I noticed that I like only fastening the outer buttons because it's much faster -- I always had trouble with the inner one and that is probably why it came loose. I haven't noticed any change in the comfort of the coat and it looks fine in a mirror. 

Anybody else only button only the outside buttons?
Anything wrong with this practice?

I never button the inner button, only the outer buttons. I don't have enough patience to fool with unnecessary tasks.
post #4697 of 5715
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Originally Posted by 7_rocket View Post


Hey I'm from Markham as well.. Tell us the store I'd love to try them on in person. I'm looking for gray in sterlingwear as I already have black

 

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Originally Posted by Contrast View Post

 


+1 on where the surplus store is. I've been looking locally for some time but did not find any vintage peacoats.

 

http://www.armynavydeals.ca/asp/default.asp

 

At Baldwin Street, close to Kensington Market.

post #4698 of 5715

I was going to give the pea coat to my father, but it's too small, he can't even button it, so it has go, it's a shame. But I'm having a lot of trouble finding a 10 button wwII era size 38 in good condition. I was thinking to pull the trigger on a Buzz Rickson, anybody knows how they size? I don't want to make a mistake with such an expensive coat, the perfect size for me should be like about 21" p2p. Thank you.

post #4699 of 5715

Hey guys, first post on here but I've been lurking a bit.

 

Bought my first peacoat the other day - a Sterlingwear Navigator in size 34. Tried it on in the store (best part about living in New Hampshire apparently) and found it to be nice. The only problem is that while the 34 fits perfect in my midsection (it's great in my shoulders too but a 32 was slightly better, but no worries), it flares way too much around the bottom. The vent ends up spreading completely open when I stand up straight. From what I've gathered, this is a bad thing, correct?

So I plan on returning it as the 36, which was far too large, even has the same problem.

I guess I need suggestions on a peacoat that wouldn't have this problem. Are vintage coats cut a bit differently so that this wouldn't really be a problem? What size would equate to a current 34 Sterlingwear on say, a kersey coat from the 50s/60s?

 

Thanks alot guys.

post #4700 of 5715
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Originally Posted by Peacoat View Post

I never button the inner button, only the outer buttons. I don't have enough patience to fool with unnecessary tasks.


I find that the inside button helps keep the coat nice and snug, meaning not only keeping it warm but also keeping it slim and fitted looking.
post #4701 of 5715
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Originally Posted by Robert View Post

I find that the inside button helps keep the coat nice and snug, meaning not only keeping it warm but also keeping it slim and fitted looking.

When you only button the middle button on the outside, as you do, I should think you would need to button all of the inside buttons you can find! I recently read that it isn't the current fashion to button the inside button. Anyone who buttons the inside button is behind the fashion curve. No longer cool. Govern yourself accordingly. Fashion police are watching.
post #4702 of 5715
Does anyone have p2p measurements for a 40R Sterling wear mil spec or authentic? My chest is exactly 42".
post #4703 of 5715
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Originally Posted by A-Mart View Post

Does anyone have p2p measurements for a 40R Sterling wear mil spec or authentic? My chest is exactly 42".

I believe Clarinet Player has a Mil Spec 40. Maybe he will be kind enough to measure for you. Probably close to + - 21.50"
post #4704 of 5715
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post #4705 of 5715

Just got this Gerald & Stewart by Fidelity coat for a hair over $200. Yeah yeah, reprocessed wool (75% Reprocessed Wool 20% Nylon 5% Other Fibers) and all, but it is 32 oz Melton and importantly, made in the USA. I was holding out on a vintage Kersey, but the ebayer stopped replying and I figured I'd give the local B&M a chance.

 

Fits pretty decent, although the vent likes to ducktail a tad. I countered this by buying a size up (44, instead of 42) and the problem disappeared. I will most likely change the button locations slightly (around 0.5" to 0.75") around the hip and torso to snug it up some, not too big of a deal. I love the acetate lining, while not silk/satin, its a pretty good compromise. The sleeves are just about right, wouldn't mind if they were let down another 0.5" or so (I have long hands), as it sits the ends terminate an inch past my wrists. Will give it a dry clean first before I figure out what to do. Anyone know if I can contact Fidelity directly for spare buttons?

 

Some pictures:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just for kicks, here's a 100% Loro Piana cashmere peacoat that was at the local Holt Renfrew Last Call for $400 (don't mind the thunderthighs, WeirdGuys are tight).

 

 

Brendan

post #4706 of 5715
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Originally Posted by Peacoat View Post

I believe Clarinet Player has a Mil Spec 40. Maybe he will be kind enough to measure for you. Probably close to + - 21.50"

Would that be the ideal P2P for a man with my chest measurement? I don't often wear sweaters or any thick shirts.
post #4707 of 5715
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Originally Posted by A-Mart View Post

Would that be the ideal P2P for a man with my chest measurement? I don't often wear sweaters or any thick shirts.

The p2p mesurement of a Sterlingwear Mil-Spec size 40 R is 21 3/8 inches.
post #4708 of 5715
Thank you much, clarinetplayer.
post #4709 of 5715
Those appear to be the standard fouled anchor buttons, which I believe are 1 1/4". If so, they are readily available on eBay.
post #4710 of 5715
Peacoat, do you think a p2p of 21.375 will be too tight on a 42" chest? Should I go up to a 42 or see if I can get a 41?
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