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post #5116 of 5778
Stupid question, I'm sure. What is the purpose of being able to button down the lapel/collar like a button-down shirt? On mine, it makes the plackets both fold back so you don't see the double-breasted buttons when the coat isn't buttoned. Maybe so it doesn't look so weird if you're wearing it on a day that isn't cold enough to button up the coat?
post #5117 of 5778
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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

Small fits MUCH better. the sleeves are still a bit long, and it's a little tight across the hip (see the flaring vent), but it's much better.

 

hmm isn't it supposed to flare a little? or is it flaring too much? I never noticed it too much

post #5118 of 5778
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hmm isn't it supposed to flare a little? or is it flaring too much? I never noticed it too much

The medium's shoulders are just too big. That's not correctable without a lot of cash at least. The small does look better, but it looks like there's not enough room for your butt, which is also probably not correctable as there's not enough fabric. Might be time to find another peacoat.
post #5119 of 5778
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hmm isn't it supposed to flare a little? or is it flaring too much? I never noticed it too much

 

It's not supposed to, but it's a common thing with rtw jackets/coats. They fit like sacks, so when you size down to make the waist fit better, the hips become too small. Yours isn't bad enough to be unwearable though. I wouldn't worry about it (unless it's an expensive coat).

post #5120 of 5778

how can i tell how much extra fabric there is available in the sleeves to be let out? is it even possible for me to tell without brining them in to a tailor?

post #5121 of 5778
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Originally Posted by bik2101 View Post

how can i tell how much extra fabric there is available in the sleeves to be let out? is it even possible for me to tell without brining them in to a tailor?

 

If you mean sleeve length, then look inside of the wrist of your sleeve.

post #5122 of 5778

what does htat mean? are you saying that whatever fabric I see inside the wrist is all fabric that I can let out?

post #5123 of 5778
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what does htat mean? are you saying that whatever fabric I see inside the wrist is all fabric that I can let out?

You will probably have more inside the cuff than you can actually see. Feel up past where the lining is attached inside the cuff to see where the extra cuff material ends.

Another member posted pictures of the job his wife did in letting his cuffs out. Don't remember how far back it was, but I would say in the past month. It will show you how to "scab" on to the cuff material to get a better bite on what is left. He used a term other than scab, but I disremember what it was.

A seamstress or a tailor can take a look at it and tell you how much can be let out. Will probably cost about $30 to $50.
post #5124 of 5778
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Originally Posted by Peacoat View Post


You will probably have more inside the cuff than you can actually see. Feel up past where the lining is attached inside the cuff to see where the extra cuff material ends.

Another member posted pictures of the job his wife did in letting his cuffs out. Don't remember how far back it was, but I would say in the past month. It will show you how to "scab" on to the cuff material to get a better bite on what is left. He used a term other than scab, but I disremember what it was.

A seamstress or a tailor can take a look at it and tell you how much can be let out. Will probably cost about $30 to $50.

cool cool. thanks. I definitely need to let out a bit in the sleeve length so I'll have to bring them in and see how much I can get out. 

post #5125 of 5778

I've got a vintage peacoat I won on ebay for about $50. It looked great when I first took it out but on the way to bringing it to the tailor to have the sleeves let out a bit I spotted a few small sections/spots with moth damage (really not noticeable unless your up close and looking for them). My question is if at $50, I should just deal with it and go ahead and get the sleeves lengthened or return the peacoat and look for another. 

post #5126 of 5778
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Originally Posted by bik2101 View Post

I've got a vintage peacoat I won on ebay for about $50. It looked great when I first took it out but on the way to bringing it to the tailor to have the sleeves let out a bit I spotted a few small sections/spots with moth damage (really not noticeable unless your up close and looking for them). My question is if at $50, I should just deal with it and go ahead and get the sleeves lengthened or return the peacoat and look for another. 

Doesn't sound as if they are very noticeable. I wouldn't worry about it, and would get the alterations done.

I have a vintage peacoat that has quite a bit of damage and needed longer sleeves. I went ahead and had the sleeves lengthened in spite of the damage. Glad I did it.
post #5127 of 5778
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I would have liked an extra centimeter, but this was all we could get out of the length.

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'We' (Mrs. NOBD did the work) had to use a piece of bias binding, because there wasn't much lining left in the sleeves:


On the outside

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After pressing

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post #5128 of 5778

Looking for some dating help guys.  I bought this off of Etsy, where it was listed as vintage.  Looks and feels old but was hoping someone here (Peacoat???) could offer some better info.  Thanks.

 

 

 

 

post #5129 of 5778
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Originally Posted by Peacoat View Post


Doesn't sound as if they are very noticeable. I wouldn't worry about it, and would get the alterations done.

I have a vintage peacoat that has quite a bit of damage and needed longer sleeves. I went ahead and had the sleeves lengthened in spite of the damage. Glad I did it.

 

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Thanks! Dropped the jacket off at the tailor. He's going to add a false hem because he said there isn't enough fabric to let out for the correct sleeve length. His only concern was that the fold where the original sleeve ended might be very visible. He's gonna try to press and iron it best he can to hide it. Hopefully it comes out as well as your's NOBD

post #5130 of 5778
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Originally Posted by jabster410 View Post

Looking for some dating help guys.  I bought this off of Etsy, where it was listed as vintage.  Looks and feels old but was hoping someone here (Peacoat???) could offer some better info.  Thanks.

It is a 1995 current issue by Sterlingwear. Nice coat.

NOBD: Thanks for finding and reposting. I have the flu and just didn't have the energy to look for it. Now, back to bed.

Bik2101: I don't think the original fold at the cuff will be that noticeable; especially when balanced against the sleeves being too short now.
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