Classic Wool Naval Pea Coat with Leather Trim (Slim Fit)STYLE: 740C
Material: Melton Wool
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I was looking for a heavy Peacoat for these cold NJ winters for about a year now. I searched at least 50 different websites and about 10 different stores in-person and I could never find a peacoat with a heavy weight and a nice slim-fit. Everything that I found either was slim-fit and low in weight or "blocky" fit with good weight.
I happened upon Schott NYC and I was surprised at the selection of Peacoats that I could choose from. The History of the company had me sold on the brand itself and I knew immediately that I found what I had been looking for.
For sizing information; I measure as a 38.5" chest (6'0 and 170lbs) and I usually wear a size 40 slim suit jacket. I was told by Jerri at Schott NYC that size 42 might be best for me since I usually wear sweaters and long-sleeve shirts in the winter under my coats (not too many people I know wear short-sleeve T-shirts in the winter). The size 42 740C arrived only 2 days after I placed my order (I live in NJ, less than an hour away from Schott NYC), and the fit was just right. The sleeves, chest, and torso are all still very fitted. The 740C with the leather trim and the slim fit has a nice stylish look to it while still remaining true to the classic look of a military peacoat. I must say that the color of this coat is a lot closer to Black than it is to Navy and for me that was a good thing. You can only detect the midnight blue color if a bright spotlight is shining down on you. It is a very heavy and somewhat stiff coat (in a good structured type of way) that I'm sure will break in a bit more after a few uses. The leather is a very nice touch and adds to the styling without being too loud. I have about a bit of room with a sweater on and the coat still maintains that "V-type-structured-fit" that you can see in the pictures. I would say that everyone would definitely want to get at least one size larger than what they would normally wear in a suite jacket if you have a "normal" build type. If you are a bit irregular, then you may want to give Schott NYC a call just to make sure. The Customer Service is one of the best in the business.
Overall, this is one of the BEST coats that I have ever owned. Quality is top-notch and the fit couldn't be better. It's worth Every Penny.
This is my first Schott coat and I could not be more please how much it has lived up to the companies reputation for putting out a solid product. I went with this model Pea because of the red satin lining and slim cut for a modern version of a classic coat.
I could have done without the leather trim (limited to the outer pocket slits, seams along the length of both sleeves and an area under the back collar), however it doesn't standout dramatically so it doesn't present too much of a problem.
There are two angled pockets inline with your lower ribcage which are not visible in the images on the site as well as two pockets on either side of the breast on the inside. The outer pockets are not terribly deep, enough to stuff your hands in but I would be weary about the safety a pair of heavy gloves or your wallet being stored in them. The inner pockets on the other hand are deep and will safely hold your wallet and cell phone. There is another pair of buttons under the lapels which will allow you to button the coat up all the way to the top to help keep out the cold.
Right out of the box the coat was a little stiff, a testament to the weight of the melton wool used in its construction; I believe that the leather trim through the length of the sleeve also contributes to this. After a few wears the coat breaks in nicely, I find that the heavy melton actually starts conforming to the shape of your body.
I am consistently a 36-short dress jacket and I bought a 38. With a heavy sweater the jacket is almost a little too snug. You may want to move up two sizes if you think you will be doing the jacket/sweater thing a lot. As stated throughout, this is a slim fitting cut - slim throughout, chest, torso, arms.
The temperature has dropped close to 0*C around here accompanied by a few windy days. It seems to have held up well keeping me warm and cutting the wind. The true winter test is yet to come...
A final comment and testament to the solid craftsmanship that is Schott. The buttons on this jacket have not loosened a bit since I first put it on. This was after going through the "break-in" period and now trying to button up with added layers under the jacket. I can't tell you how I am used to reattaching buttons on pants, shirts and jackets after a few wears because of the way they were first sewn on at the factory. There is no indication that I will have to be reattaching buttons to this jacket anytime soon.
THE BEST PEACOAT OUT THERE
I just received my jacket today, and I was completely blown away by it's fit, look, and warmness. I wear a size 40 and I ordered a size 42: couldn't fit any better. Just so you know, this is a black jacket, not a 'navy' jacket. The lining also happens to be awesome.
I tried on a $1200 Dolce and Gabana peacoat at my local Nordstrom a few weeks ago, and it doesn't come close to my new schott pea coat.
Well done, Schott. The next time I need a coat, I know where I'll be ordering it from.
A side note: Schott was sold out of this jacket for some time, and I finally got desperate and called around NYC for it at other retailers. Franks Sporting Goods had the jacket, which I was very happy to discover, however the service I received from them was horrible. I will never buy from them again. SO! Order from this online store if your item is available!
GAVE IT A SECOND SCHOTT - AMAZING PEACOAT
This is my second Schott jacket. Bought a 118 long Perfecto a few years ago. Still looks good as new. Not only that, but it's a real motorcycle jacket that really blocks the wind while riding! No poser jackets at Schott.
I can't say enough about Schott jackets. The quality is amazing. I just love this peacoat, the quality of the wool is top notch, it fits wonderfully and I can't wait for the cold weather to come. Like others have said, it's black for all intents and purposes, barely can see blue, unless you hold it up to bright sunlight next to something that is really black. Great color. I bought a 46, I'm six foot and 187 pounds. 44 would have been too tight (that's what I usually take in a coat. Some people may think Schott coats are too expensive, but once you've seen and felt the quality of the garment, you'll feel their prices are actually quite fair for a coat that will keep you warm a long, long time.
LOOK CLOSELY AT WHAT YOU BUY, THIS ONE IS FLAWLESS!
I don't usually write reviews however my experience with the staff and products at Schott NYC really motivated me. This jacket is stunning.The cut is small so size up 1 size and it will still be a slim cut. It weighs about 2 lbs more than any box store pea cost you can find. Thick wool that is in fact navy, however extremely dark and appears black in indoor settings. It's impeccably lined with leather, and a red satin inside. The satin is especially nice since it will not rub/pill any sweaters you wear underneath. The photo shows the sleeve reined with leather at an angle. This I'd because the jackets sleeves are ergonomically cut and will give you great range of motion. It's an extremely stiff jacket but breaks in after 5-6 wearings. Nate and the crew there were extremely helpful and took time to show me the shop. You can see there's pride there and something you just don't find at your local box brand "luxury" store. Having MADE IN THE USA on the coat speaks volumes, and I know where my money went.
If your considering buying a JCREW, or Theory, or whatever other fashion brand for the same price or more... You should really take the chance on something unique and with a history. I'm one of many here that will be a Schott customer for life.
FANTASTIC PEA COAT
I have wanted a warm pea coat for quite a while. The design is a classic and they just look so good. Being in Australia I have searched everywhere with no success. I did my internet research extensively and kept coming back to the Schott 740c. All reviews said the same things, quality USA made product, stylish and warm. My wife was concerned with me spending so much money on an internet purchase without trying it on. Jerri from Schott customer service came to the rescue and emailed me a sizing spreadsheet. I went one size up as recommended and couldn't be happier. If you wear a lot of layers under it I would suggest 2 sizes up. Thanks for a GREAT product.
EXCELLENCE IN QUALITY
This is my first piece of clothing ordered from SchottNYC.
Just received this coat. I ordered on 3/14/13 and received it 3/19/13. The coat came well packaged, in plastic on a hanger.
Coat: The description on this coat does hold true in that it is a small cut, so order a couple sizes bigger than you normally would. I'm 5'10", 175lbs. I ordered a size 42 and it fits just right. I probably won't be able to wear any bulky sweaters underneath it though. The sleeves especially are snug, so order accordingly.
Even though the color of this coat is labeled Navy, it's practically black, which I like! One can't tell it's Navy unless in very bright light.
Very well-made, quality coat. And, of course, the 'Made In USA' tag makes me even happier with it. I'll purchase from SchottNYC again.
This peacoat exceeds my expectations. When I first ordered it I was looking for a black coat but this one looked so dark blue I figured I would try it. There is no way you can tell the coat is dark navy unless you really look at the fabric.
As far as functionality the coat is excellent. It's very warm seems to be made to last. The sizing is a little small. I am 6'1", 190 with a 34" waist. I typically wear a 44 suit coat but I took the advice of other reviewers and got a 46 and I'm glad I did. My only complaint with the fit is it's a little bulky in the body for a slim fit coat. I will have to get the coat brought in a couple inches on the sides but I was expecting that; there is no way one coat will custom fit everyone.
Otherwise the coat is very stylish and still maintains the perfect amount of classiness. It can be worn casually and with business/evening attire.
One last thing, the service at Schott NYC is excellent. I ordered the coat and it was on my doorstep two days later. I feel confident if I had a problem with the product the company would resolve it. USA company and USA made, very pleased.
THE PERFECT PEA COAT!
I bought this pea coat as a gift for my son, and he is very happy with the quality and fit. Even though it has a slimmer cut and a flashier lining than the 740, this pea coat still has the same classic appeal. Initially, I was worried that the leather detailing might be too much, but it is actually very subtle, and really compliments the coat. I looked at many pea coats, and thought this was by far the best looking coat. The fact that it is made right here in the United States made it even more perfect.
I originally bought him the Classic 740, but then thought that the heavy quilted liner would make the coat too warm for him. I called Schott to see what else they had available, and spoke to Don King (yes, the same name as the boxing promoter!). Don could not have been more helpful; he spent a good half hour going over the different styles, and helped me decide on the 740C. Don told me to contact the place we bought the original 740 (Princeton Army and Navy, who also were wonderful to deal with!) so they could order the 740C for us. In the 740, a size 40 fit just right, but we followed the advice about the 740C given on the Schott website, and ordered the 42 for a perfect fit.
If you are looking for a great looking pea coat that has a little extra flair, look no further. My son now has a classic pea coat that is both stylish and warm. I know he will enjoy wearing this coat for many years to come.
EXPECT COMPLIMENTS WITH THIS ONE.
Let me first say that this is probably the best looking jacket I've ever owned. I've had it a few weeks and have already had several people comment on it. The materials are heavy and it has that "will last forever" feel to it. The wool is top quality as is the silk lining, and the cloth inside the pockets is of a very heavy grade. I did however have a few niggling issues I will mention here.
Firstly, as others have said, this coat fits small in the arms and shoulders. I am 6' and fairly athletic/slim at about 160 lbs. My chest is 40" and my waist is 33". My arms are not large by any means. I was advised that a 42 would be a snug fit while a 44 would provide a looser fit. Luckily I went with the 44. While it isn't "too tight" the arms and shoulders are about as snug as you'd want to go and anything other than a thin sweater and I'm not getting my arms in. A side effect of this can be that the red silk lining gets slightly pushed out past the end of the sleeve cuff and you have to kind of tuck it in. Not a huge deal but if you have muscled/large arms you will definitely want to try before you buy. As I said, my arms are fairly slender and these sleeves are quite snug on me, even with the 44. The rest of the jacket fits nicely but isn't really tapered like the hourglass shape shown on the webpage. Not baggy, but not tight...just about right actually.
The other issue I had was that 4 of the buttons had threads coming loose after only a week or so of normal use. I contacted Schott and they took steps to make it right even though I live in Japan. Great customer service there in my opinion. It took a few days to have my order shipped but once it left Schott it was at my door in Japan within 3 days...again great service.
This jacket is also quite versatile and with the collar up and all the buttons done up it's super-warm even in a frigid wind which is good for guys like me who aren't too into scarves. Obviously you wouldn't take this on an Arctic expedition but so far I've been out with the temps close to 0 and been okay with a dress shirt and light sweater underneath.
Overall I am very happy with this jacket and it looks miles better than any of the other 'traditional' peacoats I tried on. It's just different enough to get noticed but still sticks to traditional lines. If you're looking for a high-quality peacoat that really stands out then the 740c might be for you. As I mentioned, you might however want to try one on before you decide on sizing.
This is a beautiful jacket--what a quality piece! The wool is thick and wind-stopping, the lining is very nice, and the leather detail is cool. Schott recommended to size up one so I purchased a 46; the fit is right on, slim and fitted through the shoulders, chest and sleeves, but not tight. Could have gone up for more room, but I find the fit is perfect. I can easily wear it with a tshirt and sweater underneath. I can't tell if the color is black or the deepest blue I've ever seen. I'm happy either way!
GREAT QUALITY, FIT DESCRIPTION WAS MISLEADING...
I'm sad and frustrated. That said, the quality of this product is fantastic. While it's a synthetic/wool blend and not as soft as cashmere/wool blends, the added synthetic fiber will only make the coat that much warmer.
The images, specifically the rear image shows that this coat would fit very well for a dramatic V frame with a large drop at the waist. I wear a 44 in suits and was instructed to get a 48 in this coat based on emailed measurements of my figure. The coat does run small, absolutely. My shoulders fit perfectly at the 48 but there is virtually no fitting to the rest of the coat. It is a boxy traditional fit. I'm swimming in it.
I love the product for styling and quality and am therefore forced to spend what's likely to be around $100 to have it altered to fit the shape pictured in the photo.
Schott didn't have any in stock directly, so I called all of their local sellers. I was infatuated with this coat for a month and then finally found it at a Manhattan store. I wonder if after size 46 they're just cut for rounder shapes or something.
I hate having to write a review like this, especially since I never even bother to review products, but the photos are a poor representation of the fit of this coat.
Again, the quality and styling are well worth the price. The fit though isn't for an athletic or trim build.
As far as a pea coat goes, this is probably the best slim-fit one I've encountered. I've had a few Schott coats and have always been happy with the solid construction. All of the coats I've bought from them so far have been USA or Canadian manufactured. Their customer service people are the best in online purchasing I've experienced. The first thing I noticed putting it on is that the lining is amazing, red satin. I actually got a compliment on it while I was putting it on at work. Who gets a compliment on a coat lining? Great job Schott. Design with the leather is another a nice touch that gives a classic coat a modern look.
Someone mentioned the coat is black, it's not, but it's really really close. In most lighting it does look black, but if you're under some lights like white fluorescent you can tell it's navy. Like a midnight blue that's right next to black.
For sizing, I'm generally a smaller/slim fit suit 38S (5'10" 150lbs) and got a size 38. The coat fits snug, actually just bordering on being too tight for layers under it in winter. The arms are also snug but I like the overall fitted feel and wouldn't change a thing. I'd call them if you're border on size. This is heavier wool than Schott's slim fitting wool pea coat and a smaller fit. If you're accustomed to extremely cold winters I would say it would do well for general commuter exposure 15-20F and up to where it may be too warm over about 40F. Lower than 15 or 20F I'd recommend going with something more designed for severe cold.
In all, worth it.
Truly stunning, fits well, quality is first class. Cut small, I called customer support (also excellent) and they recommended a size 46, which is 4 sizes larger than what I usually wear.
THE BEST NAVAL PEA COAT
It's the best naval pea i've ever seen
and now i've got it, it's a excellent manifacture.
Good job SCHOTT.
I BUY A NAVY PEA COAT
I receve my coat, fits perfect and I´m very glad with the coat and excellent service.