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post #5266 of 5862

I'm thinking of the Sterlingwear Navigator... and I've hear that the navy blue coat actually is very "blue" and is much lighter than what you might expect. Can anyone offer some insight on this?

post #5267 of 5862

The J Crew Bayswater Model #87195, non-thinsulated, in size Medium, arrived today.  I'm very glad I got the non-thinsulated version.  This is a heavy winter coat even without the thinsulate but a good weight.  I like the size choice, it gives me the hour glass shape I was looking for and nice trim look.  I believe I will get the sleeves shorten.  I'm 6 foot 195 lbs with a 42 inch chest but I must just have short arms.  I'm very pleased, this is a very stylish good looking coat and the price sure beats the BR model which is not even lined.  What do you guys think?

 

post #5268 of 5862

Ok another question for the experts on this thread. Is it possible to tailor a standard double breasted peacoat into a single breasted coat? Logistically do you think this would be possible from any experience. 

Thanks in advance

post #5269 of 5862
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Originally Posted by GMan71 View Post

The J Crew Bayswater Model #87195, non-thinsulated, in size Medium, arrived today.  I'm very glad I got the non-thinsulated version.  This is a heavy winter coat even without the thinsulate but a good weight.  I like the size choice, it gives me the hour glass shape I was looking for and nice trim look.  I believe I will get the sleeves shorten.  I'm 6 foot 195 lbs with a 42 inch chest but I must just have short arms.  I'm very pleased, this is a very stylish good looking coat and the price sure beats the BR model which is not even lined.  What do you guys think?

 

Looks good.  Agreed on your assessment on the sleeves.

post #5270 of 5862
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Originally Posted by DRSATAN View Post

Ok another question for the experts on this thread. Is it possible to tailor a standard double breasted peacoat into a single breasted coat? Logistically do you think this would be possible from any experience. 
Thanks in advance

I think it is possible and probably has been done, but my question would be, why?
post #5271 of 5862
^Why not just... buy a single-breasted coat?
post #5272 of 5862
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I think it is possible and probably has been done, but my question would be, why?

 

Basically I prefer the look/wear of single breasted coats and find them less bulky but I still want the cut and style of a peacoat.

I had a single breasted 'peacoat style coat' several years ago which got lost when moving cities.

post #5273 of 5862
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Originally Posted by DRSATAN View Post

 

Basically I prefer the look/wear of single breasted coats and find them less bulky but I still want the cut and style of a peacoat.

I had a single breasted 'peacoat style coat' several years ago which got lost when moving cities.

I would try searching for a navy wool "car coat". They're usually single breasted, and I had plenty of those turn up while I was searching eBay for my peacoat.

post #5274 of 5862

I'm 6'1, 42" chest and weigh 200 lbs and I was thinking about going with the large to allow for layering and my arms are long so medium rarely works out for me.

post #5275 of 5862
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I'm 6'1, 42" chest and weigh 200 lbs and I was thinking about going with the large to allow for layering and my arms are long so medium rarely works out for me.

I think that should work well for you.

post #5276 of 5862

I'm tempted to get the Bond peacoat but I'm not sure if it's worth the price. I like the fact that it's unlined so it can work in a larger range of temperatures with layering. I live in Norway but I'm not sure how warm an unlined pea coat would be.

 

If anyone is planning on getting the Bond Peacoat or anything else from Billy Reid, I have a $380 gift card that I'm looking to get rid of if I end up not getting the Bond coat.

post #5277 of 5862

Its definitely got the hype factor factored in to the price.  If it was lined, I would be more inclined to kop.  Don't know if I like the peak lapels either.

post #5278 of 5862
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Originally Posted by OlafG View Post

I'm tempted to get the Bond peacoat but I'm not sure if it's worth the price. I like the fact that it's unlined so it can work in a larger range of temperatures with layering. I live in Norway but I'm not sure how warm an unlined pea coat would be.

Most peacoats have only a thin rayon type lining. Normally, the lining isn't for warmth and adds nothing to the thermal retention properties of the coat. The thick outer wool is what normally gives a peacoat its warmth.

I agree with Dbear that the hype factor is reflected in the price. Nor am I a fan of the peak lapels.
post #5279 of 5862

Hello forum. first post for me.

 

Sterlingwear 32R

Height: 5' 6"

Weight: 135 lbs.

 

Thoughts/criticisms?

 

 

 

post #5280 of 5862

Does anyone have any recommendations for a good pea coat fabric? I'd need some heavy (at least 24 oz / 680 gms) black fabric preferably from Europe so I can avoid customs fees. It seems to be a surprisingly difficult task to find any suitable fabrics with Google.

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