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post #4771 of 5822

after 2 hours of continuous  reading of this forum I have much better understand off pea coats. 

I need advise on sizes. I have decided to either go ahead with Schott NYC peat or Sterlingwear but before I place an order since I would like to know if Iam making a right decision since shipping and customer fees could be hasty since I am living in Canada. 

 

My Height is 5'11

Chest Size; 37" 

Sleeve is : 35"

 

I looking for slimmer fit pea oat 

 

thanks

post #4772 of 5822

Where in Canada are you? You might be able to try on some sterling or fidelity locally to see.

post #4773 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):
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Take my critique with a grain of salt. I am a pea coat newbie (just got my first one), and there are a lot more enthusiasts and experienced users here who would be able to provide you a more appropriate analysis on it. I will just tell you what I would I have liked if it was my coat.

1. One of the first things that popped out to me right away was the shoulders. It is too big and that indent is a bit noticeable/glaring. It doesn't give it the streamlined appearance.
2. For me, the length would be a bit too long for a pea-coat and approaches the length of a topcoat. Think it would have looked better if it was more cropped.
3. From far away, it almost looked like the sleeves were folded over, but it is in fact those "arm epaulets" (not sure of the correct term) - not sure why they made it so close to the end of the sleeve, since usually they are higher up. It is a nice detail, but wish it was implemented better.

Would you mind telling us some details on the pea coat such as composition and where it was made? Also, how is fit in your opinion? Lot of room inside or just right? Seems like a more boxy fit, than than a more contemporary/modern fit. I have no exeprience with any Jos A Bank products in regards to fit, etc. As always, you will be the one wearing it so what makes you happy, go for it mate!
post #4774 of 5822

I'm in toronto. anyone know where i can try on some schott, fidelity, or sterling for sizing? i think i'd be a 38 in most. i wear a 36 barbour bedale for reference...tough to tell without trying some on. 

 

thanks

post #4775 of 5822

well first you should measure your chest. there are a few p2p measurements for some schott and sterlingwear peacoats posted over the past several pages. 

post #4776 of 5822
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Originally Posted by MSTRKRFT View Post


Take my critique with a grain of salt. I am a pea coat newbie (just got my first one), and there are a lot more enthusiasts and experienced users here who would be able to provide you a more appropriate analysis on it. I will just tell you what I would I have liked if it was my coat.
1. One of the first things that popped out to me right away was the shoulders. It is too big and that indent is a bit noticeable/glaring. It doesn't give it the streamlined appearance.
2. For me, the length would be a bit too long for a pea-coat and approaches the length of a topcoat. Think it would have looked better if it was more cropped.
3. From far away, it almost looked like the sleeves were folded over, but it is in fact those "arm epaulets" (not sure of the correct term) - not sure why they made it so close to the end of the sleeve, since usually they are higher up. It is a nice detail, but wish it was implemented better.
Would you mind telling us some details on the pea coat such as composition and where it was made? Also, how is fit in your opinion? Lot of room inside or just right? Seems like a more boxy fit, than than a more contemporary/modern fit. I have no exeprience with any Jos A Bank products in regards to fit, etc. As always, you will be the one wearing it so what makes you happy, go for it mate!


Thanks, I appreciate the frank comments....I've only worn it around the house and haven't taken it outside in case I end up returning it...I'm considering a custom jacket from makeyourownjeans.com (I know some people have had bad experiences with them but my jeans were perfect so I may try a custom jacket)

 

Before I make a move....is it possible to tailor material like this?  I routinely get shirts and pants adjusted and know a good tailor for my leather jackets...but can a normal tailor work with thick wool (or wool blends)?  I think I can live with the shoulders but maybe I can get the sleeves shortened (instead of tucking the excess) and maybe have the waist taken in a little?  Anyone try this?

post #4777 of 5822
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Originally Posted by dgonsh View Post

I'm in toronto. anyone know where i can try on some schott, fidelity, or sterling for sizing? i think i'd be a 38 in most. i wear a 36 barbour bedale for reference...tough to tell without trying some on. 

 

thanks


Go a few pages back. There is an army surplus place by kensington market that carries Fidelity (a few sizes) and Sterlingwear (sold out)

post #4778 of 5822
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Originally Posted by GentlemanJohnny View Post


Thanks, I appreciate the frank comments....I've only worn it around the house and haven't taken it outside in case I end up returning it...I'm considering a custom jacket from makeyourownjeans.com (I know some people have had bad experiences with them but my jeans were perfect so I may try a custom jacket)

Before I make a move....is it possible to tailor material like this?  I routinely get shirts and pants adjusted and know a good tailor for my leather jackets...but can a normal tailor work with thick wool (or wool blends)?  I think I can live with the shoulders but maybe I can get the sleeves shortened (instead of tucking the excess) and maybe have the waist taken in a little?  Anyone try this?

Yea, I am waiting on other people to chime in on their opinions, so that you can get a better idea. In regards to getting pea coats adjusted, yes it is possible. I haven't personally done it, but I think in my quick skim of a few pages on this thread some other people have and it has turned out well. Since you already know a tailor and have had good experiences, your best bet would be to take it to him and ask him what he can do your you. Hope things work out for you and you end up with a great winter coat whatever you decide on.
post #4779 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?

I received the charcoal Bayswater today. Like you mentioned, there are pluses and minuses, but when it comes down to it, it just doesn't fit as well as I would like. I'm 6ft, 41.5" chest and 31" waist. I ordered a size Small. There's still just too much excess bulk in the waist for my taste. The coat's smaller, but it's just a smaller box. There's really no shape in the torso of the coat. The waist is practically the same size as the chest. I understand that my build isn't the most common, but I was hoping for a slightly better shape. Not to mention, the sleeves are about a half inch to an inch shorter than I'm comfortable with. On a positive note, the length is fine.

 

I don't like the hassle of having to return items, but I'll have to take this one into the store for a refund. In the end, I guess that you get what you pay for. I'll keep looking for an RTW coat that's got a decent silhouette, but I'll probably pony up a few more bucks for another mtm.


Edited by VinnyMac - 12/19/12 at 3:13pm
post #4780 of 5822
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Originally Posted by GentlemanJohnny View Post


Thanks, I appreciate the frank comments....I've only worn it around the house and haven't taken it outside in case I end up returning it...I'm considering a custom jacket from makeyourownjeans.com (I know some people have had bad experiences with them but my jeans were perfect so I may try a custom jacket)

 

Before I make a move....is it possible to tailor material like this?  I routinely get shirts and pants adjusted and know a good tailor for my leather jackets...but can a normal tailor work with thick wool (or wool blends)?  I think I can live with the shoulders but maybe I can get the sleeves shortened (instead of tucking the excess) and maybe have the waist taken in a little?  Anyone try this?

i would imagine having the jacket body taken in at all would be a good amount of work (=expensive). i might be completely wrong about this but that's just my thought. shortening sleeves shouldnt be an issue though

post #4781 of 5822
GentlemanJohnny: The coat is too big for you. Send it back and get at least one size smaller, perhaps two.
post #4782 of 5822
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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

I received the charcoal Bayswater today. Like you mentioned, there are pluses and minuses, but when it comes down to it, it just doesn't fit as well as I would like. I'm 6ft, 41.5" chest and 31" waist. I ordered a size Small. There's still just too much excess bulk in the waist for my taste. The coat's smaller, but it's just a smaller box. There's really no shape in the torso of the coat. The waist is practically the same size as the chest. I understand that my build isn't the most common, but I was hoping for a slightly better shape. Not to mention, the sleeves are about a half inch to an inch shorter than I'm comfortable with. On a positive note, the length is fine.

 

I don't like the hassle of having to return items, but I'll have to take this one into the store for a refund. In the end, I guess that you get what you pay for. I'll keep looking for an RTW coat that's got a decent silhouette, but I'll probably pony up a few more bucks for another mtm.

 

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post #4783 of 5822
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Must really depend on body shapes. Mine (in a medium) is about as snug and fitted as I could want without it feeling constrictive. No excess at all.
post #4784 of 5822
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Originally Posted by Robert View Post

Must really depend on body shapes. Mine (in a medium) is about as snug and fitted as I could want without it feeling constrictive. No excess at all.

Yep, that is pretty much what I was about to state. It looked good on me according to others. If you want an extreme hourglass type silhouette then this pea coat is not that (which in my opinion is too feminine in appearance). Good luck on your chase and hope you can eventually find one that makes you happy. End of the day though, the person who will be the biggest skeptic and critic will be yourself, because most people won't be aware or care. Your confidence and the way you carry yourself will make a paltry coat look cool :P
post #4785 of 5822
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Originally Posted by Robert View Post


Must really depend on body shapes. Mine (in a medium) is about as snug and fitted as I could want without it feeling constrictive. No excess at all.

 

Yeah...body shape and fit preference. I don't wear "chunky sweaters." Everything that I wear is pretty slim. There's a pretty big drop from my chest to my waist, and I like my jackets and coats to also have that silhouette. The chest and waist on this coat had practically the same measurements. That's a big no go for me. I couldn't bring myself to keep it...even as a "beater" coat. On a positive note, my local store now has a Small charcoal peacoat in stock.

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