Any recs for a skinny, high armholes navy peacoat?

Discussion in 'Andy's Fashion Forum' started by Joe Schmoe, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. Joe Schmoe

    Joe Schmoe Starting Member

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    I dearly loved my old Topman navy skinny men's peacoat, with its high armholes and its genuinely skinny fit (I wear a size XS in Topman, which tends to run small -- I'm 5'4", 120lbs) and its fairly solid construction.

    But then I left it in a taxi in India. And I'm having the damnedest time finding a replacement; Topman's latest peacoats aren't nearly as fitted or as high quality as they used to be, and brands like Banana Republic and Brooks Bros don't offer a size small enough for me, much less the skinny fit and high armholes of Topman.

    Anyone have any advice?
     
  2. jts287

    jts287 Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    Hugo by Hugo Boss (red label) might work, my winter overcoat is that brand, and I can definitely attest to the slim fit and high armholes. Also, I believe you'll find the fashion-forward brands like Hugo, Emporio Armani, Z Zegna, and maybe BB Red Fleece to offer the fit you want.

    As an aside, many here feel the designers are more style than substance, but half my closet is Boss, and I have no complaints.
     
  3. Flanderian

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  4. smmrfld

    smmrfld Super Member

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    Try Golden Bear Sportswear.
     
  5. JBierly

    JBierly Advanced Member

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    The diffusion lines of these makers are designed for a younger audience and are more likely to fit would be my guess (Since younger people tend to be thinner than middle aged people). Regarding style/substance - I would just add that to a large extent you get what you pay for. There is a big difference in quality between a Z-zegna and a Couture suit. Too bad RLPL stopped making his black label. That was high quality clothing for the skinny man.
     
  6. jts287

    jts287 Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    Oh, absolutely. I have a few Z items and several EZ mainline, and the quality difference is noticeable (same with Red Fleece v. BB mainline). The other difference, as you point out, is the fit. The diffusion lines are trendier, more slim fitting. I listed Hugo because it is slim, and my wool/cashmere overcoat fit-wise sounds like it's in the ballpark of what he's looking for in a peacoat. I'm just sticking up for Boss, which I feel is a decent quality product at the low end of the designer coat spectrum.
     
  7. medhat

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  8. Flanderian

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    This coat is not their standard pea coat, it is their slim fit model. And it's cut so closely that they even recommend going up a size. They even have a size 32!
     
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  9. medhat

    medhat Super Member

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    Where did you find those details? I don't see them on this website. A bit too rich for my tastes, although I like this jacket's details. It's not too fussy.
     
  10. Flanderian

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    Yeah, pricey, but apparently indestructible.

    Here's the link to the slim fit model -

    https://www.schottnyc.com/products/classic-wool-naval-pea-coat.htm
     
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