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

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

  1. Vagran7

    Vagran7 Well-Known Member

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    I'm 5'10 and 135 lbs, and my suit size is 36r. If I want to be able to do some layer, like a shirt and hoodie, should I order 36 or size down?
     


  2. ADDIC

    ADDIC Well-Known Member

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    Schott #740N Classic 32 oz. Melton Wool Naval Pea Coat, size Mens 38

    just got this. nice and warm. way warmer than my Spiewak coat. but i might sell it because i thought it about and i really dont need two peacoats. let me know if youre interested.
     


  3. mintyfresh

    mintyfresh Senior member

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    I'm 5'10 and 135 lbs, and my suit size is 36r. If I want to be able to do some layer, like a shirt and hoodie, should I order 36 or size down?

    the sleeve (and body) length may be too short for you.
     


  4. sosowhat

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    any thought about the APC peacoat ??
     


  5. Peacoat

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    That Fedora Lounge thread you wrote is awesome, Peacoat -- I've referred to it many times. Thanks so much for the resource.

    In it you mention that the cut was most slim in WWII, and got looser throughout the years. I'm planning to order a coat from Vintage Trends, and trying to choose from a few, ranging from 1960s to 70s. I currently have a Korean war-era one that I'm replacing -- any guess how they'll compare? And would the cut have changed from the 60s to the 70s? Thanks for any insight.

    To anyone interested, I got a "mil-spec" version from Sterlingwear. It's nice, and the wool is denser and smoother than the regular version, but in my opinion, the kersey wool of the vintage coats is nicer. I'm returning it to Sterlingwear.



    The cut won't be that much different from the 60s to the 70s. The biggest difference is in the WWII models compared to the 70s models. But then the cut is only about 1" tighter in the earlier models.

    Glad you found the article helpful. It's the result of several years of research.
     


  6. zipidy928

    zipidy928 Senior member

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    Has anyone tried the Schott slim fit peacoat. I am thinking of getting one in the light blue they have.

    I just checked it today and the quality of the wool is just horrible. Get a sterlingwear or go with the Polo Academy Pea coat
     


  7. thenanyu

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    I just checked it today and the quality of the wool is just horrible. Get a sterlingwear or go with the Polo Academy Pea coat

    + 1. The slim Schott is made of very bad material.
     


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    Just got my sterlingwear in the mail, any comments on fit? (sorry for such bad pics, my mirror is dirty not my jacket)

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  9. zipidy928

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    Just got my sterlingwear in the mail, any comments on fit? (sorry for such bad pics, my mirror is dirty not my jacket)

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    Looks good except the arms are a tad long. Can you give us your body specs and what size of pea coat did you order? Thanks!
     


  10. Burr130

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    Looks good except the arms are a tad long. Can you give us your body specs and what size of pea coat did you order? Thanks!

    yeah sleeves are a little long but cant help that =\\

    I got a size 30S and i am 5'4 about 120lbs. I am short and light and got the smallest size possible lol.

    Oh i forgot, its a sterlingwear classic.
     


  11. zipidy928

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    yeah sleeves are a little long but cant help that =\\

    I got a size 30S and i am 5'4 about 120lbs. I am short and light and got the smallest size possible lol.

    Oh i forgot, its a sterlingwear classic.


    Don't let the arms bother you that much - it's not too long. Good choice on getting the classic (4 button). Makes you look taller.

    How does the quilted nylon lining feel?
     


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    Don't let the arms bother you that much - it's not too long. Good choice on getting the classic (4 button). Makes you look taller.

    How does the quilted nylon lining feel?


    Thanks! The quilted lining feels great, no complaints about this jacket at all other than the movement restriction. Won't be throwing any footballs around with this thing on.
     


  13. zipidy928

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    Thanks! The quilted lining feels great, no complaints about this jacket at all other than the movement restriction. Won't be throwing any footballs around with this thing on.

    Glad you like it.

    Btw, I just found at the Sterlingwear's website that the Classic is using a 32oz wool. Is it heavy?
     


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    Glad you like it.

    Btw, I just found at the Sterlingwear's website that the Classic is using a 32oz wool. Is it heavy?



    It doesn't feel that heavy but it is extremely warm. I am surprised as to how little I need to layer to keep warm in the NYC weather.

    The other night, I took my dog out at 1 am in 20-25 degree weather. I was wearing just a tshirt, jcrew henley and the sterlingwear (authentic). Warmth.
     


  15. Burr130

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    Glad you like it.

    Btw, I just found at the Sterlingwear's website that the Classic is using a 32oz wool. Is it heavy?


    Nah I don't feel much weight compared to other jackets i've worn. Although, this is the first peacoat i've put on. I wouldn't say the weight is much of a factor.

    On a side note, i do recommend the classic oppose to the other sterlingwear fits if you're trying to go for a slim fit by sizing down. Since the classic is cut more straight you don't get that hourglass look like some people get while sizing down with the authentic (because the authentic slightly flares out near the waist).

    Actually, my only complaint about my peacoat (and all other sterlingwear) is that the sleeve width is kind of big for my skinny arms =\\. Has anyone here got the sleeve widths tailored so they fit a bit slimmer?
     


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