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post #5251 of 5715
the sealed air space the sweater provides is what keeps you warm.
if the sweaters become compressed in the tight fit you loose the insulation
effect and its warmth.
never wear tight fitting clothes in winter.
post #5252 of 5715
Just wanted to order a Sterlingwear Authentic Peacoat and saw that they have increase their prices. Last time I looked it was 210$, now it’s 300$. That’s over 40% increase. Very unusual and rather cheeky! Looking for a grey peacoat somewhere else now.
Edited by Bullitt - 7/31/13 at 7:26am
post #5253 of 5715
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Originally Posted by Bullitt View Post

Just wanted to order a Sterlingwear Authentic Peacoat and saw that they have increase their prices. Last time I looked it was 210$, now it’s 300$. That’s over 40% increase. Very unusual and rather cheeky! Looking for a grey peacoat somewhere else now.

I went on their site. Yep what a bummer!
post #5254 of 5715
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Originally Posted by Bullitt View Post

Just wanted to order a Sterlingwear Authentic Peacoat and saw that they have increase their prices. Last time I looked it was 210$, now it’s 300$. That’s over 40% increase. Very unusual and rather cheeky! Looking for a grey peacoat somewhere else now.

It's crazy to me. In 2007 I purchased the navigator coat in grey (still wear it every fall and spring)....it cost $158. I don't begrudge a "reasonable" price increase, but the navigator is now $325 ! I am happy I have a backup that I purchased a year later at the same price.

I also have a grey authentic, and was looking to purchase another...but saw they were $300 now. I own both Schott and Sterlingwear peacoats, and think the Sterlingwear coats look better as they wear. I can pick up a schott at burlington coat factory at a fraction of the cost, but I prefer the fit, finish, and durability of the sterlingwear.
Edited by unbridled_id - 8/6/13 at 6:31pm
post #5255 of 5715
holy shit sterlingwear is at $300 these days!?
post #5256 of 5715

My 1979 peacoat is on its way. When it arrives, I can post info on how it fits, measurements, etc., to add another data point for future buyers to reference, if you guys want.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Authentic-Navy-dark-blue-mens-36R-Pea-Coat-Excellent-condition-Made-in-USA-/251302167438?pt=US_CSA_MC_Outerwear&hash=item3a82c6c38e#viTabs_0

 

(Coat shipped a few days prior to this post.)


Edited by evanmayer1 - 8/7/13 at 10:01pm
post #5257 of 5715
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Originally Posted by evanmayer1 View Post

My 1979 peacoat is on its way. When it arrives, I can post info on how it fits, measurements, etc., to add another data point for future buyers to reference, if you guys want.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Authentic-Navy-dark-blue-mens-36R-Pea-Coat-Excellent-condition-Made-in-USA-/251302167438?pt=US_CSA_MC_Outerwear&hash=item3a82c6c38e#viTabs_0

Please do.  I hope it works for ya.

post #5258 of 5715

My coat arrived today. It's a 36R 1979 Vi-Mil, Inc. military issue peacoat.

 

Coat:

p2p: 20"

Top sleeve seam to cuff: 25.5"

 

Me:

True chest measurement: 36" 

Height: 5'10"

Weight: ~135lbs

Off-the-rack sleeve length: 34-35

 

The wool is heavy and dark, in excellent condition, with no moth damage or stains. There are two small tears in stitching and one small area of separated lining at the hem. One pocket has a button sewn on through it, and the last button to be buttoned is resewn on a tad too high up the front to button the coat flat, a non-issue for me, as I'd leave it unbuttoned anyway, and both easy fixes. No throat latch on the 1979 version of the coat.

 

The fit feels excellent to me. The shoulders don't protrude too far, and there is room for, at the very least, a shirt and sweater (pictured below). The chest isn't tight, the sleeves aren't too baggy, and the cuff hits just where I like it (slightly shorter than military guideline). I mentioned a few flaws, but overall the coat is in great condition, and exactly what I wanted. A big thanks to Mr. Peacoat for his guides and guidance.

 

Edit 8/14/13: Took new photos, better quality, after doing work on the buttons.

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Edited to include the tag.

Addendum: I've since taken needle and thread to this coat. The throat button was resewn so the lapel lies flat when buttoned all the way up, the last button was moved down, and the button sewn through the pocket was remedied. Definitely all easy fixes, and I'd even say my stitching is better than the last person who repaired the buttons. Not bad for a first time.


Edited by evanmayer1 - 8/14/13 at 9:11pm
post #5259 of 5715

^

1. Can't help you there.

 

2. Get navy. It's more traditional and easier to style than grey.

 

3. Typically yes. Coats are cut larger so they'll fit over a shirt + jacket of the same size, but it's going to depend on the brand. 

 

4. No it shouldn't feel tight. Sounds like it's just not the right cut for you, or you may need to do some tailoring. Fit at the shoulders is the most important. You can always take in the waist or shorten the sleeves.

 

5. Not true. 

 

7. Matter of preference. I just unbutton, but I don't mind the look.

post #5260 of 5715
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Hi,

I bought my first pea coat recently. I was really happy with it first, it looked good and it was warm. But i noticed that it was very tight around my shoulders whenever i leaned forward, and it was also tight around the elbow area when i bent my arms. Yet, i had people tell me the sleeves were too long, which would imply that i am wearing a size too large (the coat was L, i wear M sized shirts).

Im going to have to return the coat because a button fell off right after i got it anyway, my questions are  :

1. Where would be a good place to get a affordable, basic pea coat in Australia? Its the end of winter, so i was hoping to get a cheap one on sale. The coat i bought was discounted to $75 and then down to $50, but the navy color is no longer available.

2. Since part of your shirt is visible when you wear a pea coat, i assume color matching is of importance? I wanted to get a gray coat initially, but then realised i had some shirts that might not match the gray (blue/purple).

3. Since i wear M sized shirts, should i try to get a M or L sized pea coat?

4. Is a pea coat supposed to feel tight around the shoulders when leaning forward? If not, is there any reason why the sleeves would be too long but the shoulders feel tight?

5. I was told on another forum that pea coats are on the level of fedoras, only for try hards. How true is this?

7. I wore the pea coat a few times, but i noticed right away that it looked really odd if it was unbuttoned, and there were times when i had to go into a heated indoor area that made it too hot to wear the pea coat buttoned. What do people usually do in this situation if they dont have a car to leave it in? Just unbutton it and look odd?

For an idea of how to get the proper size peacoat, read my guide, the link to which is contained in the my signature line below. The sizing section is toward the end. A peacoat should not feel tight or uncomfortable at any point, unless, of course, one is looking for an extreme fit.
post #5261 of 5715

Looking to get a J Crew Bayswater Peacoat.  Got a few questions.

 

Which Size?  I want a slim fitting one.  Hourglass shape.  I am 6 foot 195 lbs and have a 42 inch chest and wear 32/33 length sleeves in shirts.  I'm thinking M but am tempted to try S based on posts I've read but that just seems crazy.  I like the look of this one, which says its a M on a 6 foot model.

 

http://www.mrporter.com/product/173468http://www.mrporter.com/product/173468

 

That one is the old style though.  See below.

 

Are the new ones non-thinsulated and are they more thin/less heavy?  They are sold out on their site but are listed as Model #87195.  Seems the newer one have a different tag just plain black.  The older ones with the bigger tag and serial #'s down the side seems a little nicer in pics I've seen but would actual prefer a less heavy version.  Can anyone compare the two?  I live in the South so I don't need one too heavy and I do not plan to wear any thing heavy underneath other than a shirt.    

 

Thanks in advance.

post #5262 of 5715
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Originally Posted by GMan71 View Post

Looking to get a J Crew Bayswater Peacoat.  Got a few questions.

 

Which Size?  I want a slim fitting one.  Hourglass shape.  I am 6 foot 195 lbs and have a 42 inch chest and wear 32/33 length sleeves in shirts.  I'm thinking M but am tempted to try S based on posts I've read but that just seems crazy.  I like the look of this one, which says its a M on a 6 foot model.

 

http://www.mrporter.com/product/173468http://www.mrporter.com/product/173468

 

That one is the old style though.  See below.

 

Are the new ones non-thinsulated and are they more thin/less heavy?  They are sold out on their site but are listed as Model #87195.  Seems the newer one have a different tag just plain black.  The older ones with the bigger tag and serial #'s down the side seems a little nicer in pics I've seen but would actual prefer a less heavy version.  Can anyone compare the two?  I live in the South so I don't need one too heavy and I do not plan to wear any thing heavy underneath other than a shirt.    

 

Thanks in advance.

I'm the exact same size as you and just got one in large and it fits perfect.  You could try a medium, but I'd say a small would not work.  The new (2012 versions, I don't think the 2013s are out yet) ones come in both a thinsulate and non-thinsulate versions.  Let us know what ya get.

post #5263 of 5715

I went ahead and purchased the J Crew Bayswater Model #87195, non-thinsulated, in size Medium.  I believe this is the most current model as it it listed on the J Crew site but sold out.  Got what I think is an alright price off of Ebay for $170 shipped.  Seller excepts returns as well if the size is wrong.  This reminds me of my purchase of a Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket.  At one time I only purchase XL.  Then realized I needed to drop a size. Never thought I would need a Medium, but the Large Down Jacket made you look like the Michelin Man.  Medium was a great fit in that jacket but I never wear it as it is just too warm.  Hoping this is a good fit and not so heavy so I can get some use out of it. I'll post a review when it comes in.  Thanks everyone!

post #5264 of 5715
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Can you advise what to do if i was wearing a L size, which had the sleeves being too long but the shoulders felt tight? Im not a broad shouldered guy either, im tall and skinny, so this came as a surprise to me. Is it just a case of the coat having a bad fit in general?

 

It's possible that it just won't work for you, and you might have to consider other coat options. However, you could try to size up to get the fit you want in the shoulders, and have a tailor take in the extra length in the sleeves.

post #5265 of 5715
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Originally Posted by Question2 View Post

Can you advise what to do if i was wearing a L size, which had the sleeves being too long but the shoulders felt tight? Im not a broad shouldered guy either, im tall and skinny, so this came as a surprise to me. Is it just a case of the coat having a bad fit in general?

Sorry, but I can't advise on civilian coat fitting; I have no specialized knowledge of that type of coat.
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