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Is a Pea Coat from American Eagle a good idea?  

post #1 of 13
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http://www.ae.com/web/browse/product...:referralID=NA

I know it's american eagle, blah blah blah, but it's only $80 and it's the cheapest one that I can find that's widely available. Is it really worth it to spend $250 or more at a store like J. Crew for a coat?
post #2 of 13
bad idea brah
post #3 of 13
post #4 of 13
just buy it, you've already decided that you don't really care what anyone here thinks anyway
post #5 of 13
I have never seen this coat in person but there are reasons it's so cheap. Shoddy quality, poor construction, blended fabric and slave labour all contribute to a lower cost. If you're just buying this as a fashion item you don't intend to have more than one season then I'm sure it's fine. But if you want a quality product you'll be able to wear for a decade or more you'll have to look elsewhere. There's no shame in buying used. Consider this, a 70 year old pea coat in damn fine condition currently at a third of the AE. http://cgi.ebay.com/40s-Vtg-WWII-US-...t_10969wt_1139 Just make sure to have it dry cleaned if you get it.
post #6 of 13
It looks fine.
post #7 of 13
Looks fine but probably constructed like shit, fit like shit, and won't keep you warm for shit. With $80 I could purchase a vintage US Navy peacoat for around the same price.
post #8 of 13
"Reclaimed fibers"?
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by bombers View Post
Looks fine but probably constructed like shit, fit like shit, and won't keep you warm for shit.

With $80 I could purchase a vintage US Navy peacoat for around the same price.

truth.
post #10 of 13
Spend an extra $20 and go to uniqlo.
post #11 of 13
shop around a little bit. i know this doesn't help you now, i bought a usa made schott in the warm season for that same price on deep discount. (i have also since ebayed it for 40 bucks more than i bought it for)

you could buy a really well made used one for that ballpark and have a coat that is not only better constructed and warmer, you won't have to live with the shame of having purchased something at ae.
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by bombers View Post
Looks fine but probably constructed like shit, fit like shit, and won't keep you warm for shit.

With $80 I could purchase a vintage US Navy peacoat for around the same price.

You can probably kop two.

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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post
Spend an extra $20 and go to uniqlo.

word.
post #13 of 13
Peacoat thread here
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