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    I am looking for advice on the Navy Peacoat. Now is the time to buy, with sales and all, but I am just wondering if there is much difference between the J Crew Factory version or the J Crew? Please advise if you have any comments or hands on opinions that would lean me one way over the other. Price for starters has the J Crew Factory around $100 less. Sizing, quality, extra features, etc. Also, I am 6'2" and 200lbs that wears a 42R suit jacket. If I want that nice fit what size should I aim for? Thanks again in advance for your help.....

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    That sounds like a large to me. If you're worried about missing the deal and can easily get to both the JCF and original Jcrew for returns, buy both and try for yourself. I think the peacoats with insulate show a huge difference compared to the factory coats, but $100 is also quite a price difference. If you can afford to wait a bit longer, the normal jcrew jackets will get even cheaper (probably January).

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      #3
      IMO the JCrew coat felt thicker too me in that the wool itself felt like it was a heavier weight. The lining on the inside of both of them seemed very similar to me. That being said, I went with the JCF because a small fit me perfectly whereas with the JCrew I was in between a S and an M. I would say try both on and keep whichever fits you better.

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        #4
        Now I just checked out the BR website and they have their peacoat down to $199 from $250 plus you still get the 25% off which brings the Navy Peacoat to $161 shipped to my house!! Any feedback on the BR Peacoat and is it a better choice than the J Crew brand?

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          #5
          I tried on the BR coat too. I liked the JCrew offerings better. I liked some of the other BR coats, but wasn't a fan of their peacoat. I can't remember the exact reasons now since it's been about a month or so since I tried them all on.

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            #6
            older BR peacoats were cashmere blended and soft. The current ones are definitely not worth the same price as Jcrew's. Jcrew factory vs normal BR I can't say though, could be close.

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              #7
              First off, thanks for the instant feedback everyone!! I am leaing towards the J Crew Peacoat and wondering if I should hold off to make the purchase? I am sure it will be cheaper after the Christmas holidays but I would like to have it for then. Do you think this is the best deal I will see that they have now or is there a code/sale that I should hold off for?

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                #8
                @tommy: If you decide to buy in store, don't forget to bring a student ID. Jcrew usually takes an additional 15% off

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Acousticfoodie View Post
                  @tommy: If you decide to buy in store, don't forget to bring a student ID. Jcrew usually takes an additional 15% off
                  That's pretty sweet. I never knew this. I just so happen to have one even though I'm 33 because I'm in grad school.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by goterps View Post
                    older BR peacoats were cashmere blended and soft. The current ones are definitely not worth the same price as Jcrew's. Jcrew factory vs normal BR I can't say though, could be close.
                    I'd go with the JCF over the BR. I don't think there's a huge difference between the JC and JCF - not an obvious one that I could see or feel anyways.

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                      #11
                      i happen to prefer the BR navy one to the JCrew one. if you don't care so much about pure wool vs wool blend, BR one can save you some money without sacrificing any fashion or fit. i also notice the bayswater lapel is not pressed, and just flaps forward when you put on a new one, some may like it that way, but i prefer it to lie against my chest.

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                        #12
                        So I went with the Target Peacoat $45 but now regret it. Bang for buck great deal but I see what others mean about "boxy". Jcrew peacoat is $137 shipped to Canada but in black. What do you think about black instead of blue or should I wait for the blue to come down in price....assuming it will? That's with Thinsulate lining

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                          #13
                          I think I bought my gray thinsulate for around 150 and at the time felt it was a great deal from its normal price. I think I prefer peacoats in something other than black but if it's your best shots then it's a good neutral color and tons of people go with black winter coats.

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                            #14
                            For me, either navy or charcoal. Navy preferred.

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                              #15
                              Tommy I think that you would probably be a M in the JC one. I'm just under 6" and about 175. My small thinsulate (I live in Canada too) lets me fit some layers underneath for the cold days. Overall, I'm pretty happy with it. A little tight in the shoulders which makes putting boots on a touch of a strain, but it has loosed somewhat.Quality seems to be pretty good, though I expect that one of the most frequently used buttons will have to be restitched at some point.

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