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Pea Coat Advice

DocHunter

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Looking to get myself a new peacoat for the winter. Can any of the knowledgable folk around here recommend me sub $500 options for a nice pea coat?
 

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I just went through a long search and found one. Totally amazing from Paul Smith (double breasted w/brass buttons and fantastic slim cut) that I paid $700 for. I initially wanted to get one for under that price too but I figured that a pea coat is such a classic piece that will last a while that it was worth splurging a little extra to get the one I totally loved. That said, Hugo Boss and Theory make some nice ones, as does Ralph Lauren (polo i believe for that price). I guess you could also check ebay to see if someone is selling them at a big discount, but you need to be careful with that. Good luck!
 

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Schotts has been making quality peacoats forever. Check out their website.
 

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I just ordered and received an Authentic peacoat from Sterlingwear of Boston. I couldn't be more pleased with it. It is the same model that is issued to US Navy sailors. It is US-made, extremely well constructed, satin lined and is seriously heavy! I don't think I am going to have any trouble with the cold this winter.
Here is the one I got. I have 39" chest and I ordered a 38S - it fits really well and I don't think I need to tweak it at all. At $120, I can't imagine a better value. http://www.sterlingwear.com/authenticmens1.html
 

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I got a Navy issue one for $150. It's fantastic. If you have a friend in the Navy who can hook you up, I would definitely recommend it...
 

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I also own a Sterlingwear Authentic, in charcoal gray. I had to order mine because of the non-standard color and the size (40L), but I'm very happy with it. I wear it all the time in winter, since it's quite warm, fits well, and looks good. The only downside for me is the scratchiness of the fabric.
 

Trojanman74

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this is really good to hear because i just found a pea coat that was 50 dollars in my size.

how do you tell if it's navy issue?
 

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Look at the tags inside. Military issue clothes have verbose descriptions with lots of commas, like "Coat, men's, all-weather, wool," and at least one longish number printed on the materials tag. Items actually issued usually bear another tag with a name and serial number written in Sharpie; else this is written on the garment itself.
 

porcelain monkey

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I just got a Barbour short pea coat, and it's great - slim fit, and not too heavy, comes down just over my ass, but should keep me warm. $399 full retail. It is a little different than the Navy issue ones (slimmer and more pockets as far as I can tell), but Barbour knows their way around outdoor clothes, so I am not worried.
 

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