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post #4711 of 5734
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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.

For a 42" chest, I think a p2p of 21+ inches would give a fairly close fit at the chest.
Edited by Peacoat - 12/13/12 at 4:11pm
post #4712 of 5734
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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".

 

A-Mart, I recently purchased a 42R Mil-Spec and the p2p is 22.5". I have a 42" chest as well, and I considered trying the 40R as well, but the 42R fits rather well (a little room to spare, but I like to have a good range of motion while driving, for wearing sweaters, etc. as it gets pretty chilly in Maryland around January/February especially) and I didn't feel like paying the extra $20 for shipping coats back and forth. Going by the p2p I cited, this coat would fit a 43" chest better, but I'm happy with mine!

post #4713 of 5734
Thanks Badger. Much appreciated. I'm gonna ask if they can make the mil spec in a 41. If so, I'm gonna go with that because I think that will be the best fit. I REALLY don't want 3" of extra room inside the coat so I'm hoping a 40R will work out if I can't get a 41.
post #4714 of 5734
I went and checked out the store you advised me BurgerKong. However they didn't have any Sterlingwear peacoats in 36R or smaller sizes.

I tried on the Fidelity coat in a 34R and it fit pretty well with a somewhat bulky sweater on.

I didn't end up getting the peacoat as I"m looking for Gray. However I found another army navy store in Scarborough that just opened up and I gave the owner my number so we will see.

I guess Gray isn't a popular peacoat color huh?
post #4715 of 5734

Can someone recommend a good fitting pea coat for me please.  I am rather tall around 6'3 and my chest size is roughly 44 or 45'.  I was looking at the slim fit Schott wool blend pea coat and the sterlingwear authentic pea coat.  Would these be a good choice?
 

post #4716 of 5734

Mind telling me what that store is?

 

Thanks!

post #4717 of 5734
I read some of the posts, and they were very informative. Right I am looking for a quick buy, and thus don't have time to scout for WW2 era peacoats and the spending capacity for Sterlingwear, etc. I am battling between these two pea coats, and if any of you members have any insight it would be great. Both stores are having huge sales and I need to be a decision fast.

1. J. Crew Bayswater: http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/outerwear/wool/PRDOVR~87195/87195.jsp
2. Banana Republic Navy Peacoat: http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=14845&vid=1&pid=428558002

I only got a chance to try on the J. Crew, and the XS fit me pretty spot on I must say. I heard that they were making this years model more trimmer fitting, but I wouldn't know as this is the first time I ever tried it on. Only gripe I have is that it doesn't have a vent, but it seems like the BR peacoat doesn't have one either, so that's a wash. Also the coat attracts a lot of lint/fiber but I guess that is another tradeoff for a wool coat. Either way, I have no experience with J. Crew or Banana Republic outerwear, and I am sure you guys have a much more experience with coats in general. I won't have a chance to check out BR, so I will rely on the word of mouth here in regards to that coat. Thank you!
post #4718 of 5734
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Originally Posted by MSTRKRFT View Post

I read some of the posts, and they were very informative. Right I am looking for a quick buy, and thus don't have time to scout for WW2 era peacoats and the spending capacity for Sterlingwear, etc. I am battling between these two pea coats, and if any of you members have any insight it would be great. Both stores are having huge sales and I need to be a decision fast.
1. J. Crew Bayswater: http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/outerwear/wool/PRDOVR~87195/87195.jsp
2. Banana Republic Navy Peacoat: http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=14845&vid=1&pid=428558002
I only got a chance to try on the J. Crew, and the XS fit me pretty spot on I must say. I heard that they were making this years model more trimmer fitting, but I wouldn't know as this is the first time I ever tried it on. Only gripe I have is that it doesn't have a vent, but it seems like the BR peacoat doesn't have one either, so that's a wash. Also the coat attracts a lot of lint/fiber but I guess that is another tradeoff for a wool coat. Either way, I have no experience with J. Crew or Banana Republic outerwear, and I am sure you guys have a much more experience with coats in general. I won't have a chance to check out BR, so I will rely on the word of mouth here in regards to that coat. Thank you!

 

Both of these peacoats look like they are too short. The proper peacoat length is "kissing your crotch." The buttons on the J. Crew version look too small. I saw a review of some alternative peacoats here http://dappered.com/2011/10/the-best-affordable-outerwear-fallwinter-2011/

post #4719 of 5734
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Originally Posted by ericH123 View Post

 

Both of these peacoats look like they are too short. The proper peacoat length is "kissing your crotch." The buttons on the J. Crew version look too small. I saw a review of some alternative peacoats here http://dappered.com/2011/10/the-best-affordable-outerwear-fallwinter-2011/

well it depends on how tall you are and how tall the models in the pictures are. 

 

but for the price the jcrew peacoats are going for you should jump on that. at the price i think it's definitely worth it

post #4720 of 5734
Yea, I got the J. Crew with Thinsulate for $105 (compared to $275), which is a pretty good price for a 100% wool coat. The BR wasn't full wool and I never got a chance to try it, so I don't know if I missed out. Maybe someone who has tried it can give input in regards to fit, comfort, etc for future buyers.
post #4721 of 5734
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Originally Posted by burgerkong View Post

Mind telling me what that store is?

Thanks!


The new one that opened up is at Ellesmere and Brimley I think. But no peacoats at all.

But the store you mentioned had a ton of peacoats, ALL black..
post #4722 of 5734
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Originally Posted by ericH123 View Post

 

Both of these peacoats look like they are too short. The proper peacoat length is "kissing your crotch." The buttons on the J. Crew version look too small. I saw a review of some alternative peacoats here http://dappered.com/2011/10/the-best-affordable-outerwear-fallwinter-2011/

 

...worst description ever. You should lurk longer.

post #4723 of 5734
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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

...worst description ever. You should lurk longer.

LOL. Even I was a bit taken-aback when I heard that. Either way, the Bayswater fit pretty good. I still want to hear something about the BR pea coat if anyone has tried it on.
post #4724 of 5734
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Originally Posted by MSTRKRFT View Post

I still want to hear something about the BR pea coat if anyone has tried it on.

One of our members recently ordered and received a BR in a size 42. He has a 42" chest and wanted room for a sweater. Well, he got plenty of room. The alleged size 42 measured 24" p2p. That is equivalent to a size 46--way too big. He ordered the size 42 after talking with the customer service rep and giving him his height, weight, and chest measurement.

Interestingly, he requested the p2p from the seller, History Preservation Society, and was told the size 42 had a p2p of 23". Even with that p2p, that would be an actual size 44.

The p2p he was given for the size 40 was 22", which would be equivalent to an actual size 42.

So, the lessons we get from this are that the BR are sized very large, and we can't depend on the measurements given by the Historical Preservation Society or the recommendations of the customer service rep. The BR is a nice peacoat, however. But it isn't sized the same as the WWII coats or even the vintage or current issue coats.

The company does offer free shipping both ways in the event of a non fit, so he isn't out any money because of this.

When he gets another size in the BR, I will post the p2p for those of you who might be interested.
post #4725 of 5734
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Originally Posted by Peacoat View Post


One of our members recently ordered and received a BR in a size 42. He has a 42" chest and wanted room for a sweater. Well, he got plenty of room. The alleged size 42 measured 24" p2p. That is equivalent to a size 46--way too big. He ordered the size 42 after talking with the customer service rep and giving him his height, weight, and chest measurement.
Interestingly, he requested the p2p from the seller, History Preservation Society, and was told the size 42 had a p2p of 23". Even with that p2p, that would be an actual size 44.
The p2p he was given for the size 40 was 22", which would be equivalent to an actual size 42.
So, the lessons we get from this are that the BR are sized very large, and we can't depend on the measurements given by the Historical Preservation Society or the recommendations of the customer service rep. The BR is a nice peacoat, however. But it isn't sized the same as the WWII coats or even the vintage or current issue coats.
The company does offer free shipping both ways in the event of a non fit, so he isn't out any money because of this.
When he gets another size in the BR, I will post the p2p for those of you who might be interested.

 

 

This is solid advice, but it is also important to remember that Quality Control can be an issue at mass producers like this, so every 42 might not be cut the same, sadly.

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