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, 1/16/2022 by Robert W Bacon Jr

    Excellent quality. Very warm and the Fit is good. Made in USA a plus

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    Published: Sun, 1/16/2022 by Sean L.

    I bought this coat as a replacement for my Schott Dur-O-Jac model which I bought from a local Army/Navy store nearly twenty years ago. This one appears to be of a better quality and heavier wool than the previous version though I can’t say this for certain. Honestly, you cannot go wrong with these jackets. it is nothing short of outstanding in every way. The only thing I would suggest, however, is to size down. I normally wear a 42 and the site recommended a 40. The size 40 is perfect and leaves plenty of room for layering. Don’t hesitate. It’s easily worth the price.

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    Published: Sat, 1/15/2022 by PSCASALE

    My husband has wanted a good naval peacoat for some time. We purchased one from another company, and were very unsatisfied. After more research we found, and ordered another coat, with some apprehension, but he was completely happy with this purchase. It is spot on! Exactly what he was looking for, right down to the anchor detailed buttons. Thank you.

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    Published: Tue, 1/11/2022 by Joe Wikert

    Just received my fine garment today. Over the top styling, and a level of quality beyond my expectations. Absolutely love the 32 oz. wool construction, very substantial. Huge collar, and fantastic pocket locations.
    I am adding this piece to the stable, and it will proudly reside right next to my vintage Schott bison leather jacket, circa 1990.
    FYI...I am 6'0", 215#, 44" chest, 37" arm length. Cuff falls right at big thumb knuckle.
    The 44 regular (32") fits very nicely, with a base layer and an 8 oz. flannel shirt. I could probably get a midweight sweater in there too, without binding up. A suit with jacket would work well, too.
    This fits like an overcoat. If you want a more "fitted" fit, I would call or email. They're very happy to help.
    I made the plunge, after trying a few department store versions of the peacoat. They left me dissatisfied, and wanting more.
    The moment I opened the box, I knew I made the right decision. Item was packed with care; folded deliberately, slip-sheeted, and bagged on a heavyweight hanger...which you'll need. I highly recommend Schott, and this awesome (740) peacoat in particular.

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    Published: Tue, 1/11/2022 by Joaquim Caleiras

    I was in search of a Pea Coat similar to the one my brother brought back from the Navy. The search is finally over. I must've ordered 4 different brands and they either weren't thick enough. too tight, not long enough, or the quality wasn't there.

    This Pea Coat feels and looks similar to my brother's Navy Pea Coat. Thick wool, the dark big anchor buttons, that big collar that almost covers your entire head, and most importantly, it's really warm. Which is what you want from a quality Pea Coat.

    Another plus for me anyways is I guess they have a warehouse in Jersey. I ordered Saturday night and got the coat on Tuesday.

    I have my eye on the Pea Coat with leather lining and few leather jackets. Schott, please keep up the quality work at reasonable prices.

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    Published: Sun, 1/9/2022 by Shawn Watkins

    I've loved the Pea Coat ever since I was issued one over 30 years ago. That one hasn't fit me for many years.
    I finally decided to invest in a new one.
    The Navy Pea Coat from Schott NYC, is better than the one I was issued. Their quality, and attention to detail sets the gold standard in wool coats.
    Winter can be hard here in New England, but this Coat will make it a bit more comfortable.
    This aging Sailor highly recommends their coats.

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    Published: Sat, 1/1/2022 by Hector O

    Good investment, great product quality, made in America. I'm 5'11", 185 lbs and 44" chest and SCHOTT recomended size 42 and 42 fits perfectly

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    Published: Sat, 1/1/2022 by JM

    I'm very pleased with this peacoat. It's heavy and substantial, keeps the wind and elements off, and looks stunning when doing so. The collar is stiff, stands up on its own, and provides a ton of coverage. The buttons and their shanks are really burly as well. Basically, this coat oozes quality workmanship. I compared the Navy and the New Navy colorways. New Navy is very dark blue, though still obviously blue, whereas Navy is so dark that it's almost black and you might have to look carefully to decide whether it was black or blue. The difference is subtle but it's there. I tend to think black is an overrated color in menswear, so I went with the color that was more obviously blue and I'm incredibly pleased with the result. This coat is incredibly sharp-looking, incredibly functional and warm, goes with almost anything, and gets a lot of compliments.

    Sizing: I'm 5 ft 10 in or about 177/178 cm tall with a 43 in / 109 cm chest measurement. From the back of my neck to my wrist measures 34.5 in / 88 cm. My shoulder width is about 19 in / 48 cm. I have some extra padding on the midsection. I went with the size 42. I have adequate room to move, layer, and be comfortable, but it subjectively feels like it fits trimly. It covers my rear, has enough length in the arms (especially when I bend my elbow), the shoulder width is spot-on, and I can wear a fairly heavy sweater underneath as well. So this size works for me. I hope my experience helps you to decide on a size.

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    Published: Tue, 12/28/2021 by Robert Bacon

    Beautiful coat and well made and warm for new england winters. Unfortunately it was too long and i had to return it for a 40r. Im waiting for my replacement.

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    Published: Sun, 12/26/2021 by Daniel Fegan

    This is my fourth Schott purchase. The quality, style and feel of your garments is unmatched.
    I hope the button issue I read about in the reviews on the Peacoat has been resolved. I haven’t had a chance to wear mine yet.

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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.