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post #4936 of 5748
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Originally Posted by Peacoat View Post


That chest size marks it more of a size 40 than a 38. That's why I stress getting an accurate p2p from the seller. Unfortunately, VT thinks they know more than anyone else about size. They are reluctant to actually measure the p2p. Their thinking seems to be, if the tag says it is a 38, then it is a 38.
I would be willing to bet the coat they sold you stated on the information blurb that the measured chest size was 38.
Probably best bet is to send it back, tell them the problem and ask that for the next coat they actually measure the p2p. Send them my instructions from the sizing guide.


Those were my thoughts as well and, yes, it had their usual Measures What The Tag Says measurements in the description. I was loathe to ask them to measure the p2p because, as you mentioned here and others throughout this thread, VT isn't always the most forthcoming with those measurements (which, honestly, I understand — they seem like a fairly large operation and it would be a pain in the ass to go measure every coat.) Sent them an email asking for a return last night but I'll send a follow up detailing exactly what's off with the fit and ask for measurements on the next one. Thanks.

post #4937 of 5748

700

 

how's the fit? mainly wondering about the shoulders. going to get this tapered eventually, but not sure about the shoulders. also, are the sleeves too big? when I have the jacket on, the sleeves seem way too large (not long, but the opening). 

post #4938 of 5748
Excellent deal on a Jack Spade Peacoat if you are a large or XL. Additional 25% off sale price with coupon code MINUS25. Got mine in XL and love it.

http://www.jackspade.com/Riggs-Wool-Peacoat/P2RU0646,default,pd.html
post #4939 of 5748
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Originally Posted by dgonsh View Post

 

thanks, i was the one that picked this up. went to the army surplus store in kensington market in toronto that was mentioned earlier in the thread. tried on a 38 and new it was perfect for me. got in the car and purchased it from the seller. ~120 with shipping compared to 250+ 13% tax is undeniably a steal. should be the EXACT same pea coat. fidelity x gerald & stewart. 

 

i appreciate you sharing that link. get the coat in a couple days. can't wait since it's finally winter in toronto. 

 

You know they had a 50% off coupon? I got my original price adjusted. It became $110 after taxes, which is quite reasonable.

post #4940 of 5748

Hi all finally got my vintage issue back from the tailors, not a cheap job but think its a very commendable job.

 

Sleeves were made narrower and shortened.

Body was tapered and shortened

 

What do you think?

 

400

 

 

400

 

400

 

400

 

400

 

As its a vintage, the coat will never sit like a modern fitted coat in a thinner material but I like the fit and cut. The coat is worn on just a t shirt so with a jumper should be nice and snug.

 

Now all I need is for the shop I got it from to replace the buttons and mend the cuts and it should be a great addition to my wardrobe.

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post #4942 of 5748

the sleeves still look too wide, imo. but basically all that is what i need to do to mine too i think. can i ask around how much it cost? i've already had to bdy shortened, just need to do a slimming/taper on the body and narrowing of the sleeves.

post #4943 of 5748

Thanks for the comments, all tailoring came to £80 from a bespoke tailor. Sleeves do seem a little wide, but as I am only wearing a tshirt underneath I think this will fill out once I wear a jumper too.

 

Coat feels much better now even in the sleeves, so can say it was worth getting tailored.

post #4944 of 5748
How do Fidelity peacoats compare to Schott or Sterlingwear? They seem to be roughly half the price.

Also is this the site to buy them? seems like a stupid question but the site looks like its from the 90's.
http://fidelitypeacoat.com/

or is this better?
http://shop.vtarmynavy.com/fidelity-sportswear-wool-peacoats-p995.aspx
post #4945 of 5748
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Originally Posted by goonz View Post

Original pics of the coat are here for comparisons:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/144305/mega-peacoat-thread-61-threads-merged-all-peacoat-questions-here/4785

 

It definitely looks better. The sleeves still look too full, but that's not a deal-breaker. How much did the coat + alterations set you back?


Edited by VinnyMac - 1/5/13 at 10:15pm
post #4946 of 5748
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Originally Posted by goonz View Post

Thanks for the comments, all tailoring came to £80 from a bespoke tailor. Sleeves do seem a little wide, but as I am only wearing a tshirt underneath I think this will fill out once I wear a jumper too.

Coat feels much better now even in the sleeves, so can say it was worth getting tailored.

Looks like a good job to me, and at a reasonable price. Now, just don't gain any weight.

A peacoat needs to have enough room in the sleeves so the arms can bend without distorting the material at the elbows. I think the sleeves are fine.
post #4947 of 5748
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Originally Posted by burgerkong View Post

 

You know they had a 50% off coupon? I got my original price adjusted. It became $110 after taxes, which is quite reasonable.

they had a 20% coupon when I was there. Did not know of any 50% off. Oh well. 

post #4948 of 5748

Vinny the coat all in inc delivery cost me £180. 

post #4949 of 5748

Good deal...fit's probably better than most that you'll see in town.

post #4950 of 5748
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