How Should An Overcoat or Peacoat Fit? – Men’s Clothing Fit Guide – Topcoat

August 18, 2021 0 Comments

– Hi, I’m Ashley Weston. I’m a celebrity menswear stylist. This video is part of my men’s clothing fit guide. To see the other articles and videos in this series, visit this link here, or click here. Let’s talk about how your overcoat or peacoat should fit. Before we begin, when trying on an overcoat, you want to wear a suit jacket or a blazer underneath because that’s what an overcoat is typically worn with, and you want to account for the extra clothing underneath in order to get the proper fit.


For trying on peacoats, do the opposite, and wear anything but a suit jacket or a blazer underneath, because, if your peacoat is fitting properly, then it will be too short to wear with these items, and too casual to ever be worn with a suit jacket or blazer. So, now that we’ve established that, let’s get into it. Starting with the shoulders, you want the coat’s shoulder seams to end where your shoulders end. If the shoulders are too tight or too loose, it’ll be very costly and difficult for a tailor to fix. So, above all else, please make sure that your shoulders fit.

There should be no divots or wrinkles in the shoulders. Moving on to the sleeves, when you bend your wrist with your palms facing the ground, you want your sleeves to touch lightly the top of your hand. This means the sleeves will cover everything you’re wearing underneath, which is what you want with an overcoat or a peacoat. Now, the body of your coat shouldn’t be too roomy. You want it to lie pretty closely to your torso, lightly hugging it, but not in a way wear it feels tight or constricting along your chest and midsection. As far as the width of the lapels for both overcoats and peacoats off the rack, it’s pretty standard across the board.

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You’re gonna really see super thin lapels or extra wide lapels at all, so this is really a non-issue. Finally, how long should your overcoat or peacoat be? For overcoats, you want it to end just above your knee. Anything shorter than that, and it will look, just look very strange for an overcoat.

Anything longer than that, well, like I said in my article on overcoats, in the common mistakes section, anything longer that goes past your knees, it’s gonna get dirty, salt stained, and just start to look gross.

So, you don’t want that. For peacoats, it’s real simple. You want it to end mid to lower crotch. Never longer, never shorter than that because, like anything, you wanna make sure whatever you’re wearing looks proportional so that your upper half of your body looks balanced to your lower half of your body. Please, just trust me on this. Make sure it ends mid to lower crotch. So, that’s how your overcoats and peacoats should fit. To see all of my favorite overcoats and peacoats that you should definitely own, visit this link here, or click here.

This video is part of my men’s clothing fit guide. Check out my website for a more in depth article, and subscribe to my Youtube channel for more videos like this. And, if you liked this video, be a pal and give it a thumbs up. All right, thanks so much for watching. I’ll see you in the next one. ∂