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post #4816 of 5753
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Originally Posted by bik2101 View Post

how is this one any easier to figure out sizing on? 

yep I agree with you! 

post #4817 of 5753
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Originally Posted by destiny7 View Post

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/spiewak-dugan-wool-blend-peacoat/2938358?origin=shoppingbag

any thoughts on this pea coat in navy 

You asked the same question about the same coat yesterday on page 320 at post #4787. I answered it 7 hours later at post #4791 on the same page. I was the only one who answered the question. Do you think the coat has changed since then? If you want to buy it, do so. I don't think you will be happy with it, though. Unless, of course, your abdomen is 6" larger than your chest. And if you like buttons that fall off after the first month. And if you like a poor quality wool shell. And if you like stitching that comes loose. These are some of the comments I have heard about this particular brand in the past.
post #4818 of 5753
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Originally Posted by Peacoat View Post


You asked the same question about the same coat yesterday on page 320 at post #4787. I answered it 7 hours later at post #4791 on the same page. I was the only one who answered the question. Do you think the coat has changed since then? If you want to buy it, do so. I don't think you will be happy with it, though. Unless, of course, your abdomen is 6" larger than your chest. And if you like buttons that fall off after the first month. And if you like a poor quality wool shell. And if you like stitching that comes loose. These are some of the comments I have heard about this particular brand in the past.

sorry I missed your post. ya totally agree with you. I wish there I could try Sterling or Schott in Canada ! 

post #4819 of 5753
Sterlingwear's Mil Spec is probably your best bet in a new peacoat.

First read the section on sizing, which is toward the end of my article, the link to which is in my signature line. Then send me your measurements in a PM, and I will help you get a good fit, depending on what type of fitting you want.

It gets cold up there in the frozen northland, and you will want something warm. The Mil Spec is a warm coat, much warmer than the civilian copies.
post #4820 of 5753
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Originally Posted by Contrast View Post

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.

bump!

post #4821 of 5753

(Note: I tried posting this 10 hours ago, but because it was my first post it said I needed moderator approval. It's still not up, so I'm trying it again just to make through it went through okay the first time. Sorry for the double post if it did!)

 

I'm looking for a good winter peacoat, which has been troublesome as I'm 5'4" with a 33" chest. Even XS sizes are huge on me and all I could find in XXS was American Apparel and Topman, which both have subpar selections. Then I discovered Sterlingwear (and these forums. Where have you been all my life?!). So here's my conundrum:

 

Sterlingwear's boy's Navigator coat is mostly my size in Medium, according to its sizing chart, but it looks like the sleeves would be too short (they'd need to be about 15" from the armpit). Conversely, the Large would be fine sleeve-wise (at 14 3/4"), but the chest would be far too wide (36.5"). I'd have to take it in, which is fine, but I'd be worried about the shoulders being too wide still or the shape not being as form fitting for boys (sadly the size chart is not very specific about measurements for boy's sizes).

 

I could get one of the smallest men's coats, but the problem here (aside from costing about 2.5x as much) is that they're all way too long. Even the shortest men's jacket is 29 1/4" long from the back of the collar down, which is a couple of inches past my crotch and would look weird. The 17" sleeves would be too long, too. (By comparison, the boy's large is 28" long, which is still a bit lengthy, but probably close enough).

 

Does anyone have any experience buying boy's sizes in Sterlingwear? I know they tend to run large.

post #4822 of 5753
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Originally Posted by Peacoat View Post

Sterlingwear's Mil Spec is probably your best bet in a new peacoat.
First read the section on sizing, which is toward the end of my article, the link to which is in my signature line. Then send me your measurements in a PM, and I will help you get a good fit, depending on what type of fitting you want.
It gets cold up there in the frozen northland, and you will want something warm. The Mil Spec is a warm coat, much warmer than the civilian copies.

thank you peatcoat I have sent you pm. great article ! 

post #4823 of 5753

I've been rocking this second hand Old Navy peacoat for years and I recently had it tailored to be more snug. I quite like how it fits except for one minor detail - it seems a tad too large around the armpits. This prompted me to investigate it further at which point I realized that it's likely a girl's coat due to it buttoning on the left side. Curiously, I never noticed this before as the tag says XS and it was originally a little baggy on my 5'4", 33" frame, like most men's XS coats. I guess it could have been a plus-sized women's XS? (Which sort of defeats the purpose of it being plus size, but whatever.) Anyway, I took it back to the tailor and asked about the pits being too wide and she said if she took it in anymore it would be hard to move my arms. She's always done incredible work, so I trust her.

 

I'm now wondering if all peacoats fit that way or if I'm just being paranoid since I realized it's a women's coat. I've since purchased a J Crew peacoat (which I had to return as it was too big, even at an XS) and it appeared to be tailored with wider pits in proportion to the rest of the coat too. 

 

So my question is this, fashion conscious fellows: Does this coat look like it fits optimally to you? Are the pits wide to leave room for breasts, or is it like that because I'd need extra space to move my arms and it would be the same even on a man's coat? Or are the wider pits a function of me taking in a coat meant for someone with a wider frame? (This would be the case even with a men's coat as I'd have to take that in too). I've included pics below both with my arms at ease and up. I think I'm being paranoid about this, but would love a second opinion. Thanks!

 

 

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Edited by MrDurandPierre - 12/20/12 at 11:49pm
post #4824 of 5753

(Very sorry for the repost, but I am in moderation and didn't want the post to be missed.)

 

Right so, got home to find my Vintage 1966 Kersey wool pea 34R.

 

Sadly 2 buttons have broken during transit and there are 2 cuts in the coat at the top right of the coat about 0.5 inch in length. Should I return the jacket or get a tailor to stitch these up? The buttons I can manage with, will buy some off ebay and replace them. There are also a few areas where stitching is a little loose, can the tailor sort these out?

 

Fit pics, sorry for the face obscurity, but cannot be too sure if the worlds crime enformcement agencies are scouring these pages. Thats a joke!

Thoughts on the fit? Just wearing a tshirt underneath and sorry for the joggers, thats how i roll at home.

 

7002 right side buttons broken

700 Arms seem slightly bulbous, but with a jumper in there I reckon it would be a decent look.

400

400 broken buttons on right side, I have the pieces so will probably glue them until i get replacements.

 

400 Inside lining

400 Some stitching at the bottom is coming loose, can the tailor sort this?

700 Now for the rips, thats on the right shoulder blade, about 0.5 inch

700 And the front right shoulder rip. Again can the tailor sort these?

 

Please can you give me your thoughts el pronto as I dont have long to return it. If these can be sorted I am inclined to keep it, I think I could have gotten away with a 34S as I prefer a shorter body and sleeve but may ask the tailor about this too. Jacket cost £100 inc del. Dont think I could have gotten a cheaper one from VT as have had a quick butchers. Overall am happy with the jacket, I think I may even have been able to fit in a 32S some of you may disagree.

 

For the record I am 5"6', 36-37 (38 inhaled decent breath) and have a 30-31 waist.

 

Sorry for the long post and looking forward to some responses and constructive criticism.

 

Goonz

post #4825 of 5753

Contrast personally to me I think thats a pretty decent fit bar the slight tightness around the mid rif.

 

Good length on both sleeves and jacket. Have you had the length altered at all?

post #4826 of 5753
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Originally Posted by Contrast View Post

bump!

I'd say that your jacket is way too small--too tight. One size up would be a better fit.
post #4827 of 5753

Clarinet please could you comment on my post on page 321 with fit pics of my vintage coat?

 

Im in moderation so they appear delayed and then get lost in the new comments...

 

I need to know whether to keep it or return pretty sharpish so if you could provide your views would be greatly appreciated.

post #4828 of 5753

Sorry its page 320

post #4829 of 5753

Good Day All!

Thanks to this forum I have determined my size and now looking for kersey wool peacoat in 40L/XL.

No luck on ebay and vintagetrends. Is there any other places worth looking?

post #4830 of 5753
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Originally Posted by MrDurandPierre View Post


Sterlingwear's ]boy's Navigator coat is mostly my size in Medium, according to its sizing chart, but it looks like the sleeves would be too short (they'd need to be about 15" from the armpit).


Does anyone have any experience buying boy's sizes in Sterlingwear? I know they tend to run large.

When possible, use the sleeve measurement from the shoulder seam where the the sleeve joins the shoulder, and not the armpit measurement. The reason is the armpits in coats/jackets are not of standard size, proportion or position. They vary greatly between manufacturers and often between models by the same manufacturer. The sleeve measurement from the top seam will remain constant (assuming the coat isn't way too big). For instance, I know I need a 25" sleeve, as measured from the shoulder seam, and can go as long as a 26" sleeve. This is a constant objective measurement throughout manufacturers and models within manufacturers. It is also a standard measurement given by eBay sellers. Of course, sometimes we don't have a choice in the matter.

It is best to take the sleeve measurement while the peacoat is on a hanger, and the measurement is taken from the side, starting at the shoulder seam, measuring down to the cuff. This gives a more precise, standard and objective measurement.

Sorry, but I have had no experience with boy's sizes since I was about 12 or 13 (and that was a long time ago, nor has there been any discussion in this thread about the topic that I remember.
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