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post #16 of 18
Generally I would say about 1" longer than a suit jacket, but as Jovan said, a slightly shorter one can also look good. It depends on the individual and the style they're going for. Peacoats are also traditionally quite boxy and rather roomy, but a tighter and/or more tapered fit isn't inappropriate, as long as you don't go overboard. And yeah, iammatt's looks long to me, too. Could be the picture. But generally, I would rather have a peacoat 1/2-1" shorter than standard as opposed to 1/2-1" longer. To my eye, peacoats that are too long make one's legs look stumpy.
post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by Sgt_Strider
I just went to try this coat out at BR today:

http://www.bananarepublic.com/browse...687&pid=433370

The peacoat is just slightly above my knee. It's about 10-13 centimetre above my knees. Is that too long? From the picture, it does seem like this is a extra long peacoat. It doesn't seem like in that pic, the jacket is about an inch below the waist.

You know what guys? I just looked at the coat again and I noticed it said a three-quarter peacoat. I think that explains why it hits my thigh, though it's just ever so slightly (about 12cm) above my knees. Is this a unconventional length for peacoat?
post #18 of 18
Yes, it is a stylized version of a classic
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