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post #4726 of 5715
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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.

Thanks for your post for those interested in buying one in the near future!
post #4727 of 5715
just picked up this peacoat...waiting for it to arrive:

http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/p/Maison-Martin-Margiela-Pea-Coat-Cardigan-Scarf-Trousers-Men-s/prod79810001_cat364610_cat365011_/?index=22&cmCat=cat000000cat202802cat000023cat214200cat365011cat364610&isEditorial=false

what are peoples thoughts on it?
post #4728 of 5715


I am guessing the quality is good, but the pockets are really weird on that coat (2 slit pockets on each side doesn't look flattering). Also, it is single breasted (not the classic double breasted) and the buttons are hidden. Definitely not something I would jump for, but it's something you will wear so whatever makes you happy, go for it.

(PS: $690.00 for a wool/linen/polyamide blend Cardigan? What in the world is wrong with people these days? Talk about flushing money down the toilet. )
post #4729 of 5715
Hard to tell from the pics what it is, but it isn't a peacoat. That isn't to say it's not a fine Italian fashion garment, but it has strayed way too far to be called a peacoat, as that term is commonly understood.
post #4730 of 5715
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Originally Posted by Peacoat View Post

Those appear to be the standard fouled anchor buttons, which I believe are 1 1/4". If so, they are readily available on eBay.

 

 

Would these be sound replacements?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-US-Navy-Peacoat-Pea-Coat-Black-Anchor-Rope-Button-1-1-4-in-Naval-nautical-/221012371089?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item33755d2691

 

Seller has a bunch. Also thinking of adding smaller buttons on the inside for stress relief. I've seem some coats that have this, whereas others are just stitched through the wool. In addition, I want to add a button to the inside so I can button up the flap on the inside before doing up the outside buttons. Should I just use the same size as the outside, or smaller ones, like these:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/14-NAVY-COAT-OR-DRESS-Buttons-7-8-IN-ACROSS-4-HOLE-NEW-VINTAGE-OLD-STOCK-/370616681482?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item564a79c40a

 

Thanks!

post #4731 of 5715
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Originally Posted by 7_rocket View Post


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..

 

 

"Dark Navy" would be the proper term. Shame they didn't have a Sterlingwear in my size, or other vintage coats. I am going to NY soon, and will check oiut their New York store, which has EVERYTHING. Including Sterlingwear.

 

Speaking of New York, anywhere I can try on a decent peacoat? Other than Sterlingwear, the only places I *might* see a 'Spec'/Mil-Spec Sterlingwear is from surplus stores?

 

EDIT: I just remembered, 'Creative Outdoors' at West Beaver Creek and Hwy 7 in Richmond Hill has Fidelity, but lined. Opens later in the day and thus I am always out of the area. Run by an old fussy Asian guy IIRC, but this was a couple years ago, no idea on pricing, could be cheaper.

post #4732 of 5715
it's too bad jcrew's bayswater peacoat doesn't come in a slim fit. Some of their other coats come in slim...like their Toggle coat.
post #4733 of 5715
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Originally Posted by hyogen View Post

it's too bad jcrew's bayswater peacoat doesn't come in a slim fit. Some of their other coats come in slim...like their Toggle coat.

Have you tried the XS? It fit me pretty well, and it is cropped more than most other peacoats, so give it a shot. For $100 with the Thinsulate, it seems like a good buy.
post #4734 of 5715
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Originally Posted by burgerkong View Post


"Dark Navy" would be the proper term. Shame they didn't have a Sterlingwear in my size, or other vintage coats. I am going to NY soon, and will check oiut their New York store, which has EVERYTHING. Including Sterlingwear.

Speaking of New York, anywhere I can try on a decent peacoat? Other than Sterlingwear, the only places I *might* see a 'Spec'/Mil-Spec Sterlingwear is from surplus stores?

EDIT: I just remembered, 'Creative Outdoors' at West Beaver Creek and Hwy 7 in Richmond Hill has Fidelity, but lined. Opens later in the day and thus I am always out of the area. Run by an old fussy Asian guy IIRC, but this was a couple years ago, no idea on pricing, could be cheaper.

I called about a Sterlingwear coat and they have them but in black as well, the lady was a rude ass biatch...
post #4735 of 5715

The surplus store next to Kensington? She said I looked sexy in the Fidelity LOL.

post #4736 of 5715
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Originally Posted by burgerkong View Post


Would these be sound replacements?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-US-Navy-Peacoat-Pea-Coat-Black-Anchor-Rope-Button-1-1-4-in-Naval-nautical-/221012371089?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item33755d2691

Seller has a bunch. Also thinking of adding smaller buttons on the inside for stress relief. I've seem some coats that have this, whereas others are just stitched through the wool. In addition, I want to add a button to the inside so I can button up the flap on the inside before doing up the outside buttons. Should I just use the same size as the outside, or smaller ones, like these:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/14-NAVY-COAT-OR-DRESS-Buttons-7-8-IN-ACROSS-4-HOLE-NEW-VINTAGE-OLD-STOCK-/370616681482?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item564a79c40a

Thanks!

Yes, those appear to be the proper buttons.

The button you use on the inside would have to correlate to the size of the buttonhole. Some coats have an additional inside button for this purpose. Some are the small size and some are the standard size. If you don't have a dedicated inside buttonhole, and have a coat that allows buttoning both ways, you will probably want to use the large size buttons. If sewing the button on yourself, don't sew through a pocket.
post #4737 of 5715

Peacoat (or anyone else who would be knowledgeable with these things), would you mind taking a look and letting me know which of these three peacoats you would go for (price doesn't matter to me):

 

Coat #1

- Mint condition

- 1950's US Navy vintage pea coat

- Heavy Kersey wool

- Corduroy lined pockets

- Super clean coat

 

Coat #2

- Excellent condition

- Vietnam War USN vintage pea coat

- Heavy Kersey wool

- Black lined pockets.

 

Coat #3

- Excellent condition

- 1950's vintage US Navy pea coat

- Made from a heavy melton wool

- Corduroy lined pockets.

 

Thanks!

post #4738 of 5715

Does anybody know where I can find replacement peacoat buttons in brown?

post #4739 of 5715
No, seems like that would be really hard to find. I'd just use black, which probably would go well with a brown coat.
post #4740 of 5715
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Originally Posted by AskerOfQuestion View Post

Peacoat (or anyone else who would be knowledgeable with these things), would you mind taking a look and letting me know which of these three peacoats you would go for (price doesn't matter to me):

Coat #1
- Mint condition
- 1950's US Navy vintage pea coat
- Heavy Kersey wool
- Corduroy lined pockets
- Super clean coat

Coat #2
- Excellent condition
- Vietnam War USN vintage pea coat
- Heavy Kersey wool
- Black lined pockets.

Coat #3
- Excellent condition
- 1950's vintage US Navy pea coat
- Made from a heavy melton wool
- Corduroy lined pockets.

Thanks!

He has #3 listed as "Melton" wool, but it is actually "Kersey." I would go with whichever one is in the best condition. They will all look just about the same, so the only difference will be the condition of the shell.

I would ask him to hold the one you like the best, probably #1 because it is listed as "mint" condition, at an angle to a strong light source, such as a daytime window and examine one panel at a time. Unfortunately these people think they know more than you, so they may be reluctant to perform this simple test.
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