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post #5716 of 5743
J crew jacket I got from a user off here a little while ago. What do you think of the fit? I've put on a fair bit of weight, and feels a little snug.
post #5717 of 5743
Wow. You sure have. Better start laying off the pizzas, dude.

Nah, just kidding. The fit looks fine, in my opinion.
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J crew jacket I got from a user off here a little while ago. What do you think of the fit? I've put on a fair bit of weight, and feels a little snug.
post #5718 of 5743

Gotta say, I effing LOVE my kersey wool peacoat. Does anyone know of any other brands using this material nowadays? It's as soft as cashmere, yet strong and durable as 100% wool.

post #5719 of 5743
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Gotta say, I effing LOVE my kersey wool peacoat. Does anyone know of any other brands using this material nowadays? It's as soft as cashmere, yet strong and durable as 100% wool.

The Navy quit using Kersey as a cost cutting measure back in 1980. I'm not aware of any other company using it.
post #5720 of 5743
Shame. I would like a covert or crombie style coat made from the material.
post #5721 of 5743
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Wow. You sure have. Better start laying off the pizzas, dude.

, just kidding. The fit looks fine, in my opinion.

 

Haha, will be back in the gym soon. My clothes are starting to not fit me :( I Love the look of the kersay wool coats. They are around $200+ on vintage trends in my size, they worth getting hold of one?

post #5722 of 5743
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Haha, will be back in the gym soon. My clothes are starting to not fit me frown.gif I Love the look of the kersay wool coats. They are around $200+ on vintage trends in my size, they worth getting hold of one?

Well, they aren't making anymore of them, and it is the finest material made for peacoats. Probably find one less than that on ebay, though. If I didn't have one, I would gladly pay that much for a nice one.
post #5723 of 5743

They look incredibly nice, will have to get one! How much slimmer are the earlier 1950's compared to say a 1970's jacket? Sorry, I'm sure this has been answered before.

post #5724 of 5743
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They look incredibly nice, will have to get one! How much slimmer are the earlier 1950's compared to say a 1970's jacket? Sorry, I'm sure this has been answered before.

The WWII models are the slimmest. They got a little larger post war in the 40s. Only a little difference between the 50s and the 70s, but some. Many people wouldn't notice the difference.

If one is filled out to one's adult size, with normal proportions, fit shouldn't be a problem. If, however, the buyer still has the skinny frame of adolescence, the coat will be too large. As an example, I have a chest size of 42" and weigh 190 lbs. with an athletic frame. A size 40 peacoat gives me a trim fit with only a shirt underneath. A size 42 allows enough room to layer a sweater and still obtain a trim fit.

If you haven't already done so, read the peacoat dating guide that is linked in my signature line below. A section on fitting is toward the end of the guide.
post #5725 of 5743
From the wiki.

Kersey - a type of cloth construction, using wool.

Melton- a type of cloth construction, using wool.

Merino- a type of sheep that produce very fine wool.

This same wool is used in making fabrics from 8 ounce weight
summer suiting, as well as 32 ounce kersey and 24 once melton.
Edited by a tailor - 5/23/14 at 9:43pm
post #5726 of 5743

Ain't it tough to think of peacoats in summer?

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #5727 of 5743
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Ain't it tough to think of peacoats in summer?

I don't even try.
post #5728 of 5743
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Ain't it tough to think of peacoats in summer?

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm impressed. This looks much better than previous Bond style peacoats you posted in the past. The buttons are placed more like what I expect to see and the proportions of the coat are better.  A question: could you produce a cotton version in a navy or midnight blue or perhaps a charcoal? And could a fabric be picked with water resistance?

 

Thanks.

post #5729 of 5743
I think of mine sitting in the closet and long for winter to come around again.
post #5730 of 5743

Is there any way to find out what oz wool my peacoat is? Its not listed on the tags...

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