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post #5536 of 5778
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Originally Posted by Peacoat View Post


If it feels too tight, it probably is. It looks long in the torso, but that could be the angle of the pictures. The wool shell will stretch and break in over a few weeks. So, if it is just a little tight, it may fix itself. Otherwise it will remain too tight.

So you suggest that I wait a little bit before seeing a tailor. I'll try that out. The coat itself is really stiff indeed and I seriously hope that the stretching occurs just to facilitate movements.

post #5537 of 5778
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Originally Posted by MSTRKRFT View Post

In the authentic Naval peacoats, when the buttons become lose, do you fix them yourself or take it to the tailor? I noticed that one of the buttons is lose and wondering if this is something I should do or take somewhere. I noticed that the stitching is done within the jacket itself and not through the satin lining of the coat. Thanks!

It is quicker if I fix it myself.

It's OK to go through the lining of the peacoat, but you should not go through the pocket to the inside of the coat. Sew through the shell into the pocket, but not through it. A thimble is necessary when sewing through the heavy material of a peacoat.

See this link for instructions and a video. Make sure you follow the instructions to make a shank in the thread.

http://www.wikihow.com/Sew-a-Button
post #5538 of 5778
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

I picked up a Navigator this week as well. Stopped by the E. Boston store. I'm feeling exactly the same as you. I love the fit and the 100% wool has a much nicer feel than the 80/20 blend of the Authentic/Classic versions, but I much prefer the dark, dark navy of the other versions. I'm on the fence about exchanging it for the Authentic. The insulated versions are a bit warmer as well. Decisions...

If you don't like the color, or something else about the coat, exchange it now before it is too late. The Authentic should have that black (or almost black) color and might be just a bit more fitted than the Navigator. The Authentic is fitted about the same as the current issue peacoats.
post #5539 of 5778
hey peacoat

If there is not enough to lengthen, the tailor can add some black
cloth on the inside. It will not show on the outside.
post #5540 of 5778
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Originally Posted by spena View Post

where would be the best place to purchase anchor peacoat buttons?[/quote

try a local fabric store, or tailor supply store.
post #5541 of 5778
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where would be the best place to purchase anchor peacoat buttons?[/quote

try a local fabric store, or tailor supply store.

 

EBay:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sacat=0&_nkw=navy+pea+coat+button&_frs=1

post #5542 of 5778
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hey peacoat

If there is not enough to lengthen, the tailor can add some black
cloth on the inside. It will not show on the outside.

Yes, I have had that done before. Can't remember what the tailor called it (maybe a bias?), but in construction it is called "scabbing on." Worked well and allowed the sleeves to be extended an inch or so, which is all I needed.
post #5543 of 5778
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Originally Posted by Peacoat View Post


If you don't like the color, or something else about the coat, exchange it now before it is too late. The Authentic should have that black (or almost black) color and might be just a bit more fitted than the Navigator. The Authentic is fitted about the same as the current issue peacoats.

 

 

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Originally Posted by various121 View Post

Go with the Authentic then. I would do it myself too except they don't have my size in stock and I'm extremely impatient..don't want to wait.

I just ordered the Spiewak Dugan from Zappos. They say I got the last one so I should receive it tomorrow and then I can try it on and compare to the Navigator.

 

 

Good advice guys. I exchanged the Navigator for the Authentic and I'm much happier. I like the more casual nature of the 80/20 blend Authentic compared to the 100% merino of the navigator. The color is also much more pleasing to my eye on the authentic. The authentic is warmer as well. I liked the feel of the 100% Merino on the Navigator but it seemed to fall somewhere between a more formal overcoat and a casual jacket. I have overcoats for wear over business attire and that's not what I wanted in a peacoat.

 

I found the fit difference between Navigator & Authentic was about a size. My chest measures 44-44.5 and went with a 42R Navigator. To get the same fit in the authentic, I went with a 44R and it's nice and trim but comfortable and I'm able to layer a heavy sweater if needed (though it's pretty warm alone).

 

I wish I'd take pictures of the Navigator to compare the color difference as I don't think Sterlingwear's website shows that it's really a significant difference.  As various21 pointed out, it could be a deal breaker if you are expecting the dark, dark navy of traditional peacoats. The Navigator feels & fits well if that's what you are after. I much prefer the color and casual look & feel of the Authentic.

post #5544 of 5778
Can anyone comment on the fit of current US navy peacoats? Im pretty skinny, and usually wear a size small (36r in a suit). There is a brick and mortar store in my city that sells them, but its an hour drive, so I would like to know if its worth checking out. They only have size small and medium, would i probally need an xsmall to get a trimmer fit?
post #5545 of 5778
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Originally Posted by AAJJLLPP View Post

Can anyone comment on the fit of current US navy peacoats? Im pretty skinny, and usually wear a size small (36r in a suit). There is a brick and mortar store in my city that sells them, but its an hour drive, so I would like to know if its worth checking out. They only have size small and medium, would i probally need an xsmall to get a trimmer fit?

 

The current US Navy peacoats are manufactured by Sterlingwear and, unless they've updated them recently, they use regular (numbered) jacket sizes, not S/M/L/. 

post #5546 of 5778
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Can anyone comment on the fit of current US navy peacoats? Im pretty skinny, and usually wear a size small (36r in a suit). There is a brick and mortar store in my city that sells them, but its an hour drive, so I would like to know if its worth checking out. They only have size small and medium, would i probally need an xsmall to get a trimmer fit?

 

Current USN Peacoats are made by Sterlingwear in Boston. Therefore, you could use the sizing advice & fit recs for the Sterlingwear Authentic model. You could try searching this thread for sterlingwear authentic.

 

From their site:

 

Mens Authentic Peacoat

Overview
Our most accurate reproduction of the US Government specification-style pea coat,
based on the traditional US Navy model. Also our warmest coat, due to the full-fleece lining.
Description

 

The AUTHENTIC is for the discriminating customer who is looking for the most accurate reproduction of the U.S. Navy Peacoat available anywhere, at any price.

Features:

  • U.S. Government Specification Style Peacoat
  • Double-breasted style with 6 anchor design buttons
  • 24oz. 80% Wool 20% Nylon Melton shell
  • Full fleece lining with satin yoke and sleeves
  • Convertible collar
  • Framed slash pockets
  • Inside breast pocket
  • Vented back with parallel tack
post #5547 of 5778
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Originally Posted by AAJJLLPP View Post

Can anyone comment on the fit of current US navy peacoats? Im pretty skinny, and usually wear a size small (36r in a suit). There is a brick and mortar store in my city that sells them, but its an hour drive, so I would like to know if its worth checking out. They only have size small and medium, would i probally need an xsmall to get a trimmer fit?

Current US Navy pea coats aren't sold in civilian brick and mortar stores. Nor are they available in small, medium and large sizes. What is probably being sold is a civilian version of the peacoat.

Fitting of civilian "pea coats" is all over the board. Probably best you go in person to see how they fit. To give you an idea of proper fit, see the guide linked to in my signature line below. The fitting section is toward the end.
post #5548 of 5778
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Originally Posted by Peacoat View Post


Current US Navy pea coats aren't sold in civilian brick and mortar stores. Nor are they available in small, medium and large sizes. What is probably being sold is a civilian version of the peacoat.

Fitting of civilian "pea coats" is all over the board. Probably best you go in person to see how they fit. To give you an idea of proper fit, see the guide linked to in my signature line below. The fitting section is toward the end.

This is the jacket,http://www.westleysurplus.com/#!/~/product/category=3799505&id=18057342

 

I assumed it was the real deal as it is a surplus store, and all of their other jackets seemed to be real surplus (I don't think there are companies making imitation canadian extreme cold weather parkas). The sizing being s/m/l is odd, but either way I think I will look into them a bit more, if it is a proper one made by sterling-wear it would be a good deal for 115$.

post #5549 of 5778
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Originally Posted by Peacoat View Post

Yes, I have had that done before. Can't remember what the tailor called it (maybe a bias?), but in construction it is called "scabbing on." Worked well and allowed the sleeves to be extended an inch or so, which is all I needed.
yes

yes all he needsto do isfind some black wool cloth.
ttailors call this "piecing it".
post #5550 of 5778
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Originally Posted by AAJJLLPP View Post


I assumed it was the real deal as it is a surplus store, and all of their other jackets seemed to be real surplus (I don't think there are companies making imitation canadian extreme cold weather parkas). The sizing being s/m/l is odd, but either way I think I will look into them a bit more, if it is a proper one made by sterling-wear it would be a good deal for 115$.

I took a look at this jacket. It isn't a surplus coat, and it isn't made by Sterlingwear.

If you haven't already, take a look at my peacoat dating guide which is linked to in my signature line below. it will tell you how to distinguish the issue peacoats from the civilian copies.
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