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post #31 of 44
hmm, I'm also in the camp that normal peacoats would look better with a bit fuller/straight cut jean than something slim since peacoats always look boxy. But if you plan on tapering the waist (or getting a $$ designer peacoat) then it'll look good with either kind of jean, but in general I think of peacoats fitting better with APC Rescues more often than APC NS (for example)
post #32 of 44
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So is the peacoat still a go?
post #33 of 44
I have been browsing some of the Peacoat threads for a while now, and I have decided to get one for this winter (though some of my friends say it is too feminine ). However, I have a few questions before making my final decision.

I am still deciding whether to get the Authentic from Sterlingwear or the one from Schott NYC. Are the fits between the two similar for those who have tried them both on?
I want to order an Oxford Grey one, though the Schott's grey appears to be lighter than the one on the Sterlingwear site (are they the same tone in real life?). I prefer a darker grey, so if the Sterlingwear one is a bit darker I would go with that one.

Does anyone know what size for the coat would be good for someone with a chest size 37"-37.5"? I am around 5'10"-5'11" (178cm-180cm) and weigh 170-180lbs (though I will try to get that down to 165 or so soon ).
Also, regarding the length, I am hoping these coats will only go down to around the crotch area (lack of a better term) only.

By the way does anyone know what kind of shipping Schott uses for shipments to Canada? Sterlingwear uses UPS, so I'll probably be charged hefty duties by UPS come delivery time if I do purchase from them.
post #34 of 44
just bought my new authentic sterlingwear pea coat for the season, it's in the mail, 36.50 shipped off ebay
post #35 of 44
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Originally Posted by Pazu
I have been browsing some of the Peacoat threads for a while now, and I have decided to get one for this winter (though some of my friends say it is too feminine ). However, I have a few questions before making my final decision.


Does anyone know what size for the coat would be good for someone with a chest size 37"-37.5"? I am around 5'10"-5'11" (178cm-180cm) and weigh 170-180lbs (though I will try to get that down to 165 or so soon ).
Also, regarding the length, I am hoping these coats will only go down to around the crotch area (lack of a better term) only.
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I'm about an inch shorter and weigh 150. And I ordered a 34 sterlingwear one which is perfect. It's a bit boxy in the shoulders cause of the padding, i'm debating whether to have it taken out or not and I may have it slimmed in the waist for a more tapered look. I think the 36 would have been too big for me, but sounds about right for you. pdavie0 was selling his tailored one on here that's a 36. And it breaks after the crotch.
post #36 of 44
Thanks, I think I will order the Authentic in 36 then.
post #37 of 44
Actually on the Sterlingwear's men's size chart (on the site) it says a chest size 36 should order a coat sized 38. But I should order coat size 36 (34 chest on the chart) anyway for a better fit, correct?
post #38 of 44
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Originally Posted by ang_kangkong
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.
I agree that outerwear shirts look good with baggy jeans. I think fitted outerwear and baggy jeans do look odd together.

greatfire, I honestly wouldn't worry too much about getting every detail of the fit right. If you're slim and wear nice clothes, and the fit is somewhere in the ballpark of where it should be, i.e., you're not grabbing at your pants to keep from showing the world your poopy buttcrack, you're going to look aces, man. I recall from some of your other posts that you don't want to look too fussy, so don't sweat it. Those jeans will look fine with a reasonably fitted coat.
post #39 of 44
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Originally Posted by greatfire
So is the peacoat still a go?

If you're going to go big with your tees and pants then I nix the peacoat. Reason being that a peacoat, by the nature of it's fabric, doesn't flow. Big shirts and jeans sort of hang off a skinny body, the clotes flow. A peacoat is more of a structured garment and even if you buy it big it will never hang in the same way. I'm suggesting a M-65, maybe even sized up a bit to go with your style. They hang right, they flow, they move the same way your other clothes move. Continuity.
post #40 of 44
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Originally Posted by greatfire
I love the fit of his peacoat... I think fitted peacoat/fitted jeans would look nice. Baggy jeans would probably be strange, depending on the fit of course.
post #41 of 44
[quote=ang_kangkong]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.

[quote]

I've dressed this way a long time too. imo, this silhouette is far superior to the reverse (boxy tops, tight bottoms) which reminds me of German businessmen. Not a good look. Maybe it's this association alone that has not let me get into the slim (we used to just call them tight) jeans look, and especially not the black tight jeans look. In any case, I got the idea of the more fitted top, looser bottom look from the uniform of the Aikidoika or pictures of the old Shotokai masters. But yes, you have to be reasonably fit to do this. Skinny is okay too, but if you are really tall and skinny, it may or may not work. Case by case basis. We still have no pictures of you, so it's hard to say what will or will not work.
post #42 of 44
Anyone know what kind of jacket this is? And what brand? I'm sure it's not a dior, lad musician, hare collab.
http://page7.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/g49143433
post #43 of 44
I am looking for this coat. I originally saw the pic on superfuture. Does anyone know who makes it, much less carries it.

Thanks, JOe K.
post #44 of 44
The peacoat can be fitted and still look bulky. It (and I speak specifically of the Sterlingwear, which I own), is made of very heavy, stiff wool. It's warm as hell, and they run a little large so you have room to layer sweaters and stuff underneath.

If you are wearing jeans that are really fitted, you can come off looking like your torso is a box standing on two little sticks, especially if you are tall. Not a good look. Balance is the key.

Also, do yourself a favor and get a peacoat that has three vertical buttons, not four.
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