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

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

  1. colins

    colins Senior member

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    Most J. Crew is made in China.

    It is unfortunate that there don't seem to be many valid Made in USA choices for the average guy. By valid I mean stylish, good fit, and affordable. I know I can buy stuff here in town, especially MiUSA hemp clothing for reasonable prices, but the fit is awful, and the stuff is not durable.

    I sometimes feel bad about buying stuff made in China but at the same time, I'm going to wear this stuff for a long time, it's going to basically hold up for a while, and it's what I can afford.


    I have really been trying to buy things only made in USA, Canada, Italy, etc. recently and although I don't have a ton of cash to throw around, it's not as difficult as I imagined. Pea coats have ironically been my first road block, but only because Sterlingwear is backordered in size 36R/L for all of their coats in navy. Fortunately for me, my school has a tailor in their military shop who does work for the corps and the marching band, so I don't think a pea coat is out of his ability. I guess I will try to grab a vintage one off of ebay.
     
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    Question- does sterlingwear send out shipping info with their orders? I'm expecting something but unsure of how they handle those matters.
     
  3. Michigan Planner

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    Question- does sterlingwear send out shipping info with their orders? I'm expecting something but unsure of how they handle those matters.

    I ordered from the last week and never heard back about if it was backordered or shipped so I emailed them. They emailed me back the next day and said my order was on backorder and they gave me an expected ship date but said that they are having computer issues and if the item is backordered the buyer isn't getting automatically notified like they normally do. So I would contact them.

    Incidentally, I got an automated email from them this morning or last night saying that my jacket has now shipped.
     
  4. theuglylover

    theuglylover Well-Known Member

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    yay or nay? sterlingwear 32S

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    What's your chest measurement? I'd like a similar fit to yours. Did you size down at all?
     
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    dave333 whats your dimensions?
     
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    anyone have before and after alterations shots on a sterlingwear?

    I'd like to know how much of the boxy-look can be taken out by a tailor taking in the waist/tapering it.
     
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    dave333 whats your dimensions?

    I'm 5 feet 10 147 pounds, 37 inch chest.
     
  8. deluxdylan

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    Finally got my sterlingwear. I got a 36R. I'm 5'10 155lbs and a 36'' chest.

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  9. Phat Ham

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    j. crew peacoat w/thinsulate in charcoal. size XS. I'm 5'11" 150 lbs 36" chest. Fits surprisingly slim. Much more slim than the university coat. Though at $275 and made in China I'm tempted to order a sterlingwear and save myself $100. Even if I pay to get the sterlingwear altered I'll still come out ahead. Too bad sterlingwear doesn't make a charcoal coat.

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  10. 7_rocket

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    Finally got my sterlingwear. I got a 36R. I'm 5'10 155lbs and a 36'' chest.

    Is the area around your arms tight? I notice with my 34R its really tight if i swing my arms.. I"m 5"10 and 140.... Usually wear a 36R suit,

    But man it's tight...
     
  11. blazingazn

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    Just got the Temple of Jawnz Peacoat in Loden Green.

    Great color!

    Did anyone else notice excess bunching of material on the backside near the armpits?
    Also my shoulders have a weird roll to them.

    Anyone have opinions on that?




    Pictures to follow. . .
     
  12. Venetar

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    How skinny are you people? And what is going on with the sizing of stearlingware? Thought I was super skinny, but after measuring my chest (Without clothes and up by my armpits). I end up at 37.4" Which according to the stearlingware sizing chart puts me almost in the middle? When it comes to american sizes I'm usually more small, or maybe even XS.

    Wonder if I should dare buying size 40, with a 38" chest?

    Edit: Ah... You're sizing down because the sizes on the site is far from accurate.
     
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    j. crew peacoat w/thinsulate in charcoal. size XS. I'm 5'11" 150 lbs 36" chest. Fits surprisingly slim. Much more slim than the university coat. Though at $275 and made in China I'm tempted to order a sterlingwear and save myself $100. Even if I pay to get the sterlingwear altered I'll still come out ahead. Too bad sterlingwear doesn't make a charcoal coat.

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    I ordered same J. crew in black and small (i'm 5'11" 156 lbs ~) and waiting for it to arrive via proxy. Wouldnt the J. crew also be warmer than sterlingwear because of thinsulate? So seems like it's a nice slim fit? I might layer and stuff as well so I think small would be good for me.
     
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    Is the area around your arms tight? I notice with my 34R its really tight if i swing my arms.. I"m 5"10 and 140.... Usually wear a 36R suit,

    But man it's tight...



    No it's not that tight for me, probably has something to do with the 2'' larger chest. I feel like it's a great fit for me, i just sized down one from the sterlingwear recommended 38
     
  15. Phat Ham

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    I ordered same J. crew in black and small (i'm 5'11" 156 lbs ~) and waiting for it to arrive via proxy. Wouldnt the J. crew also be warmer than sterlingwear because of thinsulate? So seems like it's a nice slim fit? I might layer and stuff as well so I think small would be good for me.
    The xs doesn't leave much room to layer. It's definitely slimmer fitting than the university coat and the field mechanics jacket both of which I will be returning.

    I have no idea on the warmth. The j. crew has thinsulate but it's always possible the sterlingwear has thicker, warmer wool.

    I'll probably order a sterlingwear and hold onto the j. crew until I get the sterlingwear so I can compare them side by side.
     

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