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post #5731 of 5753
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Originally Posted by luxire View Post
 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maybe im missing something, but what is the point of the side pockets that are placed very high up? You obviously cannot put your hands in them to keep them warm, and they are so high up that they are awkard to reach in to place and remove items.

 

Front pockets with flaps are also very awkard...my current peacoat has the same front pockets, and i have to bend my arms at an awkard angle to fit them in. I would much prefer the traditional side pockets that let you comfortably place your hands inside.

post #5732 of 5753

Hello,

 

Quick question, I recently bought my first pea coat and while it seems to fit fine when I'm standing; it looks very awkward if I reach forward for something overhead. Is that a sign of a bad fit or just something that pea coats aren't suppose to look good doing?

 

Thank you

post #5733 of 5753
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Originally Posted by hokuto View Post

Hello,

Quick question, I recently bought my first pea coat and while it seems to fit fine when I'm standing; it looks very awkward if I reach forward for something overhead. Is that a sign of a bad fit or just something that pea coats aren't suppose to look good doing?

Thank you

Most jackets and coats that have a trim fit will pull when one is reaching forward or overhead.
post #5734 of 5753

I'm trying to find this peacoat

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EDIT: FROM http://us.cottonon.com/shop/product/wharf-peacoat-navy/

 

Thanks!


Edited by pob944 - 7/10/14 at 9:35pm
post #5735 of 5753

Can I get some feed back from anyone that has bought a jacket off vintage trends. Are they good to deal with? Trust worthy? Found a few jackets I like but just want to hear some feedback before making the purchase. 

 

Also I noticed some price difference in jackets that are classed in the same condition.  There are a couple of size 36 in excellent condition but there is $50 difference between them. It's hard to tell from the one picture provided, but both look pretty good. If the jacket is a later model does that make them more expensive? 

 

I found some 1950 jackets and they are higher priced again, it's the only thing I can put it down  to.  Be nice if they had more pictures of each jacket to look at. 

post #5736 of 5753
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Originally Posted by matt1985 View Post

Can I get some feed back from anyone that has bought a jacket off vintage trends. Are they good to deal with? Trust worthy? Found a few jackets I like but just want to hear some feedback before making the purchase. 

Also I noticed some price difference in jackets that are classed in the same condition.  There are a couple of size 36 in excellent condition but there is $50 difference between them. It's hard to tell from the one picture provided, but both look pretty good. If the jacket is a later model does that make them more expensive? 

I found some 1950 jackets and they are higher priced again, it's the only thing I can put it down  to.  Be nice if they had more pictures of each jacket to look at. 
I'm no Peacoat, but I think he'd corroborate what I'm about to say. VintageTrends is not easy to work with. Their pictures are scant and in the past, they have been stingy with proper measurements. Mostly, you must take their word on size and condition.

Differences in price between jackets of the same size and condition could either be due to small differences in condition at each level or differences in rarity. The older jackets are more desirable for their fit and material.
post #5737 of 5753
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Originally Posted by evanmayer1 View Post


I'm no Peacoat, but I think he'd corroborate what I'm about to say. VintageTrends is not easy to work with. Their pictures are scant and in the past, they have been stingy with proper measurements. Mostly, you must take their word on size and condition.

Differences in price between jackets of the same size and condition could either be due to small differences in condition at each level or differences in rarity. The older jackets are more desirable for their fit and material.

 

Cheers, appreciate the feedback! I might have to contact them in regards to the jackets I'm looking at and ask questions.  Are there any other sites that sell ex military pea coats? I've checked eBay, but haven't found much.  Thanks for the info so far. 

post #5738 of 5753

What's the trend these days? More baggie than 2 years ago? I bought a Buzz Rickson Pea Coat 2 years ago, never used it. Gained like 20lbs and I think I need a size bigger. I may slim down 10-15 lbs though. But the trend 2 years ago was slim fit. Im more mature now. Think a classic, well-fit, not slim-looking fit is better. The way real men used to wear them.

post #5739 of 5753

Would it be appropriate to wear heavy wool coats in the Bay Area?

 

In the winter, the coldest it gets is around 40 degrees. It usually averages to ~52-55 throughout the day. 

 

Would it look out of place?

 

For reference, I have several peacoats in black, charcoal, camel and olive, a 35" long duffel coat in navy, and a camel "car" coat. I'll probably have a collared shirt + sweater underneath, and semi-faded raw denim and chukka boots. The setting would be in a college campus.

post #5740 of 5753
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Originally Posted by x1van510 View Post
 

Would it be appropriate to wear heavy wool coats in the Bay Area?

 

In the winter, the coldest it gets is around 40 degrees. It usually averages to ~52-55 throughout the day. 

 

Would it look out of place?

 

For reference, I have several peacoats in black, charcoal, camel and olive, a 35" long duffel coat in navy, and a camel "car" coat. I'll probably have a collared shirt + sweater underneath, and semi-faded raw denim and chukka boots. The setting would be in a college campus.

 

That seems a little warm for heavy wool coats, but if you think it works, no one is stopping you. It's certainly a good combination, it's just a question of if you find yourself cold enough. Just don't make yourself uncomfortable!

 

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Originally Posted by matt1985 View Post
 

 

Cheers, appreciate the feedback! I might have to contact them in regards to the jackets I'm looking at and ask questions.  Are there any other sites that sell ex military pea coats? I've checked eBay, but haven't found much.  Thanks for the info so far. 

 

Try Etsy. They may have some, but the target market is narrower (vintage and handmade crafts enthusiasts) than eBay, so the people there tend to price desirable vintage goods higher. eBay may take some time. Peacoats come and go on there all the time, I spent a few months checking weekly before I found one in my size at a good price in good condition.

post #5741 of 5753

Hey guys, I was at a friends house helping him clean out his closet, and I came upon his American Eagle Peacoat. I tried it on, and the fit was absolutely perfect. The size small was actually such a good fit that he offered to sell it to me, it is a size small. What I'm most worried about is that since I live in Fort Lee, NJ... the winter gets frighteningly cold. I'm talking weekly/monthly temps below 20 degrees. I looked up the peacoat online and found out what this peacoat was made of. 54% Recycled Wool, 29% Polyester, 9% Acrylic, 8% Other Fibers

That is my main problem. Will that peacoat be able to protect me from the cold? The coat felt very thin and light, and I feel like it wont..

 

*edit* I'm an idiot for even asking that question.. the fit was just too good I was trying to convince myself lol!

 

I'm currently looking to purchase a slim fit peacoat that is considerably thick and warm for this upcoming winter. I do not know my measurements other than my waist at 31. I am 5'7, 155 pounds, athletic body with a V-tapered body..  I know many of you guys would suggest a WW2 issued coat judging from these past posts but something I cannot live with is the fact that the original owner of the coat has most likely passed away. I can't bring myself to wear a coat that was worn by somebody that has passed. Call me a baby but its just something I cannot bring myself to do. 

What are some brands I can check out that will suit my needs?

Right now I currently have a Tommy Hilfiger melton wool-blend peacoat, the $250 from Macy's, in a size S(navy). It fits me too big. I can't tailor it because buying a new coat in the price range of $0-$150 would be more affordable. 


Edited by Josephpark - 8/13/14 at 11:23pm
post #5742 of 5753
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Originally Posted by Josephpark View Post

Hey guys, I was at a friends house helping him clean out his closet, and I came upon his American Eagle Peacoat. I tried it on, and the fit was absolutely perfect. The size small was actually such a good fit that he offered to sell it to me, it is a size small. What I'm most worried about is that since I live in Fort Lee, NJ... the winter gets frighteningly cold. I'm talking weekly/monthly temps below 0 degrees. I looked up the peacoat online and found out what this peacoat was made of. 54% Recycled Wool, 29% Polyester, 9% Acrylic, 8% Other Fibers
That is my main problem. Will that peacoat be able to protect me from the cold? The coat felt very thin and light, and I feel like it wont..
Go with your gut. If it feels thin and isn't 100% wool, it probably won't be very warm. I would say use many layers, but it sounds like it fits well without layers. The other tipoff is American Eagle. They're not really known for their winter gear, at least not to me. If it gets down to 0, go for a proper down coat or one with a zip-out liner. A really heavy duty peacoat may work in that cold, but you'd need layers and a scarf and hat.
When the polar vortex hit Chicago last winter, I skipped the peacoat and went with the ski jacket.
post #5743 of 5753
Yep, this is not the coat for cold weather. Even the vintage US Navy pea coats have a limit on cold weather wear. What helps them out in temps much below freezing, is to layer with a sweater. I find that for me, that is about the cutoff. Below about 25, I find I need a sweater if I am not going to be walking.
post #5744 of 5753
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Originally Posted by Peacoat View Post

Yep, this is not the coat for cold weather. Even the vintage US Navy pea coats have a limit on cold weather wear. What helps them out in temps much below freezing, is to layer with a sweater. I find that for me, that is about the cutoff. Below about 25, I find I need a sweater if I am not going to be walking.

Perhaps, it is what one is used to experiencing when it comes to cold weather.

Last year, in Michigan, we had the worst winter in decades with many days of wind chills below -20 (F). I own, and wear, an early 1950s vintage coat and a current Mil Spec Sterlingwear coat. The vintage has a higher arm cut. But, I can wear a thin sweater underneath. I was warm as toast. The vintage is an extremely heavy coat--the weight of the wool makes it seem like one is wearing an armored shield. The Sterlingwear has a much more generous arm cut and can accommodate a thicker sweater. The Sterlingwear is lighter than the vintage. But, with its inner lining of reverse fleece, it is an effective warming and wind blocking system. There were frigid days, last winter, when I wore the coats sans sweater and was perfectly warm. Again, it all boils down to acclimation. Last March, when the temperature climbed into the lower teens, I wanted to go outside in my running shorts.

We have had an unusually cool summer. Already, leaves are turning color. Squirrels are burying nuts earlier than usual. All these are signs of another harsh winter. #PureMichigan biggrin.gif
post #5745 of 5753

hey guys, i've been recently looking through eBay, and came across this peacoat. it is an 1970 vietnam era navy peacoat, size 36R.

The measurements are as follows:

 Jacket Measurements & Details

Marked Size:.....................36R
Venting:...............................Single
1/2 Chest:..........................20"
1/2 Waist:..................................19.5"
Shoulder seam to cuff:........23.5"
Extra cuff to let out:.........2"
Shoulder (across back seam to seam):......19" 
Jacket length (btm of collar down):......34"

 

Would this jacket fit me? I have no idea what my sizing is... I'm 5'6, 153lb. Athletic build, V tapered body. size 30 waist. 

I want an slim fit, would this be the jacket for me? Sorry if it's still too vague... I'll try to measure myself later on. Please let me know if it would fit nicely! 


Edited by Josephpark - 8/22/14 at 7:41pm
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