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MEGA PEACOAT THREAD - 61 threads merged - all Peacoat questions HERE

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Yes, that is the WWI peacoat. They are longer. I have only seen one of those advertised for sale on ebay. There are repros, however, that are quite good. Buzz Rickson comes to mind, but I have never been able to pin down the type of shell used in their repros.
Sir Winston Churchill used what is called by Globerall as a "Churchill reefer peacoat", although it could be a "bridge coat", used by officers: the key difference is length.

 

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they dont do XXS nor do officine general
As you are quite slim, it's going to be hard to find your size as a RTW. Have you thought of trying the woman's version? They should be slender without significant differences in design, although with different cloth composition.


Another way to go is what I had to do: going to a tailor for alterations.
 

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Sir Winston Churchill used what is called by Globerall as a "Churchill reefer peacoat", although it could be a "bridge coat", used by officers: the key difference is length.

The coat Sir Winston is wearing is maybe the English version of the peacoat? A bridge coat is below the knee. If I can find a picture, I will post it.
 

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As you are quite slim, it's going to be hard to find your size as a RTW. Have you thought of trying the woman's version? They should be slender without significant differences in design, although with different cloth composition.


Another way to go is what I had to do: going to a tailor for alterations.
As you are quite slim, it's going to be hard to find your size as a RTW. Have you thought of trying the woman's version? They should be slender without significant differences in design, although with different cloth composition.


Another way to go is what I had to do: going to a tailor for alterations.
Never tried women's.
For reference this is my old peacoat I wear.
 

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Here is the US Navy bridge coat worn by officers and chiefs. This is an officer's coat as it has the rank on the shoulder boards. Chiefs don't wear rank on their bridge coats. If they choose to wear a peacoat, they do wear their rank. I doubt, however, that a chief has worn a peacoat since they were authorized to wear the bridge coat. Usually, when they make chief, they sell their peacoats and buy a bridge coat.

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The coat Sir Winston is wearing is maybe the English version of the peacoat? A bridge coat is below the knee. If I can find a picture, I will post it.
Yes, you are right: I had the British tradition in mind, Globerall is an English brand and their garments are inspired by their Navy.

The bridge coat as you are referring is like the following images:



 
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Never tried women's.
For reference this is my old peacoat I wear.


Well, it looks quite oversized as well: you can tell by your shoulders position under the peacoat and the large room amount at your chest. It looks like a large overcoat that you could use over another jacket.
 

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Well, it looks quite oversized as well: you can tell by your shoulders position under the peacoat and the large room amount at your chest. It looks like a large overcoat that you could use over another jacket.
Yeah notice it more now haha
will look at some slim fit pea coats to see if I can find any
 

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Yeah notice it more now haha
will look at some slim fit pea coats to see if I can find any
You have to nail your shoulders, otherwise it will always look oversized. If you are going to wear layers, such as a chunky sweater, try your peacoat over it.

When I suggested a woman's peacoat, it has nothing to do with your gender. As you are quite slim and the peacoat design is almost the same, maybe you could find something slender, closer to your body built.

Some reading:
 

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You have to nail your shoulders, otherwise it will always look oversized. If you are going to wear layers, such as a chunky sweater, try your peacoat over it.

When I suggested a woman's peacoat, it has nothing to do with your gender. As you are quite slim and the peacoat design is almost the same, maybe you could find something slender, closer to your body built.

Some reading:
yup will take a look at womens fits
 

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My wife is a petite 5' 4" at 120 pounds. Her size 34 men's vintage peacoats are a bit large on her. When she layers with a sweater, it isn't as noticeable. A size 32 would be about right for her, but I haven't come across a nice one. They are out there, but are rare.
 

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I recently bought a used post WWII Sterlingwear peacoat off ebay and I'm wondering if someone did something to the sleeves as they appear to be ludicrously short. I'm 5'10" with a 42" chest but small shoulders so I went with a size 40 peacoat and everything fits quite well aside from the sleeves imo. I've included a couple images of me sitting and standing while wearing the peacoat buttoned up. I'd like to hear some educated guesses as to why this coat fits me the way it does in the arms. Thanks.
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Those sleeves have been shortened. When buying off ebay, I always get the p2p and the length of the sleeves to head off something like this. To see how to measure p2p and sleeves see my article on peacoat dating, linked below. The section on measurements is toward the end.

Look inside the cuff to see if some of the material has been saved. I doubt it, but it's worth a look.
 

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