Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
That's not horrible. I was waiting to hear like $2k or something. Can you really find decent vintage for much cheaper?
Vintage ones typically cost about $50-100. Little more, little less, depending on the condition and how "curated" of a shop you're buying from. Fancier vintage shops = fancier prices.
But there's probably not a single thrift shop in the US that doesn't have a rack of them. They're also all over eBay, and sites like this
Fedora Lounge has a good thread for how to date vintage peacoats
, if anyone cares about "historical accuracy."
The BR coat is nice in that its 1) historically accurate to the 1930s, 2) built like a tank, 3) will come new and unworn (although, could also be a bad thing if you like clothes with more "character"), and 4) takes no time to buy (trade off being that what you save in time, you spend in money).
I like my coat, but expensive peacoats are still strange to me give the number of good vintage options.
Originally Posted by venividivicibj
you can check out the firm that makes Peacoats for the US navy. they sell to the public as well, forgot the name. I think theyre about 300 or so.
I think you're thinking about Sterlingwear? Fidelity also makes nice coats. I think Barneys even carries them (or at least did).