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For $350 sounds like a good deal although I'd prefer a darker color. Right now I have a Croft & Barrow jacket which looks good but is not very warm and a VERY warm parka I bough from a sports shop which is not stylish. Any other brand you'd suggest?
 

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Your aware that coat is a blend of several synthetics with some wool? I have one peacoat and a couple in peacoat style and four all wool overcoats from them all purchased at final discount. The overcoats are pure wool and very nice, their peacoats while nice are a blend, usually wool/nylon. I think the price for that coat is a bit inflated though nice pattern and color. If you don't mind the traditional navy peacoat J.Press has one on sale for much less and it's a very nice coat, soft and warm. There are others as well, I believe O'Connell's has one on sale. Both under $300.00. Good luck.
 

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The O'Connell's doesn't look bad. What's wrong with having synthetics in?
Nothing if your fine with it. While I have one of their peacoats and two others of their's in wool/nylon blend, they're
fine for the amount of times and occasions I wear them and at the price I paid. However, they don't compare to a Pure wool garment in my opinion. When manufacturers started adding nylon to wool the hype was that it made the garment less prone to wear, etc. not in my book. More a matter of economics. Today they add all sorts of so called miracle synthetics, polymide for one. I wasn't trying to dissuade you from purchasing it, just pointing it out and that there are other options albeit maybe not in that pattern or color.
 

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Thanks for the info Eclectic. Here are a few more I found. From Shcott for $360: https://www.schottnyc.com/products/classic-wool-naval-pea-coat.htm
Very good looking.
I have that Schott pea coat, heavy and somewhat stiff and slim fitting, coarse texture. I bought it through an outfit called Legendary, they suggest sizing up with good reason. Mine is size 46. I'm currently between a full 42 and 43/44 slim and that coat is still slim on me though it does fit, couldn't wear a very bulky sweater with it.
 

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I walked into a Reiss for the first time a couple months ago and I was appalled at the quality. While I did not see this pea coat, I looked at a few top coats that were unwearable. The cuts were such that it was impossible to move the arms. The salesman asked me why I need so much arm movement, and I told him that I need to be able to drive wearing an overcoat and that I sometimes need to grab a pole on the subway or bus. The cloths of these topcoats were also not proper cloths for these and were sports coat weights. The salesman didn't think that people should want warmth or wearability from their coats, just a "slim" style. I didn't get the impression that anything from Reiss would be worth $350.
 

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I walked into a Reiss for the first time a couple months ago and I was appalled at the quality. While I did not see this pea coat, I looked at a few top coats that were unwearable. The cuts were such that it was impossible to move the arms. The salesman asked me why I need so much arm movement, and I told him that I need to be able to drive wearing an overcoat and that I sometimes need to grab a pole on the subway or bus. The cloths of these topcoats were also not proper cloths for these and were sports coat weights. The salesman didn't think that people should want warmth or wearability from their coats, just a "slim" style. I didn't get the impression that anything from Reiss would be worth $350.
Glad I bought all mine when I did, at least 5-6 years ago. The overcoats I got from them are 100% wool and fairly heavy, 2 of which are on the trim side but still comfortable over a suit. I haven't seen anything from them lately that I would purchase. I could never buy or be able to wear suits or sport jackets from them. I have no need to purchase such items any longer, have way too much, but there are still some merchants out there that carry proper outerwear. Suitsupply is another one when it comes to overcoats.
 

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Awesome. O'Connell does not have my size and JPress's return policy sais that "Items discounted at more than 25% purchased online or by phone are not refundable".
I get one of these two:

https://www.legendaryusa.com/Schott-NYC-Mens-740-Naval-Peacoat-in-Melton-Wool.html
I have the dark grey one, the reprocessed wool+nylon+poly blend made me very hesitant initially.

I've had it 4 years though and wear it daily in the winter, and there is no wear and tear at all. It's a beast of a coat at 32 oz. wool.
 

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I have the dark grey one, the reprocessed wool+nylon+poly blend made me very hesitant initially.

I've had it 4 years though and wear it daily in the winter, and there is no wear and tear at all. It's a beast of a coat at 32 oz. wool.
What do you think of it in terms of stylishness?
 

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What do you think of it in terms of stylishness?
I enjoy it, especially the colour vs. a typical dark navy peacoat. Pair it with a nice scarf and you've a nice casual coat to last you all winter.

Don't expect a slim fit though, this is a full cut jacket all throughout.

My chest size is 36 inches, and I ordered a 34. I have enough room for a chunky sweater to fit underneath.
 

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I enjoy it, especially the colour vs. a typical dark navy peacoat. Pair it with a nice scarf and you've a nice casual coat to last you all winter.

Don't expect a slim fit though, this is a full cut jacket all throughout.

My chest size is 36 inches, and I ordered a 34. I have enough room for a chunky sweater to fit underneath.
I'm the same size as you. Where did you find size 34? Smallest I can find is 36.
 

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I'm the same size as you. Where did you find size 34? Smallest I can find is 36.
I bought mine from the Schott website.

https://www.schottnyc.com/products/navy-peacoat.htm

I'd recommend e-mailing or phoning CS to get a second opinion for sizing as well.

Also I see you live in VA. Depending on how you plan on wearing it and layering, it may be too warm considering it's 32. oz wool.
 

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I bought mine from the Schott website.

https://www.schottnyc.com/products/navy-peacoat.htm

I'd recommend e-mailing or phoning CS to get a second opinion for sizing as well.

Also I see you live in VA. Depending on how you plan on wearing it and layering, it may be too warm considering it's 32. oz wool.
Good point. I wear the parka that I have only when the temperature is near or below freezing. Doesn't happen all the time but enough to have warm coat.
 

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I walked into a Reiss for the first time a couple months ago and I was appalled at the quality. While I did not see this pea coat, I looked at a few top coats that were unwearable. The cuts were such that it was impossible to move the arms. The salesman asked me why I need so much arm movement, and I told him that I need to be able to drive wearing an overcoat and that I sometimes need to grab a pole on the subway or bus. The cloths of these topcoats were also not proper cloths for these and were sports coat weights. The salesman didn't think that people should want warmth or wearability from their coats, just a "slim" style. I didn't get the impression that anything from Reiss would be worth $350.
I absolutely agree - you should not be being full price or even 50% off prices at Reiss.

BUT...I will say that Bloomingdales keeps putting Reiss on sale as it goes out of season, so for example right now, you can get things for a great price. I picked up a leather bomber last season that was $110 down from over $700 and something. Even I wear it only a few times it is worth it at that price. Again though, nothing at Reiss is worth it at full price, but when you get it 75% off some of the stuff could work.
 
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