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post #4981 of 5734
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Originally Posted by RobTee View Post

Hello all. I've been reading back through the last 30 or so pages of this thread and it's a great resource, thanks!

I'm looking at a vintage pea coat listed on e-bay, here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vtg-Black-US-NAVY-Military-Wool-Winter-PEA-COAT-38-Medium-/281047583466?pt=UK_Men_s_Coats_Jackets&hash=item416fbdcaea

The measurements (as far as they can be relied on) look pretty good for me, I'm right between a 39/40" chest so a 22" p2p should be good, and I'm 6ft 3 so I need a reasonably long arm.

Would be interested in any feedback on the coat itself. There's no date there, but having read through Peacoat's guide to dating, I guess it's a fairly recent one based on the colour (black) and type of wool. I don't recognise the label from that guide though, so I thought I'd check just in case. The other pea coats listed seem genuine enough, though the dates are usually a decade or two out judging by their labels! The user has excellent feedback, at least.

Cheers.

The p2p is 21" which will fit like a size 40.

You can't depend on the seller to give the color accurately. Inside, the vintage pea coats look black, but are actually a deep midnight blue. One has to take the coat outside before the true color is observable.

See if she can find a tag on the coat. She can try the vest pocket--either inside or outside, or, as svart asks said, one of the hand warmer pockets.

The 25.5" sleeves don't seem as though they will be long enough for some who is 6'3". However, there probably is enough material inside the cuff so the sleeves can be let out an inch or so.

Good luck.
post #4982 of 5734

Hello, was wondering if you had any input/guidelines regarding the size vs. comfort aspect of the coat. I have broad shoulders/big chest, so I tried an XL which is comfortable, but the sleeves are too long (which I can have a tailor fix that problem). But wife said it just looks too baggy.

 

But when I tried the L, which looks snug and nicer according to the wife–but I have this habit of “testing” comfort by crossing arms/lifting arms above my head and…it sometimes feel I’m going to rip the back of the jacket. What’s your take on this?   I know I don't walk around crossing arms/lifting arms above head.  But wonder how snug should the peacoat fit.  

 

Thanks for your time.  

post #4983 of 5734

Thank you both. I've contacted the seller asking for a photo of the tag.

 

In the meantime, I'm keeping an eye on this coat by the same seller. Same measurements, listed as 1950s but Peacoat's guide suggests it's actually a 1966 tag.

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Stunning-Vtg-US-NAVY-50s-PEA-COAT-Kersey-Wool-Corduroy-Pockets-Double-Stitching-/281050466630?pt=UK_Men_s_Coats_Jackets&hash=item416fe9c946

 

I'd prefer that coat but, judging by some of the previous auctions, it's likely to fetch over £100 (~$160). I wouldn't be able to return it either.

post #4984 of 5734
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Originally Posted by PitbullTodd View Post

Hello, was wondering if you had any input/guidelines regarding the size vs. comfort aspect of the coat. I have broad shoulders/big chest, so I tried an XL which is comfortable, but the sleeves are too long (which I can have a tailor fix that problem). But wife said it just looks too baggy.


But when I tried the L, which looks snug and nicer according to the wife–but I have this habit of “testing” comfort by crossing arms/lifting arms above my head and…it sometimes feel I’m going to rip the back of the jacket. What’s your take on this?   I know I don't walk around crossing arms/lifting arms above head.  But wonder how snug should the peacoat fit.  


Thanks for your time.  

You ought to be able to hug yourself without straining if the coat fits in the torso.

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Originally Posted by RobTee View Post

Thank you both. I've contacted the seller asking for a photo of the tag.

In the meantime, I'm keeping an eye on this coat by the same seller. Same measurements, listed as 1950s but Peacoat's guide suggests it's actually a 1966 tag.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Stunning-Vtg-US-NAVY-50s-PEA-COAT-Kersey-Wool-Corduroy-Pockets-Double-Stitching-/281050466630?pt=UK_Men_s_Coats_Jackets&hash=item416fe9c946

I'd prefer that coat but, judging by some of the previous auctions, it's likely to fetch over £100 (~$160). I wouldn't be able to return it either.

Yes, this is a 1966 peacoat.
post #4985 of 5734

Has anyone seen this link, someone 'attempting' to take over the great Peacoat's mantle. I use the term 'attempting' very loosely here!

 

Still its a decent link and answers quite a few quesions about the newer issue coats from Sterlingwear so might be helpful to anyone thinking of picking up a modern day USN peacoat.

 

http://www.reddit.com/r/malefashionadvice/comments/12yuv9/pea_coat_guide_v_10/

post #4986 of 5734
pea coat experts, at what price is my D&G peacoat in my sig gonna get sold?? Thanks! http://www.styleforum.net/t/322222/d-g-dolce-gabbana-wool-peacoat-size-50-40-with-tags-retail-1045
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Perfect coat for a nippy January day.

NOBD's collection of buttons is nifty!
Edited by clarinetplayer - 1/17/13 at 11:03am
post #4989 of 5734

Looks good.


Edited by bmb032 - 1/21/13 at 12:02pm
post #4990 of 5734

 

This is my first piece of outerwear and I'm unsure of exactly how it should fit.  I really like the way it fits me now, but I'm always open to a second opinion.  It comes to the end of my natural shoulder and the sleeve length seems appropriate as well.  The only thing I would be concerned with is having it taken in a little at the sides.  I think that just might be because I'm comparing it to the fit of a blazer.  This fits slightly looser than a blazer does at the sides.  In fact, I can wear a thinner blazer (more like a suit vs. a tweed jacket) under the pea coat and it fits rather snug without pulling.  For reference, I'm not wearing a sweater in this picture, though I've tried it on with a thick sweater and it fit similarly.  Overall, I'm happy with the way it fits and I don't think I need to take it in, but I'm venturing into new territory and any opinions would be appreciated!  Thanks.

post #4991 of 5734

Pop the collar cp! mine stays popped!

post #4992 of 5734
I'm skinny and tall, I seem to be lost in classic peacoats due to their boxy cut and the wide collars. Are there any go to alternatives for skinny builds with a comparable quality as the vintage coats?
post #4993 of 5734
Finally getting around to posting a picture of my coat, school doesn't let up. Ending up sticking with the 36R Sterlingwear. Probably could have sized down to the 34 but I like the extra room.

Just wanted to thank clarinetplayer and peacoat for all their help. Really appreciate it!
post #4994 of 5734
Goonz said: "Pop the collar cp! mine stays popped!"

He isn't allowed to pop the collar; his profession is too conservative. He has to save the popping for those times the snow is blowing at 40 knots, or it is dark outside.
post #4995 of 5734
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Originally Posted by hyogen View Post

pea coat experts, at what price is my D&G peacoat in my sig gonna get sold?? Thanks! http://www.styleforum.net/t/322222/d-g-dolce-gabbana-wool-peacoat-size-50-40-with-tags-retail-1045

THAT hideous and undesirable?! redface.gif
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