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Peacoat fit advice

Discussion in 'Menswear Advice' started by TwillPoplin, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. TwillPoplin

    TwillPoplin Well-Known Member

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    Hi!

    Today I received a peacoat in two sizes, which one fits me best in your opinion?
    Right one is one size bigger. As you can see I'm wearing a shirt and a thin wool crew neck beneath. I don't intend to wear anything bulkier beneath.
    I think sleeve length is better in the smaller fit otherwise they seem and feel pretty similar in my opinion.

    Also what are the common buttoning rules? I button both top buttons and the middle one and leave the bottom unbuttoned.

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  2. EzraPaul

    EzraPaul Well-Known Member

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    I vote for the smaller one based on the pictures from the back.
     
  3. TwillPoplin

    TwillPoplin Well-Known Member

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    Alright. I think it's a keeper unless someone can point out anything fundamentally wrong with it (I heard tailor costs on coats can be pricey). I will return the bigger sized one on monday unless someone can convince me not to :)
     
  4. Wayward

    Wayward Well-Known Member

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    Here's the contrary view:

    The shoulders on the smaller size don't fit you. It's creating divots on the sleeves. Furthermore, the waist looks a bit too tight. Because they're new I think you've still got a basting stitch keeping the vent closed. However, I expect that once you remove it, the back vent on the smaller size will flare out, because you can already see a bit of buckling right now.

    This is not to say that the larger size is a perfect fit. It's your call obviously, but sometimes the answer may be neither.
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2016
  5. TwillPoplin

    TwillPoplin Well-Known Member

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    Hmm, now I have no clue what to... :/
     
  6. TwillPoplin

    TwillPoplin Well-Known Member

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    Now I'm thinking on keeping the big one but having the sleeves shortened. Does that sound like a good idea?
     
  7. Fashionablemale

    Fashionablemale Well-Known Member

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    I like the bigger one. Also gives you some room to layer during colder weather.
     
  8. TwillPoplin

    TwillPoplin Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I already returned the smaller one. I am happy with the bigger one :)
     
  9. Fashionablemale

    Fashionablemale Well-Known Member

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    Nice choice. Love the peacoat look.
     

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