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post #5581 of 5754
Anyone experienced both the buzz rickson's and the real mccoy's navy peacoat? Is the real mccoy's worth the extra couple hundred dollars over the buzz rickson's?
post #5582 of 5754
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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..

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.

 

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Originally Posted by indigoroots View Post
 

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

post #5583 of 5754
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Originally Posted by hkl16 View Post

Anyone experienced both the buzz rickson's and the real mccoy's navy peacoat? Is the real mccoy's worth the extra couple hundred dollars over the buzz rickson's?

The RMC version seems to be slimmer cut than the BR one.
post #5584 of 5754
So here's a few better pics of my RMC. I have to decide in the next few days if I'm going to keep it, and I'm leaning towards yes (the Sterlingwear will be going in B&S if anyone is interested). I took one with the collar up. I agree it's a good look, but I don't think I need to wear it up all the time.


post #5585 of 5754
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Originally Posted by hkl16 View Post

Anyone experienced both the buzz rickson's and the real mccoy's navy peacoat? Is the real mccoy's worth the extra couple hundred dollars over the buzz rickson's?

I haven't seen the BR in person. So I can't tell you for sure. From what I read, the RMC had longer sleeves and a trimmer cut (which were things I was looking for. I also read that BR's QC was not the greatest. I can tell you that the RMC is amazing. 37oz wool is stout. Great stitching without any hanging threads. Working double breast is pretty cool. I think it fits good (the pics are above). Some of the features are similar to both coats (10 buttons, corduroy lined pockets, and throat latch).
post #5586 of 5754
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Originally Posted by Mr Sola View Post

I haven't seen the BR in person. So I can't tell you for sure. From what I read, the RMC had longer sleeves and a trimmer cut (which were things I was looking for. I also read that BR's QC was not the greatest. I can tell you that the RMC is amazing. 37oz wool is stout. Great stitching without any hanging threads. Working double breast is pretty cool. I think it fits good (the pics are above). Some of the features are similar to both coats (10 buttons, corduroy lined pockets, and throat latch).

How did you size on the RMC? Seems like a big difference compared to your sterlingwear.
post #5587 of 5754
Quote:
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..

So you ordered the coat last week and they shipped it already? I ordered it in october and they still didn't ship it yet. I think i'm going to call them and cancel the order based on your experience with it.
post #5588 of 5754
For those of you who own the Bond Peacoat, do you find it warm enough for a really cold, windy day? I live in NYC. For the coldest days, I have a down parka. I do like the style and cut of the Bond, but is the no-lining thing something I'll regret?
post #5589 of 5754
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Originally Posted by hkl16 View Post

How did you size on the RMC? Seems like a big difference compared to your sterlingwear.

I measured the Sterlingwear and compared it to the sizing info on BiG and Superdenim. The RMC measures about an inch smaller in all dimensions when I compared them last night. However, you can see that the RMC has a much better silhouette. From what I have read, the BR is a more faithful reproduction (meaning less fitted).
post #5590 of 5754
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Originally Posted by Mr Sola View Post

I measured the Sterlingwear and compared it to the sizing info on BiG and Superdenim. The RMC measures about an inch smaller in all dimensions when I compared them last night. However, you can see that the RMC has a much better silhouette. From what I have read, the BR is a more faithful reproduction (meaning less fitted).

Thanks. You should def keep your RMC.
post #5591 of 5754
Thanks for this! That's really helpful. And whoa...a whole thread devoted to this coat. I had no idea it was such a big deal.
post #5592 of 5754
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Originally Posted by FatherGuido View Post
 

 

From the Absolutely James Bond forum:

 

"Just wore it in a cutting wind-chill of -16C/+3F with a thin lambswool sweater and a t-shirt underneath with a think scarf around my neck and I was still toasty warm."

 

"I just wore it with real feel of 22.  No prob."

 

Here's the AJB thread dedicated to the Bond coat; note that the first posts are from the original super-limited run, but the thread is still very active.

 

http://www.ajb007.co.uk/topic/38895/the-billy-reid-peacoat-is-a-go/

That's what I was referring to. I got my coat from that run. After they went back on the "limited supply" and opened the flood gates, they started changing the materials. Kudos to them for making the $$


Edited by VinnyMac - 12/16/13 at 10:53am
post #5593 of 5754

Hey all,

 

I need a fit check on two peacoats. One is 38R and the other is 40R (both 1950s vintage). My chest measures at a 39R... I think the shoulders fit well on the 38R (right?) but it's snug across the chest. The 40R looks too big in general, right? Advice/feedback?

 

38R

 

40R

 

post #5594 of 5754
It's hard to say, the way you're wearing them. Too buttoned up and collar not popped. You need to open the top and bottom buttons and leave just the middle buttoned. Then pop the collar at least slightly. I'm guessing the 38 is good but as I say, you're not wearing it right, so that makes it difficult to say.
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Originally Posted by entropicamerica View Post

Hey all,

I need a fit check on two peacoats. One is 38R and the other is 40R (both 1950s vintage). My chest measures at a 39R... I think the shoulders fit well on the 38R (right?) but it's snug across the chest. The 40R looks too big in general, right? Advice/feedback?

38R




40R




post #5595 of 5754

I've read that the collar should only be popped in extremely cold/bad weather, and the only one button thing seems very odd to me. I know the reasoning for it with a single-breasted suit, what is the reasoning behind it for a peacoat?

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