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post #76 of 89
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Originally Posted by unbridled_id View Post
The difference between the Schott and the Sterlingwear coats I have is the Shcott is heavily lined and the Sterlingwear is not. I suppose this heavier lining makes the coat "stiffer" but I don't see that as being a function of the wool used

There are a few more differences than that, there is a lot more stitching on the Sterlingwear than the Schott.

Sterlingwear (left) (used the red so you can see the stitching differences) Schott (right)


If you look at the pockets on the Sterlingwear (Red) you can see the triangles (don't know what the stitch is called) around the pockets, with bar tacks, Schott doesnt have this. You can also see the stitching lining the end of the sleeve and the hem on the Sterlingwear, Schott does not have this.

I think there are more differences, but I've forgotten, the guy at Kauffman's Army Navy on 42nd st laid them both out and went over the differences with me last winter.
post #77 of 89
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Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
There are a few more differences than that, there is a lot more stitching on the Sterlingwear than the Schott.

Sterlingwear (left) (used the red so you can see the stitching differences) Schott (right)


If you look at the pockets on the Sterlingwear (Red) you can see the triangles (don't know what the stitch is called) around the pockets, with bar tacks, Schott doesnt have this. You can also see the stitching lining the end of the sleeve and the hem on the Sterlingwear, Schott does not have this.

I think there are more differences, but I've forgotten, the guy at Kauffman's Army Navy on 42nd st laid them both out and went over the differences with me last winter.

sry, i might've missed it earlier, but which brand would you recommend?
post #78 of 89
Hello All,

First time poster. After reading many, many reviews over the past few weeks, I finally stopped my back and forth pacing and went ahead and bought a Schott pea coat. I was deciding between the Spiewak McKenzie pea coat and the Schott pea coat (The McKenzie coat is probably the better looking coat, but I didn't think I could "dress down" as well with that coat). This thread was helpful in my decision (and provided me with other pea coat options) so I thought I'd share my impressions of the Schott coat for those still looking.

My search was a very long one as I did not want the traditional black, navy or gray. I bought the Schott DU741 coat in Khaki (the color still looks great but it is darker in person than any of the online images I've seen). I'm a muscular/heavy set guy so I had to buy the 3X (which translates to a 52 coat size). This is my first ever pea coat and I was surprised with how heavy this thing is (WOW)...my arm got a little tired after holding it too long. I like the fit but there was just a little bit too much room in the coat for me so I took the coat to the Tailor (coat arrived this evening and I took it to the tailor immediately after I tried it on). I'm having the buttons on the left side of the coat moved over about 2-3 inches or so to give more of a V tapered look to the coat because when I pulled the coat tighter closed (past the buttons) it looked really great on. Best part, tailor only charges $1.50/button so my cost to get the coat fitting exactly how I want is negligible.

Conclusion: I love the look of this pea coat and wish I would have discovered pea coats years earlier (P.S. the pea coat goes great with the right newsboy cap).

Thank you all for your help.
post #79 of 89
Anyone try the schott washed fitted coat. Looks great but a tad expensive

http://www.schottnyc.com/wool-clothi...ed-peacoat.htm
post #80 of 89
hey how tall are you and what is your weight? if you dont mind me asking

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Originally Posted by gshen View Post
hi guys, first post here!

after reading up several threads on sterlingwear peacoats, i decided to follow the common method of ordering 1 size less than your chest measured when inhaling.

ended up with a size 34R and my chest measures exactly 36" while inhaled.

my height is 173cm(5.67 ft) and i weigh 61kg (134pounds), and this is how the coat fits me:







really happy with the construction of the coat and the overall fit! if anyone needs exact measurements on the coat, PM and i'll be glad to help out.

thanks to all who helped with sterlingwear sizing issues previously
post #81 of 89
Is there a SF consensus on Women's Sterlingwear peacoats sizing? Dlo they also need to be sized down one size for a slim fit? I am thinking of getting a Classic peacoat for my wife. She is about 5'3" and pretty thin - she generally doesn't wear bulky sweaters but rather goes with mock turtlenecks with a layer of capilene underneath if very cold outside.
post #82 of 89
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Originally Posted by ky70 View Post
...I like the fit but there was just a little bit too much room in the coat for me so I took the coat to the Tailor (coat arrived this evening and I took it to the tailor immediately after I tried it on). I'm having the buttons on the left side of the coat moved over about 2-3 inches or so to give more of a V tapered look to the coat because when I pulled the coat tighter closed (past the buttons) it looked really great on. Best part, tailor only charges $1.50/button so my cost to get the coat fitting exactly how I want is negligible

I got the coat back today and the alterations made all the difference as now the coat fits perfectly...now I just have to get use to walking around with 10+ pounds on my back (LOL).
post #83 of 89
i went to an army/camping store today and I tried on a navy peacoat...not sure if it was a sterlingwear..but it was harsh and really stiff...are sterlingwears like this?
post #84 of 89
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Originally Posted by jkc350z View Post
i went to an army/camping store today and I tried on a navy peacoat...not sure if it was a sterlingwear..but it was harsh and really stiff...are sterlingwears like this?

the Sterlingwear is durable. Isn't the roughest I've felt but it is no cashmere. It is also durable and fairly stiff.

My thoughts on sizing.... I'm a 38.5" chest and the 38R fit though I felt the shoulders and body were a bit wide for a slim fit, so I sent it back and then got my 36R in after quite a journey with a poster on this forum. If anything, I should have gotten a 36L, since I am 6' and the sleeves are about .5-1" too short but I can get those lengthened at a tailor, though they don't look bad now.

I have a 7-8" drop and for this reason the chest is VERY tight when I button the top button. It is doable but I wish there was an extra inch. The armholes are VERY high as well and almost dig into my armpits. All in all, the peacoat fits VERY slim, but I don't know if it is worth the sacrifice for comfort. There is about 0.5-1" to let the back out. I may do this and then move the buttons over half an inch if things are still too snug.

Putting a sweater on underneath is pushing it, but still doable (technically) if I don't button the top button. I have just been wearing it with the middle button buttoned to keep it somewhat comfortable.
post #85 of 89
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Originally Posted by jkc350z View Post
hey how tall are you and what is your weight? if you dont mind me asking


Looks sharp. I'll have to say here that Peas are the fit young guys go-to coat. I've never seen one on a obese person.
post #86 of 89
I don't get all the downsizing, maybe my shoulders are broad or something. Why sacrifice comfort, if wearing a sweater is pushing it and you only button the middle button it seems as if something is wrong. Why not get the 38 and if you want it taken it bring it and get it altered slightly.
post #87 of 89
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Originally Posted by unbridled_id View Post
I don't get all the downsizing, maybe my shoulders are broad or something. Why sacrifice comfort, if wearing a sweater is pushing it and you only button the middle button it seems as if something is wrong. Why not get the 38 and if you want it taken it bring it and get it altered slightly.

I didn't have them to try on at the same time, unfortunately, so I went by the recommendations on this forum. The shoulders on the 38 definitely looked a bit wider than I would have liked. I will have it let out a little bit and go from there. The jacket wasn't ridiculously expensive, so I'm fine with experimenting.
post #88 of 89
I got a 32L Sterlingwear and I kinda wish I had gone with a 34. The fit looks awesome, but layering is pretty much out of the question...that is, if I want to button the damn thing. It's very tight in the armholes which kinda sucks, yet the sleeves are a little wider than I would like. On the plus side, it's so warm that I can usually go without layering. Simply buttoning it all the way and wearing a scarf+hat+gloves is almost always enough. I got mine in grey, and it gets a lot of compliments.
post #89 of 89

I have done much research on who make s a great Pea coat like many as I am 30 year retired Navy Vet and have had Pea coats since ww2 and on.

First to reply to comment that you went to Army Navy store and compared coats. That dose not mean they have Regulation issue. As for being stiff . None of Mine were ever stiff and quite soft as the ww2 and Post ww2 were 100% Wool and 32 ounce and fitted with also Combed wool or some called Kersey wool. After budget changes and Viet Nam coats became 80 % wool and 6 Buttons instead of 10 or 8. Also 24 ounce . 

Its hard to tell on the Net by picture but Sterling made Navy Issue after 1968 and who know now. My three sons served in the 90's and there coats were not at all as heavy or tailored as mine. 

I am looking at buying a new one as my old size 38 don't even come close any more, But I will try Sterling's of Boston sincve they have a 100% wool 6 button one and also a 10 button one. If it don't meet expectations of an old salt like me I will return it.

Bottom line to my comment is Pea coats should not be stiff and Mine kept me warm in very  cold climates with only my Blues under it also made of wool or Gabardine,,

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