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

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

  1. bombers

    bombers Senior member

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    They have nice selection and most are in excellent condition but their return policy sucks ass. I didn't know about that site until Peacoat posted it here and I was going to buy one from them but waited too long and my top 5 choices were all gone by then. Also, if you put in the code LOVE you will receive a 10% discount.

    Also, don't purchase a pea coat base on your suit size. Measure your chest without a shirt to get your true measurement.
     
  2. selbsttatig

    selbsttatig Senior member

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    I doubt a 38 will be too tight. My chest is 37 and the size 38 I bought would fit another three inches in there.

    VintageTrends is great. Shipping was fast. I bought the size 38 from them but it was too big so I ordered a size 36 instead of returning it and waiting for an exchange. You could always take it off my hands for a bit cheaper than from them. [​IMG]

    I'd imagine a size 38 would fit you either way though.
     
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    How do you wear a size 38R suit when you have a 41 inch chest? My measurements are about the same and I wear a size 42R most of the time. Sometimes I can get away with a 40R depending on the sizing.
    Narrow shoulders. I have a 39 inch chest but wear a 36R suit.
     
  4. chris lewis

    chris lewis Well-Known Member

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    I just ordered a 38R from vintage trends. Hoping to have it by the end of the week.
     
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    i just purchased a polo ralph lauren peacoat through their current sale, and i was wondering how the fit looks to others. i generally wear medium, but for the peacoat i sized down to a small and it fits pretty snug. total price came out to about $250 before tax.

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    They had a sale for 60% off that peacoat? Where can I still get it for that price?
     
  6. Peacoat

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    What do you guys think of a vintage one, found a nice one from 1973 Pembroke melton wool, would you buy this or go new.

    May be somebody can answer a few questions:
    1. Would thIs be 100% wool or some sort nylon/wool fabric?
    2. If wool would it be a tight weave, would it stop some wind and rain? 24 vs 32 oz?
    3. I'm 40R (5'10" 155# athletic build w 32-31 waist) for reg jackets, should I stay true to size since it's vintage or go down to a 38R for a snug fit (not constricting though)?

    Thanks in advance!!


    Bombers is right.

    1. This is the good Kersey 100% wool.

    2. Yes, a tight weave and will stop the wind. It will stop the rain, for a while as the weave is tight.

    3. You must measure your actual chest size. If you measure 40" in the chest, then either a 40 or a 38, depending on how fitted you want the jacket. The 40 might be just a bit big for you. If you are a 39" in the chest, the 38 will be your best bet.
     
  7. anginaprinzmetal

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  8. iroh

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  9. bluemagic

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    ^ That's the point, though. E-mails can be *too* detailed.
     
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  11. Mariooo

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    can post pics at the weekend, I'm afraid not earlier...

    chest is actually more 40.8 than 41 but who would post <0.5 inch measurements? [​IMG]
     
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    How difficult would it be to make alterations (raising armholes, slimming chest) in a vintage peacoat that feels like its 30 oz melton wool?

    I have my grandfather's peacoat from WWII when he was in the Navy and it fits me fine, but just a rather boxy and conservative fit. I'd like to modernize it somewhat.
     
  13. bluemagic

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    ^ Very nice! I would suggest not altering it. [​IMG]
     
  14. adamha21

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    Doubt I would wear it otherwise. I've had it for years--but the sleeves and body are too boxy for my tastes. Maybe I'll post a pic in this thread.
     
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