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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. PitbullTodd

    PitbullTodd New Member

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    Hello, was wondering if you had any input/guidelines regarding the size vs. comfort aspect of the coat. I have broad shoulders/big chest, so I tried an XL which is comfortable, but the sleeves are too long (which I can have a tailor fix that problem). But wife said it just looks too baggy.

    But when I tried the L, which looks snug and nicer according to the wife–but I have this habit of “testing” comfort by crossing arms/lifting arms above my head and…it sometimes feel I’m going to rip the back of the jacket. What’s your take on this? I know I don't walk around crossing arms/lifting arms above head. But wonder how snug should the peacoat fit.

    Thanks for your time.
     
  2. RobTee

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    Thank you both. I've contacted the seller asking for a photo of the tag.

    In the meantime, I'm keeping an eye on this coat by the same seller. Same measurements, listed as 1950s but Peacoat's guide suggests it's actually a 1966 tag.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Stunning-...pt=UK_Men_s_Coats_Jackets&hash=item416fe9c946

    I'd prefer that coat but, judging by some of the previous auctions, it's likely to fetch over £100 (~$160). I wouldn't be able to return it either.
     
  3. Peacoat

    Peacoat Senior member

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    You ought to be able to hug yourself without straining if the coat fits in the torso.
    Yes, this is a 1966 peacoat.
     
  4. goonz

    goonz Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone seen this link, someone 'attempting' to take over the great Peacoat's mantle. I use the term 'attempting' very loosely here!

    Still its a decent link and answers quite a few quesions about the newer issue coats from Sterlingwear so might be helpful to anyone thinking of picking up a modern day USN peacoat.

    http://www.reddit.com/r/malefashionadvice/comments/12yuv9/pea_coat_guide_v_10/
     
  5. hyogen

    hyogen Senior member

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  6. NOBD

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    :)
     
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  7. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    Perfect coat for a nippy January day.

    NOBD's collection of buttons is nifty!
     
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  8. bmb032

    bmb032 New Member

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    Looks good.
     
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  9. eclecticstyles

    eclecticstyles New Member

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    [​IMG]

    This is my first piece of outerwear and I'm unsure of exactly how it should fit. I really like the way it fits me now, but I'm always open to a second opinion. It comes to the end of my natural shoulder and the sleeve length seems appropriate as well. The only thing I would be concerned with is having it taken in a little at the sides. I think that just might be because I'm comparing it to the fit of a blazer. This fits slightly looser than a blazer does at the sides. In fact, I can wear a thinner blazer (more like a suit vs. a tweed jacket) under the pea coat and it fits rather snug without pulling. For reference, I'm not wearing a sweater in this picture, though I've tried it on with a thick sweater and it fit similarly. Overall, I'm happy with the way it fits and I don't think I need to take it in, but I'm venturing into new territory and any opinions would be appreciated! Thanks.
     
  10. goonz

    goonz Well-Known Member

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    Pop the collar cp! mine stays popped!
     
  11. phond

    phond New Member

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    I'm skinny and tall, I seem to be lost in classic peacoats due to their boxy cut and the wide collars. Are there any go to alternatives for skinny builds with a comparable quality as the vintage coats?
     
  12. Surgeon

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    Finally getting around to posting a picture of my coat, school doesn't let up. Ending up sticking with the 36R Sterlingwear. Probably could have sized down to the 34 but I like the extra room.
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    Just wanted to thank clarinetplayer and peacoat for all their help. Really appreciate it!
     
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  13. Peacoat

    Peacoat Senior member

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    Goonz said: "Pop the collar cp! mine stays popped!"

    He isn't allowed to pop the collar; his profession is too conservative. He has to save the popping for those times the snow is blowing at 40 knots, or it is dark outside.
     
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  14. hyogen

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    +1[​IMG]
     
  16. ant702

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    Yah gotta eat more food, drink more beer, yah know beef up, to fill in those coats buddy[​IMG]
     
  17. phond

    phond New Member

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    Well, I already tried to follow a strict diet of junk food and alcohol, the only thing which has beefed up is my belly though. My shoulder width is unfortunately not affected.
     
  18. albeindc

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    So I'm looking at two possible coats to try and bid on, would be great to get some advice/opinions from the gurus on how they may fit in real life:

    #1 Description
    • Issued in 1981 based on the contract number
    • Tag size is 36S. See measurement for proper fit
    • [FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][B][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][B][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][B][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][B][COLOR=rgb(0, 0, 0)][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][B][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][B][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][B][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][B][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][B][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][B][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial]Armpit to armpit - 19 1/2 inches[/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/COLOR][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][B][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][B][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][B][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][B][COLOR=rgb(0, 0, 0)][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][B][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][B][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][B][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][B][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][B][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][B][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial]Shoulder to shoulder - 17 1/2 inches [/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/COLOR][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][B][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][B][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][B][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][B][COLOR=rgb(0, 0, 0)][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][B][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][B][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][B][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][B][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][B][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][B][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial]Shoulder to Cuff - 24 inches plus 2 inches can be let out on the sleeve[/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/COLOR][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][B][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][B][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][B][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][B][COLOR=rgb(0, 0, 0)][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][B][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][B][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][B][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][B][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][B][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][B][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial]Neck seam to bottom hem from the back - 29 3/4 inches[/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/COLOR][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/B][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT]


    #2 Description
    Issued 1979
    Tagged a size 36s

    18.25" - shoulders
    21" - underarm to underarm
    24" - sleeves (shoulder seam to cuff)
    31.5" - sleeves (center nape of neck to cuff)

    29" - length (shoulder to hem)


    My measurements are:
    Athletic build
    Height: 5'4
    Weight: 138lbs
    Chest - 38 (I can float between 36 and 38 in suit sizing)
    P2P - ~18-19 (self-measured, need to get a sure measurement sometime, I know)
    Shoulders - 17.5ish

    I am more inclined to be biased towards #2 because of the better condition as per the pictures from the sellers, but I'm not sure if the shoulders and p2p would be too much - even if I was layering a bit underneath. I would most certainly have to get the sleeves corrected and the body of the coat also shorted most likely.

    Thoughts? Or should I really be trying to find a 34S?

    ::Ninja Edit::
    Just saw the measurements of a that Gap Cropped coat in XS from http://www.styleforum.net/t/144305/...-all-peacoat-questions-here/4560#post_5929141 , runnersnjeans is close to my size, with me being a bit fuller in the chest. I believe I've tried on Gap XS in general, and they are pretty snug, so maybe the above two should fit fine? Not sure if I totally trust the measurements of #2, don't know how the variation would be so great between 1979 and 1981 from the same manufacturer, even with the wool-material change.
     
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  19. IronRinn

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    Not sure if anyone cares, but a quick update: VT has, at least, been willing to measure their coats for me, which I appreciate. So far every 38 I've inquired about, 4 in total, has had a p2p of 21", according to them. I'm going to ask them to measure a 36. Odds they come back to me with a p2p of 20"?
     
  20. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    POP that DAMNED collar, people! Look at any movie icon who's worn one, from Robert Redford to Daniel Craig. Collar: popped.
     

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