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post #5041 of 5733
Well, VT got back to me saying the 36 measured 20" pit to pit. Shocking, I know. I'm really hesitant to take it. This is the fifth coat they've measured for me and I just can't believe that all of the 38s have measured like the 40 I have. It's also strange that they keep coming back to me with with measurements that are right on the line. It's almost as if they rounding them off. I'm glad they've been willing to measure them for me, but it's also proven rather frustrating.
post #5042 of 5733
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Originally Posted by IronRinn View Post

Well, VT got back to me saying the 36 measured 20" pit to pit. Shocking, I know. I'm really hesitant to take it. This is the fifth coat they've measured for me and I just can't believe that all of the 38s have measured like the 40 I have. It's also strange that they keep coming back to me with with measurements that are right on the line. It's almost as if they rounding them off. I'm glad they've been willing to measure them for me, but it's also proven rather frustrating.

They are wrong. If you have emailed them enough you will realize that if you ask for real measurements they will take the tag size and add 4".

 

When I asked about the 34 he told me its 4" ontop of tag size so it's 38. He doesn't actually measure it. You are still taking a chance when you order on VT.. Nothing you can do about it. 

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post #5044 of 5733
Excellent Peacoat if anyone is in the market. They just restocked smaller sizes on the site.
Mine is an XL that fits TTS. If you sign up for e-mails you get an extra 15% off I believe.
The jacket is a wool blend, 75% wool and 25% Polyimide. It is very thick and soft. Very well made jacket. If there is a Jack Spade store near you you may be able to try it on before commiting since they are final sale.

http://www.jackspade.com/Riggs-Wool-Peacoat/716453247816,default,pd.html?dwvar_716453247816_color=400
post #5045 of 5733

Flipped the collar and added a scarf this time.

 

In case anyone is curious, I bought this from J Crew for $105 a week and a half ago.  It was on sale for $150, plus another 30% off (which has since increased to 40% off all sale items, now putting it at $90).  They don't have much selection available online, but both stores near me had ample selection in multiple sizes and colors.  I even saw several smalls (my size) and extra smalls.  They weren't marked at the online sale price, but if you ask them about it, they will look it up for you online and honor the sale price and 40% off.  I can't speak to its longevity, but it seems well constructed, it's 100% wool, and it caters to my leaner build. I got the Thinsulate version for extra warmth since I only wear it when it is really cold.  It kept me comfortably warm in the below freezing weather and wind today.

post #5046 of 5733
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Originally Posted by IronRinn View Post

Well, VT got back to me saying the 36 measured 20" pit to pit. Shocking, I know. I'm really hesitant to take it. This is the fifth coat they've measured for me and I just can't believe that all of the 38s have measured like the 40 I have. It's also strange that they keep coming back to me with with measurements that are right on the line. It's almost as if they rounding them off. I'm glad they've been willing to measure them for me, but it's also proven rather frustrating.

Unfortunately, they aren't playing square with you. I don't know what they are doing, but it doesn't sound as if they know how to measure a p2p. If you sent them my instructions, and if they understand how it is done, it may just be a little too much attention to detail for them.

In the instructions, I think I said the p2p should be given to the closest 1/8". I put that in there to impress on sellers the importance of getting an accurate measurement of the p2p. Evidently it has gone over the heads of VT.
post #5047 of 5733
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Originally Posted by cfrp View Post

They are wrong. If you have emailed them enough you will realize that if you ask for real measurements they will take the tag size and add 4".

When I asked about the 34 he told me its 4" ontop of tag size so it's 38. He doesn't actually measure it. You are still taking a chance when you order on VT.. Nothing you can do about it. 

This seems the most likely situation, unfortunately.
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Unfortunately, they aren't playing square with you. I don't know what they are doing, but it doesn't sound as if they know how to measure a p2p. If you sent them my instructions, and if they understand how it is done, it may just be a little too much attention to detail for them.

In the instructions, I think I said the p2p should be given to the closest 1/8". I put that in there to impress on sellers the importance of getting an accurate measurement of the p2p. Evidently it has gone over the heads of VT.

Yeah, in the last email the guy even checked to make sure we were on the same page, as he put it so I once again cut and pasted the measuring section of your article. I think I'm just going to get another 38 because there is no way in hell I'll be able to squeeze into a 36.
post #5048 of 5733

Has anyone had any experience with removing insignia from one of these coats? I'm thinking that after 50+ years you would have an outline on the arm from where the patch used to be, but I just want to be sure.

post #5049 of 5733
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Originally Posted by eclecticstyles View Post



Flipped the collar and added a scarf this time.

In case anyone is curious, I bought this from J Crew for $105 a week and a half ago.  It was on sale for $150, plus another 30% off (which has since increased to 40% off all sale items, now putting it at $90).  They don't have much selection available online, but both stores near me had ample selection in multiple sizes and colors.  I even saw several smalls (my size) and extra smalls.  They weren't marked at the online sale price, but if you ask them about it, they will look it up for you online and honor the sale price and 40% off.  I can't speak to its longevity, but it seems well constructed, it's 100% wool, and it caters to my leaner build. I got the Thinsulate version for extra warmth since I only wear it when it is really cold.  It kept me comfortably warm in the below freezing weather and wind today.

Looks great on you. Great fit. Flipped collar is the way to go.
post #5050 of 5733
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Originally Posted by eclecticstyles View Post

 

Flipped the collar and added a scarf this time.

 

In case anyone is curious, I bought this from J Crew for $105 a week and a half ago.  It was on sale for $150, plus another 30% off (which has since increased to 40% off all sale items, now putting it at $90).  They don't have much selection available online, but both stores near me had ample selection in multiple sizes and colors.  I even saw several smalls (my size) and extra smalls.  They weren't marked at the online sale price, but if you ask them about it, they will look it up for you online and honor the sale price and 40% off.  I can't speak to its longevity, but it seems well constructed, it's 100% wool, and it caters to my leaner build. I got the Thinsulate version for extra warmth since I only wear it when it is really cold.  It kept me comfortably warm in the below freezing weather and wind today.

On my second season with the thinsulate version and it holds up well enough. It survived a winter in the Rhone Alps, so the quality is definitely sufficient.

post #5051 of 5733
I wish it were colder here more often so I could wear mine more often. It's a great coat.
post #5052 of 5733
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Originally Posted by IronRinn View Post

Has anyone had any experience with removing insignia from one of these coats? I'm thinking that after 50+ years you would have an outline on the arm from where the patch used to be, but I just want to be sure.

I have removed them before with no outline. Might be you will need to take it to the cleaners to kinda even things out. I never have, but it is an idea if there is an outline left after removal.

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I wish it were colder here more often so I could wear mine more often. It's a great coat.

Well, we had no real winter last year, and it looks as if it will slip away again this year. I'm glad Al Gore invented the internet, but he could have left global warming alone for a few more years.
post #5053 of 5733
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Originally Posted by CanGren View Post

On my second season with the thinsulate version and it holds up well enough. It survived a winter in the Rhone Alps, so the quality is definitely sufficient.


That's good to hear!  I don't live anywhere that is super cold for a long period of time, so mine should hold up even better in theory!

post #5054 of 5733

Sorry for asking, but I'm dead tired and not really trying to read through 300 pages right now.  What are the current best sources for decent fitted for peacoats <$150 (on sale?) ? Charcoal/Black/Navy. The Sterlingwear ones seem a little thick/chunky but maybe that's just the pictures that I've seen?

 

I liked Club Monaco's offering when I saw it but it's still $250+ on sale.  Not looking for vintage, looking for a more contemporary fit.  Hate to say it, but think Bond lol

post #5055 of 5733
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I wish it were colder here more often so I could wear mine more often. It's a great coat.

Move to Michigan! Our wind chills, this week, have been from -20 to -10.
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