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    Perfecting the peacoat

    Hi I need some help with a winter coat. I've got a grey overcoat that's quite formal and I can't really wear that casually so I decided to buy a navy Peacoat. But I am torn between 2

    This one from Marks and Spencers

    http://www.marksandspencer.com/Doubl..._rd_s=center-3

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    Mil-Tec US Navy Pea Coat Black

    Do I go for the Marks and Spencers one or do I go for the military one? Also I have got 40 Paypal Voucher and the military website says I can use Paypal. I want to get one with really big classic lapels. Decisions decisions. Any advice appreciated.

    Also I have considered a Parka but I am dubious about wearing one. I still have memories of wearing one as a 5 year old with that horrible orange lining (to be a child of the eighties)

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    Just had a very quick look, but seems like there is not very much wool in the M&S one? I would go with something with 70% or more wool in it.

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    I'd go for the M&S one personally, not a fan of the ol' military style jacket.

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    Would this be a good alternative?

    Lands' End Blue Wool Pea Coat- at Debenhams.com

    Its still only 50% wool

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    Another option: MEN Wool Blended Jersey Pea Coat*-*UNIQLO*UK*Online*fashion*store

    I have an M&S pea coat with about 60% wool. It has done me for a few years but is looking tired now. At the time it felt like I tried on endless similar coats on the high street and none of them fitted me very well, so was pleased when I found the one I have. I'm a small/XS in coats, so that may have been why I found it difficult, though you may want to try a few on before deciding too. The one I have linked to above is 80% wool, but seems quite short, and I have no idea about the construction quality. I've bought plenty of knitwear/oxford shirts from Uniqlo and been pretty happy for the price, but no outerwear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    I have an M&S pea coat with about 60% wool.
    What was the other material that wasn't wool? And how does it effect how warm the coat is?

    I'm looking for a new coat myself, and I'm determined to get one in 100% wool. However, money is a bit tight at the moment, so I might have to get something less expensive. I just fear it will have a negative effect on the warmth of the coat, and warmth (and wind resistance) is quite essential during Swedish winter.

    My old coat might have to do another winter, but it's starting to look well knackered...

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    I will check what the other 40% is when I get home tonight. I don't have a 100% wool coat to compare warmth with, but although it is quite warm, I was still a little chilly last winter, and based on my experiences of a Danish winter a few years a go I imagine as grim as the north of England can be Sweden is colder! It is quite a long peacoat, with plenty of room for layers underneath. When I say it is looking "tired" I mean it is wearing a little around the button holes, buttons coming loose (easily fixed), but it has not really gone piled or anything like that. I think it is about three years old now, maybe a little older. It was sub 100 at an M&S outlet store, so done me quite well.

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    Hi

    I wasn't aware of the Uni Qlo one! It does look quite short. I want something that is longer than a blazer.

    I have tried a couple on. The one at Marks and Spencers is a good fit. I did try a Superdry one on but I am no Arnold Schwarznegger but I couldn't get my arms through and all I was wearing underneath was a sweatshirt from Joules!

    MarcLager would a tradition overcoat might be called for? And it helps to layer up. E.g. a nice grey V neck Merino wool Jumper that you can wear underneath your coat (and your blazer!)

    I have been looking at a think lightweight quilted blazer from Joules too and you could probably wear that under your coat too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaryGrant View Post
    MarcLager would a tradition overcoat might be called for? And it helps to layer up. E.g. a nice grey V neck Merino wool Jumper that you can wear underneath your coat (and your blazer!)
    Yes, I'm looking for a longer coat. But it's for fall and early winter, which is roughly like winter in southern Britain. When winter truly hits up here, with -10 or -20 degrees C, you'll need other winter wear.

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    I got my overcoat from Moss (Moss | Suits | Coats | Shirts | UK's Formal Menswear Specialist) And it has lasted 4 years. It is quite warm and formal.

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