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How much we talking for the Buzz coat here?
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How much we talking for the Buzz coat here?

$750 in the US (available at Self Edge, and probably Blue in Green in NYC). About $550 in Japan.
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That's not horrible. I was waiting to hear like $2k or something. Can you really find decent vintage for much cheaper?
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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.

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

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.
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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).
post #10896 of 11427
^

What a downer. I was thinking of getting a peacoat made with blue tweed
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Gents!

I have been considering a pea coat for a long time. If not custom what is the best option for something that is slim fitting and adequately covers the full length of a sportcoat by a good few inches? I would be open to one that goes to mid-thigh or even just above the knee if it had a belt in the back. Keep in mind I am 6'1 and 165 so tall and slender. Too many pea coats seem short and squat on me.

Thank you!
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Is there anything specifically different about fabric meant for coating aside from weight? Say would this be suitable?

http://www.dugdalebros.com/online-shop/white-rose-caldonaire-bunch-141/4222/

Are there any things I should know before getting a tweed coat made? I know there are names and kinds of coats but can I pretty much customise it as I like? I kind of just want a double breasted coat with maybe a half belt and nothing else special. Guess it'd end up looking like a polo coat if I use the fabric I linked though?
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Gents!

I have been considering a pea coat for a long time. If not custom what is the best option for something that is slim fitting and adequately covers the full length of a sportcoat by a good few inches? I would be open to one that goes to mid-thigh or even just above the knee if it had a belt in the back. Keep in mind I am 6'1 and 165 so tall and slender. Too many pea coats seem short and squat on me.

@gdl203 can probably give you a better answer, as I think you guys are about the same height. FWIW, I'm 5'10" and about 145lbs. My peacoat definitely won't fit over a sport coat. Peacoats, FME, are cut trim, and are meant to be worn over heavy sweaters. They're originally designed for sailors, after all. They're also not long enough to be worn with a traditional sport coat -- and at least with mine, certainly won't cover one by a few inches.

Alden had this bespoke piece made. Sometimes I see it referred to at LL as a peacoat. Sometimes I see this style referred generally on the internet as a "reefer coat." I don't think either of those terms are correct, but there you go.

Some photos (first Alden's coat, then Churchill).


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Thanks! Still leaning towards just getting something like the coat below made at some point. Think it would suit my style and needs pretty well.



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Thanks! Still leaning towards just getting something like the coat below made at some point. Think it would suit my style and needs pretty well.

That looks great, and I agree, I think it would suit your style really well.

Was just mentioning in another thread about how I'd like to get a few coats over the next few years. A camel hair polo, navy Guards, and an Ulster in either some kind of checked tweed or a wheat colored Donegal herringbone.
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Gents!

I have been considering a pea coat for a long time. If not custom what is the best option for something that is slim fitting and adequately covers the full length of a sportcoat by a good few inches? I would be open to one that goes to mid-thigh or even just above the knee if it had a belt in the back. Keep in mind I am 6'1 and 165 so tall and slender. Too many pea coats seem short and squat on me.

Thank you!

The Real McCoy's makes two models, the 1913 and the 1930s. The '30s coat is similar to the Buzz Rickson (I have it, I'm 6'2", 165, and feel it's fine if a little short). The 1913 model, however, is longer -- maybe 34.5 inches on a coat with a 42.5-inch chest. That may work better. I do like the idea of a bespoke, peacoat-esque coat.
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Anyone had anything in Aimbry?  like the designs, not sure about the drape. It's 8-9oz

 

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Some Fresco and Steadfast for sale. Please see my sig.
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Technically the cloth woven for Frank is different because it was made with the apex pointing up rather pointing down. Were you the one that told me that or was it Frank?

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