I recently ordered a 1968 kersey wool pea coat from Vintage Trends, after hearing much praise for the history and quality of the garment etc etc. At 5' 11" and a medium, athletic build (suit size 40R), I ordered a coat with the following measurements:
Annnnnnd it fit terribly. The chest was loose, length was about an inch too long, arm sleeves were positioned so that I had a LOT of bunching if I lifted my arm to be perpendicular to my body, and so on. Overall, a boxy fit that looked extremely awkward.
I returned the jacket with no problem, but was only able to get a credit voucher. Here's my quandary... Is there any way I can find a slim fitting pea coat on Vintage Trends? I'd like to purchase the Schott "Slim Fitting Wool Peacoat" but obviously can't let a $160 credit go to waste. I could always sell the credit voucher on eBay, or use it to stock up on vintage Pendleton flannels.
Thanks for reading!