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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. Chicago

    Chicago Active Member

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    Finally settled on a 40R Authentic from Sterlingwear. It arrived today and now I'm hoping for a cold snap. The fit is nearly perfect*. It is cut pretty close, but with room for sweater underneath without being tight when buttoned. I was worried about how to size down, but I believe I nailed it. I might have been able to get away with a 38R, but I think it would have been too tight and the time I spend at the gym wouldn't have helped. The only negative I see is the shoulders being a touch too big - but it is a winter coat so I'm not going to complain that much. Maybe after a while if they still bother me I'll take the coat to a tailor, but for now, I'm just psyched to have a good winter coat at my disposal again.

    Will post reviews down the road after spending some time in the coat.



    * Incidentally for anyone wanting to compare sizing in the future my measurements are below. I should stress that the fit is not the very slim look a lot of people here appear to be shooting for. I do think it is a proper slim fit for a coat that will certainly have layers underneath it once Chicago winter weather hits for real.

    Chest 40/41
    Sleeve 18/19
    Body 25/26
    Waist 34
    Hip 40/41
    5'10"
    170-175 lbs
     


  2. Tristan.sf

    Tristan.sf Senior member

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    Measurements Height: 5'9" Chest: 33" Sleeves: 33" Ideal Length (covering my bum): 31-32 inches I have a question for everyone. In consideration of my measurements above, which would be more likely to fit me: a Sterlingwear Classic peacaoat, or a peacoat from the VintageTrends website? When I asked the customer service from Sterlingwear about the fit of the Classic peacoat, they said: "The reason the size chart only covers the Authentic and Navigator is because these two styles are fitted and require the chest size. The Classic and Mariner are more of a commercial cut, which means if you normally take a size 40 than you would order a size 40. The only measurements that are the same on all our coats is the sleeve length, short 17 inches, regular 18 inches, long 19 inches and extra long 20 inches." And, for measuring, "When measuring your sleeve length you need to measure from the bottom seam of the armhole down the inside seam to the first bend of the thumb. For the length of the coat, you would measure from the bottom seam of the collar straight down the middle of the back." Now, the only peacoat in a 34 chest size on VintageTrends has sleeves that are too short (32 inches - my sleeve length is about 33 inches); should I see if the sleeves can be lengthened by a tailor? And the various number of size 36 peacoats on V.T. all are too long in the sleeves (35 inches), but can I have the sleeves shortened?
     


  3. bombers

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    You can definitely shorten the sleeves but will you like the longer length?
     


  4. Tristan.sf

    Tristan.sf Senior member

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    Do you mean the overall length of the peacoat on my body? It may be a little too long, I'm not sure. Another thing I thought of is, would the alteration of shortening the sleeves be fairly expensive because of the thickness of the material?
    You can definitely shorten the sleeves but will you like the longer length?
     


  5. twylo

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    Here is mine.. Superdry, get a few compliments on it. Thoughts?

    [​IMG]

    And I bought the SF hat before playoffs because I thought it looked good, and I realize I now look like a bandwaggoner [​IMG]
     


  6. bluemagic

    bluemagic Senior member

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    ^ Looks superb.

    My 38R '70s issue peacoat arrived today from VintageTrends.com. The 32 oz Kersey wool feels great, and the fit IS trim (the armholes are high), but what is bugging me is the padding on the shoulders. I'm on the fence on whether to keep or not. I feel that on coats, if the shoulders are padded, they need to be slightly narrower. The top silhouette is a little too boxy for my taste. I might post a silhouette later for critique. I am not sure a 36R or 37R would be the solution for me, as I'm quite happy with the chest fit on this peacoat. My issue may be with the military shoulders period.
     


  7. bombers

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    Maybe a tailor can remove some padding? It's worth a try...
    Also, what year and manufacturer did you get? Can you post some measurements as I'm unsure of the measurements they listed.
     


  8. Romvesen

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    Hi guys. I'm thinking about ordering a J.Crew peacoat online. I live in Europe so it's quite important to get the size right.
    I'm about 185pounds and 6 feet(84kg and 183cm). I want a quite slim fit, but still be able to layer with a thin sweater. Do you guys think that a medium would be the best choice?
     


  9. clarksdb

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    long time reader, first time poster...

    i am in desperate need for the perfect brown herringbone peacoat. i'm not yet set on double vs. single breasted, open to either.

    being the experts that all of you are, can you guys recommend and link to some coats that fit the description? as a college student on a relative budget (one that saves for larger purchases like this, though... just picked up a pair of frye wingtips that are incredible!), i'm looking to spend somewhere in the $200-$500 range, ideally picking up a timeless piece that i can have for the rest of my life (or until i can upgrade anyways!).

    thanks in advance!
     


  11. Peacoat

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    My 38R '70s issue peacoat arrived today from VintageTrends.com. The 32 oz Kersey wool feels great, and the fit IS trim (the armholes are high), but what is bugging me is the padding on the shoulders. I'm on the fence on whether to keep or not. I feel that on coats, if the shoulders are padded, they need to be slightly narrower. The top silhouette is a little too boxy for my taste. I might post a silhouette later for critique. I am not sure a 36R or 37R would be the solution for me, as I'm quite happy with the chest fit on this peacoat. My issue may be with the military shoulders period.

    I haven't found that the issue peacoats have any more padding than the civilian peacoats. If you don't like the shoulders on the military version, I doubt you will like the civilian models any better. Plus the civilian models don't give a good fitted appearance; they are more boxy. If it is a good fit, other than the shoulders being a bit wide, you may well grow into it as you gain depth and breadth in the shoulders. I did.

    Or, as Bombers suggested, you might take it to a seamstress to have some of the padding removed. Be careful there as you might induce shoulder droop if too much is removed.
     


  12. hyogen

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  13. Peacoat

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    Hyogen: I like a peacoat that is well fitted; your peacoats appear to be a bit on the large size. Plus it is hard to tell about fit when the coat is unbuttoned. As a double breasted garment, a peacoat should be kept buttoned. When unbuttoned, there is just too much of it.
     


  14. VictorC

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    in army surpus stores there are black peacoats with USN peacoats inside the coat.
    They are pretty warm but only have 50%ish wool. And it is only in black.
    But at £50 that is cheapish.
     


  15. Peacoat

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    in army surpus stores there are black peacoats with USN peacoats inside the coat.
    They are pretty warm but only have 50%ish wool. And it is only in black.
    But at £50 that is cheapish.


    Do you mean USN Tags inside the coats? If so, they are phony labels, as you know, having read the article on Navy peacoats. And at 50% or even 80% wool, I don't think they will be warm enough for the winters you guys have over there. From my time there, I found England has relatively cold winters--not as cold as Germany, but cold just the same. Plus it can be a wet environment as well. Love your freezing fog! Never experienced that in the US.

    What about the Royal Navy peacoats? I would think there would be an abundance of them in London. But I never see anything posted about them. I would like to know more, such as style, fit, materials, etc. As my specialty is the the US Navy version, I have never done any research on the British peacoat.

    If you have any information, let us know.
     


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