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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. Peacoat

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    are 3B peacoats like 3B suit jackets? only button top buttons and don't button the bottom button?

    I have found it better to leave the bottom button unbuttoned, while seated, as it takes the strain off the threads. If it is cold out, and I will be walking awhile, I re-button it. For me it isn't a fashion statement, but a practical consideration.
     


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    I was at barneys today looking to buy a pair of Dior raws The salesperson handed me a Dior toggle pea coat to try on. Honestly the nicest best fitting pea coat I have ever seen. Price was outrageous at 1800$. Idk if it was worth that much but I would spend a grand on it. I don't have much experience with pea coats but has neone had experience with Dior pea coats and how the quality is comparable to less expensive coats. In other words am I paying for the name?
     


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    J Crew 4 pocket, medium. A little boxy for my shape I think. Too big around the waist. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    Seems like the consensus on sizing Sterlingwear peacoats is to size down two? Does this apply to the Navigator as well? What size would work for both Authentic and Navigator based on my measurements?

    Remember that the Authentic is only a 24 oz wool, and there is only 80% of it; the rest is nylon. The Navigator is 100% wool, but again it is only 24 oz in weight. Compare the 24 oz. to the 32 oz in the vintage issue peacoat. It gets cold in Milwaukee. You need all the warmth you can get.

    For sizing, you have three choices: A size 40 probably would be too big if you want a more fitted appearance. Remember the civilian peacoats are cut full to accommodate the larger mid sections of the civilian populace. A size 36 would probably be too tight to allow a sweater to be warn underneath. So, it looks as if you are left with a size 38. It ought to give a fitted appearance and should allow enough room for a sweater.


    J Crew 4 pocket, medium. A little boxy for my shape I think. Too big around the waist. Rather than having a taper at the waist, it baloons out.

    If you gained 30 lbs, mostly around the middle, it ought to fit you fine. Rather than having a taper at the waist, it balloons out.
     


  5. Khayembii Communique

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    Peacoat: See my previous posts in this thread regarding fitting please. The small J.Crew I posted IMO fits perfectly but I can't justifying spending that much on a Chinese made coat. Of the people in this thread that posted fit pics with their Authentics they all appear very boxy. Is this based on how the coat is designed or just what look everyone is going for?

    I've also heard that the Navigator is boxier. Any validity to these claims or is it just how everyone is getting them? 38R was what I was thinking but I'm just worried that it will be too boxy for my liking.

    Edit: Also if I were to get a vintage instead what would you recommend?
     


  6. Peacoat

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    Peacoat: See my previous posts in this thread regarding fitting please. The small J.Crew I posted IMO fits perfectly but I can't justifying spending that much on a Chinese made coat. Of the people in this thread that posted fit pics with their Authentics they all appear very boxy. Is this based on how the coat is designed or just what look everyone is going for?

    I've also heard that the Navigator is boxier. Any validity to these claims or is it just how everyone is getting them? 38R was what I was thinking but I'm just worried that it will be too boxy for my liking.

    Edit: Also if I were to get a vintage instead what would you recommend?


    The civilian versions are boxy, to accomodate a wide range of body shapes, including bigger at the middle than at the chest. For my dollar, including fit, warmth, windproof and water resistance, a vintage peacoat is the way to go. But not everyone feels that way.

    By vintage I mean a pre 1980 model. The vintage sizes are pretty much stable through the years, with the WWII peacoat (8 buttons showing) fitting a bit tighter than the subsequent years. I have found the issue peacoats to fit pretty much to size--that is, if one has a 38" chest, by actual measurement, then a size 38 peacoat will give a fairly trim fit and still allow room for a sweater. Or one could go down a size. It would still fit with a sweater underneath, but it would be tighter--too tight for my preference, but others like it that way. Personally, I like a looser fit in outerwear.

    Although I say the fit is pretty much to size, there have been some exceptions. That's why I recommend getting a measurement from the seller, as explained in the sizing section of the article. But don't read just the section on sizing; read all of it so you will have a basic understanding of vintage peacoats.

    http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showt...PEACOAT-DATING
     


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    Remember that the Authentic is only a 24 oz wool, and there is only 80% of it; the rest is nylon. The Navigator is 100% wool, but again it is only 24 oz in weight. Compare the 24 oz. to the 32 oz in the vintage issue peacoat. It gets cold in Milwaukee. You need all the warmth you can get.


    The Authentic is, I quote, "Also our warmest coat, due to the full-fleece lining."
     


  8. Khayembii Communique

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    Peacoat if I were to purchase either a ww2 or post-ww2 coat what size would you recommend? Just size based on measurement (ie a 38 for a 38" chest)?
     


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    any herringbone peacoat recommendations?
     


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    This question has probably been answered before but I don't feel like looking at 178 pages

    I got a pea coat yesterday but I'm worried about the length of it. It goes down to about the bottom of my groin. Someone told me a pea coat should go to about your mid thigh. I assume this would be a jacket. What's the best length for one?

    I'm a pretty skinny guy, if it helps im 6'0 and 150 lbs.
     


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    I think a good fitting pea coat should just cover your butt; so that's about mid-thigh.
     


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    The Authentic is, I quote, "Also our warmest coat, due to the full-fleece lining."
    I would ask, the warmest compared to what? What I was comparing the 24oz. Melton wool to was the heavy 32oz. Kersey wool. I think The Navigator may be the closest to the current issue coat, but I'm not sure. I have no expertise with the civilian peacoats. The current issue Sterlingwear is a warm coat, but the loose weave of the Melton somewhat degrades its wind and water resistance.

    Peacoat if I were to purchase either a ww2 or post-ww2 coat what size would you recommend? Just size based on measurement (ie a 38 for a 38" chest)?
    For a WWII, I don't think I would recommend a size down as it is already a well fitted garment. May not be able to comfortably wear a sweater under it. If you want a tightly fitted look, then you might go down a size in the post WWII peacoats. Might still have enough room for a sweater, although it likely would be a fairly tight fit. If it were a tight fit, I think the peacoat would, over time, stretch a bit to accommodate the sweater. But then maybe not; I have never tried it.

    I always recommend getting the measurement from the seller and following my guide to a proper fit as explained in the sizing section. For me, I don't like going down a size; I just don't have enough room to comfortably (for me) fit a sweater under the coat. But remember, I don't like a tight fit in my outerwear garments. And whenever the temp is much below freezing, I need a sweater under the peacoat. A sweater will fill in the extra space between the body and coat liner, provide insulation and keep the cold air from circulating under the coat.
     


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    This question has probably been answered before but I don't feel like looking at 178 pages

    I got a pea coat yesterday but I'm worried about the length of it. It goes down to about the bottom of my groin. Someone told me a pea coat should go to about your mid thigh. I assume this would be a jacket. What's the best length for one?

    I'm a pretty skinny guy, if it helps im 6'0 and 150 lbs.


    If it is just a little below your butt, it will also cover your (for lack of a more civil term) "groin." I think of it as ending at or just below the butt (maybe an inch). If that is how yours fits, then you are OK. But realistically, many of these coats are peacoat inspired fashion garments, and not strictly peacoats. So wear it the way your want.
     


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    If it is just a little below your butt, it will also cover your (for lack of a more civil term) "groin." I think of it as ending at or just below the butt (maybe an inch). If that is how yours fits, then you are OK. But realistically, many of these coats are peacoat inspired fashion garments, and not strictly peacoats. So wear it the way your want.

    yeah its probably halfway down my ass (for lack of a better term). I'll check out a bigger size, I'm just afraid it will look like its hanging on a hanger if I do that though.
     


  15. Peacoat

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    You might try a long size. They are normally about 2" longer in the body and about 1" longer in the sleeves.
     


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