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).
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.
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?
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.
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.
Original pics of the coat are here for comparisons:
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?