Best men’s winter coat
Go with a classic pea coat to up your sartorial style this winter. The pea coat has been around for more than two centuries. They were first designed for sailors. The word “pea coat” is derived from the Dutch word “pije” that describes a coarse woolen fabric. European sailors first wore these woolen coats and the fit was close to the body with an indented waist with a slight flair around the hips, covering the backside but short enough to climb and move around. The pea coat or the “reefer coat” (refers to sailors who climbed the rigging of sailing ships) worn by the working sailors describes a double-breasted, blue wool coat. Take a look at how pea coats are worn fashionably today:
Pea coat men
The American Navy originally wore the pea coat during the first half of the 19th century. Other navies too wore variants of the pea coat. Even today, the pea coats imitate traditional military uniforms with broad shoulder and slim waist. The pea coat used to have unique buttons – brass, hard rubber, pewter, anodized aluminum or gold plated. Now you have pea coats with black plastic or horn with metal shanks. The pea coat has a structured style, is longer than a regular jacket and has over-sized collars to keep you warm. The design of the coat, narrow at the waist and flared at the hips makes it a popular choice in coats for women too.
Check out the Vince double-face, wool blend pea coat men with a Napoleonic collar and double-breasted button front. Pea coats are a favorite and stylish winter staple for many people because it is warmer than single-breasted zipper coats. It has two overlapping layers and blocks heat loss from the wind. The Vince pea coat has long sleeves and front vertical welt pockets.
Pea coat sweater
Take a look at the John Varvatos Star USA pea coat sweater to give you a different look. It has raw edging that looks very polished and casual. The rough-looking, rustic sweater fabric gives it a very individual look. The peacoat has long sleeves with button-tab cuffs and double-breasted button front.