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Is there a "go to" peacoat maker that I have overlooked?

Vizard

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I am going to buy a peacoat imminently.

I have looked at the Schott ones and they are a bit too boxy for me.

Private White VC does a nice one, as does Gieves and Hawkes. But is there a maker (available in the UK) that I should really take a look at?

Many thanks in advance for any wisdom
 

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SEH Kelly.

Though the navy one looks mostly sold out, I'd check out their thread here.

 

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This is one case where fit gets turned on its head the newer the garment.

The ones passed down from the 50s or so are actually slimmer and fit better over jackets underneath.
 

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Yes I've looked at that. It seems to be trying to do two jobs. That of a peacoat and an overcoat. Whereas I would like the excuse to buy both!
 

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Todd snyder and gloverall also makes nice pea coats.
 

Vizard

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Has anyone got or had a Schott 740? They seem to be a well made item, though they have a logo (not ideal) and are somewhat reminiscent of 1990s nightclub doormen.
 

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Buzz Rickson

 

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The prices on some of those ‘name brand’ ones are eye watering.
I got a vintage 1968 Kersey wool US Navy one off eBay in mint condition for $40. It’s the best looking, best fitting, heaviest, warmest, 100 percent wool pea coat I’ve seen. It fits slim but is just long enough and roomy enough to wear over a tweed jacket. Failing that I’d wear it over a couple of layers or a thick knit jumper. I’m ALMOST looking forward to being in cold weather so I can try it out.
 

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Yes I've looked at that. It seems to be trying to do two jobs. That of a peacoat and an overcoat. Whereas I would like the excuse to buy both!
I have it and it is marginally longer than the peacoat but definitely not trying to do the job of the overcoat. I would suggest it is doing its own job and you have an excuse to buy all three
 

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Has anyone got or had a Schott 740? They seem to be a well made item, though they have a logo (not ideal) and are somewhat reminiscent of 1990s nightclub doormen.
That was my very first coat and I still wear it 8 years later. The reprocessed wool+other fibers content had me super wary when I received it, but that was unfounded. The 32 oz wool is super thick, robust, very warm.

Hmm, which logo?
 

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There is a "subtle" Schott embroidered logo on the left breast. At least on the current model there is.
 

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