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

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@Thin White Duke That is impressive–both the Lancaster and the coat. What a time that was. I just finished reading a book about Churchill's first 100 days in office. Those were truly the times that try men's souls.

In the US we (officers) aren't issued clothing either and get an allowance to buy our own. When I was in, I was issued a flight helmet, an M-16, a revolver, a survival vest and a few other miscellaneous items. The rest we bought.
 

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@Thin White Duke That is impressive–both the Lancaster and the coat. What a time that was. I just finished reading a book about Churchill's first 100 days in office. Those were truly the times that try men's souls.

In the US we (officers) aren't issued clothing either and get an allowance to buy our own. When I was in, I was issued a flight helmet, an M-16, a revolver, a survival vest and a few other miscellaneous items. The rest we bought.
Yeah he didn’t spill much about his early life but from what we can gather he joined up as a wayward youth in 1936 and was a tail gunner and wireless operator. When war broke out they tested a load of lads and those that passed were shipped off out of harm’s way to Canada for flight training and returned as an officer which allowed him to reinvent himself. He stayed in till after my sister was born in 1958. Here he is with Churchill’s successor Eden
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BTW I mentioned recently elsewhere I had an air force gabardine trench coat which got lost in a house move and have been on the hunt for a replacement although I’m almost never in the rain these days. I’m not even sure this was USAF it might have been another country. It had the two straps on each shoulder to secure shoulder boards but they were absent. No other insignia. Had a snoop on eBay but it’s hard to tell the material used in a lot of them. If your expertise extends to those I’m all ears!😁
 

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Can anyone comment on the fit of the Private White Peacoat? Tried one briefly in a size 6 (XL) but it felt tight in the shoulders and big in the belly, as if for pear-shaped folks. Considering keeping a Schott 782usa in size large, which seems to fit a bit better. Wondering if others have experienced the same sort of fit issues with the Private White Peacoat, or if perhaps I got a ringer. Preferred the Private White for everything but fit.

Edit: checked Private White's site again, and sure enough they list the garment measurements as being a couple cm larger in the waist than the chest! This seems pretty unusual to me. Would appreciate any feedback or input.
For what it's worth I've had the exact same problem with the PWVC peacoat: tight in the shoulders and back, too big in the waist. I'm 5'9'', 42'' chest, 30'' waist, and went for a size 4.
 
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Charles Tyrwhitt Peacoat, bought it for 35€ in very good condition. brought it to the tailor, to tailor the arms. what do you think about the fit?
 

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I don’t mind the hand warmer pockets. I fact, I prioritize them where I can. The thing that I’m not a fan of is how visible the stitching is. The thread itself is the same color but the thread lines around the coat bothers me.
 

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This looks really good (also perfectly styled), but 4.450 EUR is a very steep price. I also don't get the addition of 1% polyester to the wool cloth. Ralph Lauren Purple Label.

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I don’t mind the hand warmer pockets. I fact, I prioritize them where I can. The thing that I’m not a fan of is how visible the stitching is. The thread itself is the same color but the thread lines around the coat bothers me.

Both hand warmers and swelled edges are traditional on a peacoat.
 

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Swelled edges. That’s it. I think because of the more traditional wool material used on peacoats, the edges look “cleaner” than the example above. Hard to explain my bad. You can see every strike of the needle. Probably material dependent.

Anyway, I can’t afford anything under the Purple Label brand. Even on sale.

Speaking of the Lauren name, here are three from Greg Lauren from a couple of years ago:
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