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..
See the below. I agree with you. Anyone who's still paying $700 for those is nuts IMO. I got mine during the very first re-run. Back then, it was supposed to be a limited re-release. When they went back on that and started churning them out, things started going to pieces.
Since then, they've made some note-worthy changes to the materials used with absolutely no forewarning for those who'd already placed orders, and I've read plenty of quality control complaints. The Bond connection makes people more forgiving than they would be for a normal $700 clothing item.