Today i received a coat i bought on evilbay. It is a vintage marine peacoat vietnam era, dated from 69. The stencil inside the coat tells me it used to belong to a Mr johnson, radarman in the navy. I don't know if it was because he was stationed in vietnam, or because he was a radarman, but the coat was literally unworn! No sign of wear on the lining, the shell, the inside of the pockets, it is pristine. Now, i had never bought any second hand clothes before, never thought i would. The only reason i bought this one is because i was looking for a good quality, warm peacoat, at a decent price, that was designed for someone athletic. I am 6"2, 176lbs wide shoulders, skinny waist, and modern pea coats that fit my shoulders and chest (42") are always a baggy mess on my stomach (32") I thought that since sailors back then must have been between 18 and 25 and be pretty fit, i had a better chance of finding something that fit me this way. When i received it i was shocked by the quality of this coat! Considering this was a war era coat, they were probably made cheap and fast. Still, the quality is incredible! The wool is so thick and warm, it's like wearing body armor, but soft and velvety. The construction is great, the fit is perfect for my body type. It just looks and feels so much better than anything you can find in a store nowadays, it puts another Gucci peacoat i own to shame, and this useless in cold weather designer crap cost 4 times more! All that got me thinking about two things: _Things are really not made like they used to! We really are given a choice between cheap crap and expensive a little less crap today! _I kind of want to start looking for old coats more, maybe a 10 buttons WWII peacoat, a 50s trench coat, who knows. Any body else into old stuff like that? PS: i paid two hundred bucks for the coat, some would say it is a lot for a second hand coat, but it is in mint condition, which is getting pretty rare for those. I also had to factor in shipping to the UK, they are pretty rare here and usually go for a lot more than that. Considering you pay more than that for a modern schott peacoat that is of really inferior quality and cut like a sac of potatoes, i am happy to pay that price!