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.


    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: Sun, 8/20/2023 by Laurie from the UK

    I'm now on my second one of these after I outgrew the first, I bought that coat around the same time I re-discovered the gym after lockdown so I only wore it for one winter before it became way too tight in the chest, but it was a no brainer that I’d eventually get another one.

    I ended up giving my basically brand new coat to my now 17 y/o cousin, but having never tried on a peacoat before he was a bit unsure about it at first, he’s more used to Canada Goose parkas and North Face puffer jackets. But after wearing it a few times and discovering that it’s incredibly warm and more importantly that his mates really like it, it’s quickly become one of is favourite winter coats..

    When I bought my original Schott back in 2021 I hadn’t owned a pea coat for a few years and two things immediately struck me. Firstly I’d forgotten just how stylish this type of coat is and secondly I discovered that there’s a big difference between a slim fit fashion pea coat and a proper one, On face value they look the same but the Schott is much thicker and heavier with a huge collar that’s actually functional and large buttons that are easy to use with thick gloves, it's still quite a smart looking coat but is also rugged and purposeful along with being incredibly warm and easy to wear.

    The sizing of the 740N has always baffled me slightly, don’t be surprised if it takes a few attempts to get it right. In the UK and Europe it’s slightly harder to get right because many retailers only offer S, M, L and XL which seem to tally up to a 36, 40, 44 and 48. Luckily the shop I ended up buying from (Mr Porter) had included product measurements so I asked my cousin to take some measurements from his coat and from that I worked out that my normal size large would be the best compromise as I intend to wear it with thick jumpers.

    For reference I'm 5ft 9in, 42in chest, 33in waist with wide shoulders and a V shaped torso and it is a bit on the roomy side when worn over a t-shirt, particularly around the waist, but with the material being so thick and sturdy it still sits well with the sleeves finishing just on my knuckles.

    But lets be honest, you’re supposed to wear this coat with knitwear and with a nice jumper it’s spot on with enough space that it’s not constricting or difficult to button up, this coat is thicker in real life than it looks in pictures along with being heavy and quite stiff, if you start sizing down in an attempt to get around the boxy shape and make it into a slim fit you can very easily end up with something that may look good in the mirror but is tight and uncomfortable when you wear it in everyday life, now I think about it, my original 740N was probably too small for me from the start.

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    Published: Thu, 7/13/2023 by P. M. Robinson

    I have always wanted a Schott Pea Jacket and now I have one. The jacket is extremely comfortable, smart and looks very hard wearing. I cannot wait for winter to come round so I can get it on.

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    Published: Wed, 7/12/2023 by DWG

    This is my first Pea Coat and I found Schott from another review on a competitors website. The coat is exactly what I expected. The color was perfect and the workmanship and quality is outstanding. Will look at Schott again for our needs in the future. BTW, I was even impressed with the box it came in. You could tell someone took their time to tape up all corners for the product to get to my home undamaged. Thanks.

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    Published: Wed, 7/5/2023 by Shawry

    Top quality.

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    LOVE IT!

    Published: Tue, 4/11/2023 by Reider Krog

    Looks, fits, and feels great. I get quite a few compliments on the coat. Thanks for a quality product and very satisfied with my purchase!

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    Published: Tue, 4/4/2023 by Guy La Gioia

    Awesome great quality, very pleased

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    Published: Wed, 3/29/2023 by Frank GRUNWALD

    The best of the best of the best!
    Outstanding quality.

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    Published: Mon, 3/27/2023 by Daniel

    I’m a satisfied owner of two 740 style peacoats. First post was for the black colored peacoat, purchased back in Aug’20.

    I recently purchased the Oxford Grey color and could not have asked for anything better! Both peacoats are amazing and fit perfectly. I’m 5’-7”, 195 lbs, built body and w/big shoulders, so size 46 peacoats were purchased. They are stylish and keep me very warm during cold winters.

    My first peacoat was purchased back in 1998 & fell in love with it. I was ready to retire that peacoat after 22 yrs., but could not find anything similar to it. I am glad I was able to find Schott NYC back in 2020! One suggestion, I wish Schott NYC would offer a dark brown color peacoat in their 740-style.

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    Published: Thu, 3/9/2023 by Bruce Kramer

    Service was extremely fast and efficient. Size was perfect (I'm 6'4"). Couldn't be happier.

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    Published: Tue, 3/7/2023 by Lorne Cheeseman

    Was looking for a new warm coat and remembered how much I loved the pea coat I had as a teenager. I looked around trying to find the classic pea coat and discovered Scott and the 740. They come in larger sizes which is great since I am big guy. I received the coat and it was quite heavy. The wool is thick and dense. It feels substantial and is very warm. This coat is a winner and I am wearing it a lot now. Highly recommend this coat - it is the real deal.

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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.