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Winter coat poll (quick spinoff)

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by greatfire, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. greatfire

    greatfire Senior member

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    Which style for me this winter?

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    40L jacket
    african american.
     
  2. cheapmutha

    cheapmutha Senior member

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    i voted for m-65, but id get a pea coat too.
     
  3. gamelan

    gamelan Senior member

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    i voted for peacoat. you're thin. make sure it fits.

    oh, and your location might have made me vote differently. cold weather (anywhere besides Southwest/Florida) = peacoat. warmer weather = M65.

    -Jeff
     
  4. Get Smart

    Get Smart Senior member

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    This peacoat looks pretty nice and slim from Spiewak. Price is really good too.
     
  5. JaredK7

    JaredK7 Active Member

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    definitely the pea coat
     
  6. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    6'1, 160 and sans peacoat is no way to go through life, son.
     
  7. ken

    ken Senior member

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    This peacoat looks pretty nice and slim from Spiewak. Price is really good too.

    Seconded, even though I can't reach the site (is there gratuitous cursing on there, or something? My work server blocked it). Spiewak stuff is generally good-fitting and well made.

    When I see a black dude in an M65, I think politics. That may or may not be the vibe you want to put out.
     
  8. Flame

    Flame Senior member

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    6'1, 160 and sans peacoat is no way to go through life, son.
    You spit the truth J-dawg.
     
  9. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I also endorse the pea coat. Style for miles. Go with a slim fit.
     
  10. minya

    minya Senior member

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    too bad he's going to purposely buy a coat that doesn't fit.
     
  11. greatfire

    greatfire Senior member

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    too bad he's going to purposely buy a coat that doesn't fit.
    This isn't a t-shirt. Your rules apply.
     
  12. greatfire

    greatfire Senior member

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    Since the suggestion for a peacoat is so overwhelming, I think I'm going to get one of the sterlingwear ones. I'll possibly get the J.Crew university coat, if I can find it at a reasonable price (someone said they saw it for $90.00?!?). So anyway, these are the options I have from sterlingwear:

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    Mariner:
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    I'm thinking about getting this peacoat specifically:

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    Thoughts?
     
  13. knucks

    knucks Senior member

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    those don't look slim fit.
     
  14. greatfire

    greatfire Senior member

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    These are pics some guy on the forum took of himself wearing the authentic sterlingwear:

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    The guy said he sized down one (wears 38, got a 36).

    That's a slim fit, right? Or no?
     
  15. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    These are pics some guy on the forum took of himself wearing the authentic sterlingwear:

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    The guy said he sized down one (wears 38, got a 36).

    That's a slim fit, right? Or no?

    The top one is me in an "authentic" 50s military issue model. I don't know about the second, though I think it's Brian, and if so it is a Sterlingwear.
     
  16. greatfire

    greatfire Senior member

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    I think the sterlingwear is out the door now. After reading through to find the above pictures I remembered seeing months ago, I found out that the sterlingwears are abrasive and itchy (which is the very reason I hadn't purchased a wool coat when younger). I don't like that itchiness, obviously. What I've seen suggested as an alternative to sterlingwear are schott coats. So, I'm thinking about this one, from Schott:

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    which reportedly looks like this:

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    Flame Senior member

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    Schott uses a similar melton wool to Sterlingwear. I don't think you're going to find it alot less "itchy"

    I would recommend Gloverall, and size down one size.
     
  18. Get Smart

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    If you don't like the melton wool (which I dont either), I know firsthand the Banana Republic peacoat is really soft, and isnt wool, but a heavy 24-30oz cotton that is much like moleskin. A size small in that coat should fit you pretty well.
     
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    j Senior member Admin

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    I looked at the Spiewak mentioned earlier the other day at Urban O*****s and it's not nearly as scratchy as mine, or likely the Sterlingwear. The styling was acceptable, though not optimal, and the price was pretty good. Anyway, why don't you head to one and see what you think? You can at least try one on and see if you like the style at all.

    BTW, since a coat like that should be fitted to keep you warm (and look good), it may look odd if you wear really loose pants with it. I think it looks much better with semi-fitted jeans than with straight or loose ones. Embrace your skinnyness.
     
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    J, is an authentic melton peacoat is much warmer than the Spiewak version?
     

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