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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. Trader George

    Trader George Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, I'm looking for a bit of help regarding the sizing of this coat. I was born and raised in Florida, so I've really had no use for actual winter clothing. However, as the Florida days will soon be over, I needed to invest in something warm. It feels nice, but it also feels quite roomy, especially when I look at the pictures. However, what do I know about how a peacoat should fit, that's why I've come to you guys.


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  2. Peacoat

    Peacoat Well-Known Member

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    It is a couple of sizes too large for you. Go to the link in my signature for advice on sizing and fitting. That section is toward the end of the guide.
     
  3. Trader George

    Trader George Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for your quick reply, and thank you for the guide. This is a size Medium, which is funny because when I was in the store trying them on (a large was the only one available) two of the sales associates said Large fit perfectly... I disagreed, and for some odd reason only sized down to a medium. The only size left is small, should I return this and order that? Thanks again, by the way.
     
  4. Peacoat

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    If you can try on the small, do so and see how it fits. Based on how the medium fits you, I would say the small would be a better fit than what you have now.
     
  5. joel_954

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    smartie-pants Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have experience with the Belstaff Harris peacoat? At retail I. would not consider it, but I've found it on sale for 30% off which makes it a little more digestible.

    Looks to be very slim fitting.
     
  7. DRSATAN

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    Do any of the experts on here have links to any single breasted peacoats?

    I'm sure people will say that's not strictly a peacoat but I have seen them sold under that name!
    Cheers in advance
     
  8. BrooksLauren77

    BrooksLauren77 Well-Known Member

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    Sterlingwear has some.
     
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  9. DRSATAN

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    Excellent, exactly what I was after, many thanks.
    And if anyone knows any alternatives that'd be great.
     
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  10. bwhli

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    Fit opinions?

    This is a mint condition WW2 pea coat in size 36. Mostly looking for feedback on the shoulders. Do they look a tad big or okay?

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    I also have a size 34 WW2 that I wear when I'm not layering. That one is obviously slimmer, but can't button it up if I wear a sweater. I'm going to go to a tailor and get the buttons moved maybe half an inch to make it just a tad bigger.
     
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  11. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Well-Known Member

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    Looks too big and therefore costume-like to me. I'd stick with the 34 and not worry about layering so much.
     
  12. Peacoat

    Peacoat Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't move the buttons so you can wear a sweater with the size 34. You have the 36 for the sweater wear.

    The shoulders look fine.
     
  13. burnso

    burnso Well-Known Member

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    Hi Peacoat, appreciate the guide and was wondering if I could get your opinion on a Sterlingwear coat sizing for myself?

    Chest 41"/ Height 189cm (6'2")/ Weight 95kgs (14.96 stone)/ athletic lean

    Few points:
    - Usually will wear without layers underneath
    - Prefer tailored feel but concern about too tight in chest (and restriction of movement in arms etc)
    - P2P on a (good fitting?) existing coat is 24"!!
    - Shoulder yoke 19.5"
    - Length? ... An existing coat at 33" sits right at crotch height/ where crotch ends on a well fitting pair of jeans. To me this feels like an in-between kind of length, but appears to be ideal, but Im not sure.
    - So I thought I would be looking at a size 44, but I get the impression you would be thinking more of a 42 or even a 40?
    - I can take more measurements if required. Im in Australia so returns are not ideal if Im wrong

    Really appreciate any opinions you might have.
     
  14. Peacoat

    Peacoat Well-Known Member

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    Unfortuantely, you are too tall, too slender with arms too long to get a good fit in a vintage peacoat. For your chest measurement, I would recommend a size 40 (p2p 21.25") or even a size 38 (p2p 20.2 5"). A peacoat of that chest size wouldn't be long enough in the sleeves or in the torso.

    The jacket that fits you well that measures 24" p2p is not a peacoat. That would translate into a size 46, which would swallow you. Peacoats are different. That is why I have never recommended using the measurement from an existing coat for a comparison--unless that coat is a peacoat.
     
  15. burnso

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    trvlr472 Well-Known Member

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    It's not a real peacoat but you might want to take a look at Filson's Makinaw Cruisers. They now make one with a slimmer fit for those that didn't like the boxy fit which was originally designed to layer underneath. I've had a standard Makinaw for well over 10 years and I love it. I finally wore the elbows out and had to have some leather "patches" put on them. I've worn it ALOT for the last 10+ years. They make other wool coats as well.

    They aren't a real Peacoat but they are close if you order the Charcoal color.
     
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  17. burnso

    burnso Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, an interesting option Im definitely considering
     
  18. Peacoat

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    If you are willing to go the current issue route, the Mil Spec from Sterlingwear might be a viable option. They are a little more fitted than the civilian offerings and are a little more expensive, as well. You will need to call and talk to a representative as that coat is a special order. The rep can give you guidance on the sleeve length, and may be able to give a p2p measurement as well.

    A size 38 in that model should have a p2p of about 20.5", while a size 40 should be about 21.5".

    For an example on the proper sleeve length, I wear a 34 to 35 in a dress shirt sleeve length, and my peacoats fit well with a 25" sleeve length measured along the outside curve of the elbow. So if your dress shirt sleeve size is 36, you would want a peacoat sleeve length of about 26" to 27"

    The good thing about buying from Sterlingwear, if you guess wrong about the size, you can return the coat and only be out the cost of shipping.

    Good luck and let us know how it goes.
     
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  19. clarinetplayer

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    Sterlingwear also has a bespoke service. For more money, of course! Just ask about it.
     
  20. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Well-Known Member

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    I've got the tree stand. It's made in Michigan and weighs 16 pounds! Now, to find that perfect 10 foot tree. Today is perfect peacoat weather.

    Wearing a vintage US Navy coat.
     

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