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post #4756 of 5822
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Originally Posted by MSTRKRFT View Post

I am hoping that is the case, waiting on the shipment. What color did you chose out of the Navy/Black/Charcoal?

Navy.
post #4757 of 5822
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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

Over the past few days, I looked over every page in this thread. Call me an @ss if you want, but the OVERWHELMING majority of the coats in this thread fit like tarps. I know...I know...The majority of the pictures on this site show bad fits, but for a thread this size, I expected more. Even the ones that have gotten positive reviews look like navy blue cardboard boxes.

...again, not being an @ss...just giving my opinion.

And your opinion is well taken.

Here is a pic of me in a WWII size 42. I don't think it is a tarp like fit, although I understand your frustration with the fit of most of the civilian peacoats. There is room for a sweater underneath, which is something I need when the temps get into the 20s. The WWII models are more fitted than the latter day issue pea coats.

I also have a size 40 peacoat that is a very trim fit on me. I recently had the cuffs let out an inch to give more length in the sleeves as I have longer arms than a size 40 is made for. It is even more fitted than the size 42 shown below. There is no room for a sweater. Of course the tighter the coat fits to the body, the warmer it is. A tightly fitted peacoat can be worn in lower temps without a sweater than a looser fitted one.

If I get the energy, I will take a pic of the size 40 and post that. I really don't think anyone would want a closer fit than what I have in a size 40.

The pit to pit on the 40 is 21.25", if I remember correctly. The size 42 shown below is 22".

post #4758 of 5822

Speaking of having the buttons moved, my Sterlingwear fits fine in the shoulder area but is tight around my abdomen. If I move the buttons closer to the center it will give me a better fit. Do you guys think it will looks strange? I'm thinking that I would have to move both sides otherwise it would look uneven. Thanks!

 

 

 

Yeah, the vent looks terrible.


Edited by Contrast - 12/20/12 at 9:23pm
post #4759 of 5822

Hello all I am new to SF and have been reading this thread absorbingly over the past few days as I try to find my perfect peacoat. I have been after it for a few years now and I feel now is the time to fork out a heavy wad of cash on a jacket I will hopefully love for years to come.

 

Reading this forum I have settled on a sterlingwear but it does not seem they ship to the UK, however I am still a little unsure on which model to go for. For me my key points are an authentic look and the popped collar which must stay up and look perfect.

 

Now the 2 different styles in sterlingwear have different collars.

 

6 button - convertible collar, correct pockets

8 button - stand up collar, wrong pockets

 

I prefer the 6 button look but with the stand up collar! Typical! I didn't really see too many popped collar pics on here so could not really guage how the collars compare with each other.

 

Before discovering sterlingwear I was looking at this jacket. Not sure if it has been posted on this thread already but apologies if it has.

 

http://www.farrell.com/product/AW12-FR115-NAVY/Pea+Coat

 

What do you think?

 

I have managed to find a vintage clothing site in London that had a vintage 1960 pea and I bought it. Hoping its all I am looking for otherwise I will return and turn my attention to one of the others.

 

I also bought the banana republic pea as they had 30% off everything, but i returned it the day it arrived. Did not fit well, and not very heavy, buttons didnt have the anchor and just felt cheap. Collar also nothing like I want it to be.

 

Didn't think finding the perfect pea could be so tricky, but I am willing to persevere as once I have it it will last me a very long time.

post #4760 of 5822
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Originally Posted by cfrp View Post

Just picked this one up


Pricey over the other ones on the website. Anyone know why?


To answer the question above. My girlfriend had her peacoat modified to make it slimmer. It does work but it does change the look of the coat. The collars will be closer together.

Beautiful. When you receive the coat, please take a photo of the tag and send it to me. I will give you my email address in a PM. I have never seen a tag like that.

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Originally Posted by bik2101 View Post

was just checking out the vintage trends website and was wondering for anyone who has experience buying form there, are their measurements accurate? and by accurate i mean do they measure the way that peacoat has outlined in his article?

Who know what they do, or why? They think they know more than anyone else and think all questions are irrelevant as they have posted all the information the buyer should need. I have never communicated with them, but this is the impression I have received from other purchasers.

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Originally Posted by bik2101 View Post

i saw someone post earlier about moving the buttons to slim down their jacket a bit.. would this work okay? or would it make the jacket look off.i'm wondering because my peacoat fits perfectly everywhere but i wouldn't mind bringing the body of the jacket in about an inch or so (which I imagine I could do by pushing all the buttons out about another inch?

To have the coat be proportional after moving the buttons, all buttons need to be moved the same distance.
post #4761 of 5822

Just bought a J.Crew Bayswater Peacoat in XS.  My chest is just shy of 37" so went with the XS as it's p2p is 20''.  It feels nice, but seems short in the arms and length.  I'm 5'9'' and 150lbs.  Could a tailor add enough length?  Just noticed they had a tall option which adds body length of 112" longer and sleeve length of 114" longer, would this be a better option?  How much arm movement in a proper fitting pea coat, for example lifting your arms perpendicular to your body and touching your elbows together?  Appreciate any advice, thanks!

700

700

post #4762 of 5822

Hey all,

 

This is not my first European winter but I've somehow made it through before without any good cold weather clothes and my favorite leather jackets (treated to resist rain/snow).  Jos A. Banks has been having a bunch of sales recently so I bought this one:

 

http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop/Product_11001_10050_392091?orderId=23632689

 

I just perused this thread briefly for a few minutes today and since there are 4700+ posts I haven't read through it all so I was wondering if anyone had a peacoat from J A B and what you thought of the fit and quality.

 

Thanks!

 

~Gentleman Johnny

post #4763 of 5822
Will give some fast primary impressions on the J. Crew Bayswater pea coat that just came in. I can't give any day to day use reactions yet, but perhaps I will update on that in the future:

  • Navy = dark midnight blue. Almost black indoors, but I guess the blue hues becomes more self-evident in the daylight outdoors.
  • Weight = Not too cumbersome or bulky, which is a huge plus, while still having the weight of the wool. Speaking of wool, I am glad this is 100%, unlike a lot of the commercial brands that sell wool-poly blends. It is also not a scratchy type of wool, but has a smoother hand.
  • Thinsulate = After putting it on, I definitely felt the warmth, so fortunate I made the choice on getting this lining. Seems like I can get away with wearing a shirt under this on the chilly days.
  • Fit = I ordered the XS. Room to do daily activities and maneuver without feeling constricted. Around a 39.5" chest and a 31" inch waist, so anyone with similar dimensions shouldn't have any difficulty with the XS. The strong shoulders are a plus too, it gives a confident appearance (really dislike slouched shoulders). The cut is not boxy, and you can definitely see the hourglass shape when you stick your arms out.
  • Side notes: The metal collar closure is a nice touch and sets it apart from the thousands of pea coats you see everyday on the streets. Also under the collar there is a neck piece you can put on.
  • Cons: There is no vent. I would have preferred to have one, but it is what it is. Although a lot of times I see people's vents sticking out in the back like a tail, which doesn't look too flattering. I also the wish the collar would be a bit more "sturdy".


Overall first impressions were positive, and I can't complain about much. It was a $100 well spent and should last many winters ahead.

PS: Since it came in the mail, there are a few creases/wrinkles on the pea coat. Has anyone ironed their coat or recommend any solutions?
post #4764 of 5822
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Originally Posted by MSTRKRFT View Post

Will give some fast primary impressions on the J. Crew Bayswater pea coat that just came in. I can't give any day to day use reactions yet, but perhaps I will update on that in the future:
  • Navy = dark midnight blue. Almost black indoors, but I guess the blue hues becomes more self-evident in the daylight outdoors.
  • Weight = Not too cumbersome or bulky, which is a huge plus, while still having the weight of the wool. Speaking of wool, I am glad this is 100%, unlike a lot of the commercial brands that sell wool-poly blends. It is also not a scratchy type of wool, but has a smoother hand.
  • Thinsulate = After putting it on, I definitely felt the warmth, so fortunate I made the choice on getting this lining. Seems like I can get away with wearing a shirt under this on the chilly days.
  • Fit = I ordered the XS. Room to do daily activities and maneuver without feeling constricted. Around a 39.5" chest and a 31" inch waist, so anyone with similar dimensions shouldn't have any difficulty with the XS. The strong shoulders are a plus too, it gives a confident appearance (really dislike slouched shoulders). The cut is not boxy, and you can definitely see the hourglass shape when you stick your arms out.
  • Side notes: The metal collar closure is a nice touch and sets it apart from the thousands of pea coats you see everyday on the streets. Also under the collar there is a neck piece you can put on.
  • Cons: There is no vent. I would have preferred to have one, but it is what it is. Although a lot of times I see people's vents sticking out in the back like a tail, which doesn't look too flattering. I also the wish the collar would be a bit more "sturdy".
Overall first impressions were positive, and I can't complain about much. It was a $100 well spent and should last many winters ahead.
PS: Since it came in the mail, there are a few creases/wrinkles on the pea coat. Has anyone ironed their coat or recommend any solutions?

Glad you like it. Pretty much my impressions as well. I don't really miss/notice the vent concern, though. Of the peacoats I have tried, it is the most fitted, i.e., with the hourglass shape, not boxy.

As for the wrinkles, they should fall out with wear. And hang it up in the bathroom when you shower.
post #4765 of 5822
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Originally Posted by Peacoat View Post


Beautiful. When you receive the coat, please take a photo of the tag and send it to me. I will give you my email address in a PM. I have never seen a tag like that.
 

I was actually a little bit skeptical because I couldn't find much info on the Naval Uniform Shop. It didn't seem like any of their other coats were made there. The tag also looks strangely new or good condition) It shipped out yesterday so when it arrives I'll send you a few photos of it. I'd be interested to know more about it. Hopefully it fits snug.. Sucks that I can't find anything vintage smaller than 34. BTW I'm trying to find the post you made about how to care for these coats and I can't seem to find it. What page is it on?

post #4766 of 5822
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Originally Posted by Peacoat View Post


Beautiful. When you receive the coat, please take a photo of the tag and send it to me. I will give you my email address in a PM. I have never seen a tag like that.
Who know what they do, or why? They think they know more than anyone else and think all questions are irrelevant as they have posted all the information the buyer should need. I have never communicated with them, but this is the impression I have received from other purchasers.
To have the coat be proportional after moving the buttons, all buttons need to be moved the same distance.

 

Ah, okay then I think I'll probably just stay away on those. Some of the measurements seem like they shouldn't be, which is why I was asking.

 

And yeah I was thinking the same thing about the buttons, and will give that a try then. Thanks

post #4767 of 5822

I just purchased the navy J. Crew Bayswater pea coat in medium (41" chest, 35" waist) and agree with MSTRKRFT. I do share his concern about the collar, as I tend to pop mine in the high wind, but the price, fit, and quality were too good to pass on for such a minor concern. Now to find the ideal hat/glove/scarf combo.

post #4768 of 5822

Interesting coincidence...I posted earlier about a peacoat from Jos. A. Bank and it happened to arrive at the post office today....

 

I'm interested to hear your thoughts...never worn a peacoat before and was wondering if you guys think the proportions are right.  I think it fits pretty well.  The only issue was that the sleeves were too long.  Luckily, they have a little decorative band that goes around the wrist so I just folded the fabric in and you can't tell...there isn't even any bulging.

 

What do you guys think (sorry for the crappy lighting):

400

 

400

post #4769 of 5822
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Originally Posted by GentlemanJohnny View Post

Interesting coincidence...I posted earlier about a peacoat from Jos. A. Bank and it happened to arrive at the post office today....

 

I'm interested to hear your thoughts...never worn a peacoat before and was wondering if you guys think the proportions are right.  I think it fits pretty well.  The only issue was that the sleeves were too long.  Luckily, they have a little decorative band that goes around the wrist so I just folded the fabric in and you can't tell...there isn't even any bulging.

 

What do you guys think (sorry for the crappy lighting):

 

 

Looks quite boxy to me, and the shoulder fit is especially bad.

 

How much did you pay? Most of their peacoats aren't even 100% wool, IIRC.

post #4770 of 5822
That would be my only gripe about the J, Crew. I wish the collar were a little sturdier. It's not bad, but sometimes I mess with it to get it to stay up. My collar is always popped whenever I'm wearing it.
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