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post #4861 of 5822
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Any suggestions on shipping a peacoat?
Is there a certain size flat-rate box they will fit in or is there a cheaper shipping option?

Large flat rate box will do it.
post #4862 of 5822

The first was a dry cleaners who would have sent the coat off with instructions for the tailor but i needed a tailor to help fit it.

 

The second only worked on their own products but were too busy anyways apparently.

 

The 3rd was a bespoke tailor who fitted me in his shop and will do all the tailoring himself. Much more expensive but if its a good job, it will be worth it. He thought the shoulders were ok, so will be having the lengths and body altered.

 

I am actually a bit apprehensive actually. Never had anything tailored like this.

post #4863 of 5822

otc make sure it is a box, the shop that sent me my peacoat just sent it in a plastic bag and it ended breaking 2 buttons during transit!

post #4864 of 5822

I'm having a lot of difficulty finding a peacoat... I'm looking for something tweed, similar to the SEH Kelly coat:

 

(actually, that is pretty much my dream coat, but who knows if it'll go into production again...)

I also found this Oliver Spencer coat, but not in my size (34):
http://oliverspencer.co.uk/clerkenwell-jacket-daventry-brown-osj193

 

Any other suggestions for a good tweed (herringbone?) peacoat, preferably under $700? I've been driving myself mad looking for one, and my size doesn't exactly help...

post #4865 of 5822
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Just got this Gerald & Stewart by Fidelity coat for a hair over $200. Yeah yeah, reprocessed wool (75% Reprocessed Wool 20% Nylon 5% Other Fibers) and all, but it is 32 oz Melton and importantly, made in the USA. I was holding out on a vintage Kersey, but the ebayer stopped replying and I figured I'd give the local B&M a chance.

Fits pretty decent, although the vent likes to ducktail a tad. I countered this by buying a size up (44, instead of 42) and the problem disappeared. I will most likely change the button locations slightly (around 0.5" to 0.75") around the hip and torso to snug it up some, not too big of a deal. I love the acetate lining, while not silk/satin, its a pretty good compromise. The sleeves are just about right, wouldn't mind if they were let down another 0.5" or so (I have long hands), as it sits the ends terminate an inch past my wrists. Will give it a dry clean first before I figure out what to do. Anyone know if I can contact Fidelity directly for spare buttons?

Some pictures:




























Brendan

Heads-up/PSA

Someone is definitely selling a Gerald and Stewart by Fidelity on eBay for $109 Buy-it-now in a 38.
Looking at the auction pictures and tags, looks just like the one Burgerkong featured in his post last week


It's too small for me, but check it out guys:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fidelity-Mens-Satin-Lined-Navy-Pea-Coat-38-Medium-/271081581494?pt=US_CSA_MC_Outerwear&hash=item3f1db8abb6
post #4866 of 5822
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Originally Posted by goonz View Post

otc make sure it is a box, the shop that sent me my peacoat just sent it in a plastic bag and it ended breaking 2 buttons during transit!

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Originally Posted by Peacoat View Post

Large flat rate box will do it.

Stuck it in an amazon box I had here that is similar in size to a flat rate box (sort of in between the two different large flat rate shapes).

Based on my estimated weight, fedex home was $5 cheaper than a large flat rate smile.gif
post #4867 of 5822

So I am in the market for a pea coat and tried on several brands and sizes in stores and keep meeting the same problem... if it fits nicely in the waist it's a bit tight in the biceps.  If it fits nicely in the biceps it's too lose in the waist.

 

I am not a body builder by any means so this strikes me as odd... 5'10 185lb approx 42 in chest, 36 inch waist and only 14 inch biceps.

 

So I have to ask is this just how these are supposed to fit or am I really so oddly proportioned?  I ask because while it feels fine standing normally, if I raise my arms much, even enough to put in the coat pockets, even on jackets 2 sizes too big the arms never feel really comfy and it generally tends to bunch up around the bicep.

 

I suppose it's probalby better to go a bit big and have it brought in later than go a bit small and have to have it let out?

 

Just to be clear I don't seem to have problems with the arm holes, it's really just the bicep area... kind of worried it will end up wrinkling the sleeves of any shirts I wear under for long but can't avoid it without going L or XL (all other parts seem to fit me at M or even S in some brands).

 

Thanks for advice!

post #4868 of 5822
Sounds to me you're about a Medium, and no, it's generally not a good idea to size up. Stick to your size and the coat will look much better on you.
post #4869 of 5822
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Originally Posted by Robert View Post

Sounds to me you're about a Medium, and no, it's generally not a good idea to size up. Stick to your size and the coat will look much better on you.

OK so slightly tight arms are not an unusual thing in this style coat?  Thanks!

post #4870 of 5822
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Originally Posted by cfrp View Post

Interestingly enough I don't think I have too many problems with Moths here in Toronto Canada.. Or am I wrong? I've never heard of people complaining about Moths getting into their clothes.


Thanks for the link though. I am going to drop all my wool coats to be dry cleaned when my new coat arrives.

I'm not sure what the moth population is in Toronto, but I do know you have both pantry and clothing moths. See the article at this URL: http://www.macleans.ca/culture/lifestyle/article.jsp?content=20080716_48243_48243

Most people don't think they have a moth problem until they get a winter coat out of the closet in October, and the vermin have had their way with it. That happened to a nice cashmere blend overcoat of mine a number of years ago. Not a pleasant surprise.

It is the larvae that do the damage. They evidently are attracted by small particles of food, and eat a little of the wool as they feed.

And see this 2010 article which notes that moths were out of control in Toronto that year: http://pinkcollar.wordpress.com/2010/04/28/moth-wars/
Edited by Peacoat - 12/23/12 at 4:13pm
post #4871 of 5822

I will for sure dry clean and zip up my peacoat before I store them at the end of the season.

 

I'm really lucky for my current peacoat as I've sort of just left it hanging in the main floor closet for years and I haven't cleaned it ever.. No holes yet. 

 

Not going to take my chances on the vintage peacoat though.

 

Where is a good place to get new sterlingwear peacoats online or in NYC.

post #4872 of 5822
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Originally Posted by cfrp View Post

I will for sure dry clean and zip up my peacoat before I store them at the end of the season.

 

I'm really lucky for my current peacoat as I've sort of just left it hanging in the main floor closet for years and I haven't cleaned it ever.. No holes yet. 

 

Not going to take my chances on the vintage peacoat though.

 

Where is a good place to get new sterlingwear peacoats online or in NYC.

 

Kaufmann's Army Surplus and Army Navy Deals? I'm actually going to the Big Apple (and Woodbury) on the 26th lol, perhaps we'll see each other. I want to try on the Sterlingwears in person!

post #4873 of 5822

Army navy deals doesn't have anymore sterlingwear. I'm going to head to the NYC after new years to check out the main store. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

post #4874 of 5822
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Originally Posted by cfrp View Post

I will for sure dry clean and zip up my peacoat before I store them at the end of the season.

I'm really lucky for my current peacoat as I've sort of just left it hanging in the main floor closet for years and I haven't cleaned it ever.. No holes yet. 

Not going to take my chances on the vintage peacoat though.

Where is a good place to get new sterlingwear peacoats online or in NYC.

Moths often don't find wool blends--nylon--very tasty. If your other peacoat is a blend, that may be why it has been left alone Or, you may not have dropped or spilled foodstuffs on it. Moths do find the Kersey wool very tasty.

As BurgerKong said, Kaufman's Army & Navy is a good bet. It used to be on West 42nd Street between 8th and 9th in Manhattan. Probably still there. There are others in the City, as well as Brooklyn, but the names escape me. Seems as though there was one on Long Island not too far from Hofstra in Hempstead.

Edit Note: Or, as an alternative, if you can't find anything at Kaufman's, you could take the train up to Boston. The high speed takes about 3 1/2 hours, and the regular is about an hour longer. As a bonus, you get a good tour of the New England coast on the way. The Amtrak Station in The City is on W. 34th. The downside is will take a day out of your trip.
Edited by Peacoat - 12/24/12 at 5:57am
post #4875 of 5822

Well just got the jacket in. It's too big :(

 

Doesn't look like any vintage for me. Going to look for a sterlingwear in 32 or 30. Sad times. 

 

It's in pretty good condition though. Thought it was new. Even comes with an extra button. 

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