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Updated: Help me find a pea coat

post #1 of 124
Thread Starter 
So, as the title says... I'm looking for a pea coat. Preferably black (or a very dark charcoal), slim fitting, and not too long (maybe mid-thigh). Y'all know I'm short though, so the length part shouldn't be too difficult. I really don't know where to look. I've looked all over but I can't seem to find something that I like that's also within my budget (which I would prefer to keep under $400).

Any suggestions would be great. I looked into Sterlingwear but all the talk about sizing is confusing me so now I just want to see what other options are out there.
post #2 of 124
i got a topman one, which i really like but can already tell i'll want something of higher quality next winter probably. the fit is great, but the materials are just mediocre. there's a pretty big selection at topman.com in the usa site, and at around only $150-200 they are a decent buy imo if you want to test out how a peacoat meshes with your style before investing in a higher-end one.

when i was looking for one, kubie pointed out an awesome cloak one- short with sick looking lapels and i'm sure pretty awesome quality- someone on sufu was selling it, for about $600.

honestly, i think all the sweetest looking peacoats i've seen have been cloak- if you're willing to invest more, i'd go for it.

the biggest problem i had when looking for one was there's tons of ones that can be had with decent quality and wool, but the fit was usually boxy and i was looking for something more fitted. honestly, i don't dig the style of sterlingwear too much because it's almost TOO classic for my taste, i want something a little more modern.

oh, also, g-star has made a select few pretty sick peacoats over the years such as the modern p coat, but they're kinda hard to find, especially in smaller sizes.

good luck! report back if you find other stuff, i'm interested too- in all kinds of outerwear.
post #3 of 124
Thread Starter 
Haha yeah... I agree about the Sterlingwear thing. They are a tad bit boxy for my liking. I definitely want something a bit more modern as well... but not something too unique and trendy that it will look out of place after one season, ha.

But it's gotta be warm for sure. Iowa's winters are kinda cold and whatnot... so I'd like to keep as comfortable as possible walking around campus. I'm in need of a more fashionable winter coat, lol.
post #4 of 124
I'm definitely with sinclairaw. Give topman a try. If anything you get a well fitting peacoat just to give 'em a run. I've also got a topman peacoat and think it's decent for the price. Only thing about the one I got is that the lining in the coat could have gone and inch or so higher in the neck area. If I'm not wearing a scarf or something with a collar etc, it can get annoying at best. They're pretty warm imo as well, and mil-town has beasty winters

Honestly, topman is a decent place to find alot of basic shit at alright prices. Sue me. Topman also stocks lots of sizes normally, including smaller sizes.
post #5 of 124
OBEY - BODDINGTON JACKET

that doesn't look too shabby (for an Obey), wondering how slim fitting it is.
post #6 of 124
I have a black Topman coat purchased back in 2005 by an ex-gf of mine while she was in London and it fits really well. It's not a pea coat, but rather more of a 3/4 length top coat. Always gets compliments when I wear it out in the winter.
post #7 of 124
imo, Topman = better fitting, nicer quality and more modern english GAP
post #8 of 124
Thread Starter 
^ That Obey one is decent looking for the price. I'm wondering about the sizing (measurements) and how warm it is, though.

Checked out Topman. The cropped black peacoat is pretty nice, but S is the smallest size and based on the size chart I'm too small for that, lol.

I quite like this Theory one that I found. It's got a pretty classic look but not too classic. A little boxy but it's more of a slim fit than other classic-looking coats. Only thing is, I don't know anything about the quality of the coat or the sizing. And it's $600, which is a bit out of my range... I'm kind of trying to find something that looks like this, but a few more modern details here and there wouldn't hurt.

post #9 of 124
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Originally Posted by sinclairaw View Post
imo, Topman = better fitting, nicer quality and more modern english GAP
I would say it's more EXPRESS/Banana Republic than GAP. From what I remember of my time in the UK, the styles and selection were far edgier than the rather dull, basic clothing being sold at the GAP. There was another store out there called River Island which was kind of like a Topman/Armani Exchange. They had some decent stuff as well. IMO, the store called NEXT is the UK's version of GAP. Check their websites to see what they offer. maybe they ship to U.S. as well now.
post #10 of 124
Do yourself a favor and get one without epaulets on the shoulders. That shit is tired beyond belief now, and one year from now you'll be ashamed of them.
post #11 of 124
Thread Starter 
Haha... well I still haven't been able to find one and whether or not it has epaulets I don't really care. But I would suppose that if it does have them and I ever get tired of them... I could just take them to a tailor and get them removed since they're probably just sewn on as opposed to being made from the same piece of fabric as the body of the coat itself.

Somehow I knew you would comment about the epaulets, though

It's all good. Like I said, I don't really care if the coat I get has them or not, so just sayin that it's not something I'm hunting for in particular.
post #12 of 124
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Originally Posted by sh0ebox View Post
^ That Obey one is decent looking for the price. I'm wondering about the sizing (measurements) and how warm it is, though.

Checked out Topman. The cropped black peacoat is pretty nice, but S is the smallest size and based on the size chart I'm too small for that, lol.

I quite like this Theory one that I found. It's got a pretty classic look but not too classic. A little boxy but it's more of a slim fit than other classic-looking coats. Only thing is, I don't know anything about the quality of the coat or the sizing. And it's $600, which is a bit out of my range... I'm kind of trying to find something that looks like this, but a few more modern details here and there wouldn't hurt.

I was considering the same jacket but $600 is out of my range. I saw one being sold on Ebay for $300 but size was LG so i had to pass.

Let us know what you decide.
post #13 of 124
yeah don't get epaulets if you can avoid it. not that they're played but i just think a cleaner line from neck to shoulder is nice

i wanted that obey one in grey but they sold out of my size when it was on sale at 80's purple wouldn't pay full price for it.
post #14 of 124
^really, $170 is not cheap enough for a coat? unles it's really vile in person.

so Topman's SMALLs are still big? can anyone comment comparing to something else in SMALL? i think the measurements on their site are too generic.
post #15 of 124
^i'm cheap
post #16 of 124
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Originally Posted by mannequin View Post
^really, $170 is not cheap enough for a coat? unles it's really vile in person.

so Topman's SMALLs are still big? can anyone comment comparing to something else in SMALL? i think the measurements on their site are too generic.
Well my coat's a Medium and it definitely fits very snug and tailored. If they've kept the same type of tailoring for their outerwear over the last few years, then I'd say it's safe to assume it fits true to size or slightly small, especially compared to your average, non-European labels.
post #17 of 124
Thread Starter 
Alright... does anyone know how the quality on Ralph Lauren stuff is? I found a pea coat from them that looks pretty nice and is half the price of the Theory one. However, they don't appear to have my size but I have to do some more fishing around to see if I can find it. Looks pretty nice. It has epaulets though, but *shrug* this is the best overall that I can find so far. Been doing a lot of sifting and am having some trouble still.

Anyway, here's the jacket:




ETA:

Or how about this one?

post #18 of 124
oh, where did you find the 1st one?
post #19 of 124
Thread Starter 
The first first one (in the post way up towards the top) is a Theory one from Nordstrom's site.

The 2nd one (first one in my last post) is from Ralph Lauren's website. I've yet to find it in a size S, though.

And the 3rd one is from Ralph Lauren's Rugby site or something.
post #20 of 124
the rugby peacoats are extremely durable, rugged, well constructed, and warm as fuck

really substantial wool fabric

that holds up like armor

as my friend testifies

when he got into a fight, and subsequently beaten with baseball bats

that the coat protected everything except for his head (10 stitches)
post #21 of 124
Thread Starter 
Sweet. I actually just bought the rugby coat like 15 minutes ago, lol. Found a 30% off coupon that really sweetened the deal.

Hopefully it fits me alright.


Thanks for the help everyone, as always
post #22 of 124
nice choice tony..did you cop a small?
post #23 of 124
Thread Starter 
Yep I got a Small. Based on the measurement chart... I think I'm in-between a XS and S, so I think the fit will be pretty close to right but not quite. If the sleeves are really as long as they're listed... I'm gonna have to get those shortened a little bit, lol. I'll let you know how it is when I get it though
post #24 of 124
Just making sure you didn't accidentally cop the X-LARGE that they put right before the SMALL, lol. Not sure why they did that, someone might mistake it for X-SMALL haha.
post #25 of 124
i kinda like the look of epaulets on lighter jackets- i think they only add extra bulk on shaped-shoulder stuff like peacoats and blazers.
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