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post #5026 of 5734

generally, when buying pea coats, regardless of the brand, do I buy a coat with the same chest measurement as my suit jackets, or do I size up?

for example, if i wear my chest measures to 38, and i wear 38 jacket across the board, do I size up to a 40 when I buy a pea coat? considering I will wear a thick sweater or light jacket underneath?

post #5027 of 5734
I'm trying to pick a scarf that will look good with my vintage peacoat. I want something with neutral colors so I can wear it with other outfits as well.

http://cdn.styleforum.net/1/13/13ac5ded_IMAG0029-Copy.jpeg

http://cdn.styleforum.net/c/ce/ce9eb9e4_IMAG0024-Copy.jpeg

What does everyone think about this one?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/330798376377?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

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Or if I were to go with a little more color?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-100-CASHMERE-BLUE-GREEN-HEATHER-PLAID-WINTER-SCARF-FRINGE-MADE-IN-ENGLAND-/271138395694?pt=US_Scarves_Wraps&hash=item3f211b962e

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NWT-Club-Room-100-cashmere-scarf-Browns-and-Light-Blue-SELLS-FOR-95-IN-STORE-/150979778600

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ALMOST-GONE-Scottish-Cashmere-Scarf-BLUE-TAUPE-SQUARES-2-ply-EARRINGS-/170977541087?pt=US_Scarves_Wraps&hash=item27cf0e3bdf
Edited by Plait - 1/20/13 at 12:19pm
post #5028 of 5734
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Originally Posted by evident View Post

anyone else have this problem? I have a "vintage" (not really) usnavy peacoat from late 80's 90's. it fits pretty well, however, it seems to attract lint like none other. I dry cleaned it for the season, but upon the first day of wearing it to and from the office, started attracting white specks of dust all over the place!! is there a way to make it attract less lint? is anti-static spray effective for this type of problem?

I haven't heard of using antic static spray for this problem, but you might give it a try and let us know how it works.

What you have is a current issue coat made of the Melton wool. They are lint traps, even worse than the Kerseys, and those are bad enough.

I brush my coat each morning before I wear it, and brush the front again before I put it in the closet at night. This is the type of brush I use: http://www.amazon.com/Evercare-Lint-Brush-Magik/dp/B000QRFNGS/ref=pd_bxgy_hg_text_b It works better than any of the other brushes I have tried. It is also fast; a brushing takes less than 20 seconds.
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post #5030 of 5734
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Originally Posted by amgwhip123 View Post

generally, when buying pea coats, regardless of the brand, do I buy a coat with the same chest measurement as my suit jackets, or do I size up?

for example, if i wear my chest measures to 38, and i wear 38 jacket across the board, do I size up to a 40 when I buy a pea coat? considering I will wear a thick sweater or light jacket underneath?

Theoretically, a coat is meant to fit over a jacket of the same size, so you should be able to stick with a 38. Realistically, it depends on the cut of the coat, and you ought to try on multiple sizes if at all possible.

post #5031 of 5734

Hi all wanted some views on an idea I had.

 

My wife shot me down for it but I need to resew some of the buttons on my vintage pea coat and was hankering on the idea of using a different colour thread e.g. red. on a few select buttons perhaps the row of buttons that are used to button up (on the right).

 

Would this look comical or no? Should I mess around with a vintage style coat or leave it stock?

post #5032 of 5734
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post

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i like those buttons. just curious, how difficult (if at all), was it to sew those new buttons on? considering moving some of my buttons a touch to get a slightly better fit 

post #5033 of 5734
I really don't know, because Mrs. NOBD did the job. I think it took her half an hour to an hour, and for her it was easy, but she's experienced (not a professional though). I had mine moved as well, about half an inch, for a little bit of extra room. I'm quite happy with the result (both the button change and the movement).
post #5034 of 5734
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Originally Posted by amgwhip123 View Post

generally, when buying pea coats, regardless of the brand, do I buy a coat with the same chest measurement as my suit jackets, or do I size up?
for example, if i wear my chest measures to 38, and i wear 38 jacket across the board, do I size up to a 40 when I buy a pea coat? considering I will wear a thick sweater or light jacket underneath?

There are 338 pages discussing this very question. The sizing of peacoats is as varied as the number of manufacturers that make pea coats. Many manufacturers make their peacoats over sized, so there is a need to size down. Some make theirs way oversize, so there is a need to size down two or more sizes. I haven't come across any peacoats that should be sized up. A reading of these pages will give a general idea of which company does what with sizing.

Generally, there are two ways to wear a peacoat: with a sweater worn underneath and without any layering. Those in colder climates usually find that a sweater adds insulation and warmth to a peacoat. Those in more temperate climates who experience temperatures mostly above freezing, or maybe a little below, find that a fit closer to the body eliminates the need for layering. It depends on the individual. For example, tomorrow in my area the high is forecast to be 34 with a low of 20. That means when I leave for work, the temp will be 20. I will wear a size 40 vintage peacoat with no layering (my chest size is 42). If the low were in the teens, high in the 20s, I probably would wear a size 42 peacoat with a sweater.

For specific information for sizing, see the guide linked below in my signature line. The information on sizing is toward the end, and is applicable to all brands of heavy wool pea coats. If, after reading the sizing information, you still have questions, come back here and someone will attempt to answer them.
post #5035 of 5734
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Originally Posted by goonz View Post

Hi all wanted some views on an idea I had.

My wife shot me down for it but I need to resew some of the buttons on my vintage pea coat and was hankering on the idea of using a different colour thread e.g. red. on a few select buttons perhaps the row of buttons that are used to button up (on the right).

Would this look comical or no? Should I mess around with a vintage style coat or leave it stock?

The only one you have to please is yourself. My opinion is if you want to start monkeying with features, don't do it on a vintage coat. Buy one of the many civilian peacoats on the market and use that for experiments.


BIK2101: Moving the buttons isn't difficult, but it is time consuming. It's OK to sew through the lining, but don't sew through the pockets or you won't be able to use them. You will need a heavy needle and a thimble; don't even start without one that fits your finger.

I have lost the ability to Multi Quote and the ability to use bold type and italics. I believe this was available yesterday. Does anyone else have this problem?
post #5036 of 5734
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post

I really don't know, because Mrs. NOBD did the job. I think it took her half an hour to an hour, and for her it was easy, but she's experienced (not a professional though). I had mine moved as well, about half an inch, for a little bit of extra room. I'm quite happy with the result (both the button change and the movement).

 

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Originally Posted by Peacoat View Post


The only one you have to please is yourself. My opinion is if you want to start monkeying with features, don't do it on a vintage coat. Buy one of the many civilian peacoats on the market and use that for experiments.


BIK2101: Moving the buttons isn't difficult, but it is time consuming. It's OK to sew through the lining, but don't sew through the pockets or you won't be able to use them.

I have lost the ability to Multi Quote and the ability to use bold type and italics. I believe this was available yesterday. Does anyone else have this problem?

 

Thanks to both for the information.

 

@NOBD, you moved both sets of buttons? Or just the ones that you would be buttoning?

 

 

Peacoat, all looks to be working fine for me. 

post #5037 of 5734
Well, the lost features have now returned, and I have access to everything. Strange.

BIK2101 If you move both sets of buttons, the coat will retain its symmetry and will look as if it were made that way.
post #5038 of 5734
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Originally Posted by Peacoat View Post

Well, the lost features have now returned, and I have access to everything. Strange.

BIK2101 If you move both sets of buttons, the coat will retain its symmetry and will look as if it were made that way.

 

okay cool. yeah that's kind of what I thought would need to be done so it doesn't look off by moving one set of buttons. 

post #5039 of 5734
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Originally Posted by Peacoat View Post

BIK2101: Moving the buttons isn't difficult, but it is time consuming. It's OK to sew through the lining, but don't sew through the pockets or you won't be able to use them. You will need a heavy needle and a thimble; don't even start without one that fits your finger.

Mrs. NOBD didn't use a thimble; I don't think she ever does. Was no problem. I don't think she used a particularly heavy needle either. Thick thread is a good idea though, like this:

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It's "30" thickness thread.

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Thanks to both for the information.

@NOBD, you moved both sets of buttons? Or just the ones that you would be buttoning?

Just one. I don't think it's really noticeable. But I agree two would be better to keep symmetry.
post #5040 of 5734
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post


Mrs. NOBD didn't use a thimble; I don't think she ever does. Was no problem. I don't think she used a particularly heavy needle either. Thick thread is a good idea though, like this:

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It's "30" thickness thread.
Just one. I don't think it's really noticeable. But I agree two would be better to keep symmetry.

thank you for the helpful information.

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