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post #5296 of 5822

I'm looking at getting a bespoke peacoat, but I'm having trouble choosing a fabric. I thought about cashmere, but it doesn't seem very durable for everyday wear. My tailor recommended a 12oz flannel seeing as I live in LA where it rarely, if ever, gets below 40F. He figures a 12oz would be more wearable on an ordinary winter's day in SoCal. However, I don't think I've ever seen a flannel peacoat so I'm having trouble deciding whether it would work or not. Does anybody have any advice?

post #5297 of 5822
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Originally Posted by NickyEyes View Post

Just picked up this JCrew peacoat because I liked the color. Not sure how I feel about the fit though. It seems a bit off, but I cant put my finger on it.

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Sleeves and pockets look gigantic. In fact, it's a size or two too big for you. Has Made in China written all over it. If you can still return it, I'd do so and find something slimmer and darker.
post #5298 of 5822

Is it possible for a tailor to hem the sleeves of a peacoat? I don't know a lot about tailoring.

post #5299 of 5822
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Originally Posted by titsmcgee852 View Post

Is it possible for a tailor to hem the sleeves of a peacoat? I don't know a lot about tailoring.

Yes, a simple job to take the sleeves up and make them shorter. If you are wanting to lengthen them, that can be done as well if there is sufficient material inside the cuff. May cost $30 to $50 by a tailor and maybe just a bit less by a seamstress. Depends on where you live of course.
post #5300 of 5822
I'm having trouble finding a modern fit and warm peacoat due to sizing. I have a "big back" which gives me a chest size of 42.5 at the armpits. This makes all size larges too big for me (and long) since im only 5"10.

Sterlingwear Authentic Peacoat
http://www.sterlingwear.com/cart/index.php?p=product&id=10&parent=1
--Not sure how to size up or down.
--Selected authentic for convertable collar, vented back, padding ...but it has less weight.

Or various vintage peacoats on ebay. i'm not sure how to measure the armpits so that it will fit.

Thoughts?
Edited by bigsink - 9/24/13 at 11:34am
post #5301 of 5822
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Originally Posted by bigsink View Post

I'm having trouble finding a modern fit and warm peacoat due to sizing. I have a "big back" which gives me a chest size of 42.5 at the armpits. This makes all size larges too big for me (and long) since im only 5"10.

Sterlingwear Authentic Peacoat
http://www.sterlingwear.com/cart/index.php?p=product&id=10&parent=1
--Not sure how to size up or down.
--Selected authentic for convertable collar, vented back, padding ...but it has less weight.

Or various vintage peacoats on ebay. i'm not sure how to measure the armpits so that it will fit.

Thoughts?

See the guide that is linked to in my signature line. There is section on sizing near the end of the article. With your height and chest/back measurement, you will probably always have problems getting a coat to fit.
post #5302 of 5822
That's an amazing guide sir.
Edited by bigsink - 9/24/13 at 6:00pm
post #5303 of 5822
Quote:
Originally Posted by NickyEyes View Post

Just picked up this JCrew peacoat because I liked the color. Not sure how I feel about the fit though. It seems a bit off, but I cant put my finger on it.

e4ha.jpg

It looks big and very egg shape at the waist.
post #5304 of 5822
Bigsink: I think a size 44 will be too large for you. My guide recommends a size 42 (assuming the pit to pit is within specs) for wearing a sweater underneath, and a size 40 for just a shirt.
post #5305 of 5822
Thanks. Is anyone familiar with Schott NYC's Slim Peacoat? DU704I

http://www.schottnyc.com/products/lifestyle/military/mens-slim-fitting-wool-peacoat.htm

However, concerned that it will still be too small. Anyone care to offer insight on this model as compared to the regular version?

I may order both, the 704 in size 40 and the DU704 in size L.

My chest is actually 41-41.5 after a few other measurements.

Thoughts?
post #5306 of 5822

As a point of reference, the vintage WWII one I'm selling has a pit-to-pit of 21.5" - I've been assuming it's a size 40.

post #5307 of 5822
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Originally Posted by bigsink View Post

Thanks. Is anyone familiar with Schott NYC's Slim Peacoat? DU704I

http://www.schottnyc.com/products/lifestyle/military/mens-slim-fitting-wool-peacoat.htm

However, concerned that it will still be too small. Anyone care to offer insight on this model as compared to the regular version?

I may order both, the 704 in size 40 and the DU704 in size L.

My chest is actually 41-41.5 after a few other measurements.

Thoughts?

Why don't you see if Gail, or someone else in customer service will give you a pit to pit measurement, using my instructions for a proper measurement. Then you will know exactly what you are dealing with and won't have to guess at the actual size of their L and M.

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Originally Posted by nathanl View Post

As a point of reference, the vintage WWII one I'm selling has a pit-to-pit of 21.5" - I've been assuming it's a size 40.

Yes, it is a size 40. The pit to pit is about .25" larger than I would have expected on that era coat in a size 40. But then, it may have been stretched a bit over the years.
post #5308 of 5822

Peacoat, do you have any experience with Fidelity peacoat? Can you compare to Sterlingwear in term of fit?

 

I tried on Sterlingwear 32. Shoulders are ridiculously wide for someone wears size 32.  18" as I measured, whereas the most I can take is 17", not to mention armhold are too high. Other parts fit ok.

post #5309 of 5822
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Originally Posted by drakevu View Post

Peacoat, do you have any experience with 
Fidelity peacoat? Can you compare to Sterlingwear in term of fit?
I tried on Sterlingwear 32. Shoulders are ridiculously wide for someone wears size 32.  18" as I measured, whereas the most I can take is 17", not to mention
 armhold are too high. Other parts fit ok.

Don't know what you mean by the armholes being too high. High armholes are a good thing, as they give more freedom of movement for the arms without the jacket riding up. Now, if the armholes bind against your armpits, that isn't good, but I have never seen that problem.

Don't know about the fit of the Fidelity, but I think it is cut a little larger than the Sterlingwear, which is higher in quality. Most of the civilian peacoats are going to be cut large to fit the oversize American physique. There is one American coat that is cut a little smaller, but I can't remember the name of it right now. It is in some of the prior postings. If I get a chance I will go back and find it.

Edit Note: The peacoat many of the members on this forum like is the JCrew Bayswater. It may be cut a little trimmer than some of the others. I believe Robert has one and swears by it. You might send him a PM and see what he says.

On page 345 one of our members posted the measurements of a JCrew that he has. You might find that helpful. Unfortunately, he didn't post a pit to pit measurement. He posted a "chest circumference." Not sure if that is inside or outside or how it was measured. Best to stick to the standard p2p measurement so we all are speaking the same language.
Edited by Peacoat - 9/28/13 at 5:12am
post #5310 of 5822
I read NOBD's earlier postings about changing (upgrading? ooh, that's stirring the hornet's nest!) the buttons on his peacoat. I have a similar question and I'd like to hear opinions. I have a WWII kersey coat (indebted to this thread for the dating) and several buttons have come off. I believe they are the originals: black plastic with fouled anchor. I'm not sure, though. I was thinking of changing them to something with a metal finish to add a bit of interest to the coat. I just feel the coat is too 'dark' sometimes. Don't know if that made any sense. On the other hand, I do like keeping things in their 'stock' historical state as well. So I am slightly torn. What are the best looking metal-finish buttons? Would you go for pewter, gold, something else? I have browsed the button store that Peacoat often links to but nothing really jumped out at me. Thanks!
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