Originally Posted by GentlemanJohnny
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):
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!