Navy Pea Coats date back three centuries and are a testament to the timelessness of menswear design and function. This garment was originally designed for "reefers"- sailors who scaled the rigs of a ship. For that reason, the pea coat fits snugly around the torso and flairs out slightly around the hips. The pea coat is a classic for a reason- it combines functionality with an eternal cut and look. The broad shoulders and slimming cut of this coat make the wearer appear bigger, stronger, and taller.
Over the past few decades, our Chicago factory has turned out thousands of pea coats for the U.S. Navy. The Stock Pea Coat takes this staple and lends a textile twist for additional functionality and is sewn by the same skilled operators that hand make the military coats. For a weather-proof shell, we imported from British Millerain- a UK company that has been milling textiles to combat "the rigours of life in the armed forces" since the 1880s. The fabric we used for this particular garment is called Staywax®, which is a modern adaptation of traditional wax cotton with shower resistant properties, but without the waxy feel. The front facing and collar sport military grade 24 oz. melton wool for an authentic warmth consistent with traditional wool pea coats. The double-breasted front is fastened with custom authentic horn buttons designed specifically for this garment. For the body lining, we sourced a soft and warm horizontal striped tri-blend from Japan that adds a unique contrast to the tone on tone shell of the garment.
While not as heavy as a traditional wool pea coat, the waxed cotton will keep you drier and more resistant to wind. Layered over a heavy sweater or quilted overshirt, the Stock Waxed Cotton Pea Coat will keep you warm all winter long.
Shell: Water Resistant Staywax® waxed cotton, Made in Great Britain
Lining: Japanese Tri-Blend
Front Facing and Collar: 24 oz. Melton Wool
Two Lined Front Pockets
Interior Welt Pocket
Custom Etched Horn Buttons
Made in Chicago
Model is 6'2"/160 pounds and wearing a Medium
Ships within 2 business days