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Ahh, bummer. I figured as much which is why I left it in store but I was just wondering if my sensibilities were off from years of jackets that don't quite meet that ancient cupped fingers rule for jacket length. Thanks for the input guys. Also, bought the pants based on a previous post I made in this thread about tan wool slacks. Was advised to pick something with texture over the rather flat camel flannel I had been looking at so I went for a taupe-ish cavalry twill from Hertling. Wasn't sure about the color at first but I'm really pleased with it, great weight and feel.

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well u saved a few bucks then :satisfied:

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@EFV

Follow up to our earlier conversation on Andrew's Ties...

I was really displeased with the quality of their ties that I walked over to their store and had a chat with the owner. I took two Sam Hober ties to show him how a tie is supposed to stay in good condition. If you recall from the pictures that I had shown you, the Andrew's ties were coming off and wrinkling on its own. The owner insisted that all the ties, Europe or USA, come from the same factory and that they are the best quality. When I showed him Sam Hober, he started looking for a tag. He said this isn't made in Italy and it won't even last longer than my ties.:lol:. Anyways, I told him I don't want the ties and just wanted to show them to him before I trashed it. He then offered a brand new tie as a courtesy. Very nice of him.

 

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Edited by The Noodles - 2/5/15 at 8:53am
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Why can't i find any 100% wool peacoats?

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Sterlingwear makes 100% wool peacoats and is the supplier for the US Navy
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yeah but i'm in the uk :/

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I will probably just end up saving up and getting bespoke because i don't think there are any peacoats out there that have exactly what i want.

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Get one made by Luxire
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Originally Posted by MGoCrimson View Post

Get one made by Luxire

they don't seem to do a functional double breasted design it simply decorative :/

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Why is 100% wool so important?

I have 2 pea coats. One is wool and silk, like 70/30, and the other is wool and nylon, like 85/15 I think. I have no qualms with that.
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

@EFV

Follow up to our earlier conversation on Andrew's Ties...
I was really displeased with the quality of their ties that I walked over to their store and had a chat with the owner. I took two Sam Hober ties to show him how a tie is supposed to stay in good condition. If you recall from the pictures that I had shown you, the Andrew's ties were coming off and wrinkling on its own. The owner insisted that all the ties, Europe or USA, come from the same factory and that they are the best quality. When I showed him Sam Hober, he started looking for a tag. He said this isn't made in Italy and it won't even last longer than my ties.lol8%5B1%5D.gif. Anyways, I told him I don't want the ties and just wanted to show them to him before I trashed it. He then offered a brand new tie as a courtesy. Very nice of him.

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The guy sounds pretty clueless, even if the gesture of giving you a new tie was nice. I've talked to the guy who owns the Swedish store on several occasions and he's said that he's made his own contacts with suppliers, and that he basically only shares the name with the American stores.

Could be either way of course. Few guys in the business are likely to give up exactly who their suppliers/manufacturers are, especially if they're talking to someone who may also start producing accessories.

I'm happy with the tie I bought there, but will probably go with Hober for future grenadines, if there'll be any. Still on the fence whether I actually like them or not. I'm no CBD guy, and I usually prefer a knit to a grenadine.
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they don't seem to do a functional double breasted design it simply decorative :/

Am I missing something. What does that mean?

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Originally Posted by sebflynn View Post
 

they don't seem to do a functional double breasted design it simply decorative :/

:confused: What do you mean by this? Peacoats are arch-typically double breasted.

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they don't seem to do a functional double breasted design it simply decorative :/

 

Looks functional to me when looking at the button holes. They made me a DB coat that's fully functional, so they can definitely do it. I'm not sure how you'd make a DB coat that's only decorative? Hidden SB closure underneath a DB closure?

 

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Thats is a ridiculously good looking coat.
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