- Jan 11, 2011
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You know Fall is around the corner when the Mega Peacoat Thread is bumped. Excellent...
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Good point! Yes could be. How are the shoulders on the one you own?@TweedyProf I wonder if they've tweaked that shoulder a bit. The first two pics you posted are the older style peacoat with two high handwarmer pockets and flap pockets below. The last image of the model is the one I own with just the two lower slash pockets. The shoulders definitely look a little softer and less angular so perhaps they changed the shoulder line a little also?
The Permanent Style x PWVC bridge coat might be worth a look too. Bit lighter at a 620g wool/cashmere mix that is supposedly less stiff than the standard melton wool. It is longer though, and a little spendy.
Thanks. How does 36oz Melton wear? I guess I'm a little less concerned with the essential peacoat as much as something that is thematically linked to the peacoat but also has an interesting construction and stylistic modifications. The Buzz Rickson looks to be sold out anyway.Having owned multiple kersey wool Vietnam / WWI era peacoats, I say the Buzz Rickson version nails the peacoat quite well and has served me for 5 years (wearing it quite roughly too). Tough as nails, fits like a peacoat should.
That is, if you want the essential peacoat fit.
Yeah that belt is a nice feature to give the coat a bit of shape. Wish the SEH Kelly had it. Shoulder is ok, not as hard as I thought it might be, ok when I lift my arms. Been chatting with Paul at SEH Kelly a bit. Really nice guy.Looks great Tweedy. There's a belt on the back of the PWVC that you can use to cinch in the waist for a bit more shape through the mid-section. I think with a sweater and a scarf underneath you'll look a bit more filled out in it.
Seeing both side by side I think the patch pockets and turnback cuffs on the SEH Kelly give it a bit more of a schoolboy-ish duffle coat vibe.