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As an officer candidate, I wore a reefer through Newport's bitter cold.
Now I have a Schott pea coat that seems every bit as stout (read as 'warm') as the reefer that got me through Naval Officer Candidate School without frostbite.
Seriously, this is one well assembled garment. Bravo Zulu (that's Navy for Well Done) to the folks in New York City. Your coat is a work of art.
Obviously you’re probably not going mountain climbing with this coat with today’s technology out there, but, I’ve been wearing this coat on a regular basis in NY throughout this winter and it’s performed well. When I was young I remember my mother looking high and low for a Naval Pea Coat. I never knew why she wanted one so bad and it seemed as though it wouldn’t be too warm in the NY winters. This year I’ve found out why she loved that coat. The temperature here this winter has gotten quite cold (well below freezing) and this coat kept me warm. It blocks out the wind and has the great insulation properties of wool without the itch wool can tend to give. One great thing about wool is that it’s got natural water resistance (not water-proof, but it’ll shed a light rain), but even when wet wool will maintain it’s insulating properties. By flipping the collar up I was able to keep the cold away from my neck and lower face area.
This coat is very comfortable. You order this coat by chest size, which allows the proper fit as opposed to small, medium, large, etc, etc. Not only does this give you a more custom fit, but it also keeps with the military way of sizing dress items. This coat is roomy but not baggy. This also sticks with it’s background of use by the Reefers. One thing that I found nice was that even though the sleeves were a little short I was able to roll the sleeves up toward the inside and they stayed that way. I folded them up about one inch and since I folded them to the inside you couldn’t even tell they’re folded (as you can see in the pictures). This coat also uses a quilted 100% nylon liner to get the wool away from the skin and provide additional comfort, though the wool was not irritating to me. If the thick wool isn’t enough there’s a layer of 100% polyester fiberfill insulation as well.
This coat is great because it has the insulating properties and can be worn in a casual environment but it just as easily worn in a formal environment, where a ski jacket might be out of place.
This pea coat features hand warmer pockets which are perfect in size and placement and keeps with the naval tradition by keeping the Naval style anchor buttons. The length on me comes to about mid thigh and is enough to prevent drafts coming up from the bottom.
Overall I’ve been very impressed by this coat. Traditional and simple in design, yet a design that’s been proven throughout the years.
This is hands down the best coat I have ever owned by far
The construction of the coat is remarkable. You will not see craftsmanship like this ANYWHERE else in America. The attention to detail such as making sure there are no overlapping seams only proves that. The wool is heavy in thickness but light in actual weight so it doesn't feel like I'm being weighed down by it, yet I am well insulated from the cold wind. This brand is one of the last remaining companies that still make them like they used to
I live in the northeast where we can get some pretty nasty winter weather and this year was no exception. We've gotten many bad snow storms and about two months straight of single digit and negative digit temperatures. This coat has been worn through most of it and I could never go back to any other coat. I rely on this coat at work when I walk to another building ten minutes away. Stop reading this and just buy it. You will have no regrets
I live on the south coast of Massachusetts where the weather is often cold and either raining or snowing, with a raw wind blowing off the water.
I have a down jacket that is really warm, but it's not wind-proof, and it's no good in rain. It also is totally lacking in style and is not something that I would wear to my corporate job in Boston.
So to make a long story short, I recently purchased the 740 Pea Coat, and I couldn't be more satisfied.
It is extremely warm, totally windproof, and I get a lot of compliments about the style. It's so warm that I haven't felt the need to wear a sweater under it yet.
It was very stiff and a bit constricting the first few times I wore it, but quickly softened up the more I wore it. It's a pretty heavy coat, but interestingly, it doesn't feel heavy when I wear it. And while it's really warm, I haven't been hot in it.
Let me also say that the customer service was excellent. First, they were very helpful in advising my on the right size...the medium that they suggested fits me perfectly. Second, my size was back-ordered when I placed my order and I was told it would be about two weeks until they could ship me something. My coat arrived in a week and a half...a very pleasant surprise.
So if you're thinking about a pea coat, get one from Schotts.
I recently received my 740 and must say that I was amazed at the quality and workmanship. It is obvious that the folks at Schott take pride in their work. "Made in the USA" has never made me more proud.
I slipped on the jacket and was immediately taken back 30 years to my US Navy Recruit Training and the feeling that first Pea Coat gave me. I love this coat.
The only difficult thing about owning it is trying not to console the many sad (and cold) faces I see on the folks (all too often) wearing those lesser-imported products.
I had the chance to take it out on a trip North the very week I received it and was grinning from ear-to-ear in low single digit temps! I’ve already lost count at the number of compliments I have received.
I did have to contact Schott a couple of times regarding some questions about shipping and must also point out that their customer service is just as good as their coat! I received responses promptly … and personally! No auto-replies or form letters! Real replies from a great associate named Jerri that was on the ball and incredibly helpful (thanks, Jerri!).
Bottom line: great products; great people; great service.
If you are waiting to buy this coat, stop. You will not regret it.
I was in the Navy when I was young(er) and was issued a peacoat in bootcamp (1985). I ended up donating the coat to Goodwill in 2008 as the coat didnt fit anymore, and it was 23 years old. Since then I've bought, and promptly returned, a few so-called peacoats which were all more expensive than the Schott (one was triple!!). I was goofing around on the internet before Christmas and came across the Schott website. I thought "why not" and ordered one. A few days later I received an email stating that the color I wanted was out of stock. So, I asked for the Charcoal. I received it a few days ago but just opened the box 5 minutes ago. I'm so impressed with the coat that I registered on this website just so I could write this review. The coat is built like a brick @&%?! house. The quality is absolutely outstanding and the fit is perfect. As soon as I put it on, it felt like custom made armor. The woold is thick yet soft. The lining is substantial, not like the flimsy acetate lining that you see in other so-called pea coats. The only comment I would make is that the pocket slits are a little narrow - my hand fits in easily but not the cuffs of the coat. Other than that, AAA+++. I will probably order the black as well when it is available. You just dont see garments made like this anymore, and as a bonus it is made in the USA. All I can say is THANK YOU, Schott.
Best coat I've ever owned. Don't buy the knockoffs. Spend the money to get a Schott, you won't be disappointed. Chicago winter winds whip around buildings, looking for a victim. Ha! NOTHING gets through this coat. Keeps me warm, plus looking good in the process.
Seven (!) years ago I got my first Classic 32 Oz. Melton Wool Naval Pea Coat 740. At that time I had just joined the Danish Merchantile Fleet and was sailing around the world with reefer ships and gas tankers.
Last winter was the last period I used this jacket. Though it was getting a little old I could not bare to throw it away. Spring came and I put it away. Just 3 weeks ago the winter really started in Denmark and again I was looking at my old jacket. I could see in the eyes of my girlfriend that she was not very happy with the old jacket.
I got the idea to search the internet for the name of the jacket and very easily found your homepage. I ordered the jacket in the same size and colour, paid with my creditcard and crossed my fingers. Just 6 days after I got the jacket and it was just perfect! Everything was just the same, also the quality! Except that my girlfriend now enjoys to go for a walk with me again.
Thank you very much Schott for this experience! It is nice that not everything changes in the world today. Knowing now where to get excellent service I am sure it wont take 7 seven until I will buy my next jacket.
When I bought this coat, I realized that I’d never owned a proper winter coat in my life. The quality of construction is significantly better than a wool-poly blend coat from your average department store. You pay for that quality, obviously, but the price fits the build and you have the satisfaction that it was put together domestically. My one caveat to share has to do with sizing. Customer service was very helpful in providing details of the measurements for each size, but I went with a size that wasn’t recommended and couldn’t be happier.
I often run into difficulty with sizing so I was apprehensive about ordering off the website without trying it on (wish I still lived in New York!). I am 6’2, 215 lbs. I have a barrel chest and long torso, but not particularly long arms, and I wear size 32x34 in Levi’s 501. Most reviewers suggested ordering true to size. My chest measured 45 inches, which was about an inch larger than I normally am (Holidays, am I right?). So instead of ordering the coat in size 46 or 44, I went with 42 regular. I was swimming in it. The shoulder seems were down my arms and the buttons gave an extra inch even with a heavy sweatshirt. The sleeve length was perfect though and it was super warm.
I called customer service, which was very helpful. I got a rundown of what the difference was from one size to the next and the recommendation to go with the long size for my height. At one point during the conversation, I was misheard as measuring 42 inches in the chest, so size 40 Long was recommended. CS mentioned that the fit is designed to be more boxy, roomy and not the tailored, slim fit that I normally prefer. However, I also learned that the sleeve length on the 38 Long was the same as the 42 Regular (35.75”). After some hand-wringing, since I didn’t want to make a second return and go longer in the cold without this coat I coveted, I went with the 38 Long.
The 740 Pea Coat fit me perfectly in 38 Long. I can button it top to bottom while wearing a light sweater and it should open up nicely when I’m at my usual size, 5-10 lbs lighter. The shoulder seams sit just right on my shoulders. The longer body length is great for my long torso and the sleeves are perfect. Know your body, know the fit you want and call customer service. You’ll be really happy with this coat. It’s a well-made take on a classic style.
OVERALL: Awesome. Fits great, looks great, built like a brick shithouse, and when it was a record-setting -30 wind chill here in Milwaukee in early January I was fine just with this and a heavy sweater. This is a coat made for handling bitterly cold weather.
FIT: I'm 6' and 160 with ~39-40" chest/33" waist. The size 38 fits perfectly with a heavy sweater or other layers underneath. It doesn't taper much, but I prefer that because it affords a lot of ease of movement. The arms are a little short, but my wingspan is 6'2" so I can't complain much.
CONSTRUCTION: It's a tank. The wool is densely woven: windproof, and snowproof for sure. The liner is comfortable, the pockets are a good size and placement. The buttons are heavy-duty, and ambidextrous.
DESIGN: What really caught my attention is the button right under the collar. The ability to actually turn my collar up button it there to shield my neck/chest fully is awesome for a winter as cold as this one has been. I use it all the time.
The only thing about the design I don't like is the arms haven't got a lot of mobility, but this is a formal/semiformal garment, so I expected that.
Best of all, this is made in USA. Says right on the tag.
I got this coast in the new navy color. This is a fantastic coat. So far, NY has had two extremely cold(3degree Farenheit) days,and, this coat didn't disappoint. I'm surprised at how well this coat fits! I assumed that it's going to be boxy like the other coats I've owned but nope! Not at all. The only drawback I could think of is the buttons: the threading of some of the buttons has started to come out but it's not something that I need to be alarmed about
The 740 pea coat is quite simply the best jacket for the money you can buy. I live in Canada and hate to layer - I can just grab this coat and run out the door with just a T-shirt under it and wind, rain and snow can't get through it. The style is timeless, everything from the vertical pockets to the oversize collar is functional and smart - every detail has been thought through and the jacket itself is incredibly well made. I'll still be wearing this in 20 years and it will probably look as good as it did new. This is the very first product I've been enthusiastic enough about to post a review of, and I'm a picky consumer. But yeah, if you're reading this, you need one of these.
I have been looking at Pea coats for the past two months and even bought one from a well known on-line vendor. I tried it on and immediately sent in back. I accidentally found the Schott site and ordered the 740 coat It is exactly what I wanted. It fits great and will serve me well for many years to come.
I had been looking at Schott coats for a while but, living in the sticks, didn't have a store nearby where I could check the 740 out. I was in Seattle for the holidays and found a store that carries one in pretty much every size (Surplus Too, south of the football stadium...not exactly the best area but I live near Juarez so who am I to complain?). I wear a 37 short suit coat so I was going to get the Schott in 38 but then I tried on the 36--perfect fit with a couple of not-too-bulky layers.
My seamstress friend was suitably impressed by the construction to comment on it and decide to get one of her own. As an additional pat on the head, the TSA agent at the airport commented on how well the coat fit.
If you're looking for a pea coat, it's hard to imagine finding one better made.
I have to say I ma very impressed with the Classic 32 Oz. Melton Wool Naval Pea Coat from Schott N.Y.C.
I live in Dublin, Ireland and it's seems like it's always raining or very windy... or both! This coat keeps me dry and warm. It's the warmest coat I have ever owned.
I am very impressed with quality overall.
I was very impressed with the customer service after the sale as well.
Shipping only took less than 4 days!
Back in the late 60's my older brother picked up a used Pea Coat but it was too small for him and I took over wearing it although it was a little too small for me as well and pinched my arm pits, but I loved that coat. I finally had to let it go as I grew and my brother gave it to his girlfriend, who by the way looked pretty dang good in it!
Through the years I've occasionally looked for one but usually sizes too small or pretty worn. In the last 15-20 years I've looked on Ebay but again, couldn't find the right one. This last winter here in the Pac-NW was pretty nasty, breaking some cold temp records and I begin another search online.
I came across a few sites with new Pea Coat's and one of them was SchottNYC. I did some comparing and independent reviews and then it begin to dawn on me that the Pea Coat I wore in the 60's might have been a Schott as it rang a bell. After more research I decided with the long history of Schott's, it's 60+ years of supplying the Navy with Pea Coats since WWII and the fact that it was Union made in the USA, I ordered one.
An EXCELLENT coat! I always look closely at the little details, especially the stitching and this coat passes all muster! True to my size - 44 - and fits great! Thanks Schott's for offering this in the old Navy Blue like the old one I had back in the 60's! This coat will last me the rest of my life and then down to my son.
I HIGHLY recommend this coat to anyone who wants the real meal deal!
Heavy duty and well made. If you are looking for a pea coat you will not be disappointed with this one. Fast delivery.
Great coat, came in a few days after ordering. Very warm and love how the collar can be put up and it helps block a lot of wind from behind. Fits true to size. Got the dark oxford gray, hides stuff better than the black or navy blue. Its definitely worth the money!
This is by far the best coat I've ever owned. It's the warmest and one of the most comfortable coats I've encountered. I almost wish I lived someplace colder so I could wear it more often.
Bought and used this during my stay in Liverpool. Performed marvelously in different weather conditions (hail, snow, rain, gale, etc). Styling bonus considering the history of the city
50 years ago I received my first Peacoat at Great Lakes Ill Boot Camp when I'd enlisted in the US Navy. That coat has been gone for many many years and I've seeking a new coat for some time. I did a lot of research and determined Schott was the one. I had some sizing questions first and emailed Schott and the response was more detailed with complete measurements than I would have expected. I ordered the coat the next day and it's everything and more that I could have expected, and even warmer that I'd remembered. This is a cherished coat that will see much use over many years. THANK YOU Schott!
Love this coat. Fits perfectly and is warm, warm, warm!!!
I'm 5'9 and 155lb with a 39 inch chest. I ordered a 38 and it fit me perfectly. ThE 32 oz pea coat is perfect with the cold winters here in Wisconsin. It has function and great style. Love it!!!!!!!! I was eyeing this for a couple years and should have gotten it earlier. You won't be disappointed.
The Pea coats are the best I've ever seen! So well made. We had to exchange sizes though because they run a little small, but the exchange was quick and easy!
In fairness, I have only worn this coat twice since it's arrival but I can share my impression. My chest and arm length would have preferred a 45 but I settled on a 46. The coat fits as expected with a little bit of extra room. The finish and construction are excellent, as expected by reputation. I had tried several imported (Italian) versions costing much more and made with softer wool, but Schott's version is better, and I expect, longer lasting.
I am satisfied in every way and I highly recommend both Schott and their wonderful Pea Coat.
I've been looking for a pea coat for close to 5 years now, trying dozens of options from all price points. In my search this year I stumbled across Schott, which I've always associated with motorcycle jackets, and figured I'd give them a try. It took a couple of attempts as I wasn't sure which size to get (I measure 39 and wear either 38s or 40s). I first went with 38, but that proved to be much too roomy around the chest. Then I went with 36, which I thought would be far too small, but ended up being the perfect fit. I have enough room for a thick sweater and still maintain good freedom of movement. The only issue (initially) were the arms. They were slightly snug when wearing sweaters, but they've loosened up and are now comfortable. I'm not a gym rat, but I have an athletic build, so if you're similar, that's something to consider when sizing. For comparison, the 38 was more accommodating in the arms from the get go...not a huge difference, but enough to be noticeable. With Schott's return policy, it was easy for me to hone in on my right size without too much cost. I'm loving this pea coat!
I have always wanted a nice peacoat. I debated on how much I wanted to spend. After much research, I decided to pull the trigger on a Schott.
I took the advice of another buyer and ordered a size smaller than my suit jacket size. My chest measurement is 42, and I went with a 40. I'm 6'4" at about 175 lbs. I have a lean athletic build. The coat fits perfectly (even with a hoodie on)!
The quality of the coat is second to none. Super thick, yet very maneuverable. I haven't tested it out in the elements yet, but I'm pretty sure it'll be quite warm.
Overall, the purchasing experience was amazing! I contacted Schott's with sizing questions and received an immediate helpful response. I ordered the coat on a Friday morning and chose free shipping. The coat showed up the next morning. If your second guessing purchasing this coat, put your fears to rest, you will not be disappointed!
Very happy with my purchase. It's getting harder and harder to find a good American made pea coat. I was a little leery ordering a coat online without trying it on for sizing, They recommended a 36 as that is my suit jacket size and it fits very well. It is super warm and I could easily get by with this and a t-shirt well below freezing.
Very happy with this purchase! I took a risk ordering online but I was pleasantly surprised. Excellent construction and beautiful fit - by far the best pea coat that I've seen. Yes, it's a bit pricey but well worth it.. I will definitely order from this company again. Thank you.
Great peacoat with amazing build quality. Super thick and warm so you won't have any worries about being cold. The thickness does cause it to be a bit bulky which is expected but otherwise it fits perfect.
Heavy, warm and well constructed. Worth every penny.
...just what i was looking for-heavy wool pea coat,well made to last ,down to the smallest of details !~
I love it! Good looking, warm and well made. Should last many years.
Excellent quality, seamsmanship, nice wt. The fit is perfect. Buttons are well attached. Have been looking at this coat for 2 years--finally decided to order one.
After a lifetime of Service my original issue U.S.N. P-Coat 1968 gave up the ghost and was sent to a better life about 10 years ago. I went through a few other winter coats since then but nothing served like the original
This has changed since i received my current coat from Schott. It is everything the original was without a doubt. In the intervening years i had searched other P-coats including Navy Issue but they were not the same.
This Coat is fully up to all expectations and i almost feel like i am on deck again. I have an arctic parka for 0` and below, for everything else i have this. Take my word it get`s as cold in Chicago as anywhere you will ever go. I am very pleased, warm, and well constructed. I am totally satisfied
Hi, ordered this product in my sport coat size 44 and when I received the coat it was too large. I contacted customer service who suggested I try a 42, reordered the size 42 which was a good fit in the shoulders but still too long in the sleeves and the coat length. So unfortunately I returned both coats.
Beautifully tailored coat, but difficult to fit when you are 5'6".
I had a pea coat from another company for about 5 years and I found it to be warm and functional so when I put on some weight and had to find a new one I did some research and decided on going with Schott. The 32 oz is a thicker and heavier coat then my previous one which was exactly what I was looking for. It arrived extremely quickly (from NY to Toronto Canada over the weekend) and was sized just right for me. Even though I am in the southern portion of Ontario, it can get pretty cold during winter, and the moisture in the air from the lake can help that cold try and sneak into your bones. I have no doubt that with this jacket I am going to stand in defiance of the cold and continue to enjoy winter as I always have. Solid work guys - I can not sing your praises enough!
I searched the net for over a year. When this Schott 740 Pea Coat arrived my wife and I were amazed at the impression of quality. Simply removing the bag it was easy to tell this was a fine product. The wool is thick and heavy. The buttons feel solid. A tailor measured my chest at 48" but he and the advisor from Schott recommended a size 46. They were right, it fits perfectly. Very warm and stops the wind in its tracks. If you're contemplating a pea coat, stop reading , and buy this one. You won't be disappointed.
I just bought my 3rd Schott classic Pea Coat. They always last me for years, and I'll buy another if and when I wear this one out. They are amazing winter coats. The material is so dense that is it wind proof and waterproof, but it still breathes enough so you're not alternately sweating in it when you are going in and out of the heat and cold during the day. It's hefty in a way that feels substantial and solid without weighing too much. On top of it all it's a classic style that goes with everything. You can't go wrong with this coat.
I am extremely satisfied with my purchase. This is the closest to the real deal that I have seen in all these years since I stopped wearing my father's official coat! I look forward to getting many years of use out of it! :)
This coat is absolutely epic. I've wanted one for years and I finally took the plunge via a UK distributor. I would usually say that you get what you pay for, but that's not always true... it is here though because this thing feels bulletproof!* (*Probably isn't). Highly recommended :)
I've had several lower cost pea coats over the years, and I get maybe 2 winters out of them. I decided it was time to make an investment, and had my options narrowed down to the 740, and a vintage naval issue coat. Let me tell you, I'm glad I spent the extra money on this one. I cannot even begin to describe the quality of craftsmanship. There is a reason that these guys have been around for so long!
A quick email got me into the perfect size, and it got here in a hurry! My only issue now is trying to decide which Schott jacket to get next...
I just received my Schott 740N pea coat, size 38 long. The thing is a work of art. I'm a formal naval officer and have had numerous pea coats in my lifetime, including both uniform and brand-name pea coats. The Schott outshines them all. So thick, so clearly well-made, and it fits my 6-2, lanky frame like a glove. It also looks great with the thick material, substantial collar, and larger-diameter buttons. Call me old-school but I like a pea coat to have some burly substance - forget the small button, thin material fashion pea coats. I'm wearing it right now as I sit at my office desk just to enjoy it. I can't wait for winter here in Denver, as this coat is going to be perfect for heading out on the town, work and just about everything else I have to do in the cold. I rarely leave a product review for clothes, as I'm very picky. But this coat is incredible. Call Schott to get your sizing right and then buy one. Best wardrobe decision you'll make this year.
Sweet coat. After doing a lot of research I settled on this coat. It is awesome. Formal and warm. Don't settle for a coat with less wool.
This is the best P coat ever. I've been buying for around 20 years and have never been disappointed. It is the perfect coat for San Francisco weather where I live. When the fog comes in and chilly wind picks up - just turn up the large collar to keep toasty warm!
Did not like Schott leather jackets but their pea coat are the best American pea coats you can buy, I own two of them, If you want the real deal, this is it.
I've wanted a pea coat for years, so I did the research and went with Schott because I knew and respected their quality and craftsmanship in other garments. I'm 6'1" 175lbs with a 40" chest so I got the 40 long and it fits spot on. This is a serious, truly outerwear piece of equipment. It's a no-nonsense, no bs technical fabric, mans coat. I've had it in snow, wind, rain and cold and it never lets me down. I fully expect my son to be able to wear it long after I'm gone.
I've owned pea coats in the past and now after purchasing one from Schott I'm aware how undeserving of being called pea coats they all were. This is a terrific piece of clothing.The minute you pick it up and look at it you can tell it's a quality article. The thickness of the material and the construction are absolutely first rate. I purchased mine in black and I'm seriously considering getting another in one of the other available colors. Online customer service was top notch as well. My question regarding the sizing was answered quickly and I received the coat the next day. Fits perfectly too with just enough room to wear a sweater or hoodie on those really cold days.. You really can't ask for more in a jacket or in customer service. Way to go, Schott!
This coat is exactly what I've been searching for. I've been looking for a proper made to spec navy peacoat and I was turned off by most of the clones and fakes that are sold in army and navy stores. I came across Schott by chance and went to the store immediately after checking out the site. Everyone at the soho shop was great and really informative, so far this season I've been more than satisfied by the coat. On some of the coldest days I can get away with wearing just a T-shirt and I'm still toasty. Another thing about this coat I love is how fast it dries after being out in the rain, it's all around the best winter coat I've ever owned. I've been recommending it to all of my friends to go to the store and check it out.
I was first exposed to Schott in college when I worked at Canal Jean Co in Soho. We were an authorized retailer of Schott and I worked in the outerwear department selling Schott coats. Customers would come from all over the US and other countries to specifically buy Schott coats, especially the peacoat. During my time in Canal Jean, I easily sold hundreds of these coats, if not more, and was always a fan. However, as a poor college kid, I couldn't afford the coat.
After moving away from NYC, I would buy coats in the winter and always thought about the Schott peacoat. It's been years but I finally decided to pick it up once and for all and things haven't changed. It was a windy and cold day outside but once I put on this peacoat, I couldn't feel anything. Highly recommend and extremely satisfied with the purchase.
I purchased a black navy Pea jacket and it has me kept me warm on some of the coldest days. The jacket is comfortable and it's one of the best wool jackets that I have purchased. As I wear it in public, I am frequently commented on it.
Received my coat last week and couldn't be more pleased. The quality and craftsmanship met all my expectations. With due care, this coat will be handed down to one of my grandchildren.
After 20 years of waiting to buy a pea coat, I finally bit the bullet. My choice was between a Schott NYC and a Sterlingwear of Boston. Both are formidable companies, and both companies have been the official suppliers of US Navy pea coats at one time or another. In the spirit of full disclosure, I did not have an opportunity to try a Sterlingwear coat. That, however, proved immaterial since my wife (qualifier #1) preferred the lapel cut of the Schott 740 and it happened to be available in my size 44L (qualifier #2) at a nearby shop (Lo-Man Outdoor). They had sold out of most other sizes. I tried on a $700 Made in China Brooks Brother pea coat, and despite the wool being more refined, it contradicted everything a pea coat should be. To my amazement, the Schott was on sale, then additionally reduced 20% at the register with a seasonal coupon.
Serendipitous pricing aside, I would still have paid retail for this coat. It was 20 degrees outside when I purchased it, so I wore it leaving the store. It fit like a glove and it kept me very warm. It is a stout, well-made garment, that I hope to use with both casual and dressier attire. I will, however, continue to use more technical gear when sailing. Wool does not hold up well in extreme racing conditions. I do expect, based solely on my research, that this coat will provide me enjoyment and warmth for many years to come. If you are in the market for a pea coat, you will not go wrong with the 740.
This is THE best coat I have ever owned. I live in the northeast where winters can be brutally cold and having this coat no longer makes me cringe about leaving my apartment to face the elements. I actually look forward to it.
The construction of the coat is far superior than any other coat on the market. The wool is heavy and durable, the inside filling is full. Even the little things like the reinforced seams make this coat worth every penny. This coat is going to last for a long time.
Every other peacoat I've come across is lacking quite a bit in quality and they're all made in China. You're pretty much buying a designer name but Schott hasn't skimped on anything with this garment. Not to mention it's good to see some things are still made in America with pride and it shows. I strongly recommend this coat to anyone who wants fashion, quality, and functionality in a coat, not just a name brand.
This is one of the few coats that can keep you warm and toasty in Minnesota. Had one just like this one while in the navy so was glad to get another one. Not only keeps you warm but looks good also. Great all around coat.
Gentleman, there is simply nothing better than a Schott Peacoat. It imbues a sense of wellness that is difficult to articulate. The moment it slips across your shoulders you'll understand. It's the weight, the structure, the instant warmth, the knowing this coat will protect you against just about anything Mother Nature will toss at you. This is just one of those pieces every man needs to experience for himself, owes it to himself to experience actually. There's not many arenas in life this coat can't be worn in. It constantly gets compliments, usually by men which is always funny to me. I'm 49 yrs old & this is my second Schott Peacoat. I went a while without one & I'm angry at myself for allowing that gap; I'm not going to let that happen again.
I just received the New Navy in a size 38 & I am over the moon about his coat. As a man who has worn a Schott for many years I knew exactly the quality I was purchasing so I wasn't surprised about the incredible craftsmanship & heftiness this coat has. However, my previous coat was the traditional Navy & I wanted this one to clearly blue but still be dark. This New Navy is so spot on perfect! The traditional Navy is difficult to differentiate between black & blue as we all know. The New Navy is no stand out blue either however when you give it a good look or when it's in bright sunshine, it's a deep, rich, navy blue. I mean wow, so classic.
My chest is 39" exactly so I ordered the 38 as I know the coat is full sized. The fit is outstanding! It is honestly as if a tailor made this coat for me. I didn't want a loose coat or one that I couldn't breathe in. The fit is perfect with a 38. I am 5' 9" 160lbs. I could easily wear a 40 but I like a coat like this to fit nicely, not tight, as it does it's job of keeping me warm much more effectively with a perfect fit.
Thank you Schott, I'll be back for another helping or two you can count on it!
I gave away my original pea coat after my lab had chewed off a number of the buttons. Last year back in NY I notched my nephews pea coat hanging idlly in the closet. It brought back fond memories of the warmth mine had provided. After searching the department stores found a number of poor imitations. Many years ago my wife gave me a flight jacket for Christmas which was from Schott. I still have it. So I went to their website and low and behold they were making pea coats> I ordered the 740 and have to say it holds up pretty well to the original. I had the sleeves shortened a bit. Very nice coat! Thanks Schott for bringing back the pea coat!
I recently purchased a navy peacoat for myself and a black one for my son. Wow! I've worn mine virtually every day since it arrived. There is not one thing I would change: Great fit, great fabric, warm, stylish and practical. Beautiful pockets, buttons, stout and warm. Rain beads up as you would expect from a peacoat. Great work you guys. You nailed it!
Got one of these as a high school graduation gift from my parents (Thanks again mom & dad!) way back in '99. My pea coat is still in great condition, and keeping me warm on these cold NY nights in 2013. Well done Schotts!
I'm in my early 30's and have never owned a Peacoat before so needed to fill that 'nice sophisticated coat' gap which existed within my wardrobe. I decided to approach this task as I did with my suit, where I would rather have one piece but spend a little extra to make sure it is of a high quality and preferably from a brand known for its product quality over its 'trendy brand exposure'. Another factor was if I looked after it well, I wanted it to last me many years on end and look great. So after a fair amount of research on internet forums, reviews etc. I came across the Schott brand and the more examples I read, the more I realised that coat this was exactly what I was after. Once I got in contact with the Schott team with sizing questions, they were very helpful with replies within a day which ended up being spot-on. After receiving my Classic 30oz Melton Wool Navel Peacoat yesterday (in the middle of my winter here), I am more than happy with my purchase and the effort that went in to tracking it down. In my opinion, the coat is quite heavy and more bulky than some other cheaper brands I've seen (which is a great thing!), but the clean lines and simplicity of the design make it such an elegant piece of clothing and once I slip it on, it really feels like a big warm hug. Thanks Schott, you have one happy customer here!
After alot of research and Q&A, I finally ordered the Schott 740N. It arrived today, and I am thrilled.
The fit is great, the quality superb. Im building up a decent Schott collection, and the reason I chose his over another well known and highly regarded brand was simple. I trust the Schott leathers with my skin on my motorbike, why wouldnt I trust them with a chilly wind in the concrete jungle.
The thing is, its really functional and looks really good, it makes me look like a model, and keeps me warm. The buttons are a great touch, the lining is really functional, and the dark navy is quite classy. Yes, I dig it the most. Thanks Gail and Jerri for your great service and patience with my litany of qestions on all of your products, all the time. Like the big man said,"I'll be back....."
This is one well made coat and very warm.
I wear size 38 suits and 740 cut is exact fit for me.
I’ve already received a few complements including a total stranger.
I'm very pleased with my 740.
Thanks to Jerri at customer service for quick response to my inquiries.
Called in to Schott to speak to someone for help with sizing and availability. Was told that it would take 2-3 weeks for a black 740 in my size (48), no problem, I placed the order asked to ship whenever it's in stock. Much to my surprise, the coat arrived three days later to my home, in Toronto.
I had been looking for the past two years in local department and mens stores for a heavy weight double breasted coat, but was disappointed. All I found were single breasted coats with awkward removable zip-in liners and very thin fabrics that every place seemed to sell.
The traditional military Pea Coat was the obvious choice. This classic design will look good years after current trendy coats have fallen out of fashion.
I chose to order from Schott since they seemed to be the only brand that had the Pea Coat in black, and in the heavier 32 oz cloth.
I was not disappointed. The black 740 is a very classy garment. it's also versatile, you can wear one with slacks for an evening out, or just messing around in jeans.
This coat looks great and is warm and comfortable. I have been out in it several times already in 20 degree F snowy weather with just a shirt underneath, and it's warm and cozy.
It also breathes, and I find if I happen to be indoors wearing it, it's not overly hot. It's shorter length makes it comfortable to wear while driving, since it's not bulky.
Thank you Schott family.
I bought one of these coats in 1997 and after 16 solid years, it's finally time to replace - 1 of 3 Schott coats I own. This coat was easily my warmest out of all my coats, especially the pockets - I always knew they were warm, but since reading the product description on this site, I now am aware they are called 'hand-warmer' pockets - and do they. I could get away without wearing gloves with this coat.
I've got to say, I'm very pleased to see these coats still in the same, bold, strong style on sale - I reluctantly gave this coat away to charity recently, so am enthralled to see it still on sale, so will be putting in a purchase...nice one.
the warmest coat i've ever owned...an awesome coat that just cannot be found on the racks here in new zealand...
I am an unusual size in respect to ordering clothing. I am 6'0" but my arm length sleeve length is not the standard. I ordered as instructed with chest measurements and all and added additional 2 inches to order after talking to constumer relations and after receiving my jacket wool jacket I am over joyed with the perfect fit. Sizes are for the average individual. If you are slightly irregular order one to two sizes bigger and you will be happy.
The Style, Quality & Price are on point with this Classic Wool Naval Pea Coat. Shipping was fast and cut is true to size. If your thinking about buying a knock off. Thats what you'll get a "Knock Off" Don't waste your hard earned $ on anything but a proven Classic.
I love this coat. It looks good. Great weight and feel. Looks and feels like it will last a long time. It came a little larger than I anticipated (I wear a 42 suit and the 42 coat feels a bit roomy) but I guess there's room for layers.
Best Pea Coat ever.... It is heavy and I like it. My body think it is summer when I wear it... It is a little pricey though. Schotts has great customer service and i had a good experience. Wish there were some coupons to knock down the price
I am very happy with this purchase.
Delevery was very fast as it took just 3 days to reach my home in Spain.
I like very much the product.
Finish, stile and details shows really good quality.
Very smart and keeps me warm no matter the weather
This is the second peacoat I have purchased from Schott. My first one last for 10 years and could have gone longer, but I gave it away. I love the heavy and firm material on this coat. It is both warm and stylish. I ordered the navy colored one, and it looks the same as my first coat, which was black. They say it's suppose to be that way. That the navy is really is so dark that it looks black, which was a little annoying because I wanted something a little blue, but I am still very happy with my coat.
Awesome coat fits perfectly, well made in the USA. Cant wait for winter so I can proudly wear it
Having owned a number of Schott leather coats, who else would I turn to when it came time to add a classic peacoat to my wardrobe? Seriosuly folks, this peacoat is the best product of it's kind, and I looked at a bunch of them before making my decision. Heavy, well constructed and plenty warm - I have no doubt that with proper care this coat is made to last a long time.
I'm an old fat man who was in the Navy 39 years ago and decided I would start my 2nd childhood by getting myself a Navy peacoat. I ordered one from a competitor using their sizing chart and it didn't fit. I sent it back and exchanged it for a bigger size that should have been a loose fit according to their chart and it was still too small. I gave that peacoat to a distant relative, e- mailed Schott Customer Service my dimensions, and begged for help. Schott responded within a day with their size recommendation, I ordered the Schott peacoat, received it within 4 days and am tickled (bald) pink! The coat is well made, heavy enough for any winter activity, and when I put it on I almost feel 20 years old again! THANKS FOR A GREAT PRODUCT
I have wanted a peacoat for years and this year I thought I would splash out and get one. I searched far and wide for the perfect coat then came across Schott. I had previously had a bomber jacket so I like the brand.
I live in the UK so here is a warning if you are buying in the UK. US sizes are BIG! I measure 46 round the chest, when the coat arrived it was way too big and I had to order a 42 to fit me properly, trust me you will be well out of pocket if you have to send one back! My suggestion is to order what you would in a suit jacket and not by what you actually measure, it will come up a little big but that allows you to wear a jumper underneath (not that you will need to!).
Having now got the perfect size I am very happy with it! Classic and smart, looks great with jeans or trousers and gets worn every day! Easily the warmest coat I have ever had. Cheers Schott!
Was looking for a quality pea coat and happen to stumble across schotts. It was cheaper than a crew or similar brand. I decided to give it a try. I went by the sites direction to measure my chest size. Upon measuring I wasn't sure to go with an exact measurement of 42" or go with a 44" to give myself some room. So I called the service dept. and was told to go exact. I received my coat quickly and couldn't believe the quality. The fit was perfect. My wife and friends love it. I can't wait for the cold weather.
The whole process was too easy. Definitely will use them again.
This is the second of this jacket i've purchased (the first was stolen) and it's just as good as the first. It may never be an authentic, military-issue jacket, but it's pretty much the exact same. Great for New York winters.
15 years ago, through an off chance, I purchased my first Schott leather jacket from a store in Canada. Heavy and warm, it has lasted to this very day and continues to be a part of my wardrobe and wearing well no matter what the weather may be like.
Throughout the years I’ve purchased various garments and coats based upon need and activity. Recently, I relocated to Chicago and found myself without a good, warm coat which did not fall under the style of “winter” or “parka.” Searching through various websites and dealers, I stumbled again by chance on the Schott name and brand. I immediately made the connection and knew that it would be in my best judgment to go with a name that I knew and could trust.
I settled on the classic 740 Naval Pea Coat as I had always loved the style and had a similar one from another brand many years ago. Once I realized that Schott was the supplier of what can be considered an authentic pea coat used by members of the Navy and by seamen around the world, I was confident that I was choosing another quality garment that would last forever.
My coat arrived today and the fit and style are perfect. As I donned it for the first time, I knew that I had made the right choice and that I had once again made a wise investment in a quality garment that could only be provided by a company such as Schott.
I’d like to thank Gayle for her recommendation on sizing and for the level of service that your company provided in general. Between the quick response to my size inquiry, the level of follow up after I made my purchase online, to the fact that I was given free shipping, you can imagine my surprise when I received my order within forty-eight hours! Thank you for being so customer focused and paying such attention to detail. It is reassuring to know that in this day and age, when customer service is the first area to be compromised or overlooked, you have continued to ensure the satisfaction of your customer base.
I am happy to say that I will continue to not only purchase items from you and your dealers, but will be recommending you to everyone I know. Thank you again for filling a need of mine so well and I wish you continued success in the years to come.
Perfect cut and fit. Weight is excellent. This coat is EXACTLY what I have been looking for.
Super coat; true to size; women flock to it and want to feel it, and that just doesn't happen to me. Thank you!
Many designer Pea Coats cost two and three times the Schott Classic. Yet the wool is as light as 14oz, and never over 24oz. To paraphrase the most interesting man in the world, stay warm my friends....
Working in Europe on different locations from London to Moscow, I've learned to appreciate the Schott peacoat as the most comfortable, warm and windtight coat I've ever known, and belive me, I've tried them all, form the NF to special nylon weaves and stuff. Buying my first peacoat in 1997, I still have the actual coat, as I cannot bear parting with the jacket that has seen me through the toughest winters on Russian building sites, and has given me a form of mindcomfort - a piece of clothing that gives you a sense of safety, warmth and familiarity. Be honest - noone keeps a jacket that long - the original '97 coat is still in great condition, even after being through 'the worst'. I love my peacoat!!!! Best piece of clothing...ever. As in EVER.
A well made garment that I'll wear for years to come, plus the benefit of doing business with a personable staff that knows customer service! A hard combination to beat! Many thanks to Gail and her staff!
It's the best naval pea i've ever seen
and now i've got it
I placed my order on a Tuesday. It was delivered that Friday. The coat is a perfect fit; the material and make are of a superior quality. In short, both product and service were excellent value for money.
I purchased one of these in charcoal back in 1998 and used it daily during the harsh Midwest and Upstate NY winters. No coat I've owned, regardless of material, has been warmer than and has held up to as much abuse as this one. I even got compliments on it this past winter (the person thought it was new)! The only reason I decided to replace it with a new one was because some family members were tired of looking at me wearing the same coat for the past 10 years. After a LOT of shopping around, I ended up buying another one (in navy this time) and am sure I won't regret it!
The pea coat is extraordinary and service more than excellent