How do you guys feel about the Navy / Charcoal Bond peacoat? Worth it @ 20% off?
I got a 38R 1952 pea coat from VintageTrends and I'm unsure about the fit and amount of wear on it. I don't know if it's just worn from regular wear or if there is some kind of moth damage. The shoulder is a little bit wide. Also, the sleeves feel a bit too billowy, but is that acceptable on pea coats? I took a picture of how much empty space there was in the sleeves. When worn with a scarf and sweater I still have room to spare, should I consider sizing down to a 36? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
VT Given Pit to Pit measurement: 21"
Ht: 5' 11" (1.80 m) Wt: 165 lbs (74.8 kg) Chest: ~39 in.
I'm just going to jump in here and reiterate my previous advice in regards to VT: Don't go by their measurements. Only buy a peacoat based on the labeled size. If it doesn't have a label, do not buy it. You can try to send Peacoat's measuring guide, but having done that, I'm fairly certain they just ignore it.
Thinking about the navy.... Got one day to decide haha.
Actually just ordered a charcoal one from East Dane (they are doing 25% off, ends tonight). Felt charcoal was more versatile and will show lint/dust less than the navy. Plus it's 100% wool :)