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This is a great peacoat and is the ideal weight for someone who does not live in the coldest climates.
Previously, I had owned a Sterlingwear Peacoat which I had bought because it was advertised as being made by the same people who make them for the US Navy. I found this coat to be too heavy and ill fitting.
The 751 is a slim cut and fits perfectly although I got an XL when I normally wear a L.. As with all Schott coats, the quality of materials and construction are without peer. The lighter material makes this much easier to wear than the Sterlingwear.
My only complaint is that on other peacoats I have owned, there is usually one or two internal buttons to help secure/close the coat in addition to the external buttons on the front. I always liked this nuanced feature and it is missing on the 751 model. Small issue, but so close to perfection!
I’ll preface this and say I very rarely write reviews— I save them for when a product or service really goes above or utterly below my standards or expectations.
I have a few Schott leathers (life customer on that end...) and I bought a 740 pea coat back in 2014 that was a go-to of mine for many years. The S size (at the time, the 740 is now sold in suit sizes I think) felt a bit too tight in the shoulders. I went with the M (I’m 5’7”, 150 lbs) and my ONLY issue was that it was a bit too wide in the midsection.
Fast forward to 2020 and I decided it was time for a new coat and went with the 751 size M. What a difference! Everything I loved of the 740 is there... and everything I less than loved is absent. I’ve been searching for the perfect pea coat my entire life, and I think I’ve finally found it.
Keep up the good work!
Initially bought 740C size 32, however the leather trim made the arm look abnormally large (bulging) and the fit was looser than anticipated. Took a chance on 751 size xs, to my surprise the fit was narrower than size 32 740C. Exact measurement on the peacoat:
shoulder to shoulder 15.5in and pit to pit 36in.
This is a great jacket if you are on the slimmer side. I was at the Schott store in NYC and the L size fits me perfectly (I'm normally a 40R jacket size, 6'0" 180lbs). However, the 24oz material is substantially thinner than the 32oz material used in the 740N model, making the jacket more suitable as a light jacket or thick shirt than as a proper winter coat - although it might work during the winter during the day and if you are walking briskly to generate your own body heat. The regular 740N model was nice as well, the size 38 fit me well, however the arm sleeves were quite big and I definitely preferred the slim fit. Can't understand why the slim version is priced more than $100 more than the regular version when it uses less material. If this was priced the same as the regular version I would give it 5 stars.
Response from Schott NYC: Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. This is a common question we get from customers who question the price differences between these two peacoats. There are two answers that explain the difference. First is that if you look closely between the two jackets you will see there is more sewing work that goes into the 751 including some double needle details especially for the hand warmer pockets as compared to the 740. The second part is that there is some cost savings in the 740 simply because we make so many of them that we are able to realize a operational efficiencies which we pass on to the consumer. So if you are comparing our peacoats and looking for the best bang for your buck - we agree with you that you should look first at the 740.
This is hands-down the best peacoat I've ever owned! It's made of great material, the buttons are high-quality and are attached very sturdily, and it is VERY warm. The cotton lining both inside the coat itself AND inside the pockets (an awesome and very welcome touch) provides an incredible amount of warmth; I put my hands in the pockets and they instantly get warm, unlike the cold leather or suede-lined pockets of my old peacoat.
Also, as a guy who is on the small side (135lb, 5'7"), I appreciate that this coat isn't too long and isn't huge. I ordered a small and it fits like a glove.
That might also be my only minor complaint about this coat, though - it's so slim, particularly in the arms, that it's hard to wear anything more than a light sweater underneath. Personally, I've never needed anything heavier because this coat is so warm (even in 10-degree weather), but I did once try to layer a thick cardigan and my arms felt like they were squished and choked. It was wearable, but not pleasant.
That being said, this coat is exactly what it says it is: a high-quality, stylish, slim fit peacoat that I can't wait to wear for winters to come.
Very well made coat. The quality and workmanship is superb. This cost should last years. The slim fit is perfect for my son. I would highly recommend this classic pea coat..
I’m 5’8” 178lbs, and normally wear a 42R. I ordered a medium and It fit a little too snug to wear with more than a T-shirt with. The wool is lighter so probably better for fall than winter, but I like that there was no rear vent and the length is an inch shorter. The lining wasn’t as nice as the classic 740 which I previously returned in a size 40 because it was too large, but that one is more of an overcoat. I ended up exchanging this one for a size 42 in the 740C slim-fit leather trim peacoat. I was worried about the leather trim, but it is very subtle. This was the best fit of all but I may have it altered as i prefer it to be a little tighter even with a sweater underneath. The length is supposed to be the same as the 751, but it looks longer to me. All are very nice American-made peacoats, way better than anything I tried at department stores, it’s just a matter of finding the right fit.
I've been looking for a properly fitting peacot for ages. I'm 5.6 and slim and everything else so far was to too big and too bulky. This model fits perfectly and I love the slim look (I chose an XS)! It's also a bit softer than other brands and the lining looks super stylish and feels very comfortable. Great value for price as well, I've looked at similar models from luxury brands that were a lot more expensive.
I've always wanted a peacoat for as long as I can remember. I stumbled across this one about a year ago and i decided to finally pull the trigger on it. I'm 5'9" @185-190 lbs with a 38 1/4 chest. I chose a medium and I can officially say this peacoat is the most comfortable and the warmest jacket I own other than my Letterman I got when I was in high school. I fully recommend this wonderful jacket to anyone who is teetering on the fence. You will NOT regret your decision. I was a little bit concerned why this was more expensive than the heavier original one that is for sale on here. But either way. 5/5 would recommend this wonderful family heirloom. You won't have to get another one for years to come.
I’m 5’11’’ 150. The small fit me perfect. Quality is great. Couldn’t recommend more. Very sleek.
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