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I really like Schott as a company, and the products it offers, but this peacoat came up short for me and what I was expecting.
First, the coat fit nicely, and when I put it on, it looks like it was custom tailored for me. I ordered a large, based on my chest measurement of 42 inches. This jacket is a little tight in the shoulder region, and when I bend over at the waist, I sometimes hear "popping" sounds from the shoulder seams, which I take as sewed seams stretching. I'm worried about seams tearing there. I'm no Adonis by any means, but I think manufacturing this jacket in the generic "size" category is a step down from making them by chest size, like Schott does with the 740 Classic.
Second, IT'S NOT WARM! Far from it. I live in Minnesota, and we know cold. I had this jacket on the past few days and nights to see if it lived up to the well deserved peacoat reputation as a cold weather garment, and the 782 doesn't come through. I think the problem is the lining. On the 782 you have a simple polyester lining. It's not quilted, like on the 740. I can really feel the cold, especially around the shoulders and the arms. You definitely will need to layer something underneath this coat in order to retain some heat.
Third, cost. At the time of this review, the 782 is $180 more than the 740. The difference between the two is you get 2 lined handwarmer pockets at mid chest, 2 vertical flapped pockets (they're large!) on the lower outsides, one interior pocket on the right chest, and a small collar/throat latch that can be buttoned across the neck. These are nice additions, and the construction is excellent, but the added cost, in my opinion, is not justified. I own both (the 740 and the 782), and in my opinion the 782 is a big step down as a representative of the peacoat style. At best, the 782 would be a fall coat; it doesn't deliver as a winter garment. If you need to make a choice, get the 740 Classic.
The craftsmanship is amazing, the fit is perfect (I am 6'2 165 lbs and the medium is right on) and the color is gorgeous. High quality materials used here and the coat is quite hefty in the best way. Lots of compliments when I wore it out the other night for the first time. Collar stands up nicely for when you want that extra protection. HIGHLY recommend.
Amazing coat. I love the cut and fit, but buyer beware it isn't 100% wool which I think is reasonable to expect at this price point. The material is a blend. That should be on the listing but isn't, not that I could find. I'm a little disappointing because I can really tell a difference with the synthetic fibers mixed in. In all other regards though, amazing jacket. I like the corduroy lined pockets too. The old Peacoats had those too, so I'm glad to see this one in keeping with that old-school tradition. I also like that there's a flap under the collar to keep it fixed up against the cold if you pop the collars up in snow or something. Cool touch. Oh, one more minor thing I did the sizing thing and it recommended a medium. I had to go down to a small though. No big deal, their returns process is pretty good so it wasn't too bad returning it. I'm looking forward to having this for a long time
We bought this as a Christmas present for my adult son. He LOVES this coat. Definitely recommend!
100% pure new wool Melton cloth 32 oz to the square yard. With no polyester or other rubbish added!. Very high quality in fact a real hard to find item. It is warm and suitable for very cold climates.
There is room inside to wear a heavy pullover with a
Heavy woollen waist coat. This coat will be long lasting and a great investment.
In FACT I do intend to buy the long version of this coat in the same 32oz fabric.. A truly great buy.
Similar to what was issued to officers in the the U.S navy long ago. Warm enough to stand a cold wet wind on a deck.
You may wonder, why not just buy the cheaper one? There are upgrades. Extra pockets, more back length to cover your a** when you shit down, better buttons, the quality is justified in the premium. You go from "sailor" to "officer", in a good way.
Heavy navy colored wool, Corduroy warming pockets, two side stash pockets big enough for a phone, snack, wallet, or pistol, "secret" interior map pocket, nylon lining to avoid getting too sweaty. Highest quality made in USA. Storm coat style and buttons up beyond your deck for protection from rain/cold.
As usual Schott delivers with the best quality leather jackets and peacoats in the game. Get this one if you're in a place when you can justify affording it.
For sizing: I'm 6'2, about 160lbs, 40-42 inch chest and medium fits beautifully, so it may be slightly "oversized"
Great quality, warm and well made jacket, nothing fancy just good craftsmanship. Recommend getting the standard fit over slim
This is a very nice coat/jacket, it looks great and it keeps me quite warm. Thank you, Schott.
My height is somewhere between 5’9” and 5’10”, and my chest measures somewhere about 41”. I ordered a large and had to exchange it for a medium. The shipping was very quick. If you are between sizes, I suggest that you order the smaller of the two sizes first.
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