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IHM-31-NAV - Whipcord Pea Coat - Navy
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2019, 09:37:24 am »
I think the broad lapels, longer collar and shorter length of the melton wool version is more in keeping with the original pea coat concept. It would make sense to modernise the cut for the whipcord version as the material lends itself to a cleaner, more conservative silhouette.

Personally I’d love the OG version in my wardrobe.

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Re: IHM-31-NAV - Whipcord Pea Coat - Navy
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2019, 04:41:42 pm »
This is noticeably lighter, but our scales are currently out of action @Chain$titch

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Re: IHM-31-NAV - Whipcord Pea Coat - Navy
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2019, 09:10:38 pm »
Ok, thanks, Alex!

@neph93  Most traditional peas are cut on the longer side; most Bridge and Great coats with notably large collars are even longer...

The IH lapels (which are actually relatively short; go look at the Private White peas to see what I mean), length, button row spacing, and hand pocket placement/style are all non-traditional. As are the storm cuffs.   

The purpose of increased coat length AND collar size is congruent: increased coverage, for warmth/protection from the elements.  So it strike me as quite strange, in terms of both functional design and visual symmetry, to have one (+ storm cuffs) and not the other.

I certainly agree that I admire mine for the reasons we all admire most things Iron Heart, but a shorter collar and lighter weight (such as is the case here) make much more intuitive sense to me as the 'Iron Heart' modernized interpretation of a classic.
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Re: IHM-31-NAV - Whipcord Pea Coat - Navy
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2019, 09:15:19 pm »
Horses for courses old bean. All my pea coats have been pretty short and I’m a fan of the large collar on shirts as well as many styles of jacket. The shorter collar is very modern and I prefer something a little more atemporal.

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Re: IHM-31-NAV - Whipcord Pea Coat - Navy
« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2019, 08:41:04 pm »
When I say "longer side', I simply mean 'covers one's ass'; not like, knee length.   

I certainly agree that tiny collars are fully out of control...  But I favor neither exaggeration, large nor small; 'tis a matter of good proportion, old chap.  ;D  The eye knows it when it sees it...   ???

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WTB:

IHM-27-OLV (L)
IHJ-61 (Khaki, XL)

IHSH-119 (Grey XL)
IHSH-133 (XL)
IHSH-213 (L)
IHSH-222 (XL)

IHSH-138 (Green XL)
IHSH-140 (XL)
IHSH-195-RED (XXL)
IHSH-215 (XL)

IH-711 (Dark Khaki/Navy 34 or 36)
IH-715 (Olive 34)
IH-716 (34 or 36)