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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. weider1717

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  2. troyskywalk

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    Soliciting advice about sizing. I'm going to buy a vintage navy issued peacoat and am deciding between a 38r and 40r. I heard the older peacoats are trimmer. I'm 5'7" 173lbs with a 39" chest that may get bigger since I'm lifting a fair amount. Would appreciate any advice
     
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  4. Peacoat

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    If you lose enough weight to reduce your chest to 38" a size 36 peacoat ought to fit you OK. P2p of 20" or a little less in a size 38 ought to give a good fit.

    A short size may have been made, but I'm not sure I have ever seen one. If you get a good fit everywhere except the sleeves, they can easily be taken up. Tell the tailor to not trim the excess so the sleeves can be returned to original if the coat is sold.



    A size 38 ought to give a good fit, especially if you gain an inch in the chest.

    Yes, the older coats are a bit more trim, although most would not notice the difference. I classify vintage as pre 1980, and that is what you will want to look for. The wool shell (Kersey) is much nicer than the post 1979 Melton shell.

    If you haven't already noticed, the link to my peacoat dating guide is noted in my signature line below. There is also a section on fit toward the end.

    Good luck to both of you in the hunt.
     
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  5. mclmm

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    I'm the same height and weight, but with a ~43" chest and 32" waist. My current Sterlingwear pea coat is a 44r. The shoulders are probably 1-1.5" too wide per side, and far too big through the waist. So, I'm thinking of dropping down to a 42r or 40r, but am concerned about tightness through the chest.

    Any fit guidance?
     
  6. Peacoat

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    You are a tweener (between sizes) and more difficult to fit. I would try a size 42 from Sterlingwear. If it is too large, you can send it back and get a size 40. I would be concerned that the size 40 would be too short in the sleeves. As you already have the size 44, you will have a good idea how the size 42 will fit.
     
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    Thanks, Peacoat.

    I should have clarified that my tailor shortened the sleeves on the 44. As a reference, my mtm dress shirt sleeves are 32.75".

    You can get a sense of my build in this post:

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/380371/proper-cloth-official-affiliate-thread/885#post_8126662

    Does that help?
     
  8. clyde123

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    If its of any interest to anyone I'm currently selling a BNWT APC Peacoat size XL
     
  9. thomasB

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    Please excuse my shameless plug...my J crew dock peacoat size M is up in the marketplace
     
  10. rchdggr

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    I just got a late 60s USN Dale Fashions peacoat in size 36 to replace one in size 34 from 1945. The 36 fits and looks better in most ways except for the shoulders. I'm wondering if there is any chance of finding an USN peacoat in size 36 with shoulders that are a bit more narrow than usual. Maybe a certain vintage? The difference in shoulder width is 0.75", just enough to make the 36 look a little off in my eyes. I'm not sure if anyone else would notice.

    Edit: I re-read Peacoat's guide and it stated that a WWII coat might be smaller in the shoulder. I'll see if I can find some for sale.. I wonder if the post-war peacoats from the early fifties are any smaller than the late 60s one?

    What about alterations? I guess such a small narrowing of the shoulders (0.75") would be doable?
     
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  11. runner-guy

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    Just received this Fidelity peacoat from Vermont's Barre in the mail. Got it for less than $120 with free shipping on Black Friday. I originally bought a size 40R Sterlingwear US military issued coat that was NWT on ebay and had to resell it because it was just too big. Got a 38R in the Fidelity and it fits great.

    https://shop.vtarmynavy.com/fidelity-army-navy-wool-pea-coats-p995.aspx
     
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  12. Bizjak

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    What do you guys think of this peacoat? My only concern is that it might be an inch or two too short...

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  13. Peacoat

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    A peacoat needs to just cover the butt. You may, however, wear it any way you wish.
     
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  14. arcsaberzslash

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    looking good Bizjack, what brand ist this?
     
  15. Cooly

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    I don't think it's too short, it looks really good (not boxy...and a good slim fit)...I got one by RRL this year and it doesn't quite cover my butt (but I know it fits me well and that's how it's supposed to look for that brand)..I think it has a lot to do with styling/brand...
     
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    does anyone have an actual fitpic of the Balmain x H&M navy peacoat? also how's the quality given you pay retail? don't usually go for h&m, but bcs it's a collaboration, i assumed that it'll be in a higher quality than typical h&m piece, right?

    cheers
     
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  17. Bizjak

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    It's by some company called Clockhouse, I was looking at this peacoat in a C&A store here in Europe. The funny thing is, this peacoat is 50 euros (the tag also said 70% wool, yeah right). If it had a few extra inches, I would totally go for it (maybe it's my height, I'm 6' 1")... This way I'm still deciding.

    EDIT: I decided to buy it, the price was just too good :D
     
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  18. jcmeyer

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    Just bought the Buzz Rickson 1910 from History Preservation. Holy bejeebus this is a heavy coat. 36oz wool. Very stiff out of the box and I'm hoping it does soften up slightly but it seems like that could take years. :)

    Buttons aren't affixed as well as they could be so when I had the tailor shorten the sleeves I also had them reinforce all the buttons. If they don't stay on, I may eventually have them open up the lining and add those metal discs that secure the buttons from the inside. Don't remember what they're called.

    All in all, this is an amazingly warm coat; maybe too warm for San Francisco so after a while I may end up selling it. Or I'll just keep it forever and give it to my kid someday. There's no doubt it will last.

    Fit is good - will post some pics when I can though I'm sure there have been plenty throughout the thread.
     
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  19. thomasB

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    If you decide to sell down the road PM me first [​IMG]
     
  20. Cooly

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    fit picks please [​IMG]
     

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