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post #5566 of 5744

Would love advice on the fit of this peacoat. A few specific areas of concern:

 

1) Just got the waist taken in but it looks lopsided at the bottom. Anyone else see this or is it just me?

2) Should I have the waist taken in even more? Only plan to wear this coat with thin sweater + dress shirt as in the pictures. No need to have a suit fit underneath.

3) Armhole opening too wide at the wrist? 

4) Armhole too wide from the elbow to the shoulder? If so, should I ask the tailor to take fabric away from the bicep side or the tricep side?

 

Thanks!

 

*note: xpost with tailor feedback thread


Edited by indigoroots - 12/14/13 at 12:19pm
post #5567 of 5744
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Originally Posted by emiristol View Post
 

it looks pretty nice when buttoned--if the piece has not been cleaned in some time, get it dry cleaned, and as for the lapels, you can probably ask someone to iron them out. a double breasted coat will never look as good as a SB unbuttoned simply because of the excess fabric. this is probably the best you can do

Thanks for giving me some feedback. Its going to the cleaners today and hoping I ca get used to the size 

post #5568 of 5744
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Originally Posted by Peacoat View Post

Looks like a good fit to me. Try misting the collar to get wrinkles out. Don't worry that it looks boxy when unbuttoned; peacoats aren't made to be worn that way.

Use a one way fabric brush to clean it. The brush will have two sides, each side will be for brushing one way. But first get it dry cleaned. That will get rid of any unwanted bugs, and will give the coat a very nice finish.

Is the tag size a 36? Surprised to see a WWII coat with a p2p measurement that large. Normally, just a little over 19".

Congratulations on a good find.

 

Thanks Peacoat! You’re information has helped me a lot .

 

I’ll have to run to the store and get of those brushes after I drop it off at the cleaners. There is no tag that indicates size at all. The only tag is present reads “Naval Clothing Factory” and the name and rate is blank. It also has no name name stenciled (wrong terminology?) anywhere on the coat’s lining. The hand warmers are have a real nice and clean look so I am assuming it wasn’t used much. I verified the size again and I still get a bit over 19 inches. Upon further scrutiny I did notice that one of the button’s stitching material looks different than the rest. Overall I am happy 

post #5569 of 5744

The ultimate peacoat/overcoat fabric is here: 100% Wool, Made in England.  30 OZ WEIGHT

 

Will be warm enough even with no lining.

 

 

post #5570 of 5744
So, I bought a Sterlingwear about a year ago. Custom order for 38R body with 38L arms. Always seemed a little boxy. So, I just bought a RMC 42. Night and day difference. I'm including a couple of pics for your opinions. Not the best quality, but I can try to take some better ones tomorrow. The grey is the Sterlingwear and the navy is RMC.





post #5571 of 5744
Definitely navy
post #5572 of 5744
what the heck happened to Billy Reid peacoat?

I remember owning one awhile back, which I believe it was their first run (before it exploded with Bond movie).. the texture was so soft, and everything exuded elegance and luxury with high quality construction and materials used.. it was one of the best outerwear/jacket I had handled in my life....

unfortunately, I had to sell that one a year ago due to sizing.

So I decided to order another one few days ago since they now offer in size XS, but to my surprise, the jacket feels completely different than what they used to be few years ago. It's now very stiff out of the box (which I assume it needs alot of breaking in), and the wool feels much rougher and coarse (hence cheaper) than before. yikes. In terms of sizing, it flares ugly at the bottom and the shoulder seems overly big (17.5 on XS?), while the arm and sleeve width seems out of proportionally big compared to the trim body.

definitely returning this right away, and for those who were contemplating on purchasing these... it clearly does not warrant a $700 price tag (well, atleast not anymore) so beware and stay away..
post #5573 of 5744
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Originally Posted by phazeonon View Post

what the heck happened to Billy Reid peacoat?

I remember owning one awhile back, which I believe it was their first run (before it exploded with Bond movie).. the texture was so soft, and everything exuded elegance and luxury with high quality construction and materials used.. it was one of the best outerwear/jacket I had handled in my life....

unfortunately, I had to sell that one a year ago due to sizing.

So I decided to order another one few days ago since they now offer in size XS, but to my surprise, the jacket feels completely different than what they used to be few years ago. It's now very stiff out of the box (which I assume it needs alot of breaking in), and the wool feels much rougher and coarse (hence cheaper) than before. yikes. In terms of sizing, it flares ugly at the bottom and the shoulder seems overly big (17.5 on XS?), while the arm and sleeve width seems out of proportionally big compared to the trim body.

definitely returning this right away, and for those who were contemplating on purchasing these... it clearly does not warrant a $700 price tag (well, atleast not anymore) so beware and stay away..

It's now an 80/20 wool blend vs 100 wool. Apparently they ran out of the wool they were using?

post #5574 of 5744
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Originally Posted by Mr Sola View Post

So, I bought a Sterlingwear about a year ago. Custom order for 38R body with 38L arms. Always seemed a little boxy. So, I just bought a RMC 42. Night and day difference. I'm including a couple of pics for your opinions. Not the best quality, but I can try to take some better ones tomorrow. The grey is the Sterlingwear and the navy is RMC.





 

Navy sleeves look a lot better but I do like the gray color more.

Maybe you can tailor the gray one? 

post #5575 of 5744
For everyone posting fit pics, can I get on my soapbox one more time: Pop the damned collar. Pea coats just look wrong without the collar up, gentlemen. Could you imagine Jack Nicholson in that old movie or Daniel Craig in Skyfall wearing the collar down!? No. Come on, these things are meant to be worn with a bit of attitude.

Okay. Done.

Oh, and no, don't wear it open--unless you're sitting down. Then open it up. Makes it easier to draw for your piece.
post #5576 of 5744
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Originally Posted by Robert View Post

For everyone posting fit pics, can I get on my soapbox one more time: Pop the damned collar. Pea coats just look wrong without the collar up, gentlemen. Could you imagine Jack Nicholson in that old movie or Daniel Craig in Skyfall wearing the collar down!? No. Come on, these things are meant to be worn with a bit of attitude.

Okay. Done.

Oh, and no, don't wear it open--unless you're sitting down. Then open it up. Makes it easier to draw for your piece.

Agreed in general, but certain Sterlingwear models/sizes have such ridiculously large collars that they really can't be worn up.

post #5577 of 5744
Honestly, most of the fit pics here are horrendous! I don't know why people insist that wearing a black box is okay. Looks like most of the store bought coats have sleeves wide enough for a train and have shoulder pads fit for a linebacker.
post #5578 of 5744
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Originally Posted by benjamin831 View Post

Honestly, most of the fit pics here are horrendous! I don't know why people insist that wearing a black box is okay. Looks like most of the store bought coats have sleeves wide enough for a train and have shoulder pads fit for a linebacker.

I agree. Fit is everything, even in outerwear, and especially in a stylish piece like a pea coat.
post #5579 of 5744
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Originally Posted by J BAILEY View Post

Agreed in general, but certain Sterlingwear models/sizes have such ridiculously large collars that they really can't be worn up.

I don't think they're a good choice then. How can a ridiculously large collar look good on a pea coat?
post #5580 of 5744

Yeah, I kinda felt that way with my sterlingwear.  It got stolen on Saturday though so now I'm in the market for a new one.  Just e-mailed luxire about getting some measurements / what their standard order is.

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