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Peacoat Fit Advice Please?

Jayzee18

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Hello and Happy New Year to everyone!

I was wondering if I could please have some advice.

I recently purchased a couple of Peacoats from Ted Baker and Lands End.

Although they fitted me nicely I found that they were a little too long in length.

So I had them shortened a little.

I have found that when I wear them now I can see the edge of my trousers pockets protruding a little from the bottom of the Peacoats (please see photos).

And with the grey Peacoat, I've put an arrow on my side profile pic to show you what I mean.

I was a little worried that I may have shortened them a bit too much?

I was also wondering if the fit looks ok please?

Please feel free to take a look at the photos of me wearing them.

All feedback and honest advice is most welcome.

Thank you very much for reading and I appreciate your help.

Regards
Jay

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Peacoat length is pretty subjective. I personally tend towards a longer peacoat than yours, but some people prefer shorter peacoats that end where yours end. I think (and only my opinion) that the reason why they may look a little off to me in your photos is not so much the length but how trim they are versus the silhouette of your trousers. The grey peacoat is too shaped for my taste. A peacoat should be straighter in the body, like your navy peacoat. The grey peacoat is too suppressed in the waist and it has the effect of making your hips look bigger than they are because of the flare at the bottom.

This is exacerbated by the second problem, which is that if you want to wear a trim peacoat, the trousers should be correspondingly trim. Instead the trousers are a little too relaxed for the cut of your peacoats. The whole effect is that you look bottom-heavy in your photos. Try a slimmer trouser (or a more relaxed peacoat cut).
 

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I think both coats would look markedly better with a slimmer trouser. I think both coats would need to be longer and, possibly fuller, with the trousers pictured.

Phillip
 

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I personally think they would look better on you if they were a little longer, but I do not care for short coats myself.
 

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Hi All,

Thank you very much for all your valued feedback. It is very much appreciated. I have lost some weight the last few months, but for the photos that I uploaded I was still wearing the same larger trousers from pre weight loss. I call it laziness from my part.

I've now dug up some of my trousers with a better fit and have paired them up with the same grey and navy two Peacoats.

And have tried them with my straight cut jeans and grey work trousers.

And I would be much obliged if I could please have your feedback again in terms of the proportion and fit?

If the consensus is still the same, then I need to start saving up again for some new coats ha-ha.

Thank you again.

Best Regards

Jay.
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Peacoat length is pretty subjective. I personally tend towards a longer peacoat than yours, but some people prefer shorter peacoats that end where yours end. I think (and only my opinion) that the reason why they may look a little off to me in your photos is not so much the length but how trim they are versus the silhouette of your trousers. The grey peacoat is too shaped for my taste. A peacoat should be straighter in the body, like your navy peacoat. The grey peacoat is too suppressed in the waist and it has the effect of making your hips look bigger than they are because of the flare at the bottom.

This is exacerbated by the second problem, which is that if you want to wear a trim peacoat, the trousers should be correspondingly trim. Instead the trousers are a little too relaxed for the cut of your peacoats. The whole effect is that you look bottom-heavy in your photos. Try a slimmer trouser (or a more relaxed peacoat cut).
Hi thank you very much for your valued feedback. Would you be kind enough to check my latest post please? I'd love to have your feedback on it. Thank you
 

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I think both coats would look markedly better with a slimmer trouser. I think both coats would need to be longer and, possibly fuller, with the trousers pictured.

Phillip
Hi Phillip thank you very much for your valued feedback. Would you be kind enough to check my latest post please? I'd love to have your feedback on it. Thank you
 

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I personally think they would look better on you if they were a little longer, but I do not care for short coats myself.
Hi thank you very much for your valued feedback. Would you be kind enough to check my latest post please? I'd love to have your feedback on it. Thank you
 

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Hi thank you very much for your valued feedback. Would you be kind enough to check my latest post please? I'd love to have your feedback on it. Thank you

I think the pics look fine. I think a lot of it comes to personal preference. But if you look at the 2nd to last pic of the navy coat where your arms hang at your sides, it is about 3 inches too short. It should be just long enough to where the ends of your fingers can wrap around the bottom of the hem.
 

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looks better, though I personally prefer a longer peacoat myself as well. Shortening the coats has left the bottom buttons closer to the hem than I'd like; the coats look a little unbalanced as a result. But I'd wear them for now (since they can't be lengthened) and you can decide for yourself.
 

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I think the pics look fine. I think a lot of it comes to personal preference. But if you look at the 2nd to last pic of the navy coat where your arms hang at your sides, it is about 3 inches too short. It should be just long enough to where the ends of your fingers can wrap around the bottom of the hem.
Thank you very much for your advice and feedback. It's very much appreciated.
 

Jayzee18

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looks better, though I personally prefer a longer peacoat myself as well. Shortening the coats has left the bottom buttons closer to the hem than I'd like; the coats look a little unbalanced as a result. But I'd wear them for now (since they can't be lengthened) and you can decide for yourself.
Thank you very much for your advice and feedback. It's very much appreciated.
 

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I prefer a longer coat.

If so inclined, always post and ask these types of questions before making alterations.
 

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It looks a bit short to me.

For example I bought this peacoat 2 seasons ago and then sold it because it was too short for my taste, especially the sleeves.
In the end it is subjective. Bit the coat fits you well otherwise.
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