1. Welcome to the new Styleforum!

    We hope you’re as excited as we are to hang out in the new place. There are more new features that we’ll announce in the near future, but for now we hope you’ll enjoy the new site.

    We are currently fine-tuning the forum for your browsing pleasure, so bear with any lingering dust as we work to make Styleforum even more awesome than it was.

    Oh, and don’t forget to head over to the Styleforum Journal, because we’re giving away two pairs of Carmina shoes to celebrate our move!

    Please address any questions about using the new forum to support@styleforum.net

    Cheers,

    The Styleforum Team

    Dismiss Notice

Pea Coat or Double Breasted Coat?

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

  1. desertfox

    desertfox Member

    Messages:
    6
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2006
    double breasted coat.

    I just think it's so much smarter looking than a peacoat. You can't go wrong with either but I think the extra length of the double breasted gives it a tad more elegance and refinement, but that's just me.

    courtesy of Satoralist:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]


    I really like the coat that the guy is wearing. Anyone know who makes it and where I could get one just like it??
     
  2. modual

    modual Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    701
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2006
    Does anyone have experience with Alpha Industries pea coats. I'm looking for a grey one and came across this

    [​IMG]
     
  3. xerxes1358

    xerxes1358 Active Member

    Messages:
    37
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2006
    Can you also post the link of the store where you can buy this (the cheapest) ?
     
  4. digital_denim

    digital_denim Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    531
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2006
    Location:
    San Francisco
    HeyBrian SD,
    Just got my peacoat from sterlingwear size 34. Fits great! Except the shoulders are a bit boxy. Does yours fit this way? I was thinking that I could remove some material from the shoulder to give it a more relaxed look on the shoulder.
     
  5. moykky

    moykky Member

    Messages:
    23
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2006
    HeyBrian SD,
    Just got my peacoat from sterlingwear size 34. Fits great! Except the shoulders are a bit boxy. Does yours fit this way? I was thinking that I could remove some material from the shoulder to give it a more relaxed look on the shoulder.


    My schottnyc peacoat had the same boxy shoulders, but after one winter it has molded on me pretty nicely. The heavy wool takes it's time to "break in", at first it felt like a straitjacket...
     
  6. digital_denim

    digital_denim Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    531
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2006
    Location:
    San Francisco
    My schottnyc peacoat had the same boxy shoulders, but after one winter it has molded on me pretty nicely. The heavy wool takes it's time to "break in", at first it felt like a straitjacket...

    Good to know, i felt like I was in the 80's again with the big shoulders.
     
  7. Joffrey

    Joffrey Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    11,350
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2006
    Location:
    Pennsylvania Ave/Connecticut Ave
    Anyone have experience with Fidelity as a peacoat maker? I would get the sterlingwear but they seem not to come in Navy as opposed to black or grey.

    Also how much heavier is 32oz coat compared to a 22 oz?
    http://vtarmynavy.com/wool-pea-coats.htm
     
  8. j

    j Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    14,914
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2002
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Never heard of Fidelity specifically, but I wouldn't get one made of recycled wool. 32oz is quite heavy, about as heavy as you will find in a coat, but it's authentic to the vintage type. If you have real winter, you'll like it.
     
  9. poly800rock

    poly800rock Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,435
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2006
    Location:
    NYC
    bought a 100$ h&m one, cool looking coat. but i cut the other side of the buttons off, they drive me crazy about peacoats

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    might get it tailored in the body too, not really sure yet. is that a hrad process? do they rip out the lining>
     
  10. j

    j Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    14,914
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2002
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    I kind of like that idea. Why not the top one?

    To tailor the body, for most coats they can just open up the hem and turn it inside out. It's not too big a deal.
     
  11. vanity

    vanity Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    780
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    bought a 100$ h&m one, cool looking coat. but i cut the other side of the buttons off, they drive me crazy about peacoats [​IMG] [​IMG] might get it tailored in the body too, not really sure yet. is that a hrad process? do they rip out the lining>
    I got that one too. Which suprised the hell out of me b/c I put away a few hundred planning on a nice designer coat this year. Winded up liking H&M better than the others I saw! And it only cost $130!!!
     
  12. raley

    raley Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    781
    Joined:
    May 22, 2004
    If people are still looking for peacoats, try ebay. I have one that looks exactly like J's (might be the same model even) that I got on ebay a couple of years back for around 30$ or so.

    I'm a 38r and I bought a 36r, the fit is slim, it's great. It has a name and a service no. on the inside, as well as a contract no. I can't make out the first two though, but the contract no. is printed. Is there anyway I could date this thing?
     
  13. chronoaug

    chronoaug Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    13,383
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2006
    Location:
    Boston
    Yea, i've been looking at some of the peacoats on ebay. The problem is not knowing exactly how it'll fit. I'm gonna buy one in the next week. If it doesn't fit, i'll just throw it in the buy/sell forum.
     
  14. Babar

    Babar Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    549
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Location:
    Norway
    is it just me, or is the sterlingwear size chart incredibly strange? http://www.sterlingwear.com/sizechart.html it lists the length for a 34 Regular as 30.25 inches, which seems a bit long. Then it lists the sleeve measurement for the same size as 18 inches, which seems RIDICULOUSLY short. Anyone care to help me out here?
    I'm torn at which length I should get too. I'm just shy of 6'2", so if the sleeves on the 36R really are just 18", then they must be too short. The body on the 'long' seems way too long though [​IMG]
     
  15. DMcG

    DMcG Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    269
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    I'm torn at which length I should get too. I'm just shy of 6'2", so if the sleeves on the 36R really are just 18", then they must be too short. The body on the 'long' seems way too long though [​IMG]

    The answer I got about length from Sterlingwear was:

    "We measure the arm length armpit to first thumb knuckle then we subtract
    about 4" for the armhole."

    I ordered a long from Sterlingwear that should be delivered today. I should be able to give confirmation on the sleeve and body length this evening.
     
  16. DMcG

    DMcG Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    269
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    OK, got the Sterlingwear pea coat today and the fit and color are great (I got the Oxford Grey). I got a long just like I do with sports coats/suits and went down one size in the chest. With an undershirt and button up shirt underneath its a snug fit without being tight. Any smaller and it definitely would be too tight in the shoulders and the hips. Length wise I think its perfect. It just covers my butt and the sleeves are just where I like outerwear sleeves too be (in other words longer than sports coat sleeves). The length measurements do seem to match what Sterlingwear lists on their size chart. An important note is that the body length is measured from the top of the collar. As for the sleeves, the sleeve inseam matches the size chart (19") and the outside of the sleeve (from the seam where the sleeve meets the jacket to the end of the sleeve) measures 27".
     
  17. adamm411

    adamm411 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    142
    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Drake and J,

    Those are some seriously nice looking, fitted peacoats. Who makes them and where can I get one (of each)?

    Also, as far as fit with the Sterlingwear, should I size down one size? Their website says the coat is already fitted and recommends sizing up one size. I'm confused.

    Adamm
     
  18. chronoaug

    chronoaug Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    13,383
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2006
    Location:
    Boston
    I think the milsurp place by my house has sterlingwear peacoats for $90. I was there a couple days ago looking for a gift and saw them. The feel, and buttons look the same. I'll check back this week, because if they are sterlingwear i could help some people out. edit: Only the navy blue ones are $75. The black ones are the normal $125 [​IMG]
     
  19. Cowwoofwoof

    Cowwoofwoof Member

    Messages:
    13
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2006
    Could anyone with a Sterlingwear peacoat please answer my question about sizing?

    I don't have any suit jackets or blazers to compare with, but I measure 31" across the chest with a tshirt on. If I want a super slim fit, should I try the size 30 (with a chest size of 28") or a 32 (with chest size of 30")

    Thanks in advance [​IMG]
     
  20. apox

    apox Member

    Messages:
    10
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2006
    Could anyone with a Sterlingwear peacoat please answer my question about sizing?

    I don't have any suit jackets or blazers to compare with, but I measure 31" across the chest with a tshirt on. If I want a super slim fit, should I try the size 30 (with a chest size of 28") or a 32 (with chest size of 30")

    Thanks in advance [​IMG]


    Cowwoofwoof, did you ever decide on a size?

    I also measure about 31" across the chest and I'm about 5'8". I'm trying to decide between 30S/30R or 32S/30R. Can anyone offer any advice?
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by