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post #5746 of 5753
Definitely measure yourself before making a judgment. I have a 1979 36R, and it fits me well. It's not a slim fit, as the sleeves and chest are large enough to fit a thick ski sweater without binding. Good luck finding a vintage peacoat with a slim fit, the only place it will fit closely would be the chest, if sized correctly.
I am ~5'11", 140, with a 32 waist, and probably slimmer in the chest and shoulders than you. Check my profile for previous posts in this thread, where I posted the measurements of my coat, that may help you.
post #5747 of 5753
There is no way to know if this coat will fit you without knowing your chest measurement and if the seller has measured correctly--usually not.

Below I have provided you a link to my peacoat dating guide. Toward the end is information on proper fit, and instructions to the seller for the proper method for measuring the p2p of pea coats.

post #5748 of 5753
Originally Posted by clarinetplayer View Post

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

Yes, I am sure acclimitization plays a part. Also important in my situation is the fact that I am, as my wife says, "easily chilled." Whether I am on a motorcycle, on horseback while fox hunting or sitting in a football stadium on Sunday afternoon, I usually feel the cold more than most. Don't know if it is due to lack of substantial body fat or internal temperature regulation, but I am sensitive to the cold.
post #5749 of 5753

Bought an Alpha pea coat. Sizing is a bit off. 


Is a Sterlingwear 24oz a safe bet?

post #5750 of 5753
Guys do you think wearing Peacoats in a tropical country nice?
post #5751 of 5753

Hi everybody, really interesting thread, some of the vintage navy peacoats look great.


I was hoping for a little advice regarding sleeve length. I bought the Saint Laurent peacoat from autumn and winter 2013, but still haven't worn it because I haven't got around to shortening the sleeves yet. I was wondering if there are any rules for sleeve length for peacoats, or guidelines that I could follow. At the moment the sleeve comes right down to the first knuckle of my thumb (the metacarpo-phalangeal joint), which looks too long. On the runway it was shown with the sleeves cropped up on the wrist where blazer sleeves would be, but I think this looks too short. I tried searching, but couldn't find anything to answer my question. Here's a picture of the jacket on a model:




Thank you.

post #5752 of 5753
Apologies if this has been asked before...

I'm looking to invest in a high-end peacoat. Does anyone have experience with cashmere pea coats? My understanding is that they are warmer, but will I be able to go out in snow, etc.? Any other concerns?
post #5753 of 5753
so quick question without going over the entire thread.

what NEW peacoat can i buy that is made in usa and ~$200 and under...

sterlingwear still best?
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