Pea Coat or Double Breasted Coat?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by drake, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. alexpham

    alexpham Well-Known Member

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    Why are you posting pictures of my future ex-wife?


    I don't know what's better, the coat or the sunglasses. [​IMG]
     


  2. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

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    I really like Sterlingwear Peacoats. I have one (sized down) and it fits very well. Looks a lot like j's.
     


  3. Jovan

    Jovan Banned for Good

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    I have a navy peacoat made by... Old Navy! Got it on sale for $50, really not bad with fit and styling. Personally, I'd get a long peacoat, but that's me. Either one would look great.
     


  4. gza

    gza Senior member

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    If you're having this coat made to your specifications, then you don't have to stick with any stylistic conventions. All you're going for basically is a double breasted coat of some sort for winter wear. The main differences between the peacoat and db overcoat are the lapels, length, and fabric.

    The lapels of a peacoat can be turned up and buttoned to stay in place, protecting the neck and making the coat significantly warmer. You will never have a need for this in California, but if you like that detail then you can certainly request it. Personally I would go with the peak lapels, which lack that special functionality but look pretty damn good.

    A peacoat is typically shorter than a db overcoat. I think a shorter coat makes more sense in a mild climate, and will allow more of your denim or wool trousers (which you probably also chose with great care) to show.

    A real peacoat, as J likes to stress, is made of a heavy, thick wool. A db coat can be made out of any fabric you choose. I can't even imagine when it would get cold enough where you are to warrant the heavy fabric of a naval peacoat. I lived most of my life in California, and I know the peacoat that's in my closet now (identical to the pic J posted) would just never have been practical. So for the fabric I would recommend going with a lighter wool.

    By combining certain features of each archetypal garment, you can make something that is both weather-appropriate and meets your requirement of being both formal enough for dress trousers and casual enough for jeans.

    By the way, congratulations on setting your sights on something double breasted. A more visually interesting option, IMHO, especially for outerwear.
     


  5. Metal Circus

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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] Photo credit: The Sartorialist (duh) A non-trivial part of my decision to go to Chicago for school next year is the abundance of peacoat-wearing opportunities.
     


  6. dusty

    dusty Senior member

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    For CA, I'm voting DB in moleskin.
     


  7. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    they guy on the far right looks real good. I dunno if it's the light but his buttons appear to be bronze/brass colored, which looks badical. If I got a peacoat custom made I'd want to go away from the typical black buttons, and obviously choose a different fabric. The moleskin idea was good.
     


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    holy shit I want this coat anyone know where I can find something similar?
     


  9. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    If you do go DB, make the buttons parallel rather than trapezoidal (like the one you posted), otherwise I think it'd be rubbish with jeans.
     


  10. drake

    drake Senior member

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    Thanks for all the advice guys. I think I'll go with some form of a peacoat.
     


  11. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

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    holy shit I want this coat anyone know where I can find something similar?
    Costume National makes similar peacoats.

    !luc
     


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    Costume National makes similar peacoats.

    !luc


    Guess they will go with your boots, Ott.
     


  13. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    I really like Sterlingwear Peacoats. I have one (sized down) and it fits very well. Looks a lot like j's.

    Where did you order it from (probably sterlingwear website)?
    How much did it cost?
    What size did you pick?
    What model did you pick?
    What can you fit underneath/what's the fit? (feel free to post pics [​IMG] )

    I'll probably order a peacoat in the next week/2 weeks (wanted a new coat for next winter, what better time to take care of that than in the middle of summer...) so if anybody has other suggestions (brand, auctions, your dead uncle who was a size 36 ship captain, etc), feel free to contribute.


    I seem to remember a thread about Brian's peacoat and I thought about getting one at the time but with the crash and everything....
     


  14. denning

    denning Senior member

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    J, is that peacoat you're wearing a mil issue?
     


  15. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Senior member

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    I really like Sterlingwear Peacoats. I have one (sized down) and it fits very well. Looks a lot like j's.

    Sterlingwear, to the best of my knowledge, makes the real US Navy coats. I went and bout a mil surplus coat only to find out I could have purchased direct from Sterlinwear the same coat, new, for less money.
     


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