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Pop the collar cp! mine stays popped!

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Originally Posted by phond View Post

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?

Yah gotta eat more food, drink more beer, yah know beef up, to fill in those coats buddysmile.gif

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Originally Posted by ant702 View Post

Yah gotta eat more food, drink more beer, yah know beef up, to fill in those coats buddysmile.gif

 

Well, I already tried to follow a strict diet of junk food and alcohol, the only thing which has beefed up is my belly though. My shoulder width is unfortunately not affected.

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So I'm looking at two possible coats to try and bid on, would be great to get some advice/opinions from the gurus on how they may fit in real life:

 

#1 Description

  • Issued in 1981 based on the contract number

  • Tag size is 36S. See measurement for proper fit

  • Armpit to armpit - 19 1/2 inches

  • Shoulder to shoulder - 17 1/2 inches 

  • Shoulder to Cuff - 24 inches plus 2 inches can be let out on the sleeve

  • Neck seam to bottom hem from the back - 29 3/4 inches

 

#2 Description

Issued 1979

Tagged a size 36s

18.25" - shoulders
21" - underarm to underarm
24" - sleeves (shoulder seam to cuff)
31.5" - sleeves (center nape of neck to cuff)

29" - length (shoulder to hem)

 

My measurements are:

Athletic build

Height: 5'4

Weight: 138lbs

Chest - 38 (I can float between 36 and 38 in suit sizing)

P2P - ~18-19 (self-measured, need to get a sure measurement sometime, I know)

Shoulders - 17.5ish

 

I am more inclined to be biased towards #2 because of the better condition as per the pictures from the sellers, but I'm not sure if the shoulders and p2p would be too much - even if I was layering a bit underneath. I would most certainly have to get the sleeves corrected and the body of the coat also shorted most likely.

 

Thoughts? Or should I really be trying to find a 34S?

 

::Ninja Edit::

Just saw the measurements of a that Gap Cropped coat in XS from http://www.styleforum.net/t/144305/mega-peacoat-thread-61-threads-merged-all-peacoat-questions-here/4560#post_5929141 , runnersnjeans is close to my size, with me being a bit fuller in the chest. I believe I've tried on Gap XS in general, and they are pretty snug, so maybe the above two should fit fine? Not sure if I totally trust the measurements of #2, don't know how the variation would be so great between 1979 and 1981 from the same manufacturer, even with the wool-material change.


Edited by albeindc - 1/18/13 at 7:42am
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Not sure if anyone cares, but a quick update: VT has, at least, been willing to measure their coats for me, which I appreciate. So far every 38 I've inquired about, 4 in total, has had a p2p of 21", according to them. I'm going to ask them to measure a 36. Odds they come back to me with a p2p of 20"?

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POP that DAMNED collar, people! Look at any movie icon who's worn one, from Robert Redford to Daniel Craig. Collar: popped.
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Originally Posted by Robert View Post

POP that DAMNED collar, people! Look at any movie icon who's worn one, from Robert Redford to Daniel Craig. Collar: popped.

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Originally Posted by eclecticstyles View Post

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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.

Looks and sound fine to me. I'd keep it like this.
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Fidelity by Gerald & Stewart size 38
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Because. I have tried. And I have tried. And I have tried to get this message across. And still nobody will listen to me.
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Hey, look at my last fit pics...
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post

Hey, look at my last fit pics...

Exceptional! Gentlemen, this is the way it is done! Everything else is perfect, too, including the length of the coat and the fit in the shoulders. Spot on.

I do myself, however, wear the sleeves just a bit shorter. wink.gif Not that there's anything wrong with yours.
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Originally Posted by albeindc View Post

So I'm looking at two possible coats to try and bid on, would be great to get some advice/opinions from the gurus on how they may fit in real life:

My measurements are:
Athletic build
Height: 5'4
Weight: 138lbs
Chest - 38 (I can float between 36 and 38 in suit sizing)
P2P - ~18-19 (self-measured, need to get a sure measurement sometime, I know)
Shoulders - 17.5ish

Not sure if I totally trust the measurements of #2, don't know how the variation would be so great between 1979 and 1981 from the same manufacturer, even with the wool-material change.



#2 may not have been measured correctly. That coat, if the p2p is accurate, will fit like a small size 40. For wear without a sweater, you probably need a size 36 for a trim fit. A vintage 36 should have a p2p of about 19.5. If you find one in a p2p of 19" that will probably fit OK in the torso as well. That will be a size 34 in the vintage models.

The different material used in the vintage and current issue models should make no difference in the p2p. They should be about the same thickness.



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Originally Posted by IronRinn View Post

Not sure if anyone cares, but a quick update: VT has, at least, been willing to measure their coats for me, which I appreciate. So far every 38 I've inquired about, 4 in total, has had a p2p of 21", according to them. I'm going to ask them to measure a 36. Odds they come back to me with a p2p of 20"?

They may not be measuring the p2p correctly. VT sorta wants to venture into untried waters and do things the way they want to do it. Not good when standard parameters have already been established. We all need to speak the same language. They seem to get hung up on the seams at the sides of the coat. Those seams should be disregarded.

Did you send them my instructions for p2p measuring? If they do it that way, even a monkey couldn't botch it.

Keep us up to date.
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Got a compliment today on my coat by a guy on the street  perfect weather for my pea coat with thick jumper under it . the snow is out in force in london and i was so glad to have my pea with me  

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Originally Posted by phond View Post

 

Well, I already tried to follow a strict diet of junk food and alcohol, the only thing which has beefed up is my belly though. My shoulder width is unfortunately not affected.

LOL, you know I'm only kidding! Have you gone to J.Crew or GAP, these companys have started making more fitted clothes that may fit! Some are exspensive though!

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