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post #16 of 44
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I think the sterlingwear is out the door now. After reading through to find the above pictures I remembered seeing months ago, I found out that the sterlingwears are abrasive and itchy (which is the very reason I hadn't purchased a wool coat when younger). I don't like that itchiness, obviously. What I've seen suggested as an alternative to sterlingwear are schott coats. So, I'm thinking about this one, from Schott:



which reportedly looks like this:

post #17 of 44
Schott uses a similar melton wool to Sterlingwear. I don't think you're going to find it alot less "itchy"

I would recommend Gloverall, and size down one size.
post #18 of 44
If you don't like the melton wool (which I dont either), I know firsthand the Banana Republic peacoat is really soft, and isnt wool, but a heavy 24-30oz cotton that is much like moleskin. A size small in that coat should fit you pretty well.
post #19 of 44
I looked at the Spiewak mentioned earlier the other day at Urban O*****s and it's not nearly as scratchy as mine, or likely the Sterlingwear. The styling was acceptable, though not optimal, and the price was pretty good. Anyway, why don't you head to one and see what you think? You can at least try one on and see if you like the style at all.

BTW, since a coat like that should be fitted to keep you warm (and look good), it may look odd if you wear really loose pants with it. I think it looks much better with semi-fitted jeans than with straight or loose ones. Embrace your skinnyness.
post #20 of 44
J, is an authentic melton peacoat is much warmer than the Spiewak version?
post #21 of 44
I couldn't tell you, I've never worn one of the newer ones. I would guess that since the fabric on mine is much more tightly woven, and hence scratchy and shinier, it's probably warmer - but a lot of the newer ones have Thinsulate lining and such, so it may be a wash. And anyway, mine is sometimes too warm, so it might be better depending on your climate.
post #22 of 44
Sorry to hi-jack the thread but I thought it would be appropriate to ask here, would getting a slim peacoat be out of place in Orange County, California? The worst thing we get would be hard rain and hail, I also live about 20 miles from the beach....so..out of place or okay?
post #23 of 44
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Oh man. You just wrecked the plan. The loose fit jeans are non-negotiable. I'm willing to work everything else around to keep the jeans. What do you suggest I do? Go up a size on the coat, so its not fitted? I don't know.. let me know.

(if you look in the regular winter coat thread, then you'll see the jeans I'm planning on wearing..).. and the shoes.
post #24 of 44
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Originally Posted by Silentblue
Sorry to hi-jack the thread but I thought it would be appropriate to ask here, would getting a slim peacoat be out of place in Orange County, California? The worst thing we get would be hard rain and hail, I also live about 20 miles from the beach....so..out of place or okay?

I think it'd be fine. I've thought about picking up a pea coat for this season.
post #25 of 44
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Originally Posted by greatfire
Oh man. You just wrecked the plan. The loose fit jeans are non-negotiable. I'm willing to work everything else around to keep the jeans. What do you suggest I do? Go up a size on the coat, so its not fitted? I don't know.. let me know. (if you look in the regular winter coat thread, then you'll see the jeans I'm planning on wearing..).. and the shoes.
The Seven Relaxed are a decent jean, and I'll disclaim the following by stating I own a pair, but I think it would look like shit on someone who was 6'1 and 160. Those jeans have a pretty big leg opening and look fairly baggy even on someone like me, who has muscular (24") thighs, and is a solid 6'1 215 or so. I think you'd be swimming in those, and they're probably cut the slimmest of the ones that you posted. I'd seriously consider trying on some jeans. You don't have to get slim fit low rise jeans, even something classic like the 501 would be a good choice for your body type, but baggy jeans are just not going to look stylish, you might as well go with Old Navy if you're going to go that route.
post #26 of 44
Thread Starter 
Do you consider this a bad look?



I have some 569's on right now, and this is about how they fit (and how I like my jeans to fit)..

If that fit isn't going to work with the fitted peacoat, then I'll thank you all for the heads up.
post #27 of 44
Wear the Peacoat. Ante it up wuth some flourescent looking scarf. Orange or something.
post #28 of 44
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Originally Posted by greatfire
Do you consider this a bad look?



I have some 569's on right now, and this is about how they fit (and how I like my jeans to fit)..

If that fit isn't going to work with the fitted peacoat, then I'll thank you all for the heads up.

I think it might. Especially as I recall you prefer your tees to be reach the elbow. I envision that your style is not particularily slim or fitted. For me, I don't particularily like those jeans (I have similar styles, but dislike them and never wear them). If the rest of your outfit is somewhat baggy then a closely fitted coat will likely look odd. Similarily, I have clothing that I would previously consider fitted, but when paired with tight jeans look somewhat baggy. I think you continuity throughout an outfit is important.
post #29 of 44
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Originally Posted by CoryB
I think it might. Especially as I recall you prefer your tees to be reach the elbow. I envision that your style is not particularily slim or fitted. For me, I don't particularily like those jeans (I have similar styles, but dislike them and never wear them). If the rest of your outfit is somewhat baggy then a closely fitted coat will likely look odd. Similarily, I have clothing that I would previously consider fitted, but when paired with tight jeans look somewhat baggy. I think you continuity throughout an outfit is important.
I'm sorry.. but you think it might what? Not work with the peacoat?


A better question is: how loose can I go with the jeans, and still fit the profile of the peacoat? Someone mentioned 501's, I saw that, but how loose, period?

This too loose?



(BTW, I hate shopping for stuff. This is a nightmare.. takes soo long to make sure everything is alright.. jeez.)
post #30 of 44
I'd disagree with the posters that say a more fitted peacoat would look odd with looser jeans.

I think the contrast would look good. That way you don't look like you dressed in someone else's large-ish clothes.

I have a Japanese friend who does this, and I think it's pretty cool. I have to add, though, that he's diesel as hell, has been doing martial arts (teaches it, now) and has been doing this for years. Small tops, loose jeans (so he can kick in them) and sneaks or boots.
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