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I'm looking for a car coat to wear with casual clothing (i.e. NOT over a suit). Anyone familiar with this one from Banana Republic? Yay or nay? Does it run big or true to size? I tried the Gap car coat in Small (I am 5'6, 38 chest, 130 lbs) and I was swimming in it - it was huge! http://www.bananarepublic.com/browse...scid=593781002
 

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I would say seems pretty true to size, though I haven't owned it myself. My roommate recently bought it and has been very happy with it. I would put him at a 40/42R and he liked the fit. It was stolen/taken accidentally and he liked it enough to go out an buy another. Hope that helps a bit.
 

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Cool... thanks! I'll go check it out or maybe order it online. I was afraid that Gap and BR being sister companies, the BR car coat would be huge as well. I couldn't believe how big the Gap car coat was - never seen a small be so big....
 

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Sorry meant to say he's a 40/42R & he liked the fit of size medium. Yeah, I would say the fit was better than expected. I would strongly suggest going to the store and trying it on though.
 

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if anything, i find the current br winter crop runs a bit small. i'm usually a 40s, and couldn't fit any type of blazer under any of the br 40s overcoats (which fit a lot like 40s blazers). but anything in a 42 overcoat was cut too long.
 

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I'm a 44L in most jackets/suits, and the BR coat in large fits me just about perfectly.
 

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I'm pretty much a true L at 6.1 and 185 lbs. I run 42-44R is most jackets/coats/suits, and when I tried on a bunch of BR coats this fall, the L size was perfect. I bought the peacoat in L and it almost feels tailored.
 

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Originally Posted by Robert
I'm pretty much a true L at 6.1 and 185 lbs. I run 42-44R is most jackets/coats/suits, and when I tried on a bunch of BR coats this fall, the L size was perfect. I bought the peacoat in L and it almost feels tailored.

What do you think of the peacoat? It was between that and the car coat for me, and I might pick up the peacoat since it's on sale now.
 

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Originally Posted by James Bond
What do you think of the peacoat? It was between that and the car coat for me, and I might pick up the peacoat since it's on sale now.

I like both, but I had my heart set on a peacoat this season, so this was the choice for me. Between the two, I think the peacoat naturally has a little more "edge" while still being quite traditional. I think the peacoat has a great modern slim look, and I think it's very well constructed. The collar's nice and heavy without being too wide or floppy, and I like the buttoned band at the end of the sleeves. And I got it about 75 bucks marked off the original price, so it was a good deal.

The only thing that bugs me a little is that the inside pocket is not very deep. But that's minor.
 

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I've also been looking for a cheapish casual coat, so this picqued my interest. Unfortunately, due to geographical limitations I won't be able to try one on, so naturally I'm worried about sizing. I'm 6'4, 41" chest and 33" waist. After looking at the size chart Tall Large seems to be my size? Anyone with similar measurements have any experiences? For comparison: my H&M sports jackets fit nicely at 44S. I guess I could mail BR, but shockingly I have trust issues with people that are trying to sell me stuff. I feel a bit bad about almost all my posts on this forum being of the "help plz" variety, but I can't contribute anything worthwhile until I actually get a clue.
 

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Originally Posted by obiter dictum
I've also been looking for a cheapish casual coat, so this picqued my interest. Unfortunately, due to geographical limitations I won't be able to try one on, so naturally I'm worried about sizing. I'm 6'4, 41" chest and 33" waist. After looking at the size chart Tall Large seems to be my size? Anyone with similar measurements have any experiences? For comparison: my H&M sports jackets fit nicely at 44S. I guess I could mail BR, but shockingly I have trust issues with people that are trying to sell me stuff.

I feel a bit bad about almost all my posts on this forum being of the "help plz" variety, but I can't contribute anything worthwhile until I actually get a clue.


With either BR or Gap, I think the popular consensus is to size down. Their size charts may say that you wear a large, but keep in mind that their idea of a fit is for you to be swimming in your clothes.
 

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Originally Posted by progressiveminded
With either BR or Gap, I think the popular consensus is to size down. Their size charts may say that you wear a large, but keep in mind that their idea of a fit is for you to be swimming in your clothes.

No, I disagree. I've pretty much found that a large is a large at Banana. Not sure about Gap because I don't shop there much. Unless you want to feel like you're wearing your kid brother's shrunken coat, trust the BR size charts. I'm a fairly average Large size, 6.1, 185 lbs. I've tried Mediums at BR and there's no room to move in the arm pits and shoulders and the sleeves are a third of the way up my forearms. Larges, on the other hand, fit every part of my body just right.

Especially at 6.4, you don't wanna size down to a medium or anything. From my experience, I'd say you're definitely a BR Large-tall.
 

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Originally Posted by progressiveminded
With either BR or Gap, I think the popular consensus is to size down. Their size charts may say that you wear a large, but keep in mind that their idea of a fit is for you to be swimming in your clothes.

Correct, they will not fit well unless you are an ogre aka typical american these days.
 

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Yah, well, watch it, or George W. and the troops will come over and kick your sissy Brit asses and take over that silly island you call a kingdom.
 

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Alright, thanks for the tips. Think I'm going to trust Robert on this and go with the large. If it's too large at least I can have it tailored, but if it's too small I'm screwed.
 

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