The Billy Reid Peacoat is a GO!

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  • SecretAgentSecretAgent PDXPosts: 28MI6 Agent
    My two cents, I am an XL normally, but most bond stuff runs small, I bought an xxl in the peacoat and it was huge, so order normal size I think. I have not tried on an XL, but sounds like I might be doing so very soon. Thanks to everybody who persevered and got this done!
  • Royale-les-EauxRoyale-les-Eaux LondonPosts: 425MI6 Agent
    My two cents, I am an XL normally, but most bond stuff runs small, I bought an xxl in the peacoat and it was huge, so order normal size I think. I have not tried on an XL, but sounds like I might be doing so very soon. Thanks to everybody who persevered and got this done!

    I bought one at their DC store back in 2017 (ah, when you could travel, such sweet memory) and they had old and new versions. I only know this as they somehow switched out which version they had in their hands between me trying it on and the register so when I got back to the hotel and tried it on again they size that was a perfect fit in the store couldn't even get over my shoulders...I went back to the store and they talked me through how the sizing had completely changed as well as the cut being tweaked. I ended up getting one of the older versions having to go 3 sizes up to get the same great fit.

    So after that experience I would always ask them for measurements as opposed to the sizes with them.
  • km1fdmkm1fdm USAPosts: 162MI6 Agent
    MikeG77 wrote:
    frommeyer wrote:
    So I finally ordered a Bond Peacoat. Billy Reid seems to have changed a few things. From the website:
    Our iconic peacoat, named for our Bond Street store, is made in Italy from a durable and warm melton wool, and trimmed with luxurious calfskin. Finished with genuine horn buttons and a leather undercollar. Updated for the season with a more relaxed fit, and a slightly lighter fabric that allows more movement.

    Sounds like a fuller cut. And the fabric composition is now 75% wool and 25% nylon. Should arrive early next week. I'm excited.

    Seems like a cost cutting measure going to a lighter 75/25 blend. The leather under the collar is definitely different and it's lighter and it also seems like the taper is less pronounced. If anyone is looking for a lighter weight version keep an eye out for the virgin wool/cashmere blend!

    Composition only 5% less wool, could be a cost thing, sure. I’ll bet it’s less stiff than my 80/20 was new. Took several wears before it got a little easier to wear.. perhaps that’s why they “tweaked the cut” for more movement, after a lot of feedback.
  • MikeG77MikeG77 Posts: 1,595MI6 Agent
    km1fdm wrote:
    MikeG77 wrote:
    frommeyer wrote:
    So I finally ordered a Bond Peacoat. Billy Reid seems to have changed a few things. From the website:


    Sounds like a fuller cut. And the fabric composition is now 75% wool and 25% nylon. Should arrive early next week. I'm excited.

    Seems like a cost cutting measure going to a lighter 75/25 blend. The leather under the collar is definitely different and it's lighter and it also seems like the taper is less pronounced. If anyone is looking for a lighter weight version keep an eye out for the virgin wool/cashmere blend!

    Composition only 5% less wool, could be a cost thing, sure. I’ll bet it’s less stiff than my 80/20 was new. Took several wears before it got a little easier to wear.. perhaps that’s why they “tweaked the cut” for more movement, after a lot of feedback.

    I wear my 80/20 a lot and it definitely took a few wears to really break it in. If i remember correctly the original Bond peacoat was slightly bigger in the chest and waist but also slightly shorter. I wish my XL was a half inch bigger in chest and shoulders.
    I know where you keep your gun!
  • frommeyerfrommeyer ChicagoPosts: 418MI6 Agent
    The coat arrived yesterday. I ordered a medium expecting that to be a snug fit (based on its reputation) as I'm usually between a small and a medium in a lot of brands. Yet it fits like a slim large. I'm fine with it because Chicago winters demand layers.

    But anyone looking to get one should adjust their priors on sizing. I believe it's more true-to-size than it was previously.
  • JTullock23JTullock23 ArizonaPosts: 391MI6 Agent
    For all the Billy Reid Peacoat owners, do you all believe the ticket price is worth the cost of the cost?
    "History isn't kind to men who play God." - DC "I gave him the limp." - PB "Better make that two." - TD

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  • Fred007Fred007 Posts: 449MI6 Agent
    JTullock23 wrote:
    For all the Billy Reid Peacoat owners, do you all believe the ticket price is worth the cost of the cost?


    Well, you can find great quality peacoats for lower prices......Schott is a good exemple for that kind of garment. Billy Reid is a "luxury" brand so you have to pay the price but they make good quality products....but you pay for the brand !!!
  • TheExit148TheExit148 Posts: 520MI6 Agent
    I would try to find a billy Reid pea coat on eBay or grailed. I got a medium orig wool run off eBay for $350 cdn.
  • Bond44Bond44 Vauxhall CrossPosts: 1,564MI6 Agent
    edited September 2020
    JTullock23 wrote:
    For all the Billy Reid Peacoat owners, do you all believe the ticket price is worth the cost of the cost?
    Of course not, but Bond wore it in SF so that makes it OK :D

    Just out of interest does anyone else have pilling at the end of the sleeves?

    Cheers :007)
    My name is Bond, Basildon Bond - I have letters after my name!
  • Rolextraveler_1905Rolextraveler_1905 Posts: 11MI6 Agent

    Who do I contact to put my name on the list?

  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,364Chief of Staff

    There is no list…you just buy it from Billy Reid now...

    YNWA 97
  • RichardCard82RichardCard82 Posts: 41MI6 Agent

    Looks like its been out of stock for a while, I wonder if it will come back

  • 405405 Posts: 17MI6 Agent

    Hoping it does. I was planning to buy one this season and have been keeping an eye on it.

  • 405405 Posts: 17MI6 Agent
    edited October 9

    Heads up, the Billy Reid peacoat is back in stock on the BR site! Just ordered!

  • RichardCard82RichardCard82 Posts: 41MI6 Agent

    Nice, I just ordered it myself! Got it in a large as its 22 inches pit to pit which will fit nicely


  • TheBondFanTheBondFan Posts: 15MI6 Agent

    I'm really interested in picking one up eventually, this winter or next, but even if Billy Reid's Newsletter sign up worked for 15% off, 600 USD is still quite steep for me. I've seen prices reach as low as 399 USD on Uncrate before. Anyone know the lowest I can reasonably try to hold out for to get a medium?

  • NalliacNalliac Posts: 17MI6 Agent

    Also worth noting the mix is now 75% wool / 25% poly.

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