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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Navy Pea Coat Sizing

Navy Pea Coats are warm, functional and stylish. However they are also one of the most difficult items to purchase that Barre Army Navy Store sells.

We have 4 distinct brands Fidelity Sportswear and Sterlingwear of Boston, Rothco and Alpha see http://shop.vtarmynavy.com/pea-coats-c54.aspx

As Rothco and Alpha are made in China and not to the same standards as the first two, I'm not going to even address them.

Sterlingwear of Boston makes wool pea coats in the greater Boston area from either Wool blend or 100% wool materials. They have and have had military contracts for some time and have always told us that the cut their pea coats to the same standards as military specifications here is a link to the size charts 

 Men's Pea Coat
23232   23245
Individuals Chest Measures32343638404244464850525456586062
Men's Pea Coat  Size  32343638404244464850525456586062
Men's Alphabetic  SizeXSSMLXL2XL3XL
Pea Coat Chest Measures38404244464850525456586062646668
Center Back Length
(under collar to back hem)
Sleeve Length
(center of back, over shoulder to sleeve bottom)
Bottom Sweep

For  Tall Sizing add 2" to body length and 1 1/2" to sleeve length
In general   Tall sizes are appropriate for men over 6'

 Women's Pea Coat
Women's Chest Measures3234 3639 4245
Pea Coat Label Numeric Size0-24-68-1012-1416-1820-22
Pea Coat Label Alphabetic SizeXSSMLXLXXL
Pea Coat Chest Measures384042454851
Center Back Length
(under collar to back hem)
Sleeve Length
(center of back, over shoulder to sleeve bottom)
Bottom Sweep414447505356

Men's Bridge Coat23144
Individual's Chest Size  323436384042444648505254
Bridge Coat   Size323436384042444648505254
Bridge Coat Chest Measures373941434547495153555759
Center Back Length
(under collar to back hem)
Sleeve Length
(center of back, over shoulder to sleeve bottom)

CPO Shirt
Individuals Chest Measures 343640444852
Men's CPO Shirt Size  343640444852
Men's Alphabetic  SizeXSSMLXL2XL
CPO Shirt Chest Measures424548515457
Center Back Length
(under collar to back hem)
Sleeve Length
(center of back, over shoulder to sleeve bottom)
Bottom Sweep Circumference424548515457

The problems come with the cut in the arm holes and across the chest especially for us middle aged types who have put on a few pounds. If you are fit and young and in the 32-40 inch range chances are you can go with the suggested size. Please not that coat size and chest size are two different things and see the measurement charts at the bottom for where to take the measurements. If you are bigger in the chest you may have to go up one to two sizes in the coat to get it to fit. The problem then is it may become to big in the waist. So you have consider both measurements.

Fidelity Sportswear is now just making the Wool Blend coats also in the greater Boston area. Our experience is that they tend to be cut a little better than the Sterlingwear Coats particularly in the Women's Models. Having said that most exchanges are for the next size up.

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1 comment:

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