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Originally Posted by bik2101 View Post

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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). 

One of the best fits I've seen here so far.
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One of the best fits I've seen here so far.

really? you don't think i need to taper it at all? or that the sleeves are too wide? that's how it seemed to me. thanks though. maybe i won't do anything more to the jacket.

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hi, i am interested in the sterlingwear peacoats. read through about 100 pages and still have a few questions.

 

how is the sizing of the mil spec compared to the authentic and navigator? seems like other members are saying that they vary in sizing and the mil spec fits slimmer?

 

anybody with similar build as me?

 

5'6"

140lbs

bare chest size 34" to 34.5"

 

not planning to wear thick sweater underneath, just a t-shirt or a thin long sleeve. should i get 32S? R might be a bit long for me on the sleeves.

 

thanks everyone!

post #4954 of 5861
From what I can tell by the photo, I wouldn't do much to it. The sleeves look a little long but I don't think that's a big deal.
post #4955 of 5861

Peacoat thanks for the comments, I am hoping I wont put on much more weight as I find it quite difficult to put on weight anyway and I am definitely past my growth spurt!

 

Cant wait to get it dry cleaned and start wearing it, looks like the weather will be turning for the worst here in the UK so it will be just in time!

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i dont like it. at least in the photograph. seems like an unflattering cut. very few people look good in 4 button sport coats/suit jackets. why would this be any different? maybe im wrong. need to see it on an actual person. 

post #4958 of 5861
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Originally Posted by ihatesundays View Post

hi, i am interested in the sterlingwear peacoats. read through about 100 pages and still have a few questions.

how is the sizing of the mil spec compared to the authentic and navigator? seems like other members are saying that they vary in sizing and the mil spec fits slimmer?

anybody with similar build as me?

5'6"
140lbs
bare chest size 34" to 34.5"

not planning to wear thick sweater underneath, just a t-shirt or a thin long sleeve. should i get 32S? R might be a bit long for me on the sleeves.

thanks everyone!

I don't know about the short sizing, but I think you will not need anything larger than a 32. You know by now if you need a short size in jackets and coats you have bought in the past. A peacoat probably won't be much different. You could call Sterlingwear and give them your sleeve and torso measurements, and they will probably make a recommendation.
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good point , i did not think of that, I like the overall shape though
post #4960 of 5861
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Originally Posted by maltess View Post

good point , i did not think of that, I like the overall shape though

It's terrible. The lesson here--don't mess with a classic.
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Hello.  New here.

 

I just received a peacoat I ordered from eBay.  34R, previous owner claimed it to be from '72 (but, if my source is accurate, it may actually be from '67).

 

I'm 5'9" (I think, 5'10" at the most) and 36.5" around the chest.  This coat measures 19.5" pit-to-pit and fits well (I think it looks fairly trim yet does not feel tight at all).

 

My concern is the shoulders.  I think they may be poking up and out a bit too much.  I can tell from the construction of these coats that it's going to do that a bit when one raises their arms, but I worry that mine does it too much even when I've merely got my hands in the pockets.

 

Even if it's just to please my unique sense of peacoat aesthetics, I wonder if it's...

1) possible to find a smaller coat as the smallest I've ever seen has been a 34R (which is why I jumped on this one when I found it for a mere 50 bucks!)  or...

2) have a tailor pull in the shoulders an inch or so.

 

Thanks in advance for any insight and/or information!

 

 

post #4962 of 5861
To Schott's credit, they are not marketing it as a peacoat, but as a "Car Coat." Good thing as it certainly isn't a peacoat.
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Personally I think your pea looks spot on. Seems like you are just wearing a tshirt under it so if you wear anything thicker it should help with the look. I had a 34R which I had tailored recently, you can see before and after pics on the previous couple pages.

 

I am 5'6 and a similar chest so had to have it shortened too but it looks pretty good on you already.

post #4964 of 5861
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Originally Posted by fridaymike View Post

Hello.  New here.

I just received a peacoat I ordered from eBay.  34R, previous owner claimed it to be from '72 (but, if my source is accurate, it may actually be from '67).

I'm 5'9" (I think, 5'10" at the most) and 36.5" around the chest.  This coat measures 19.5" pit-to-pit and fits well (I think it looks fairly trim yet does not feel tight at all).

My concern is the shoulders.  I think they may be poking up and out a bit too much.  I can tell from the construction of these coats that it's going to do that a bit when one raises their arms, but I worry that mine does it too much even when I've merely got my hands in the pockets.

Even if it's just to please my unique sense of peacoat aesthetics, I wonder if it's...
1) possible to find a smaller coat as the smallest I've ever seen has been a 34R (which is why I jumped on this one when I found it for a mere 50 bucks!)  or...
2) have a tailor pull in the shoulders an inch or so.

Thanks in advance for any insight and/or information!

If your source is correct? Of course your source is correct. I am the source, but with a different avatar. The avatar on the other site is me back when I was a military pilot. The avatar on this site is of the greatest racehorse ever to step on a track (IMO). My wife and I have his grandson, among others.

The 1967 coat is easy to date. "DSA 100-67-C-1278" or something very similar marks it as 1967.

Yes, the shoulders do stick up a bit. That's because there is a lot of material in that area, and the coat probably wasn't stored properly. You might try spraying some water on the area and training it to lie down. Water usually helps when training unruly material. Don't soak it, but get it a bit damp. Try pushing down from the outside and then pulling down from the inside. Get it the way you want it, find a way to keep it that way (clamp it or put a heavy book on it) and let it dry. I have one I need to use that treatment on, but it just doesn't bother me too much. Of course I have another 10 or 15 I can wear, so the problem isn't immediate for me.

It will be difficult to find a size 32. With a p2p of 19.5, you have a large size 34--may have stretched some. Most size 34s will be right at 19" p2p.
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This arrived today. Right out of the box, it doesn't look bad, and certainly, after a day or two hanging, the coat will look even better. This is a 1958 vintage peacoat in absolutely perfect condition. There's not a mark or evidence of fraying anywhere. The kersey wool is smooth. The lining is the original, and is in mint condition. It really looks brand new.

Size: 38 R The p2p is 20 3/8 inches. In the pics, I am wearing a light sweater underneath. The fit is snug, but not tight. I have good freedom in the sleeves. The back side is flat and clean.

Whoever the sailor was who owned this coat certainly took great care of it. In 1958, we were not at war. A nice, "peace time" coat!

I lucked out on this one.
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