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post #571 of 5715
Leave it on. It's cool.
post #572 of 5715
Promote yourself to master chief.
post #573 of 5715
Off. Unless it is indeed your rank (and commissioned coat), in which case I would still say take it off.
post #574 of 5715
i think it looks smashing if you walk around with that expression on your face all day
post #575 of 5715
Off. Have some respect for the people who actually have earned that rank.
post #576 of 5715
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Originally Posted by DarkNWorn View Post
Off. Have some respect for the people who actually have earned that rank.


+1

I'd be uncomfortable walking around with that. Aesthetically it's fine, though.
post #577 of 5715
I agree with removing the patch to respect those who earned that rank.

That said, I recently purchased a peacoat with a patch myself. What is the best way to remove it?

Thanks.
post #578 of 5715
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Originally Posted by warrengharding View Post
I agree with removing the patch to respect those who earned that rank.

That said, I recently purchased a peacoat with a patch myself. What is the best way to remove it?

Thanks.

Give it to your tailor
post #579 of 5715
or; if you feel comfortable doing so, you could just use a seam removal tool.
post #580 of 5715
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I can tell you with absolute certainty that this is *not* a WWII P coat. In fact (and I'm sorry to tell you this), it's not even close to the WWII period. From this one picture, it appears to me an 80's-era piece, though I can't be 100% sure without seeing several of the coat's details.

If the gift-giver paid a premium price for an item that was represented as WWII vintage, they should contact the seller and get a refund; the seller was either preying on the ignorance of the buyer, or ignorant themselves (as is often the case). Late-model coats like yours can be had very cheaply on eBay; usually under $50 for an item in excellent condition.

That said, if the buyer didn't pay through the nose for it, and you don't have your heart set on a true WWII item, keep it! Although pre-war and wartime coats are warmer, better constructed, and made with superior materials (heavier, 100% wool, as opposed to the lighter, 80/20 wool/synthetic blend from which yours is made), you still have a very good garment. It will wear harder and longer than your average designer-label "peacoat," and unlike many couture items, the cut of your coat is absolutely timeless; 50 years from now, you can wear it and be perfectly fashionable.

I can probably date your coat down to the year, but you'd need to provide me with some more pictures. Let me know if you're interested.




PS: Removing the patch will be very simple; tailor, or a seam ripper + patience will have the same effect. Either way, I'd say remove it. Possible disrespect-to-military-personnel aside, feel the patch not only detracts from the timelessness of the coat, but also takes ones attention away from the coat as a whole.
post #581 of 5715
haha aw, that's a bummer. regardless i still dig the shit out of it :-) and it was cheap too, so i'm not bummed about the thrift store being wrong :-)
post #582 of 5715
surfrider, what are you going on here? i agree that the chance is good that it's not WW2, but what makes you say it's a 1980s piece? wagman, what are the pockets lined with?
post #583 of 5715
How do the sizing of Hare peacoats compare with that of Inapt tight-fit peacoats?
post #584 of 5715
i have measurements of a large hare peacoat listed in my thread in buying and selling. if that's of any help.
post #585 of 5715
I'm looking for a navy wool coat/jacket that is like a peacoat, but does not have two sets of buttons, and maybe not as large of a lapel. Any ideas?
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