We have a pair of authentic US Navy pea coats in our Autumn/Winter collection. To us the pea coat, or you might know it as a reefer jacket, is an absolute style classic. It looks fabulous year in, year out and so is a perfect 'slow-fashion' option. The ones that we have are in the classic deep navy blue, six-button style, and have a striking deep collar and strong shoulder.
If you're a fashion geek like Belle, or a language geek like Plum, you might be interested to know why this style is called a pea coat. We like the theory that it's a reference to the Dutch word 'pijjekker'. The 'pij' part refers to a heavy twill fabric. The 'jekker' part refers to a man's short, chunky coat.
These are ex-Navy vintage, which lends them a fabulous authenticity, but they do show a little age with some wear on the lining and a few areas where the pile is a little thin/patchy but these are very subtle faults and don't take away from the overall beauty.
Size: the 38R would work well up to a size 12. The 40R would work well up to a size 14 (our model is 5'8" and a size 8/10)
Our Values and this specific product:
- Natural materials
- Limited edition