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It seems like Sterlingwear of Boston is active on Facebook. Do they take phone orders or you can only buy in person? I want a Navigator coat in light grey size 36 short. I saw they transitioned to making masks during the pandemic. Are they still making coats?
 

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I read recently that it had gone out of business. Hopefully, it has come back. You might try a telephone call Monday and see if anyone answers. I just tried the number, and it is a working number but obviously no answer on Sunday night: (617) 567-6465
 

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If you search for Sterlingwear on Facebook, their chat is active. They might take a few days to respond and shipping is about $20. Hope this helps and please support them if you want a peacoat made in the USA.
 

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Hello, I just bought a new peacoat from Private White VC, but am worried about the length of the jacket and sleeves being too long. What do you think? Are there any inherent noticeable tailoring that should be done?
 

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Sleeves look a bit too long but that’s an easy fix.
Length of the coat is a personal choice but being slightly longer is an asset IMO.
I’d be more concerned about the gaping rear vent. If the coat is draping correctly the inner pleat and buttons are not supposed to be visible.
 

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As this is a civilian copy of a peacoat, who knows how it is supposed to fit. For all we know the vent is supposed to be gaped open with the buttons showing.

I agree with the Duke that the sleeves should be shortened. Maybe $50 should do it.
 

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Hello, I just bought a new peacoat from Private White VC, but am worried about the length of the jacket and sleeves being too long. What do you think? Are there any inherent noticeable tailoring that should be done?
Sleeves are long in my private white peacoat too and I was aware of it when I bought it. I really don't mind it though, the weather is cold so I prefer to sacrifice some style to keep my wrists warm. But that's their bridgecoat, not their peacoat. Their peacoat is cleaner and don't have a vent in the back.
 

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Sleeves look a bit too long but that’s an easy fix.
Length of the coat is a personal choice but being slightly longer is an asset IMO.
I’d be more concerned about the gaping rear vent. If the coat is draping correctly the inner pleat and buttons are not supposed to be visible.
Thank you! Where should the sleeves hit when they are fully extended?

And yes, I left the vents unbuttoned so that is the reason why it is showing so much!
 

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Sleeves are long in my private white peacoat too and I was aware of it when I bought it. I really don't mind it though, the weather is cold so I prefer to sacrifice some style to keep my wrists warm. But that's their bridgecoat, not their peacoat. Their peacoat is cleaner and don't have a vent in the back.
I see. I suppose this is a fortunate mistake then, because seeing how I'm able to wear a jacket underneath is amazing.
 

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Thank you! Where should the sleeves hit when they are fully extended?

And yes, I left the vents unbuttoned so that is the reason why it is showing so much!
Sleeves should end 1/2 way between the wrist joint and the knuckles.
 

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Hello, does anybody has experiences with the „Ben Sherman Plectrum Made in England“-Pea Coat? Is it recommendable?

Also.. would you always stick to melton wool or would you also consider a wool-cashmere- or wool-angora-blend?

Greetings
 

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Hello, does anybody has experiences with the „Ben Sherman Plectrum Made in England“-Pea Coat? Is it recommendable?

Also.. would you always stick to melton wool or would you also consider a wool-cashmere- or wool-angora-blend?

Greetings
For its military and naval origin, a peacoat is in essence a utilitarian garment made to withstand cold and damp weather by seamen. Melton wool is a robust, thick, dense weave, perfect for that kind of use.

Nowadays, for its style, durability, and versatility, a peacoat has become a piece that can be used in multiple ways during cold days. To reduce its price or to change its properties, it's often mixed with other fibers such as Nylon or Polyester. On the other side of the spectrum, it can be made more luxurious, as with the blends you mentioned, probably would have a softer feeling and could be less durable than the original Melton wool, at a much higher price.

In the end, you can consider any option, it goes more on how you intend to use it and how much are willing to pay.

I don't know the specific model you are asking for, perhaps a link would help.

 

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