Originally Posted by somatoform
After having tried on peacoats by ON (complete junk), various generic USN ones at army surplus stores (all crappy fitting except the Alpha), the melton by RL (a joke for the money) and Jcrew's (with its awkwardly tight shoulders and wide body), the "piece of shit" peacoat by AE is better than all of them.
Sorry, I was a bit intemperate with the AE coat bashing. Just goes to show, to each their own, you know? Maybe I could chalk it up to an age gap. Maybe my impression was that it was not as simple as a man my age should wear. It seemed to have too much going on, whereas I like my clothes to look a little simpler and more traditional.
I'm sorry, but I found the texture and hand of the fabric odd--the lines running diagonal and all that. And the collar seems large. As I recall, the quilted lining wasn't to my liking either. And I'm sorry, but I cannot wear clothing with brands emblazoned on them. I just can't.