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Topic: The Billy Reid Peacoat is a GO!

You spoke and they listened.  I spent the last half hour speaking to Graham Heard of Billy Reid who heard back from Italy today that there will be a VERY limited re-issue of the peacoat seen in SkyFall!  Graham was as excited as us (he is a big Bond fan) and all involved on their side are delighted to offer these coats.  We also discussed Billy Reid's involvement with a future video podcast or two in order to bring to the Bond community the history and evolution of their involvement in Bond 23.  It's a great story that we look forward to telling together.  In addition we want to follow the experience of us as fans acquiring these coats from concept to delivery, but more on that later.  For now, here are some of the general details with more to be shared by Graham himself!

     These coats will be limited to 150 pieces and already there are 60 emails of interested parties!  These are going to go fast.  In addition they are looking for a delivery some time in November in an effort to coincide with the movie itself.  Graham will be posting a comprehensive size chart to ensure everyone gets the appropriate fit.  Price points still being decided on.

     Next week we will be conducting a video podcast with representatives of the company to provide some of the amazing details and background of this item.  For Bond lifestyle junkies this will be a lot of fun.

     I started a separate thread so this discussion wouldn't get lost, so hopefully we can keep this on subject.

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Great News! Can't wait for the podcast.

So, is this is same exact fit as this season's coat? I may pop in the local Billy Reid store to try for fit.

Way to go everyone who emailed their interest!  ajb007/cheers

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Great news!

Look forward to finalising my order whenever Graham's ready.

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Good to hear!!!!   So glad a company listens!!!

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Music to my ears!  ajb007/cheers

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The Mantis wrote:

You spoke and they listened.  I spent the last half hour speaking to Graham Heard of Billy Reid who heard back from Italy today that there will be a VERY limited re-issue of the peacoat seen in SkyFall!  Graham was as excited as us (he is a big Bond fan) and all involved on their side are delighted to offer these coats.  We also discussed Billy Reid's involvement with a future video podcast or two in order to bring to the Bond community the history and evolution of their involvement in Bond 23.  It's a great story that we look forward to telling together.  In addition we want to follow the experience of us as fans acquiring these coats from concept to delivery, but more on that later.  For now, here are some of the general details with more to be shared by Graham himself!

     These coats will be limited to 150 pieces and already there are 60 emails of interested parties!  These are going to go fast.  In addition they are looking for a delivery some time in November in an effort to coincide with the movie itself.  Graham will be posting a comprehensive size chart to ensure everyone gets the appropriate fit.  Price points still being decided on.

     Next week we will be conducting a video podcast with representatives of the company to provide some of the amazing details and background of this item.  For Bond lifestyle junkies this will be a lot of fun.

     I started a separate thread so this discussion wouldn't get lost, so hopefully we can keep this on subject.

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Afternoon Guys -
YES - very excited to announce that we were able to source the fabric used on the peacoat Daniel Craig wears throughout Skyfall.

As mentioned, the production will be limited to 150 special pieces - the exact model and color worn in the film.

In the next week to 10 days, the peacoat will be available for pre-order exclusively via www.billyreid.com. Before we make the peacoat available to the general public, I'll be sending each of you who emailed me a private link to the item so you guys can grab one (or two) before any one else knows about it. I'll also post the link to this forum once I've email the link to those who have contacted me directly.

I will continue to post here as I have updates. Delivery should hit between week 1 and 2 of November and we'll immediately ship them out to those who preorder at www.billyreid.com

This is a very special piece for us to produce as I am personally a huge James Bond fan and the opportunity for our brand to supply this peacoat directly to Bond 23 has been a great experience for all parties involved.

Thanks again for your interest and still feel free to contact me at graham.heard@billyreid.com with any questions.

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Graham, a few people would like to also see the size chart if you can post...thanks!

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Absolutely fantastic news, thanks Graham for all your hard work and a clink of the pint glass in the direction of David too...

Graham I eagerly await your email.

Jonathan

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Thank you!  I'll be watching my email like a hawk. ajb007/smile

Just need that size chart now.   ajb007/tongue

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S    M    L    XL    XXL
Length    29.25    30    30.75    31.5    32.25
Chest    19.5    20.5    21.5    22.5    23.5
Waist    18.75    19.75    20.75    21.75    22.75
Shoulder    18    18.5    19    19.5    20
Sleeve Length    34.5    35    35.5    35.75    36.25

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mgheard wrote:

S    M    L    XL    XXL
Length    29.25    30    30.75    31.5    32.25
Chest    19.5    20.5    21.5    22.5    23.5
Waist    18.75    19.75    20.75    21.75    22.75
Shoulder    18    18.5    19    19.5    20
Sleeve Length    34.5    35    35.5    35.75    36.25

I think you meant the Sleeve Lengths are 24.5 25 25.5 25.75 and 26.25

Please correct me if I'm wrong.

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Great news! I need one of you clotheshorses to explain those measurements to me, though! I'm a 38-40 chest and a 32 waist (for now)...

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HalfHitman HalfMonk wrote:

Great news! I need one of you clotheshorses to explain those measurements to me, though! I'm a 38-40 chest and a 32 waist (for now)...

The measurements are generally made with the clothing laid on a flat surface and measured across.  Going for an exact size is probably a bad idea as it would look very tight on you with no room for other layers like a suit.

If you measured your shoulders seam to seam (where the bone protrudes across the back of your neck as tight as possible and it measured 19" you would probably need to go up one size.  You have to leave room for your other clothes as well.

In my case I measure 18" across but will likely be 18.5" once I'm done working out so going with a Medium would end up looking fine now but too tight later on.  A Large is my final size.

Worst case scenario you can tailor it.

For a better idea of how it feels we need Dave to chime in here as I believe he got his hands on a Large.  I'm not sure if he had his tailored.

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Kuragami wrote:
HalfHitman HalfMonk wrote:

Great news! I need one of you clotheshorses to explain those measurements to me, though! I'm a 38-40 chest and a 32 waist (for now)...

The measurements are generally made with the clothing laid on a flat surface and measured across.  Going for an exact size is probably a bad idea as it would look very tight on you with no room for other layers like a suit.

If you measured your shoulders seam to seam (where the bone protrudes across the back of your neck as tight as possible and it measured 19" you would probably need to go up one size.  You have to leave room for your other clothes as well.

In my case I measure 18" across but will likely be 18.5" once I'm done working out so going with a Medium would end up looking fine now but too tight later on.  A Large is my final size.

Worst case scenario you can tailor it.

For a better idea of how it feels we need Dave to chime in here as I believe he got his hands on a Large.  I'm not sure if he had his tailored.

That's good advice. Typically a suit measures 2-3" larger than the chest and an overcoat measures 4-6" larger than the chest. But the number is your chest size. If your chest measures 40" you wear a size 40. A size 40 suit/sports coat measures 42-43" and a size 40 overcoat meausres 44-46". But now for a peacoat, it's a casual coat so you're not wearing a suit under it. You're probably wearing a jumper under it, which adds and inch or 2 to your chest size. So if your chest measures 40" the L, which measures 43", would be perfect. It looks like Daniel Craig wears some of his clothes too tight so they crease and strain, but that's not comfortable, it puts excess stress and wear on the clothes and it just looks sloppy. But his peacoat looks okay.

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My peacoat was an XL but I had it tailored down quite some...at the time it was the only choice out there! 


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By the looks of the image where DC is sneaking around the glass building with neon lights etc his jacket seems pushed out as if he is wearing some chunky knitwear underneath the Billy Reid Peacoat.

Mantis had an XL tailored according to the other thread

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The Mantis wrote:

My peacoat was an XL but I had it tailored down quite some...at the time it was the only choice out there! 


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Looks great!

Who would of thought a few months back that 3 jackets (4 incl RAF) would be available to the public from one film!  ajb007/biggrin   (I guess 5 if anybody willing to pay for the long coat which I think Mantis confirmed as TF)

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Welsh, I was just saying this to another collector yesterday...we have identified and can receive four of Bond's jackets months before the film premieres...amazing.

Also, this is interesting, but Billy Reid supplied twenty coats for the Bond 23 Production...5 large and 15 medium.  The mediums were used for "hero" shots and the larges for movement and stunt work.  THEN Craig wound up ordering a personal coat in a size large...he probably wanted the roominess.

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The Mantis wrote:

Also, this is interesting, but Billy Reid supplied twenty coats for the Bond 23 Production...5 large and 15 medium.  The mediums were used for "hero" shots and the larges for movement and stunt work.  THEN Craig wound up ordering a personal coat in a size large...he probably wanted the roominess.

Thanks, Dave. You've made it nicely confusing!  ajb007/wink

Just decided I needed a Large and now I'm thinking Medium....  ajb007/crap

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From the measurements I need a XXL (usually XL)

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Sorry if this has been discussed elsewhere or offline, but is there an idea on price for this please (UK)?

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Well the current price for this seasons version is $795

http://www.billyreid.com/product/peacoat-black.html

Believe price has yet to be confirmed on this special run but will be announced soon!

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welshboy78 wrote:

From the measurements I need a XXL (usually XL)

Yeah, from those I thought I needed a Large... but apparently DC squeezed into a Medium at some point!!!! ajb007/insane

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David Schofield wrote:
welshboy78 wrote:

From the measurements I need a XXL (usually XL)

Yeah, from those I thought I needed a Large... but apparently DC squeezed into a Medium at some point!!!! ajb007/insane

I believe when Mantis got the XL he was surprised by the sizing as it was not too bad though obviously needed taking in (believe he is a medium usually).

Don't take my word for that as I don't want to speak for somebody else - maybe Mantis can confirm this??

From the measurement chart above I would say the XL would be very tight for me and with a jumper no chance hence I think sizing up is a def in my case (XXL)

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welshboy78 wrote:
David Schofield wrote:
welshboy78 wrote:

From the measurements I need a XXL (usually XL)

Yeah, from those I thought I needed a Large... but apparently DC squeezed into a Medium at some point!!!! ajb007/insane

I believe when Mantis got the XL he was surprised by the sizing as it was not too bad though obviously needed taking in (believe he is a medium usually).

Don't take my word for that as I don't want to speak for somebody else - maybe Mantis can confirm this??

From the measurement chart above I would say the XL would be very tight for me and with a jumper no chance hence I think sizing up is a def in my case (XXL)

Similarly, I think Craig's proper size is a Large but the Costume Designer crammed him into Mediums at different times to fit in with the youthful/trendiness of the overall tightness and short-fitting of the film's clothes.

Interesting to know from Graham how Billy Reid intended it to fit and be worn?