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Peacoat from Gap/Express

jman0308

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Alright, so it seems that i have a dilemma here. I'm in desperate need of a peacoat and i narrowed it down to two choices, each being from Gap and Express. What im wondering is which one would be of the better quality. The Gap peacoat is about $118 and the Express is $248.. i've only shopped at Gap in japan.. and the quality over there is very exceptional within the dress shirts and jeans.. havent yet for express.. so advice anybody?

thanks for the help in advance!
 

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You can find those stores EVERYWHERE. Look in any mall or if in a city, down a street. Try both on.
 

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At those price points, you can really get something with a lot better quality. I would not pay that much from either of those two places. I actually have a GAP pea coat, but got it on sale for $30, originally $130. But since you have a limited time frame, I would look elsewhere.
 

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Aside from their non-logo sweater vests which fit well and can be had for $20 on sale, I would avoid Express all together. In a bind once I bought a pair of dress slacks there. The quality, material, and fit are terrible for the $70 I paid for them.
 

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Utter garbage. At that price, get it from Sterlingwear and you won't regret it.
 

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Originally Posted by Scrumhalf
Utter garbage. At that price, get it from Sterlingwear and you won't regret it.

+1

I was lured into Express the other day as I had a gift card and there was some sale going on. The peacoat was definitely not worth the $250 asking price. The wool was very rough and the coat was stiff. Cut was also rather large. I did pick up 2 non-logo merino v-neck sweaters for like $30 each...which came out to free due to the GC.

I also saw the peacoat at The Gap and that was even worse...Banana Republic has a peacoat that is much softer and has a much more modern cut than either Express or The Gap. Price was $250 as well. Uniqlo also has a peacoat but it's a bit more casual and not quite as soft as the BR one. The price point is much lower though, I believe $100 on promotion right now. If you're in need of a coat quickly then either may be a good option.

However as Scrumhalf pointed out, you can get an authentic Sterlingwear coat and then get it altered to fit you perfectly.
 

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I've heard that the Old Navy peacoat had a nice fit to it elsewhere on here. I know it's owned by Gap and is their "lower" brand..you can get it for around $70 I think. Let us know if you bump into it.
 

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express is one of those mall stores that make me nauseous when i walk in. i could shop at gap or old navy any day, but not express.
 

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I have a GAP peacoat from about 5 years back. I would never buy another one from them. It is an utter lint trap. The quality of the wool was good for about 2 months.
 

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J.Crew has a pretty decent peacoat for sale at $198 - I imagine it'll be much nicer than the coats offered by either GAP or Express.
 

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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley
J.Crew has a pretty decent peacoat for sale at $198 - I imagine it'll be much nicer than the coats offered by either GAP or Express.

I agree!
 

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Agree that better options exist, but looking at the actual choice provided by the OP, I would say GAP by a mile.
 

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I'll never be able to understand why people dick around with peacoats from mall stores. Get an old Navy surplus one for $40. For around that much I got a WWII era one several years ago. It's thick, warm, slim fitting, and incredibly high-quality. The one at the Gap is terrible in comparison. If you're a fit snob you can always get it tailored, though mine fits great.
 

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I bought one from OLD NAVY for $40
 

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Originally Posted by jman0308
Alright, so it seems that i have a dilemma here. I'm in desperate need of a peacoat and i narrowed it down to two choices, each being from Gap and Express. What im wondering is which one would be of the better quality. The Gap peacoat is about $118 and the Express is $248.. i've only shopped at Gap in japan.. and the quality over there is very exceptional within the dress shirts and jeans.. havent yet for express.. so advice anybody?

thanks for the help in advance!


I bought a grey one from Sisley for $150 about 2 years ago and get lots of compliments every time I wear it. I wouldn't spend that kind of money at Gap or Express.
 

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