Questions About the United States Navy Peacoat

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Matt Jones, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. Peacoat

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    There should be a tag just below the inside vest pocket that gives good information, but may or may not tell the actual manufacturer. But that isn't all that important. What is important is that you have a WWII peacoat.

    @Astroboy posted a link to an excellent guide, written by the world's foremost authority in the dating of US Navy peacoats. There is a huge peacoat thread around here somewhere. I may merge this thread with the big thread just to keep everything together.
     
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    Bump this to the top so I can merge another thread into it.
     
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  4. Dr H

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    Oh, that is very fine.
     
  5. Sonero

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    Schott came out with pretty much an identical looking model last year. It goes for just under $500. Worth checking out.

    Although I am sure wool quality is different.
     
  6. Peacoat

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    Yes, it might be difficult to source the vintage Kersey wool.
     
  7. Sonero

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    The wool used on my two vintage peacoat feels like cashmere compared to what you get today. With that said Schott does a very good job nonetheless . I also own a Sterling but Schott uses thicker wool. The difference is the cut of the Schott is cut more roomy like and overcoat (which I like) vs a blazer tailored fit. I use both in different weather situations but for cold weather I choose the Schott hands down.
     
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  8. Dr H

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    Sadly, I’m now considering selling my Ralph Lauren replica WW1 peacoat. Post weight loss, it’s just too large for me.
    I have picked up a couple of vintage 42R peacoats (1940s and 1970) as replacements.
     

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