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: Fri, 5/21/2021 by dan

    I've always wanted a pea coat, ever since I was a kid and saw my uncle's (former WWII Navy veteran) which was handed down to his much younger "kid" sister, my mom. This coat is constructed with thick/heavy (two layers?) wool, and with a nice, quilted lining. It is not a light coat; it is not a flimsy coat; this is a serious coat which should last a lifetime. And yes, it is quite warm and comfy and it makes a statement when you wear it.

    I'm 5'10", and 152 lbs. The size 38 with 32" regular length fits me just right. The sleeve length, for me, was spot on as well.

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    Published: Mon, 5/10/2021 by Ted P.

    I owned my first Schott USA 740 Naval Pea Coat for twelve years. It traveled across 3 continents with me, multiple times. It was, simply put, the perfect coat. I simply got a bit too pudgy for it, so I bought my second and put my first in the closet as a contingency. My second is now in it's fifth year, and, while I've had to have the pockets resewn, as they do tear out after years of heavy use (I live in Chicago, Coat season here is five months of the year.), and one minor seam resewed, it's one of the most reliable, comfortable, warm, and overall excellent coats that I have ever owned. Schott's coats may be a bit more costly than the cheap crap you get at Target or Wal-Mart, but you get so much quality for your money that it's a foregone conclusion: But this jacket. It will serve you faithfully, warmly, for a lot of years. Best coat I've ever owned, hands down.

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    SO GOOD!

    Published: Sat, 5/8/2021 by Martin Vavra

    I couldn't be more happy. Beautiful through and through.

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    Published: Thu, 4/22/2021 by David

    Love this jacket. Great winter staple. Runs at least one size bigger than what you usually buy so be sure to size down. Unlike most so-called winter coats this one will actually keep you warm as it’s made of thick, thick Melton wool with a polyester padded lining. Save it for the chill days as it’s big and heavy and perfect for wearing with chunky boots.

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    Published: Mon, 4/5/2021 by Charles Lavorato

    Beautiful coat. Great fit. Fast delivery!

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    Published: Sun, 3/28/2021 by Greg Molchan

    I had the Lands End one prior to this one. That was decent, but it wore out quickly. I could tell just from unboxing that this one is superior in every way. And while not "cheap," it's very affordable, especially when you compare it to some of the other pea coats out there.

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    Published: Sun, 3/21/2021 by Charles R Allspach

    Ordered by phone and then the web site. I ordered a size 40 regular even though I am a 42 regular. The fit is perfect. I weigh 200 pounds and stand about 5 feet 10 inches.

    This is a classic coat that is well made and stylish. If you have seen the movie "Three Days of the Condor" you will remember Robert Redford wearing a similar coat.

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    Published: Sat, 3/6/2021 by Patrick

    Just replaced my exact one that I’ve had for 7 years... this looks so good and is so warm and can take a beating

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    Published: Sat, 3/6/2021 by Mark S

    I have been looking for a good pea coat for some time. Took a chance on this based on reading reviews for weeks. Unfortunately I did not order until during the deep freeze in Oklahoma and while I was recovering from COVID so I've only worn once but will be ready for next year. I will say that I am very impressed with the weight, warmth and quality of this coat. I am a CPA and used to wearing nice clothes. This year bought an Italian made beautiful overcoat from my specialty men's clothing store and and spent substantially more than this pea coat. As beautiful as that overcoat is, and I get a lot of compliments, the quality in construction, weight, and lining, do not come close to this pea coat. I know this will be a coat that I wear for years.

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    Published: Sun, 2/21/2021 by Tom Donley

    I am 6’6”, 225 lbs. I wear a 46 extra long blazer, 37” sleeves on dress shirts. I have a 38” waist. This coat fits just right. I have full range of motion and do not feel any tightness or binding when moving.

    Functionally, the coat is quite warm yet not bulky, possibly due to the quilted lining. The collar, when turned up, adds an extra layer of protection from the wind.

    The coat looks sharp, and you can feel the quality. Very well done, Schott.

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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.