THE ICONIC PEACOAT

A MAN'S BEST FRIEND

THE ICONIC PEACOAT

Words by Ryan Gray
Photography by Visionarism

From setting sail on the high seas to taking a leisurely stroll down the road to the local – it’s fair to say that the humble pea coat has had a storied pilgrimage on route to your wardrobe.

Born into the Dutch Navy during the 1800’s, the pea coat was made of durable, coarse wool. When coupled with its design - double breasted and high collared– the pea coat was destined to become a sailors best friend: warm, durable, and effective against the rain and sea spray.

Later popularised by the British navy who equipped petty officers with the trusty coat, the style developed to include vertical chest pockets to keep hands warm and a skirted hem for ease of movement, and continued being worn in service through the 1900’s.

Fast forward a hundred years or so and the pea coat is still one of the first pieces you reach for when the mercury starts to drop. Its blend of functionality and simplistic styling make it the perfect companion for nearly any outfit, whilst warmth and protection from the elements are built into its very DNA.

The Private White V.C. pea coat doesn’t stray far from the tried and tested script of its legendary predecessors. As with all our garments, we’ve made our rendition by hand in our Manchester factory, with this style being cut from an exclusive 30 oz wool, made just 20 minutes from our front door and woven so tightly that it’s windproof and shower resistant – just as the original wearers of would have wanted it.

From here on in, it’s all about the modern touches that make our pea coat one of the best out there. Twin welted drop in pockets are perfectly placed to the front and lined in cord for comfort and warmth, whilst internally you’ll find two deep running pockets secured by made in Switzerland RiRi zippers, for the perfect place to keep your personal effects safe and dry.

With oversized lapels that make the perfect barrier from the wind when popped, and a length in the body specifically cut to cover suit jackets and sports coats, the Private White V.C. pea coat is the ultimate wardrobe ally thanks to its versatility. Just as at home with your favourite denim and trainers as with your finest piece of tailored boardroom armour, our pea coat has been created to be your most trusted friend when it comes to keeping warm, and looking effortlessly good in the process.

Completed by an adjustable belt on its back to help add shape, and real horn buttons, the Private White V.C. Peacoat is a testament to the craftsmanship of our factory, the modern design we love to inject into true classics, and a firm nod to its iconic success at sea in years gone by.

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Words by Ryan Gray
Photography by Visionarism

From setting sail on the high seas to taking a leisurely stroll down the road to the local – it’s fair to say that the humble pea coat has had a storied pilgrimage on route to your wardrobe.

Born into the Dutch Navy during the 1800’s, the pea coat was made of durable, coarse wool. When coupled with its design - double breasted and high collared– the pea coat was destined to become a sailors best friend: warm, durable, and effective against the rain and sea spray.

Later popularised by the British navy who equipped petty officers with the trusty coat, the style developed to include vertical chest pockets to keep hands warm and a skirted hem for ease of movement, and continued being worn in service through the 1900’s.

Fast forward a hundred years or so and the pea coat is still one of the first pieces you reach for when the mercury starts to drop. Its blend of functionality and simplistic styling make it the perfect companion for nearly any outfit, whilst warmth and protection from the elements are built into its very DNA.

The Private White V.C. Peacoat doesn’t stray far from the tried and tested script of its legendary predecessors. As with all our garments, we’ve made our rendition by hand in our Manchester factory, with this style being cut from an exclusive 30 oz wool, made just 20 minutes from our front door and woven so tightly that it’s windproof and shower resistant – just as the original wearers of would have wanted it.

From here on in, it’s all about the modern touches that make our pea coat one of the best out there. Twin welted drop in pockets are perfectly placed to the front and lined in cord for comfort and warmth, whilst internally you’ll find two deep running pockets secured by made in Switzerland RiRi zippers, for the perfect place to keep your personal effects safe and dry.

With oversized lapels that make the perfect barrier from the wind when popped, and a length in the body specifically cut to cover suit jackets and sports coats, the Private White V.C. pea coat is the ultimate wardrobe ally thanks to its versatility. Just as at home with your favourite denim and trainers as with your finest piece of tailored boardroom armour, our pea coat has been created to be your most trusted friend when it comes to keeping warm, and looking effortlessly good in the process.

Completed by an adjustable belt on its back to help add shape, and real horn buttons, the Private White V.C. Peacoat is a testament to the craftsmanship of our factory, the modern design we love to inject into true classics, and a firm nod to its iconic success at sea in years gone by.

Shop The Peacoat

 

 

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