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  • wmuhaplo
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    I found this link in an old post and thought you'd want to take a look. I have an All Saints pea coat I got on sale in the airport in Newcastle UK. I can't rave enough about the quality of my coat. The linked one is similar, score one on sale and it is totally worth it. It is very warm, heavy and well made. It's so warm I don't have many opportunities to wear it in our mild North Carolina winters. When I head home to Michigan, the coat is perfect.


    http://www.us.allsaints.com/men/oute...804oeFhpiBMi_A

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  • JEH
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    I purchased a peacoat at the lone army-navy surplus store where I live. My issues:


    1) The only color he had was black (these were reproductions) http://www.amazon.com/Black-Wool-Win...=navy+pea+coat

    2) I had to take the coat to a seamstress after a week to have all of the buttons re-sewn

    3) The wool on it pilled really bad

    4) The single vent on the back curls up oddly

    5) I had to size way, way, way down. I typically get a 40S in blazers, and ended up with a 36 with this coat, which still leaves room for layers underneath.


    It's incredibly warm, but it won't be the one I use for the next 20 years. Also, find myself unsure of footwear, as I don't really wear black shoes, except for formal occasions.

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  • TDurden
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    I was able to swing a JCrew peacoat on MrPorter for about $75, and have to say it looks and fits really great. I love BR's blazers, but I've become pretty dissatisfied with a lot of their quality.


    I agree w/ the above though, that if you can find a good army surplus store, you may be able to swing a deal. Here in NYC, I found nothing but $175+ peacoats in the surplus stores.

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  • Shomas
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    I recently recommended this in another thread, but I'll repeat myself here because it's appropriate: for a quality, reasonably-priced peacoat it's hard to do better than an army-navy surplus store. They are essentially indestructable, very warm and often cost around $100. You may have to pay an additional few bucks to have some weird buttons swapped out (unless brass eagles are your thing), but that's easy enough to do.

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  • ABL_in_MD
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    I went this one for this winter. Picked it up sale for $80 with free shipping.

    Ordered the 2XL since I know that Ben Sherman cuts are generally a size up for me.

    Fits perfect, nice heavy feel to it, and has the zip up liner with a mock neck collar.


    http://www.6pm.com/ben-sherman-funne...t-highway-grey

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  • JEH
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    Just to chime in; I'm very tempted by the new Bonobos pea coat. Check the Bonobos thread for a 30% off code, too.

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  • chicubs1908
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    @ redbeardedmike Thanks for the sizing info.


    Hmm, just gotta figure out whether to go with the Schott slim-fit that Joe did an in-person on or the J.Crew Bayswater.


    Love the oxford grey of the Schott but not sure about the lower pocket flaps & high pockets and Joe seemed to believe the fit of the Bayswater was much better.

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  • tfsb89
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    At 6'2" 200 with an athletic build, any recommendations? I wasn't impressed with the short length of the bayswater. I'm looking for something a bit longer.


    I like the length of the Schott Slim Fit but read the in person which said it would fit better on truly slim guys. I thought perhaps the Melton Wool from Schott but it looks a little boxy:


    http://www.schottnyc.com/products/other/made-in-usa/classic-32-oz-melton-wool.htm


    Also, I'm not opposed to a coat that is similar to the BR Bridge Coat, but in navy or grey. And finally, I am not a fan of the Sterlingwear collars.

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  • Johdus
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    If you plan to wear your coat unbuttoned, then BR all the way.


    I have a JCrew bayswater and it's an okay jacket. It doesn't seem any better or worse than a full 100 percent wool peacoat that you'll bump into a few hundred times at Macys. It's classically styled, unfussy and a medium fits well on my 5'9" 160 lb frame.


    But it's not terribly warm even with the thinsulate. It requires multiple layers on the coldest days. And the quality is so-so. It just doesn't have much heft to it.


    If I had to do it again I would check out Sterlingwear (the Navy's supplier) and Schott.

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  • zerostyle
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    I tried on the Baywater last year and it was really nice. However, it just ran too damn big for me, even in a small. (I'm 5'9/160)

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  • Ounce
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    I'm thinking I'll get a Large as I don't want it to be super fitted as I'll need the capability to have layers underneath. I saw a post from another user who was 6'4 and 185 with a Tall Medium and that looked quite fitted, hopefully I'm in the ballpark.


    Now for the next question. To get the Thinsulate version or not? I live in upper part of the southeast (NC) and while we can have some colder weeks where it doesn't get much past 40, its never exactly arctic like either. I would like to be able to wear the jacket with minimal layers though more often that not so perhaps the extra heat is a good idea.

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  • redbeardedmike
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    @chicubs - I'm a similar build to you. The Bayswater in a small will be tight and fitted, however you'll need a medium if you want to layer.


    I got a tall by mistake last year and the sleeves are just too long. I'm gifting it to my brother and looking for a charcoal one instead of navy this year.

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  • chicubs1908
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    I am 6'0 & 175 builds with an athletic build. Anyone have size suggestions for me?

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  • bvaghela
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    i was going to post a question about the jcrew factory peacoat but it seems to be sold out. do they usually restock their items?

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  • SDot
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    Baywater. No question.

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