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pea coat sleeve length?

elliottw

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so i'm finally starting to wear clothes that fit me (too much time growing up in urban environment), and I am starting to realize that I don't know what "fit" actually means.

i have seen a lot of threads talking about overcoat sleeve length, shirt sleeve length, blazer length, but nothing about coats/jackets other than that. i am looking at a pea coat from banana republic that fits better than any other jacket i have found, but the sleeves stop where the arm and hand meet (covering that bone on the top of my wrist). based on my research, if this were a blazer it would be a good fit, if it were an overcoat it would be too short.

so is this too short or too long?
 
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Ulna, is the word, I think.

Generally, for outerwear, you will want the sleeves a little longer. I think you could probably get away with that length for a peacoat, as I would think too-long sleeves would get in the way while you swab the poop-deck and whatnot. I just don't think it really matters, or that anyone will care if your peacoat sleeves are a little too long or slightly too short. You get a bit more wiggle room for knockabout wear, than say, suiting.
 

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I just got my peacoat sleeve altered to just above where the thumb bone meets the hand. It might be consider too long for some people but I took into consideration the sleeve might shrink 0.5 inch after dry cleaning and if I wear a thicker sweater underneath, the sleeve might rise up slightly. Also, the current length would prevent my long sleeve shirts/sweaters to show from under the peacoat.
 

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I'm glad to have found this site, and forum. I just bought a really nice pea coat; it has an inside zippered vestee. I guess it is a pea coat? But, anyways, the only thing is the sleeves are a bit too long. The cuffs hang down to where only the tips of my fingers are showing. Is this weird? I also have a traditional pea coat that I bought a few years ago with the same problem. I cannot find anything with sleeves exactly right. Would it be weird to roll the sleeves a little (either in or out) to compensate? I thought about having the first pea coat tailored, but never did because I figured it would be expensive, but now that I have two where the sleeves are too long, I think maybe I want to do something about it. Does anyone know how much this would cost? Thanks, Jason
 

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I don't think it's very expensive to have a tailor shorten up the sleeves, let's say under 50$? But a peacoat is thicker than suits, so my question is: Would shorten a peacoat sleeves make it clumpy?
 

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Originally Posted by Rankiz
I don't think it's very expensive to have a tailor shorten up the sleeves, let's say under 50$? But a peacoat is thicker than suits, so my question is: Would shorten a peacoat sleeves make it clumpy?

Yes, it should be under $50. I got my peacoat sleeves shortened for only $25. It should not be "clumpy" if he/she is a decent tailor because the excess fabric will be cut off; it should look the same as it came off the rack, except shorter. Keep in mind that many people have different shoulder height/arm length on each side of their bodies, so make sure the tailor pins both sleeves where you want them while you're wearing the coat.
 

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