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

    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: Fri, 9/6/2019 by MARK W.


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    Published: Sun, 7/7/2019 by Anthony Cavender
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

    The coat met and in some aspects exceeded my expectations. First-rate materials and construction and shipped to me quickly. I highly recommend this coat and Schott. I'll come back.

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    Published: Fri, 6/28/2019 by Dana
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

    This Pea Coat is better in person than online. Great value and quality. The fit is perfect. This is a piece you could pass on to your kids when you pass on.

    Looking forward to the first signs of a crisp evening or early morning to break this out. I have some time since it June.

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    Published: Thu, 5/30/2019 by Bjorn Von Flapjack III
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

    I've owned one of these pea coats previously and it lasted over 10 years. They are incredibly warm (even in Canadian winters) and stand up to a beating. In my opinion, also way cooler than all the Canada Goose, North Face and other winter coat products out there. If these were good enough for sailors in WWII to wear on the deck of a ship in winter, pretty sure they'll fulfill your needs!

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    Published: Fri, 4/19/2019 by R. Cochran

    This jacket is so sturdily put together I will likely have this pea coat for the rest of my life. Living in Akron, Ohio, I often need a heavy jacket five months out of the year, so this coat is worth every penny. It's versatile and can be worn over jeans, khaki's or even a suit. One word to prospective buyers: be forewarned that even the "New Navy" color option is an extremely dark shade of navy; the original "Navy" must look black.

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    Published: Sat, 4/13/2019 by J Stebbins

    I've been looking at this coat for a long time, but was a bit leery because I don't like to buy without trying on. As I live in the midwest that was not possible. However, the coat exceeds my expectations. Very thick wool as advertised and fits beautifully. Looking forward to next winter! The only improvement would be a throat latch. All in all though, a great product.

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    Published: Sat, 4/6/2019 by D. W. Swindle
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

    First, Let me put the quality of this peacoat in perspective. This is the fourth (4th) peacoat I have owned since 1967 after enlisting in the U. S. Navy. The first one was issued to me at U. S. Navy Boot Camp in Great Lakes, IL. It was a six button coat, and it was outstanding. I had that coat for 25 years. After gaining 25 pounds during that time, I gave it to goodwill many years ago. I bought a second peacoat from L. L. Bean six years ago, and I still have it. It was made by Sterlingwear of Boston, for L. L. Bean, and it is an outstanding coat. Two years ago, I bought another peacoat from L. L Bean to keep at a different location, but they had changed vendor (sources) and it was of poor quality. I bought this peacoat a few weeks ago, and I can already state with my history with peacoats, that it is of SUPERIOR quality. I like the eight button front better than the six button, and the Schott's coat has two inside pockets. You will NOT find a higher quality, better made peacoat than this one anywhere for any price.

    Now, for sizing. I am 6'2" tall, and I weigh 220 pounds. I wear an 18/18.5-inch (neck) 36-inch sleeve dress shirt, and I wear a 48 long sports coat. I bought the Schott's 48 long peacoat, and it fits perfectly. I like my peacoat to have some room in them to wear a heavy sweater or hoodie under them if it is really cold. I am 70 years old, so I am probably not as fashion conscious as younger guys, but this coat looks great with very refined features. You can wear this for casual and dress occasions. I have lived all over the world during my Navy career, with over six years in Rhode Island and Maine, and my peacoat kept me warm as toast in any weather. I gave this product a "5 star" rating because that is as high as they will let me rate it. This is the last peacoat I will ever need. You will not regret buying this coat, and it is worth every cent of the money.

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    Published: Mon, 3/18/2019 by Jesus Fantiago
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

    The Peacoat fits perfectly.
    Plenty of shoulder and chest room.
    Great feeling coat.
    Im happy to add a classic well made Peacoat to my wardrobe.

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    Published: Thu, 3/7/2019 by T
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

    The only one you’ll need.

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    Published: Tue, 3/5/2019 by Merry
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

    I ordered this Pea Coat for my 22 year old son. It looks fantastic on him. This coat is very high quality and it was delivered when it was promised. It was elegantly shipped as well, neatly on a hanger and with SchottNY stickers laid into the box. Everything about this gift was perfect and I will order other clothing in the future. Very classy operation!

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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.