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.
Haha. Yes, I was joking about "my source." The tag reads DSA100-67-C-1273, so maybe the source was confused. Maybe the previous owner got OUT of the service in '72?
Thanks also, goonz. You're right; I was only wearing an undershirt in the pics so another layer or two surely helps fill it out some.
Looking at it in the mirror again, the sleeves definitely can be shortened at least an inch or two and I think the bunching up at the shoulder is aggravated by the shortness of my arms. Too much fabric bunching up when the hands go into the pockets.
I'll take the advice of dampening the fabric and reshaping it to dry. That along with getting the sleeves to a proper length should help. Otherwise I'm happy with the fit.
I was just a bit fearful of the shoulders making me look too a bit too David Byrne-ish.