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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. sssurvey

    sssurvey Member

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    Hello everyone, I just got this peacoat last week, not sure it fits. Can anyone take a look? thanks[​IMG]

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  2. Gauss17

    Gauss17 Senior member

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    ^ might be a touch baggy in the arms, but looks good overall. I'd keep if fit is your only concern.
     
  3. sssurvey

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    thanks, yes, the arm, ahh i hate it.
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  4. Spaghettimatt

    Spaghettimatt Senior member

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    Looks great to me. Get the arms tapered if it bothers you that much. Where is it from? Looks like a Fidelity maybe.
     
  5. sssurvey

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    @Spaghettimatt thanks for the reply, its a brand called "bow street station". Dont have the coat with me right now, but the logo is the same look like this. that sleeve does bother me TT
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  6. Spaghettimatt

    Spaghettimatt Senior member

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    Right. I mean... the baggy sleeves thing is a problem with Sterlingwear as well, so you may not have too many options for low/mid-range 3 button peas without baggy sleeves.
     
  7. sssurvey

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    @Spaghettimatt
    I agree with you. Maybe thats how they designed it. I dont really know lot about peacoats.
     
  8. Peacoat

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    Peacoats should cover the butt. Not sure yours does. Also looks a bit full in the torso.
     
  9. sssurvey

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    @Peacoat Thanks, it covers, but only about half. It does look full, dont like it much.
     
  10. medici

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    120lb and 5'6 and I don't really know which would flatter the body more. I'll probably just be wearing sweater & jeans or dress shirt & dress pants with this. I searched styleforum but I haven't found any posts on single breasted vs no buttons. Has anyone had experience buying these single breasted and no button sterlingwear coats?

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  11. cortman

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    I just got a Sterlingwear Authentic peacoat from Barre surplus. Obviously, it was gotten pretty cheap ($130) as opposed to the $260 that Sterlingwear themselves are asking. Barre claimed it is a navy blue coat, but that the navy blue is so dark as to almost appear black. I got it, and sure enough, it looks as black as black can get. I really want a navy blue coat, not black, but really don't want to return this one and pay full price for a blue one from Sterlingwear. THERFORE;

    tl;dr- I am wondering if there is some safe way to lighten the color (assuming that it is indeed navy-that-looks-black) or any simple way to give it a blue hue.
     
  12. Spaghettimatt

    Spaghettimatt Senior member

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    The jacket you ordered is almost certainly the proper "Navy" Navy blue. Take it outside in the bright sunlight and look. You'll notice that it is just a dark, midnight navy, not black. If you order a Navy from Sterlingwear (e.g., the Authentic or the other 80/20 blends) this is what you will get, unless you order a 100% wool version (e.g., the Navigator) in which case the Navy will be lighter (different wool). But note that the 100% wool that Sterlingwear shills on its Navigator coats itself is a weak, flimsy, soft wool as opposed to a proper rough melton. Your call.

    Probably impossible to lighten the coat you have though.
     
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  13. Spaghettimatt

    Spaghettimatt Senior member

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    Those are car coats. Just buy a peacoat, dude. But if you must, I like the second minimalist one better.
     
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  14. cortman

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    Interesting, thanks for clarifying that. It makes sense. I was thrown off because I had just tried a Sterlingwear Mariner coat (which I returned because I got the wrong size) in Navy Blue, and it was indeed much lighter.
    I also concur with the quality of wool on the different coats- the Authentic is stiffer, heavier, and very dense. The other thing I like much better about the authentic is the fleece/satin lining- the Mariner has a quilted nylon lining that sounds like you're wearing a garbage bag whenever you move.
    Would anyone else know of a way that I could safely, slightly lighten the color. though?
     
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  15. bullet magnet

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    Hey fellas,

    Just got myself a peacoat. It's 42R Navy issued Sterlingwear of Boston. Sleeves are actually getting shortened a touch right now ($18)

    I got the coat on ebay for $45 + $12 shipping so with alterations I'll be into it for $75. Not bad!

    Wanted to get everyone's opinion. These are the shots before alterations.

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  16. Katt

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    Looks very good i think, if you get the arms done, and maybe a wash and press? It looks a bit wrinkly. [​IMG]
     
  17. hens

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    I'd get the sleave taken up and also the cuffs taken in slightly, fit through the body looks great though.

    Handled a Real McCoy peacoat when I was in Japan recently, damn they are nice, extremely heavy duty in feel whilst still being a nice cut. I'd have definitely bought it if I wasn't over on weight.
     
  18. Spaghettimatt

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    On that note, does anyone have any experience with the Real McCoy vs. Buzz Rickson peacoat? Do they fit differently? From what I heard the BR is just a bit shorter. The lapels on the McCoy seem a little different as well.
     
  19. hens

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    I found the buzz rickson to be a little looser in the body at the same size. Can't comment on length as I didn't compare them at the same time. I will say though, that the longer of the 2 Real McCoy peacoats was slimmer in the waist.
     
  20. bullet magnet

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    Got the sleeves shortened a bit...still haven't gotten it dry cleaned but that's next. Nice and warm coat...I certainly need a scarf to go with it. Wore long johns with this earlier in the week with temps in the teens and stayed warm. Coat is very heavy but I certainly notice an extra look from the ladies when wearing it. (certainly to the dismay of my gf haha) Tried it out with just a button down and jeans and then tossed on a new brooks brothers shirt and tie to dress it up. Very versatile!

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