Winter Coat

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by greatfire, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Senior member

    Messages:
    2,114
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2006
    The J. Peterman catalogue used to carry what they claimed, was the real thing. I bought one, back in 1993. It ran small. It was HEAVY. It was WARM. I wore that thing, out. However, every piece of lint known to man, stuck to the fabric. The wool did not feel good against the skin.

    The jacket that I owned, indented toward the waist. Newer versions are boxier, or more wedge shaped. For most of us, the 'new' peacoat, is easier to wear. I don't find them to be effeminate. I do think a peacoat is dashing, and classic.

    Where to find, the 'new' and improved, peacoat? Well, if you're not put off by JCREW, they always have a peacoat, in fall and winter. I've seen peacoats at department stores, as well.
     


  2. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

    Messages:
    12,158
    Likes Received:
    67
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2004
    Location:
    A town called Malice
    H&M has a peacoat in their latest ad that looks good, seems to be fitted in the body and is $129. Can't wait for that shit to finally open in So Cal this fall...
     


  3. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

    Messages:
    12,158
    Likes Received:
    67
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2004
    Location:
    A town called Malice
    I was thinking of getting one this year, but the ones I've had in the past are a bit stiff (too cheap I guess). Know of any softer, somewhat modernized versions?

    Check out the one from Banana Express...it's not wool but heavy cotton, similar to moleskin. It's a lot more comfortable and modern than a real peacoat
     


  4. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

    Messages:
    25,918
    Likes Received:
    10,528
    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2004
    H&M has a peacoat in their latest ad that looks good, seems to be fitted in the body and is $129. Can't wait for that shit to finally open in So Cal this fall...

    When is this supposed to hit the stores (peacoat) I'm still planning to get a sterlingwear but might check out the H&M offering.

    GetSmart: do you have a link to the ad
     


  5. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

    Messages:
    12,158
    Likes Received:
    67
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2004
    Location:
    A town called Malice
    It's in the latest US GQ magazine...I'll scan it and post it tonite if no one can find an online image by then.
     


  6. Saucemaster

    Saucemaster Sized Down 2

    Messages:
    6,678
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2006
    Location:
    San Francisco
    This is from the Press section of H&M's website, is this it?

    [​IMG]
     


  7. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

    Messages:
    12,158
    Likes Received:
    67
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2004
    Location:
    A town called Malice
    yea that's the one. in the ad it has text saying "doublebreasted coat $129"

    I think it looks pretty good, not as boxy as most peacoats
     


  8. greatfire

    greatfire Senior member

    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2006
    No information on what to look for when selecting a coat?
     


  9. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

    Messages:
    14,914
    Likes Received:
    93
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2002
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    I'm in the same boat. I've been thinking about getting a peacoat this year and would like to know where to look. I went to an army surplus store and the coat they had there was too stiff, felt like cardboard...
    Too stiff? Walk the plank! The good ones are stiff and scratchy. Do a search here on 'peacoat' and you'll find some more info including my peacoat dogma.

    Other options are the duffel coat which has toggle closure and is available cut to midthigh to above the knee, or you could always get a longer coat and cut it down short as you like.
     


  10. faust

    faust Senior member

    Messages:
    125
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Location:
    nyc


  11. ejquin

    ejquin Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2006
    I didn't see any price requirements, but pretty much every designer has a peacoat this fall, and they are generally going to be slimmer and softer than classic peacoats. I recently picked up a Miu Miu peacoat that is soft and comfy as hell, and is a very nice dark charcoal color. It also has a button in hood that kind of updates the look, but can be taken out if you want.

    Other peacoats this fall are RLPL in a gunmetal, paul smith, penguin black label, banana republic, dior, yamamoto, and on and on.
     


  12. mr_economy

    mr_economy Senior member

    Messages:
    184
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006
    I purchased a cashmere blend peacoat from Bluefly last winter, and could not be any happier with it. I also cannot tell you how many of my female friends remarked how soft it felt in relation to other peacoats - a little cashmere goes a long way, it would seem.
     


  13. funk_soul_brother

    funk_soul_brother Senior member

    Messages:
    127
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    This is from the Press section of H&M's website, is this it?

    [​IMG]


    I'm in the same boat!!

    6'2", thin(ish) @ around 180lbs, but i'm BROAD. so would a peacoat make me look even broader?

    i love the look of this H&M one. but their website is confusing as hell. does it have an "order online" option??
     


  14. greatfire

    greatfire Senior member

    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2006


  15. greatfire

    greatfire Senior member

    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2006
    I'm in the same boat!!

    6'2", thin(ish) @ around 180lbs, but i'm BROAD. so would a peacoat make me look even broader?

    i love the look of this H&M one. but their website is confusing as hell. does it have an "order online" option??

    I'm wondering the same darn thing. For $129.00, this coat seems like a decent option, but I couldn't figure out the stupid h&m website. I tracked down their store to shop.hm.com (saw it on google), but that now just redirects to the hm.com home page.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by