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Pea Coat or Double Breasted Coat?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by drake, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. dusty

    dusty Well-Known Member

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    For CA, I'm voting DB in moleskin.
     
  2. Get Smart

    Get Smart Well-Known Member

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    they guy on the far right looks real good. I dunno if it's the light but his buttons appear to be bronze/brass colored, which looks badical. If I got a peacoat custom made I'd want to go away from the typical black buttons, and obviously choose a different fabric. The moleskin idea was good.
     
  3. Ott

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    holy shit I want this coat anyone know where I can find something similar?
     
  4. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Well-Known Member

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    If you do go DB, make the buttons parallel rather than trapezoidal (like the one you posted), otherwise I think it'd be rubbish with jeans.
     
  5. drake

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    Thanks for all the advice guys. I think I'll go with some form of a peacoat.
     
  6. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Well-Known Member

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    holy shit I want this coat anyone know where I can find something similar?
    Costume National makes similar peacoats.

    !luc
     
  7. DrBot

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    Costume National makes similar peacoats.

    !luc


    Guess they will go with your boots, Ott.
     
  8. Fuuma

    Fuuma Well-Known Member

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    I really like Sterlingwear Peacoats. I have one (sized down) and it fits very well. Looks a lot like j's.

    Where did you order it from (probably sterlingwear website)?
    How much did it cost?
    What size did you pick?
    What model did you pick?
    What can you fit underneath/what's the fit? (feel free to post pics [​IMG] )

    I'll probably order a peacoat in the next week/2 weeks (wanted a new coat for next winter, what better time to take care of that than in the middle of summer...) so if anybody has other suggestions (brand, auctions, your dead uncle who was a size 36 ship captain, etc), feel free to contribute.


    I seem to remember a thread about Brian's peacoat and I thought about getting one at the time but with the crash and everything....
     
  9. denning

    denning Well-Known Member

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    J, is that peacoat you're wearing a mil issue?
     
  10. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Well-Known Member

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    I really like Sterlingwear Peacoats. I have one (sized down) and it fits very well. Looks a lot like j's.

    Sterlingwear, to the best of my knowledge, makes the real US Navy coats. I went and bout a mil surplus coat only to find out I could have purchased direct from Sterlinwear the same coat, new, for less money.
     
  11. cheapmutha

    cheapmutha Well-Known Member

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    Can you actually wear a navy peacoat with jeans? Won't it look to, for the lack of a good term, blue? If anyone has any ideas to pull this off please post pics.
    the navy blue is basicly black. its blacker than some black things i have. looks perfectly fine. how much does a navy pea coat cost? i have the luxuary of living in a navy town so the thrift stores are loaded with them for 5$
     
  12. Brian SD

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    Where did you order it from (probably sterlingwear website)?
    Yep.
    I guess $140.
    34.. normally I wear a 36
    The Authentic
    Usually a sweater or a shirt and tie or something. Here's a pic with a hoodie underneath: [​IMG]
    Yea I remember that thread. I mentioned it because it quickly became one of my favorite coats. As soon as my girlfriend saw me in it she was on her knees, saying I looked so good. I had the collar popped (take notes all). I'm probably going to order a navy or black one for the next winter in size 32. It's definitely a really nice fit.. structured and just a little tapered. I like the way the 34 fits a lot. I wouldn't mind having a super-tight peacoat as well, however. Oh last thing to add: it definitely doesn't feel designer-y, but that's cool with me. I would really like to change the buttons, however. I HATE the Sterlingwear buttons (non-traditional buttons, they are black plastic and have the logo engraved on them). I really like light-horn buttons.. will probably get them put on the grey one, and go with standard black buttons for the navy one.
     
  13. j

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    J, is that peacoat you're wearing a mil issue?
    Yes, from the 1950s or so.
     
  14. Fuuma

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    Yep.

    I guess $140.

    34.. normally I wear a 36

    The Authentic

    Usually a sweater or a shirt and tie or something. Here's a pic with a hoodie underneath:

    [​IMG]

    Yea I remember that thread. I mentioned it because it quickly became one of my favorite coats. As soon as my girlfriend saw me in it she was on her knees, saying I looked so good. I had the collar popped (take notes all).

    I'm probably going to order a navy or black one for the next winter in size 32. It's definitely a really nice fit.. structured and just a little tapered. I like the way the 34 fits a lot. I wouldn't mind having a super-tight peacoat as well, however.

    Oh last thing to add: it definitely doesn't feel designer-y, but that's cool with me. I would really like to change the buttons, however. I HATE the Sterlingwear buttons (non-traditional buttons, they are black plastic and have the logo engraved on them). I really like light-horn buttons.. will probably get them put on the grey one, and go with standard black buttons for the navy one.


    On the website they advise ordering one size larger (i.e. a size 36 like you and me should order a size 38, but if I understand you correctly you went for a 34 and might go for a 32? Am I getting this right?

    I'm assuming you went for a "normal" lenght which means I should go for the "short" to get right lenght.

    BTW Nice look, that's pretty much what I'm looking for.
     
  15. Brian SD

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    Yea. Don't listen to their advice. Size down one for a slim fit, two for a super tight fit. I went for normal length... the sleeves on "short" are just not enough, as much as I wouldn't mind a shorter fit (not that there's anything wrong with normal).
     
  16. pdavie0

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    Where did you order it from (probably sterlingwear website)?
    How much did it cost?
    What size did you pick?
    What model did you pick?
    What can you fit underneath/what's the fit? (feel free to post pics [​IMG] )

    I'll probably order a peacoat in the next week/2 weeks (wanted a new coat for next winter, what better time to take care of that than in the middle of summer...) so if anybody has other suggestions (brand, auctions, your dead uncle who was a size 36 ship captain, etc), feel free to contribute.


    I seem to remember a thread about Brian's peacoat and I thought about getting one at the time but with the crash and everything....

    Fuuma, I got a Sterling peacoat last winter and am thinking of letting it go since I rarely wore it. I only wore it a few times for new year in Vegas. Other than that, I never wore it here in Orange county. It's a sz 36 and has been also tailored in the waist for a more tapered waist. The job costs me 35 bucks. If you're interested, PM me your offer.
    Cheers
    --Dave
     
  17. Fuuma

    Fuuma Well-Known Member

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    Fuuma, I got a Sterling peacoat last winter and am thinking of letting it go since I rarely wore it. I only wore it a few times for new year in Vegas. Other than that, I never wore it here in Orange county. It's a sz 36 and has been also tailored in the waist for a more tapered waist. The job costs me 35 bucks. If you're interested, PM me your offer.
    Cheers
    --Dave


    I might have been interested but it seems a size 34S will give me a better fit...and for only $150 I doubt I should go for a better deal that doesn't satisfy me 100%, thanks for asking though. If I were you I'd post the offer in the buying/selling section...
     
  18. Matt

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    how much does a navy pea coat cost? i have the luxuary of living in a navy town so the thrift stores are loaded with them for 5$
    ....and that dude is how a decent little SF side business will start for you when the seasons change [​IMG]
     
  19. j

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    ....and that dude is how a decent little SF side business will start for you when the seasons change [​IMG]
    No kidding. Here they are from $40 to $80 on up depending on condition. I guess that's because our naval base was decommissioned a while back. Maybe I should make a run up to Bellingham and pick up a bunch - I have a feeling there will be piles there for cheap. Hmm...
     
  20. Edward Appleby

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    Brian, I take it you got the Authentic model?
     

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