For me, the Jcrew style peacoats are not as cool. They just look a little to what's the word I'm looking for.. I don't know, soft I guess. What i like about issued ones is that they are rugged yet stylish. And further the shoulders have a nice bold shape to them. When you get into the jcrew the shoulders are just too narrow or saggy for the way a peacoat should look to me. What I would like to see is a peacoat cut like a mitary issue but simply made from more high quality fabric. I do own a navy peacoat and I like it. It backs up my A-2 on colder days.
Sounds good. Thanks man! It looks like the one I currently own, though I got it at a surplus store, might be phony, as it has the type of label listed under that section of your sticky. I wonder if just getting a real one would satisfy me. Real new one, and not necessarily vintage that is.
I' ve never liked these coats, but if you insist on getting one ( and I know there are some fans) make it a real one, not some sleazy fashion item.
It's not bad if you're after a slim fit. I prefer a bit more room.