Schott N.Y.C.
Classic Melton Wool Navy Pea Coat

STYLE: 740


Classic Melton Wool Navy Pea Coat

STYLE: 740

The 32" classic 32 oz. melton wool navy peacoat.

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    The 32oz wool on this peacoat is combined with the quilted lining will keep you warm in some of the harshest conditions around. With material and workmanship you won't find from discount peacoats, this may be the last wool jacket you ever need.

  • 32" Length (also available in long sizes)
  • 32 oz Melton Wool
  • Military Anchor Buttons
  • Hand Warmer Pockets
  • Two Inside Chest Pockets
  • Vented Back
  • Nylon Quilted Lining

    Style 740 is an 80/20 wool/nylon blend.

    Model is 6'2", weighs 175 lbs, with a 38" chest and is wearing size 38.

    The US Navy Peacoat was adopted during the early 20th Century, from Britain’s Royal Navy Reefer Jacket. The Royal Navy's first regulations for uniforms for other ranks were issued in 1857, a century after the regulations for officers and this garment was originally used by Midshipmen (Reefers). These crewmen had to climb the rigging and furl and unfurl, or ‘reef’, the sails of the sailing ships of the era. The jacket was short, to allow ease of movement through the rigging. It had a double-breasted front, which displaced the buttons to each side. This helped reduce the chance of them getting caught on ropes, as the wearer maneuvered the sails. The pockets were often close to vertical, and over the flanks, rather than horizontal and at wrist level. It was made of very heavy wool, in dark Navy blue, with a nap on the face side.

    The success of the style is proved by its singularly universal appearance throughout the Navies of Europe. This may account for the US Navy's nomenclature as an Anglicization of the Dutch 'Pijekkat', being a jacket made of 'Pij' (coarse wool) cloth. Conversely, it may be from the shortening of the Belgium Navies term ‘Pilot’s Jacket’ to P. Jacket, then being misspelled/adapted to Pea Coat. The term ‘Pea Jacket’ is reputed to first appear in the Oxford English Dictionary between 1717 and 1723. ‘Pea Coat’ does not appear for another century.
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    Published: Wed, 12/2/2020 by Tricia

    My husband was so thrilled over the Classic Melton Wool Navy Pea Coat. Weight of the coat is very heavy and nice collar for the wind.

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    Published: Tue, 12/1/2020 by DJ

    As a hard wearer of clothes and someone who enjoys high quality garments I like this piece a lot. The fabric appears to wear we’ll even though I’ve only worn it a hand full of times. This is my first Schott piece and won’t be my last.

    The biggest help deciding a size was reading the 200th odd review down the list and finding someone my size.

    I am 5’’6”-5’7” and a lean ectomorphic body type. A hard gainer and trim 30 something with broad shoulder and an athletic build and slightly longer arms totaling 130lbs. More or less look like the Bieber or so I’m told (unlucky me). The size 34 fits great with just a tee shirt and with layers underneath. My typical suit size is a 36 or 36S. The hem is slightly long but that’s to be expected and not super noticeable on my shorter frame. This morning I wore a teeshirt a Patagonia down sweater jacket (the one everyone has) and the Schott peacoat and was comfortable with only two buttons fastened in 28 degree morning dog walk.

    I wanted to try this piece on in person so I went down to my nearest military surplus store. They only had a handful in stock in black. Must be a Schott retailer. Scored a great deal and got matching wool watch cap and fingerless gloves for the warm days. I wish I got the navy over black but Its all they had and I pretty much wear all black all the time anyway, and don’t struggle matching browns with blacks.

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    Published: Sun, 11/15/2020 by J Black

    It’s heavy, warm, well made, stylish, and it fits nicely. The collar is wide and when flipped up, can be buttoned across giving your neck full protection on cold cold days.
    I’ve worn it with a t-shirt and jeans, sweater and jeans, and with business casual attire. Definitely a piece I’m looking to care for and have for years. That makes it a classic piece for my closet.

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    Published: Sat, 11/14/2020 by MSA82

    High quality, heavy weight wool coat. Perfect for cold weather. 5’10”, 160lbs. Sized down to a 36 for a slim fit without sacrificing movement. Coat looks and feels great. Only one problem... buttons are poorly sewn on. I’ve worn the coat three times and already had to reattach three buttons. I chose the 740N for it’s military heritage and reputation for quality. With the exception of the buttons, I find the coat up to par.

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    Published: Fri, 11/13/2020 by Michele Riccardi

    This coat is excellent! Quality wool, nicely lined inside with inner pockets. Worth it!

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    Published: Wed, 11/11/2020 by Laurie Vanderheide

    My son wore his first pea coat for 5 years. He agreed to a new one after I convinced him that it would be exactly the same! It is! Thank you!!!

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    GREAT BUT...

    Published: Tue, 11/10/2020 by BBDrling

    Does it really need 20% nylon? Why not 100% wool?

    Response from Schott NYC: There are actually a number of reasons why the 20% nylon works as a benefit. Nylon is a very strong fiber so weaving a small amount into the fabric results in a stronger, more durable fabric. Therefore 80/20 wool requires less maintenance to retain its shape particularly after it gets wet. Also adding a small percentage of nylon makes the garment almost completely moth resistant and much less likely to shrink from exposure to the elements over time.

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    Published: Thu, 11/5/2020 by JD

    I was a little nervous buying this online, but the sizing chart was spot on, it fits perfectly and the quality of this jacket is amazing. looking forward to the cold weather now so i can wear this bad boy.

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    Published: Wed, 11/4/2020 by Fred DIaz

    Upon opening the box of my Peacoat, I was immediately impressed with the feel of the wool. I would venture to say its of better quality than my Navy issued Peacoat. I ordered a 44R and the fit was perfect with enough room to layer if I so chose without looking baggy. Simply a great coat!!!!

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    Published: Sun, 11/1/2020 by DMDeVaughn

    Just received my 740 Pea Coat and wore it in 42* with 33* windchill and misty rain. Stayed super warm and very comfortable. Still, the best part is probably the awesome craftsmanship and 1st class materials. I have been shopping for a while and this is the best coat ever - and I have a few from the competitors.

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    1. How dark is the Navy color?

    The Navy on the 740 is a traditional dark navy color that is almost black. You would notice blue hint when comparing to actual black. The "New Navy" color offered is more of a milder dark blue.

    2. Should I get a long size?

    We recommend people to go for the long size if they are over 6'2", or have long arms/torsos.