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what brands to look at for peacoats?

shortman506

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I was looking at spending around 300-350 and i was wondering where/what i should look for?
 

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or... i'd buy this one if they would ship to canada. i just noticed they have charcoal now.
 

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Lots of manufacturers seems to be pumping out solid peacoats in the 300-500 range this season. I've been tempted by non standard colors to add to my navy, but seems not worthwhile financially.
 

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Originally Posted by Jeff Naylor
If you're looking to go authentic, Sterlingwear is your first stop.

http://www.sterlingwear.com/


+1. If you want a fashion-forward peacoat, then the streetwear forum has a peacoat discussion about once every 2 days.


If however, you want a authentic military peacoat made by an outfit that is currently contracted to supply the US Navy, then look no further than Sterlingwear of Boston.
 

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ideally, i was looking for something a little slimmer cut than the navy issue coats
 

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Originally Posted by shortman506
ideally, i was looking for something a little slimmer cut than the navy issue coats

You can have the sides taken in very easily. I have a Sterlingwear at the tailor right now for this very alteration. Should be a very straightforward job and will cost me about $30. So, $120 for the peacoat + $30 for alteration still puts me well under what a name brand would cost - moreover the quality of the Sterlingwear is impeccable.
 

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Sterlingwear will also make peacoats in some non-standard colors. I have one in charcoal gray and IIRC, their website includes black, navy, and burgundy options.
 

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Love that RL but wouldn't mind spending less. How is the fit on the Sterlingwear? I used to have a USN peacoat that fit like a glove in my size. On the website, the coats appear a bit large. Should one size down?
 

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General consensus is to go with regular jacket size for roomy fit (to accommodate sweaters, etc.), size down one for snug and size down two for crazy fashion-forward. Regardless, the peacoat will be boxy because that's the way it's cut - the only question is whether it is a wide box or a narrow box. If you want waist suppression, you will need to get it tailored. I am about a 39 chest and I went with a 38. The coat is just right around the shoulders and it has fairly high armholes, so I don't think I could have fit into a 36 even if I tried.
 

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