MEGA PEACOAT THREAD - 61 threads merged - all Peacoat questions HERE

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by ruzzi, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    Uh, it could still be the tailor's fault. It's just obvious how it ended up that short.
     
  2. nicelynice

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    Right. Because a real peacoat doesn't have enough buttons, so two more useless ones on the pockets does the trick. Plus it's always good to have a six inch strap hanging from your peacoat collar.

    Embrace your anger.


    To be fair, it has double pockets, so you can button one shut for keys and keep your hands in the other. The (removable) strap goes across the chin to form a funnel collar, nice when I don't have a scarf. Only design quirk I don't like, as someone pointed out, is the gun flap on the shoulder
     
  3. Sullik

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    Got my 34L in the mail today. Not sure how I feel about it though. I REALLY don't like the hourglass shape that Sterlingwear coats have to them. It doesn't look bad in the pics, but I think it's much worse in person: [​IMG] [​IMG] I also really dislike how much it dovetails out in the back. The problem is, I know I won't find a coat this warm, that is this quality-made, at this price. Kinda ruins my day because I thought I had found THE coat. I guess I was hoping for something much more boxy, like the silhouette Teger has:
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    But looking closer, I guess all Navy peacoats kind of have that hourglass curve to them, even the vintage ones [​IMG] Edit: do you think if I have a tailor take out some of the shoulder padding, it might cut down on the silhouette a bit? Everything else I like about the coat except for the shape. I even ordered a 32L, which had perfect shoulder width, but was so tight in the chest that it was pulling at the buttons and making visible stretch marks.
     
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    Teger Senior member

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    if you want a boxy shape, don't size down so much. mine does have a bit of the hourglass though - it's hard to escape
     
  5. Arethusa

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    It's hard to escape because that's the design. I hope you realise that that "hourglass" is going to be there in everything unless you generally wear burlap sacks (if you do, go post some trad shit in MC).
     
  6. Sullik

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    I understand that fitted clothes generally will have a bit of an hourglass curve, but seriously: [​IMG]
     
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    ppllzz Senior member

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    i mean do you just want a straight line? no taper at all from shoulder to chest to waist? or you want that taper and then a straight line?
     
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    givemefive Senior member

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    I'd just get a tailor to take in the lower waist.
     
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    TyCooN Senior member

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    I'd just get a tailor to take in the lower waist.
    +1, the one thing that really made me sell my old Sterlingwear was how the waist flares out from the side views.
     
  10. Sullik

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    i mean do you just want a straight line? no taper at all from shoulder to chest to waist? or you want that taper and then a straight line?

    I was just hoping for something extremely fitted. My body isn't shaped like a nuclear cooling tower.

    I'd just get a tailor to take in the lower waist.

    This sounds like a good idea. I bet if I had the tailor completely take out the vent in the back and pinch it in at the bottom, it would remove both the dovetailing problem and the flare. But then I run the risk of showing off my curvy hips!
     
  11. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    You run the risk of looking shitty.
     
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    zazaza Senior member

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    my impression is its because people are sizing down on them so much that they cannot comfortably button all of the buttons.


    I'm asking this out of curiosity, not just to open a can of worms:

    Why do some of you wear your pea coat with the bottom button undone? Does the habit come from wearing a suit jacket? It looks all out of balance.
     
  13. Sullik

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    You run the risk of looking shitty.

    This is a valid concern!
     
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    I bet if I had the tailor completely take out the vent in the back and pinch it in at the bottom, it would remove both the dovetailing problem and the flare.
    Sure, but then you could forget about walking or sitting in the coat. You wouldn't be able to move.

    I don't know how you guys can size down a heavy melton wool coat like that and expect it to fit well and not flare out at the bottom. The key to teger's coat fitting him well is that it's the right size for him.
     
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