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post #5146 of 5753
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Originally Posted by goonz View Post

Karl D think that pea coat looks great on you, perhaps slightly big but nothing over bearing. Great looking coat with nice detail.

Pop that collar man! smile.gif

Many thanks, goonz. smile.gif Here's a funny story about the sizing...

When I placed my initial order, J.Crew only had size small in stock. Based on the J.Crew size chart, small was supposed to be perfect for my 36" chest size, so I pulled the trigger.

When I announced what I did on another forum, I was advised that I should have sized down. I had a mild heart attack. Fortunately for me, a size XS coat became available and I pulled the trigger on it, after extensive discussion with J.Crew customer service to make my first order nullified and to ensure the XS order would better fit me.

I was pleasantly surprised when the XS coat arrived and it is very snug fitting. However, you mentioned that it is slightly big; in which areas do you feel it is too big? Perhaps I can get it fine-tuned at a tailor. I typically wear what I am wearing in that photo; jeans and a thin sweater/henley, with no other layering. There is room for a scarf which is paramount to me.

Thanks again! smile.gif
post #5147 of 5753

You know having looked at the photos again, I think it is a perfect fit. I think i was referring to it looking a little bulky but just relised it has a thinsulate lining so thats what that is.

 

I actually wish my coat fit that well!

post #5148 of 5753

Noob question but why do peacoats have only center vent?

I personally haven't seen any peacoats with side vents and is there a reason why they don't have side vents?

post #5149 of 5753
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Originally Posted by Wade View Post

Noob question but why do peacoats have only center vent?
I personally haven't seen any peacoats with side vents and is there a reason why they don't have side vents?

Peacoats are made with center vents, not side vents. That's just the way it is.

The center vent is a classic American design.

Side vents are often seen in the UK and most of Europe.

No vents (ventless) are an Italian design. A classic example of form over function.

In spite of the above simplistic summary, currently there is more crossover of styles between the continents/islands. Center vents are becoming more popular among European/UK designers, and side vents are becoming more popular with American designers. Ventless styles are becoming popular with no one.

Peacoats are made with center vents, not side vents. That's just the way it is.
post #5150 of 5753
Isn't there a practical reason as well? Ease of movement, or something like that? I think these stylistic details often have a practical origin, though I'm not sure what it would be in the case of a peacoat (easy mast climbing? smile.gif).
post #5151 of 5753
On side vented jackets it's possible that the flap between the vents blow up and chills the wearer. Just a theory.
post #5152 of 5753
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post

Isn't there a practical reason as well? Ease of movement, or something like that? I think these stylistic details often have a practical origin, though I'm not sure what it would be in the case of a peacoat (easy mast climbing? smile.gif).

Yes, as with most designs, there are practical considerations. The side vents work better while hacking (casual riding on horseback outside of the ring) because of the lie of the skirt of the jacket. Just after typing that sentence, I checked our (my wife's and mine) riding jackets. All, both English and American, have the center vents. Even my 1952 Saville Row hunt coat has the center vent. I thought most would be side vented. I

Well, that is the theory on side vents, anyway. Interesting results when theory collides with reality.

Peacoats are made with center vents, not side vents. That's just the way it is.
post #5153 of 5753
Bizarre, my J.Crew Bayswater Thinsulate peacoat pictured just above is completely ventless. Can anyone think of any other peacoats that deviate from the norm of a center vent?
post #5154 of 5753
I have a (cheap) Claiborne from JCP that is also ventless. It fits well though and doesn't pull.
post #5155 of 5753

Hey, this is my first post. I got this coat in, like, November, but I haven't been wearing it because I'm pretty sure it's too big. The saleswoman told me it fit perfectly and I didn't realize it didn't til I had worn it for a few weeks, so I couldn't return it. 

Anyways, I was just wondering if you guys agree that it's a little big, and if so, if my tailor could do anything to fix it.

Here are some pictures:

side (Click to show)

btw I'm not really a bear

post #5156 of 5753

What do you generally wear under a peacoat?  I'm looking for some inspiration but having difficulty finding anything that shows under it, which implies it doesn't matter that much I guess.  Wearing a OCBD is easy and pretty simple but what else?

post #5157 of 5753
Welcome to the Forum, Mr. Bears. Hard to tell from the photograph, but it looks like a decent fit to me.
post #5158 of 5753
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Originally Posted by Peacoat View Post

Welcome to the Forum, Mr. Bears. Hard to tell from the photograph, but it looks like a decent fit to me.


Thanks. Is there an angle that would better show the fit or is it just the lighting?

post #5159 of 5753
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Thanks. Is there an angle that would better show the fit or is it just the lighting?

Much better lighting and head on from the front, I think would be the best bet.
post #5160 of 5753
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Originally Posted by mimogger View Post

What do you generally wear under a peacoat?  I'm looking for some inspiration but having difficulty finding anything that shows under it, which implies it doesn't matter that much I guess.  Wearing a OCBD is easy and pretty simple but what else?

A sweater of some kind. Mockneck cardigan or mockneck zip up, button up, etc., are great looking. But at the very least some sweater as a layer between shirt and pea coat.
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