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Recommendations for a quality peacoat under $200

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by cheessus, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. cheessus

    cheessus Well-Known Member

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    Looking for any suggestions. I'm a 24 yr old student, athletic build (5'8", 180) and looking for something that would look good dressed up and down, so versatility is a big factor. I might be willing to go up to $250. Thanks!
     
  2. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Well-Known Member

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    I just picked up JCrew's (with thinsulate) for $220 including shipping...they were having a 20% off sale recently.
     
  3. MiniW

    MiniW Well-Known Member

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    I was at H&M recently and saw that they have some nicely fitted, thick wool pea coats for $50-$150. If anything all stores now should be selling their version of the peacoat since it is fall. Go to your favorite store and see what they have. good luck
     
  4. Hard2Fit

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    Go vintage off eBay.
    I won a 1970's beaut for $27 plus shipping last year.
     
  5. ADH

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    No doubt, if you can have an Army surplus store near you, peep that! Navy issue p-coats are the best. I don't know where you're at but they are heavy and good for cold weather. Black as black can get too. $100 used and $159 new. Made in the States and of excellent quality. If not, check 'em online.
     
  6. AlanC

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    Picked up a '50s era peacoat thrifting last week. It's actually navy rather than black (shouldn't a navy coat be navy?). I have to draft my wife to do some work at the collar seam then have it dry cleaned. It's in fantastic shape overall, though. So, yes, vintage is a good way to go.
     
  7. ADH

    ADH Well-Known Member

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    Any Navy issue p-coats won't be blue, but black. They aren't made therefore impossible to find. Just the way they do it I guess.
     
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    No doubt, if you can have an Army surplus store near you, peep that! Navy issue p-coats are the best. I don't know where you're at but they are heavy and good for cold weather. Black as black can get too. $100 used and $159 new. Made in the States and of excellent quality. If not, check 'em online.
    Sterlingwear of Boston. http://www.sterlingwear.com. They have the contract currently for supplying peacoats to the US Navy. The Authentic is a replica military-issue peacot. The others they make are stylized versions of the same. I just ordered an Authentic for myself a couple of days ago, getting ready for the fall... [​IMG]
     
  9. cheessus

    cheessus Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies. I was thinking about going vintage, but was wondering if there were any new designs out that were cool.
     
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    +1 on army surplus and vintage. I have the former and a friend of mine has the latter. Sterlingwear is probably at least as good or better than what you'd get an army surplus store, although the surplus one I bought a few years back is 100% wool and many of theirs are not.
     
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