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    Sigtweed Corduroy
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    Penfield has some great items on sale....


    http://www.penfieldusa.com/us/us-sale-ss12.html

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  • Kooky
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    Peacoats are awesome, warm, and versatile. I have one in navy that I wear a lot with work clothes, jeans, or anything really. I also have knee-length gray overcoat, single breasted like a university coat that I wear to work or over a suit.


    I also have a light, Marmot down jacket for when I don't want to wear any of the above, or if it's freezing.

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  • RiveDroit
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    Long live the Trent Coat.

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  • corz123
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    Is it only available in camel?

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  • hasenkopfe
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    It's just nice, bro. Just enough color, perfect collar, the right trimmings, and Trent Richardson was wearing in it.


    I'm a simple man; I don't need much more than that.

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  • corz123
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    Hello. Can you explain to me what all the fuss about this bridge coat is? Lot's of activity on the sites about this....


    Also..is it only in that one color?

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  • hasenkopfe
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    Hey, give it a week or so and the banana republic bridge coat should make it to the internet.


    http://dappered.com/2012/09/most-wanted-affordable-style-september-2012/


    I WISH I needed a winter coat cause I would by that so fast even though I'm like broke haha. My winter slot is currently occupied by the JCrew Bayswater peacoat in black. Don't get me wrong, I love the peacoat but that bridge coat.... mmmmmm

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  • corz123
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    hey guys. a few questions before I pull a trigger or two....


    is the composition of the coat important? what about different grades of wool? do all jcrew peacoats fit the same? I'm thinking of trying some on at the mall and then getting the factory one..

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  • Lib
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    @trash: to me, a coat is supposed to extend well down beyond the belt-line. Keeps you warmer, covers longer garments, and keeps more schmutz off of you. A pea coat/jacket that ends at your belt line doesn't sound particularly versatile as a true winter coat.


    I think that coat that Zachary Whoever is wearing (pic in Hon's post) looks silly. You shouldn't feel that way!

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  • runner-guy
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    Some nice ones here made in USA:


    http://www.legendaryusa.com/Wool-Nav...show=20&page=1

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  • trash
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    Speaking of pea coats, what length do you guys prefer? I feel like all the pea coats I see these days go down to just below the belt line, and I have a couple that are around mid thigh length. I always feel a little funny in them but I'm wondering if it's just because cropped is the current trend.

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  • zerostyle
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    That Jcrew one is probably fine - my guess is that you'll need to size down to make it fit decently.


    Here are the peacoats I tried on last year:

    1. JCrew - loved the construction, but even the small was big on me

    2. Zara - bought one in a medium that seemed to fit just a bit snug, but trying to wear it with a sweater was impossible. Just too slim.

    3. A few other random ones at Macy's/Nordstrom


    Finally settled on a Tommy Hilfiger one I got from Macy's for around $100 with a coupon. It actually ran on the smaller side. The only thing I didn't like was the single center vent in the rear which pops open a bit, and the buttons are kind of cheap.


    This looks like the model I bought (but paid $100 on sale):

    http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/t...xx.esn_results

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  • bvaghela
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    wow that coat from lands end looks nice. i'm interested in hearing opinions on that too. could it possibly go on sale in the near future?


    here's a link for the jcrew factory one:


    http://www.jcrew.com/mens_factory_ca...~~~~/12948.jsp

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  • deebs
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    Can anyone comment on Land's End wool coats? 40% off this peacoat:http://www.landsend.com/pp/mens-wool...242740_59.html seems like a good deal, but I've never bought anything from them.

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  • runner-guy
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    This description is from the Schott NYC website:


    The US Navy Pea Coat was adopted during the early 20th Century, from Britain’s Royal Navy Reefer Jacket. The Royal Navies first regulations for uniforms for other ranks were issued in 1857, a century after the regulations for officers and this garment was originally used by Midshipmen ( Reefers ). These crewmen had to climb the rigging and furl and unfurl, or ‘reef’, the sails of the sailing ships of the era. The jacket was short, to allow ease of movement through the rigging. It had a double-breasted front, which displaced the buttons to each side. This helped reduce the chance of them getting caught on ropes, as the wearer maneuvered the sails. The pockets were often close to vertical, and over the flanks, rather than horizontal and at wrist level. It was made of a very heavy wool, in dark Navy blue, with a nap on the face side.

    The success of the style is proved by its singularly universal appearance throughout the Navies of Europe. This may account for the US Navies nomenclature as an Anglicization of the Dutch ‘Pijekkat, being a jacket made of ‘Pij’ (a coarse wool) cloth. Conversely, it may be from the shortening of the Belgium Navies term ‘Pilot’s Jacket’ to P. Jacket, then being misspelt / adapted to Pea Coat. The term ‘Pea Jacket’ is reputed to first appear in the Oxford English Dictionary between 1717 and 1723. ‘Pea Coat’ does not appear for another century.

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