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MEGA PEACOAT THREAD - 61 threads merged - all Peacoat questions HERE

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by ruzzi, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Well-Known Member

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    There was just a brief hint of sun, so I ran outside to see the color in the natural light. In sunlight, there is just a hint of blue. But, it is black in "ordinary" light.

    Before boxing it back up to send back for an exchange, I measured the p2p, and it is 21 inches (if I did it correctly.) This is for a 40R "spec" Sterlingwear.

    FYI: There is a 15 day period for exchange.

    I really like the deep pockets.
     
  2. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Well-Known Member

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    I agree about the vintage photos. The coat has got to be functional. I'm sure that the 38 will still have enough room and be just a tad better fitting.
     
  3. boogaboogabooga

    boogaboogabooga Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for posting images of the lining and tags, as well as the fit. You saved everyone a bit of waiting and me a bit of work. For what it's worth, I think you should size down a size , but I think I'm going to be exceptional in preferring the 36S to the 38S for myself (I think, I took pictures and will post them as soon as I get done with some errands), so take that with a grain of salt.
     
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  4. boogaboogabooga

    boogaboogabooga Well-Known Member

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    36S front

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    36S side

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    38S front

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    38S side

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  5. boogaboogabooga

    boogaboogabooga Well-Known Member

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    36S front close up

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    36S side close up

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    38S front close up

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    38S side close up

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    Not the best close ups, but I was tired (hence the slump, it's really hard to stand up straight when you're keel over tired) and I was constantly explaining to my "photographer" how to take the pictures. A little less than ideal, but if you're willing to compare them to the other pics where I'm a bit more exposed they should prove useful. I hope.

    Also, I'm wearing my sweater with all the coats. I compulsively put on long underwear bottoms as well. The sun was out. It was 72 inside. It was fucking brutal.
     
  6. boogaboogabooga

    boogaboogabooga Well-Known Member

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    Quoting for emphasis.
     
  7. TyCooN

    TyCooN Well-Known Member

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    boogaboogabooga I would stick with 36 if I was you. the slimmer coat fit works better with how people on this forum generally dress

    it looks great on you

    we can clearly see how the spec is black from your photos
     
  8. boogaboogabooga

    boogaboogabooga Well-Known Member

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    I'm not so sure about it being black. I'll try to get some pics of it outside sometime or find that LED flashlight. Sorry for being so busy guys, I'm just doing a lot of errands for the family and it's making documenting some of these things difficult.
     
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  9. TyCooN

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    when I e-mailed Sterlingwear a few days ago they called the Spec "midnight NAVY", but it has appeared BLACK so far from all these styleforum photos
     
  10. TyCooN

    TyCooN Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if Sterlingwear has recently updated their Specs

    this is what the insides of a Spec look like from a Raukuten store:

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    There is clearly a fleece lining, but the Specs everyone has just bought is all satin lined? :eh:
     
  11. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Well-Known Member

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    Your picture is what the inside of the coat looks like.
    The top is satin; the bottom is very smooth fleece. The sleeves are satin.
    The shipping label information says "black".
     
  12. boogaboogabooga

    boogaboogabooga Well-Known Member

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    Keep in mind all my photographs have been taken indoors and appear black. Clarinetplayer's have been taken outdoors and show blue.. When Michelle described the color to me she said it would appear black indoors and that the blue would show in the sun or bright lighting. They may just label their coats black for convenience's sake. I'll try getting to the bottom of this when I have a chance.
     
  13. boogaboogabooga

    boogaboogabooga Well-Known Member

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    The two coats in my possession are the same.
     
  14. TyCooN

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    thanks for clearing everything up, champs

    I'll have to get me a Spec next Winter
     
  15. laughter95

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    i love how this thread consistently resurfaces every year.

    get a sterlingwear peacoat! best value purchase of my entire wardrobe. and it's not terribly expensive such that i have to worry about keeping it perfectly clean, etc.
     
  16. clarinetplayer

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    On Monday, I am expecting delivery of this vintage (1946) pea coat

    [​IMG]:

    It should interesting to compare this with the Sterligwear "spec".
     
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    When I telephoned Sterlingwear the person on the phone said the liner in the Authentic was "reveresed fleece" which suggests that the rough part of the liner might be turned inwards, hence it's smooth appearance on the inside of the coat. I guess the test would be to get a job at the factory or buy a coat and tear open the liner to find out.
     
  18. TyCooN

    TyCooN Well-Known Member

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    alright, everyone

    I'm going to have to order both a 36R and 34R from Sterlingwear to see which one fits better then return one. I just e-mailed them for a p2p measurment on a 36R authentic and was told it's about 17inches.
     
  19. TyCooN

    TyCooN Well-Known Member

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    after talking to a few styleforum members it looks like the spec, authentic, and navigator all vary in how slim they fit

    slimmest to loosest:
    spec > authentic > navigator
     
  20. boogaboogabooga

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    One thing that really popped out to me in person that I didn't notice with pictures is how suit-like the shoulders are on the Spec. I'm wondering if that is a recent development. A few photos of people wearing what would not be considered vintage peacoats don't seem feature those types of shoulders consistently.
     

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