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Pea Coat or Double Breasted Coat?

post #1 of 107
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I'm thinking about having either a pea coat made or a double breasted peaked lapel coat (it that what they are called?). Here are examples of the type of look I'm talking about with regards to cut (both pics from http://thesartorialist.blogspot.com) first the pea coat then double breasted coat. Since it doesn't really get that cold in in California I really one need one so I'm looking for something rather versatile and don't know which one to go with. So which one do you guys think I could wear with jeans and woolen odd-trousers? I'm leaning towards the pea coat but maybe I'm wrong, is a pea coat too casual for woolen trousers? Is a double breasted coat too formal for jeans? I posted this in Streetwear since ~70% of my cloths are streetwear type cloths but that 30% of more woolen trousers and dress shirts is growing so I'm looking for something that I can wear with both type of cloths.
post #2 of 107
You could wear either with either. In CA you might be better off with the shorter pea coat, but I think they only look good in a heavier (warmer) fabric. In fact I am a bit of a pea coat Nazi and I really think they should almost only ever be a real, official issue, vintage coat. But I do like that one in the pic, with the unusual hip pockets. OTOH, the coat in the other pic could be made in a lighter fabric, and be more versatile.

Great cuts on both. I would wear either with just about anything.

Here is my favorite peacoat - probably my all time favorite article of clothing:
post #3 of 107
I'm definitely a peacoat person myself.
post #4 of 107
Definitely peacoat.
post #5 of 107
i recall someone posted a link to an online vendor selling authentic military pea coats at damn good prices, you may want to dig around and find that...
post #6 of 107
pea coat. and get a real mil issue one.
post #7 of 107
another for the peacoat. i can't do double breasted things- aside from females that is
post #8 of 107
Yeah, so I WANT to say DB coat just for the sake of a little variety, but let's be honest: peacoat. You just can't go wrong with a good peacoat.
post #9 of 107
Peacoat. Without a doubt.
post #10 of 107
Does anyone have a Schott peacoat? I was thinking about picking one up, but I don't know how they fit. Is it possible to have them taken in? (I would assume so, is it a hassle is really the question I guess.)
post #11 of 107
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Originally Posted by Hawkeye
Does anyone have a Schott peacoat? I was thinking about picking one up, but I don't know how they fit. Is it possible to have them taken in? (I would assume so, is it a hassle is really the question I guess.)

http://64.233.179.104/translate_c?hl...t/740size.html

I'm going to get one too, the price is right and it looks like a jacket that wont go out of style.
post #12 of 107
double breasted coat. I just think it's so much smarter looking than a peacoat. You can't go wrong with either but I think the extra length of the double breasted gives it a tad more elegance and refinement, but that's just me. courtesy of Satoralist:
post #13 of 107
Leather peacoat:

post #14 of 107
if youre a 38 i have the answer for you.... a full length pea coat. it was custom made for an officer.
post #15 of 107
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Originally Posted by alexpham
courtesy of Satoralist:



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