The Bridge Coat
The Bridge Coat
The Bridge Coat
The Bridge Coat
The Bridge Coat
The Bridge Coat
The Bridge Coat
The Bridge Coat
The Bridge Coat
The Bridge Coat

The Bridge Coat

Sale price
£850.00
Regular price
£850.00
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Size
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  • 10 Years Performance
  • Breathable
  • Extra Storage
  • Lifetime Repair Service
  • Shower Resistant

  • DESCRIPTION
  • SIZE GUIDE
  • VIDEO
  • THE DETAILS
  • SHIPPING DETAILS
  • CUSTOMER REVIEWS

DESCRIPTION

A luxury Peacoat designed for tailoring.
 

Given how diverse and fluid modern wardrobes are, pea coats are an incredibly useful piece of menswear. Few other things are versatile enough to go with smart jackets and trousers, but also with jeans and knitwear. But they’re rarely designed with tailoring in mind - usually too short to cover a traditional suit jacket, and too small in the shoulder and sleeve.

The PS Bridge Coat was based off the standard pea coat made by Private White VC. But it adds over two inches in length, so it is long enough to go over any traditional suit jacket. And it adds some traditional design details. So the buttons up the front run sweeping, flattering lines more usually seen on overcoats. They narrow slightly from the hips into the waist, bow dramatically outwards around the chest, and then narrow again at the collar.

The buttons are two-hole, unpolished horn, a model rarely seen outside Savile Row and a favourite of Permanent Style-founder Simon Crompton. The fabric is luxurious yet robust, a 620g (20/80) cashmere/wool mix, with natural stretch that helps it work over a jacket.

  • Large, internal 'poacher's' pocket to store anything bulky, and two slit pockets in the chest, the left of which can be accessed even when the coat is fully buttoned
  • Two in-breast pockets, with the left-hand one placed between two buttons so that, when the coat is fully buttoned up, you can still access it by sliding your hand in between them.
  • Two jigger buttons on the inside of the coat. One at the waist, as standard, and one at the neck level (the latter enables you to fasten one layer of the coat across your chest, keeping you warm, while keeping the other open.
  • Central box pleat at the rear, to help a little with movement when wearing a jacket underneath.
  • Half belt, merely for show, with a raised edge that echoes the pockets on the front. Below that, a central vent that can be fastened with two button tabs. The tabs are nicely hidden away inside a fold of the vent, rather than sticking out.
  • Two-hole real horn matte buttons
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ATTRIBUTES

- Extra Storage
- Breathable
- 10 year performance
- UK woven cloth

 

FABRIC

  • - Double-sided cashmere & wool blend (20/80)
    - The weight (620g) makes it versatile.
  • - The pockets are lined in 100% cashmere
    - Body Lining: 100% viscose

 

HARDWARE

- Two-hole real horn matte buttons


  • Made in our own factory in Manchester

Simon is wearing a Medium in the pictures here. He is usually a 50 in ready-made tailoring, sometimes a 48 if it's a boxy cut. He is 6-foot-tall and wears a 32-inch-waist trouser.


The Medium is long enough to fit over all his bespoke jackets, the longest of which have a 32-inch back length.
It is a fitted style with only 2 inches of room between the wearer’s measurement and the garment. It allows for a light to semi-weight jacket underneath or a medium-weight jumper. However, the cloth has much more give so it allows comfortable movement despite the narrower fit.


It is a formal coat so it shouldn’t be worn oversized; if you are in between sizes then you should likely size up.
To compare to our normal Peacoat, the Bridge Coat is about a half-size slimmer in measurement but has much more forgiving fabric.
The sleeves are made without buttons, cuffs or lines of stitching, so they are easy for any tailor to shorten. They can also be lengthened, and there is excess lining in there, allowing up to about 2cm.
The length is quite easy to shorten, but make sure the tailor is happy altering the vent at the back. That vent also makes it very hard to lengthen, so that wouldn't be advised.
The coat can easily be taken in at the waist, with three seams to work with. But we wouldn’t recommend doing so by more than 3cm on each side. It can also be let out, up to around 2cm on each side.

 

OUR ROOTS

In an 1853 red-brick factory on the banks of the River Irwell, over a century’s worth of factory history, family heritage, and collective sartorial memory has been distilled into a single label: Private White V.C.

Manchester or Cottonopolis’, as it was dubbed back in the 19th century, was at the heart of the world’s cotton industry. It was at the forefront of the industrial revolution; was the first of a new generation of prosperous, commercial cities, and the home of garment manufacture.

Fast forward to 2019, and the last remaining clothing factory, in the world’s first industrial city, now houses our sustainable luxury maker’s label that owns its entire supply chain, and we have a remarkable story to tell.

“We want Private White V.C. to be the most respected British clothing make for the next 100 years. We take great pleasure in revitalising the local textile industry and supporting the eco-system that was once great, and we want it to be even greater.” – James Eden, Founder & CEO

Historically, our factory has made for kings and queens, presidents and prime ministers, artists and musicians, sporting greats and Hollywood icons. In 1916, we supplied the Allied Forces with cotton gabardine trench coats, and in the 1940s we were commissioned by the Ministry of Defence to supply the RAF with waterproof parkas. In more recent times we have been outfitters to the most established tailoring houses on Savile Row and have manufactured for pretty much every British luxury outerwear brand you can think of.

Of course there have been bleak periods, but we have weathered those storms thanks to a wealth of skill, determination and hard work, and the attitude of “doing things differently” for which the city of Manchester is renowned.

As a home to an amazingly skilled team, with a back catalogue of incredible patterns and garments, we decided to start our own label. Private White V.C. was born in 2010, founded by James Eden, CEO, with factory owner Michael Stoll and designer Nick Ashley.

Borrowing and benefiting from the past, but improving quality where possible by embracing technology and new craft, new ideas, is the cornerstone of Private White V.C.’s ethos.

OUR TEAM

At Private White V.C. we take quality, provenance and craftsmanship seriously. We commit to time-honoured, uncompromising traditions to create authentic, refined garments that are built to last.

Proudly championing the virtues of the region’s garment-making industry, we use only the finest British fabrics, trims and components, sourced locally wherever possible: 90% of our raw materials come from within a 40-mile radius of our factory.

We have everything we need under one roof and take total ownership of the entire manufacturing process. Nothing is outsourced, everything is handmade, checked and controlled by us.

Without our highly skilled team however, this wouldn’t be possible. You often tell us you can always trust in the quality of whatever you buy from us, and that’s all thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our team.

Only the finest, skilled craftsmen handcraft our garments, with extraordinary care and attention to detail. Having honed their craft over many years (decades even), we make sure their wages reflect their passion, professionalism, and dedication to producing garments of the highest calibre.

As a relatively small maker of extremely high-quality clothing, the integrity and skill of our team align with our ethics in manufacturing and production; a smaller carbon footprint, less waste, fairer pricing, and a more ethical garment.

We want you to cherish and respect the intrinsic value of the product and the work undertaken in making your garment. We are the anti-thesis of throwaway fashion and disposable culture: a commercial enterprise with a community spirit at its heart.

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

A luxury Peacoat designed for tailoring.
 

Given how diverse and fluid modern wardrobes are, pea coats are an incredibly useful piece of menswear. Few other things are versatile enough to go with smart jackets and trousers, but also with jeans and knitwear. But they’re rarely designed with tailoring in mind - usually too short to cover a traditional suit jacket, and too small in the shoulder and sleeve.

The PS Bridge Coat was based off the standard pea coat made by Private White VC. But it adds over two inches in length, so it is long enough to go over any traditional suit jacket. And it adds some traditional design details. So the buttons up the front run sweeping, flattering lines more usually seen on overcoats. They narrow slightly from the hips into the waist, bow dramatically outwards around the chest, and then narrow again at the collar.

The buttons are two-hole, unpolished horn, a model rarely seen outside Savile Row and a favourite of Permanent Style-founder Simon Crompton. The fabric is luxurious yet robust, a 620g (20/80) cashmere/wool mix, with natural stretch that helps it work over a jacket.

  • Large, internal 'poacher's' pocket to store anything bulky, and two slit pockets in the chest, the left of which can be accessed even when the coat is fully buttoned
  • Two in-breast pockets, with the left-hand one placed between two buttons so that, when the coat is fully buttoned up, you can still access it by sliding your hand in between them.
  • Two jigger buttons on the inside of the coat. One at the waist, as standard, and one at the neck level (the latter enables you to fasten one layer of the coat across your chest, keeping you warm, while keeping the other open.
  • Central box pleat at the rear, to help a little with movement when wearing a jacket underneath.
  • Half belt, merely for show, with a raised edge that echoes the pockets on the front. Below that, a central vent that can be fastened with two button tabs. The tabs are nicely hidden away inside a fold of the vent, rather than sticking out.
  • Two-hole real horn matte buttons

 

 

ATTRIBUTES

- Extra Storage
- Breathable
- 10 year performance
- UK woven cloth

 

FABRIC

  • - Double-sided cashmere & wool blend (20/80)
  • - The weight (620g) makes it versatile.
  • - The pockets are lined in 100% cashmere- Body Lining: 100% viscose

 

 

HARDWARE

- Two-hole real horn matte buttons

 

Made in our own factory in Manchester

SIZE GUIDE

Simon is wearing a Medium in the pictures here. He is usually a 50 in ready-made tailoring, sometimes a 48 if it's a boxy cut. He is 6-foot-tall and wears a 32-inch-waist trouser.The Medium is long enough to fit over all his bespoke jackets, the longest of which have a 32-inch back length.It is a fitted style with only 2 inches of room between the wearer’s measurement and the garment. It allows for a light to semi-weight jacket underneath or a medium-weight jumper. However, the cloth has much more give so it allows comfortable movement despite the narrower fit.It is a formal coat so it shouldn’t be worn oversized; if you are in between sizes then you should likely size up.To compare to our normal Peacoat, the Bridge Coat is about a half-size slimmer in measurement but has much more forgiving fabric.The sleeves are made without buttons, cuffs or lines of stitching, so they are easy for any tailor to shorten. They can also be lengthened, and there is excess lining in there, allowing up to about 2cm.The length is quite easy to shorten, but make sure the tailor is happy altering the vent at the back. That vent also makes it very hard to lengthen, so that wouldn't be advised. The coat can easily be taken in at the waist, with three seams to work with. But we wouldn’t recommend doing so by more than 3cm on each side. It can also be let out, up to around 2cm on each side.

 

VIDEO

THE DETAILS

OUR ROOTS

In an 1853 red-brick factory on the banks of the River Irwell, over a century’s worth of factory history, family heritage, and collective sartorial memory has been distilled into a single label: Private White V.C.

Manchester or Cottonopolis’, as it was dubbed back in the 19th century, was at the heart of the world’s cotton industry. It was at the forefront of the industrial revolution; was the first of a new generation of prosperous, commercial cities, and the home of garment manufacture.

Fast forward to 2019, and the last remaining clothing factory, in the world’s first industrial city, now houses our sustainable luxury maker’s label that owns its entire supply chain, and we have a remarkable story to tell.

“We want Private White V.C. to be the most respected British clothing make for the next 100 years. We take great pleasure in revitalising the local textile industry and supporting the eco-system that was once great, and we want it to be even greater.” – James Eden, Founder & CEO

Historically, our factory has made for kings and queens, presidents and prime ministers, artists and musicians, sporting greats and Hollywood icons. In 1916, we supplied the Allied Forces with cotton gabardine trench coats, and in the 1940s we were commissioned by the Ministry of Defence to supply the RAF with waterproof parkas. In more recent times we have been outfitters to the most established tailoring houses on Savile Row and have manufactured for pretty much every British luxury outerwear brand you can think of.

Of course there have been bleak periods, but we have weathered those storms thanks to a wealth of skill, determination and hard work, and the attitude of “doing things differently” for which the city of Manchester is renowned.

As a home to an amazingly skilled team, with a back catalogue of incredible patterns and garments, we decided to start our own label. Private White V.C. was born in 2010, founded by James Eden, CEO, with factory owner Michael Stoll and designer Nick Ashley.

Borrowing and benefiting from the past, but improving quality where possible by embracing technology and new craft, new ideas, is the cornerstone of Private White V.C.’s ethos.

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OUR TEAM

At Private White V.C. we take quality, provenance and craftsmanship seriously. We commit to time-honoured, uncompromising traditions to create authentic, refined garments that are built to last.

Proudly championing the virtues of the region’s garment-making industry, we use only the finest British fabrics, trims and components, sourced locally wherever possible: 90% of our raw materials come from within a 40-mile radius of our factory.

We have everything we need under one roof and take total ownership of the entire manufacturing process. Nothing is outsourced, everything is handmade, checked and controlled by us.

Without our highly skilled team however, this wouldn’t be possible. You often tell us you can always trust in the quality of whatever you buy from us, and that’s all thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our team.

Only the finest, skilled craftsmen handcraft our garments, with extraordinary care and attention to detail. Having honed their craft over many years (decades even), we make sure their wages reflect their passion, professionalism, and dedication to producing garments of the highest calibre.

As a relatively small maker of extremely high-quality clothing, the integrity and skill of our team align with our ethics in manufacturing and production; a smaller carbon footprint, less waste, fairer pricing, and a more ethical garment.

We want you to cherish and respect the intrinsic value of the product and the work undertaken in making your garment. We are the anti-thesis of throwaway fashion and disposable culture: a commercial enterprise with a community spirit at its heart.

SHIPPING DETAILS

CUSTOMER REVIEWS