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Old 09-04-2013, 11:32 PM
 
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Should short (but also skinny or athletic) men avoid peacoats? I've heard shorter people should not wear anything that is double breasted, but was not sure if this only applied to suits versus peacoats.
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:15 AM
 
Location: New York
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Yes Peacoats suit more to taller men.
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:16 PM
 
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Pea coats are not for peas though it says peacoats. Don't take them literally
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:33 PM
 
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I don't think they should have to avoid them, they should try a variety of lengths and cuts to find one in proportion and well fitted to their body. I would say to look for a nice quality wool material that would hold it's shape and cut well. I'n not a huge fan of the shoulder in this pic, but the slim cut an single row of buttons would be very nice on a slim body, even is short. All depends on length of coat I think.

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Old 09-05-2013, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Pa
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I have a red one and I love it. I'm short too. I like it because it give a dressy flare.
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:42 PM
 
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Of course not. You've just got to find one that's appropriately sized. I'm both short and skinny and have 3 that look fine. 2 of them are from H&M.
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I don't think they should have to avoid them, they should try a variety of lengths and cuts to find one in proportion and well fitted to their body. I would say to look for a nice quality wool material that would hold it's shape and cut well. I'n not a huge fan of the shoulder in this pic, but the slim cut an single row of buttons would be very nice on a slim body, even is short. All depends on length of coat I think.
The coat in that picture isn't a pea coat--it's not double-breasted. In general, I think pea coats and other double-breasted garments make short people look stocky, which isn't ideal.
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Pea coats are pretty neutral, and are basic and flattering on most people. My fiance is Navy, and we each have Naval issue pea coats, although as a Chief, he doesn't wear the pea coat that is worn in lower ranks, his is called a reefer and has gold buttons, and is part of the Chief and officer dress uniform in cold weather.
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Old 08-29-2017, 01:13 AM
 
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I think, it will not be suitable for people below 5 feet
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Old 08-29-2017, 11:24 AM
 
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That coat in the picture is not a pea coat, and the coat is way too small for the mannikin. A pea coat is by definition not fitted to your middle like a sausage skin. Otherwise it would not be able to fulfill its intended function - to keep you warm in cold driving rain.
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