- Oct 11, 2008
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Hey fellas, Sorry to crash your forum, but I am so frustrated with women's fashions and trying to find a decent classic pea coat. It seems like no matter where I look the women's styles are all made of crappy high % poly blends, are THIN and not insulated at all, are cut badly, and are riddled with all sorts of "trendy" details that ruin the classic look that a peacoat should have... and for all that, they're always more expensive than the mens' coats!At the mall today, I raided all the mens' and boys' sections, but all the mens' coats were too big, and the boys' coats that fit through the shoulders were too short in the arms. While looking around online I found the Sterlingwear website and noted that the men's Authentic pea coat comes in sizes as small as 30 short, which according to their size chart corresponds to a chest measurement of 28 - if this is accurate, then I'm thinking the men's coat could work for me (I'm 5'3", 105 lbs, 34-25-35, and want to be able to layer a hoody underneath). In case you're wondering why I didn't just go for the women's Authentic, I want my coat to have a militaristic feel and the A-line cut of the women's doesn't do it for me. I did a google search that returned a ton of hits from your forum, which has been such an amazing source of knowledge. You guys look amazing in your Sterlingwear coats and I'm jealous! So I've been wondering if any of your girlfriends have ever bought or tried on a men's Sterlingwear pea coat, or based on what you know, whether you think I should take a chance and order it. I'm in Canada, so I can't try it on before buying. Thanks in advance for your replies! P.S. - I have a double-breasted wool coat that measures 16" from armpit to armpit and it is very fitted, definitely no room for a hoody underneath.