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post #6046 of 6079
Fit looks good to me. The BR is a quality coat, from what I have heard. Agreed? Your dog will make a bed of it if you leave it out for him
post #6047 of 6079

Superb quality. Very solid construction. Thanks for your help Peacoat

post #6048 of 6079
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Originally Posted by RRLRanch View Post

Superb quality. Very solid construction. Thanks for your help Peacoat
You are certainly welcome. Glad it worked out for you.
post #6049 of 6079
Hi all, I'm new to SF. I'm 5'11", 180lbs and 40" around the chest and 32" waist. I like the style of the vintage WWII peacoats and was wondering which size I should go for? Should I go vintage or are there any other brands which copy the WWII style well?
post #6050 of 6079
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Originally Posted by Weekend Warrior View Post

Hi all, I'm new to SF. I'm 5'11", 180lbs and 40" around the chest and 32" waist. I like the style of the vintage WWII peacoats and was wondering which size I should go for? Should I go vintage or are there any other brands which copy the WWII style well?
WWII peacoats are hard to find, but worth it if you can find one in good shape. They are built a little tighter than the more current coats. If you want to layer a sweater, then go for a size 40. If you will wear it with just a shirt underneath, then a 38 ought to work for you. But quite frankly, you probably should grab whichever size you find first. Back then size 38 was the most popular size as the men were smaller 70+ years ago, and they were young and had not put on weight. So, it should be easier to find a 38 and probably not much more difficult to find a 40.

Good luck to you, and welcome to the Forum.
post #6051 of 6079
Thanks, your guide on The Federal Lounge was the best and most informative I've seen. I've seen a few on Ebay and Etsy so far, but they're all in lousy condition with stains and moth trails even on the upper end of the price range. I like the WWII peacoat because of its 8 (visible) buttons on the front, but I see that the Buzz Rickson and Sterlingwear has that as well (I've heard that the quality of Schott is piss poor), so are there any other, more accessible options that still possess the same durability and high quality materials as their predecessors?
post #6052 of 6079
I think the Buzz Rickson will be your best bet. Although I have never handled one, I know they are of high quality. I believe the Sterlingwear WWII repros are a lighter weight wool, perhaps a wool/nylon blend? It is a slippery slope when one gets away from the originals.
post #6053 of 6079
Will appreciate your comments on the fit of this pea coat. I know the coat length may be too long for many, but I am fine with it as I may wear it over a jacket. How about the shoulders and the body?

Thanks.
post #6054 of 6079
Shoulders and body appear to fit well. Don't know if a jacket would fit under the shoulders, though. They are a good fit as is.
post #6055 of 6079
Many thanks. In the photo I was only wearing a shirt but I had also tried with a jacket under and didn't feel tight at all.
post #6056 of 6079

I'm hoping someone can help me identify what peacoat I have because I'd like to get the same one but in a navy color. 

 

My old peacoat looks something like this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/USN-Navy-Black-Wool-Pea-Coat-Orginal-MP752394-Vtg-6-Button-Coat-Mens-Size-M-L-/282211311016?hash=item41b51adda8:g:b-EAAOSw4shX9-0h 

 

 

 

The spec and style (MP752394) numbers are the same as mine but I know mine is not vintage as I bought it at the Burlington Coat Factory in SF about 8 years ago. I don't see a manufacturer tag - it just says USN. 

 

So, I'm looking for this same coat but in a navy blue. Does anyone know where I can find this same coat? 

 

Thanks 

post #6057 of 6079
That tag is not from an issue coat, and neither is the coat you linked to on eBay. It is the same style as the issue coats beginning in 1945, but is not the genuine article. May have been made by Fidelity for the fashion civilian market.
post #6058 of 6079

Good info - thanks. I'm actually not looking for a vintage. I was hoping to find out if these are still mass produced and where I can find one brand new. 

post #6059 of 6079
Do a Google for Fidelity Peacoats. You will probably find what you want. They are still mass produced and are widely available.
post #6060 of 6079
I can`t find my damn beanie anymore.

Silly question, but do you guys match your beanie to the color of your peacoat?
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