Navy Pea coats
I am 30 year Navy Vet and have had much experiance with the Pea coat since ww2. I read some squastions on quality of Schotts Coats and Kersey Wool verses Melton wool.
I think Thta Schotts answered it pretty well how ever I will add my comment for those that may want first had knowledge.
The WW2 Pea coat was great, It had 10 buttons and a storm flap as well as the corduroy pockets. And they were 100% Kersey wool.
Now my Era was post ww2 and the coat made a change but still Naval Factroy contract, How ever they went to Melton wool Stll 100% and 8 buttons with six showing.
Then l;ater they again changed to 85% wool and 6 buttons, This was the coats my Three sons wore in their tours.
I have seen many coats from other companies making claim that theres are Authenic or Vintage Navy but are far from it. I do see that Schotts is a very high quality Coat and very close to Original .
I am also a 22 year retired Quality Assurance Specialist for the Department of Defense (DLA) and Know Quality. So if I would replace my old Pea coat I would most likely go with Schotts. But other than that always be BUYER BEWARE.