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: 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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    Published: Mon, 2/15/2021 by James Parsons

    Absolutely as I expected, a classic timeless essential that will be an heirloom.

    Warm and durable. My only issues At 5’7”, the sleeves are a little long, and I will need to have them professionally altered.
    This however, is the case with most coats and jackets I purchase.

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    Published: Thu, 2/11/2021 by DaveD

    This is similar to my original navy peacoat only better. Some 62 years later this peacoat is very well made and very warm. I would recommend this peacoat.

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    Published: Thu, 1/28/2021 by David Hayden

    I bought this coat in the long version way back in 2013, thought I might write another review because well 8 years with this coat is an experience and beats out of the box reviews imo. It has held up extremely well and is just like it was when I unpacked it in 2013, it wears extremely well with time there never was much pilling or any thing defective etc. The threading in the buttons I modified myself because I simply do it with all sewn buttons with any coat, which is with a syringe I bind the thread and button with high strength super glue where it wont be seen but also keep any possible unthreading as happens with sewn buttons...never was an issue just what I do. I recently had it dry cleaned and it is simply in wonderful condition, heavy, extremely warm and it has sharp looks and has served me VERY well over the 8 years I have had it...I have NEVER been cold even in the slightest in this Pea coat. Thank you Schott for making wonderfully well made high quality products, you cannot go wrong with this coat if your looking for a warm winter coat with good looks. 8 years and going strong, I will have MANY more years with this great coat.

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    Published: Mon, 1/25/2021 by Ken Sransky

    Closest I could find to replace my original US Navy Peacoat .from the 70s.. Customer service a very helpful and responsive in determining the size and color and all my questions. Pointed out the full size is actually an overcoat. And recommended a size smaller for a more trimmer fit based on my height and weight.. Shipped quick, looks good and fits great!

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    Published: Sun, 1/24/2021 by Richard N Bynum

    Coat is def very warm almost like a heavy blanket the new navy is probably more of a navy color other than the straight navy. I don't own a navy pea but if the new blue is lighter the reg navy is almost close to black. Fit is your suit size the site recommended me a 32. I ordered a 36 because I wear a light sweater and it's just enough room to move. Overall I am impressed with the quality,color, and fit. Thanks Schott

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    Published: Sat, 1/16/2021 by Fred

    Extremely well made coat. An average pea coat will keep you warm just fine. This coat is well above average. Impossible to miss the fact that this product is made by people who take pride in their work.

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    Published: Sun, 1/10/2021 by Robert Rivera

    I bought the 740 as a gift for myself to celebrate 2021. I already own the 257S (B-3 Bomber) so I really didn’t need another winter jacket. However, the B-3 is not good for the occasional rainy day.

    Anyway, this is my third Schott jacket. I never owned a peacoat before but I knew Schott jackets were quality so I was not hesitant to get this. I absolutely love this peacoat. I got the New Navy color because I didn’t want something too dark; however, even the New Navy almost looks black, unless it’s a very sunny day where the Navy color can shine.

    The jacket has two inside pockets, one on each side. The two outside pockets are deeper than I expected, but is a huge plus. As for the sizing of this jacket, I normally wear medium-sized shirts/jackets. I am 5’8, about 160 pounds, and have a 39” chest, I usually prefer slimmer fits for jackets, so I sized down to a 36 for this, which is perfect. Schott jackets tend to run bigger on me.

    This jacket goes extremely well with a pair of leather gloves. I like to wear my Fratelli Orsini gloves with this. Not only do they help keep me warm, but the outfits are perfect. I usually wear this with a pair of Red Wing boots too.

    Anyway this jacket is beautiful. It’s not comparable to the 257S in terms of keeping you extremely warm, but it is definitely good in cold weather (as long as it’s not extremely windy). If you’re considering getting this, it definitely is worth a purchase.

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    Published: Sun, 1/10/2021 by Adrian B.

    Three years ago I bought my first 740 peacoat, in dark Oxford. I wanted one in navy, but foolishly ordered one in dark Oxford. When I tried it on I immediately knew I had to keep it, just excellent. The next year I thought of the navy again, but ordered black instead. Again, I kept the coat, just too nice to return. Finally, after weeks of hesitating, I ordered the third peacoat in navy. Don't know why I have three of the exact model. This coat is outstanding, for the price the best winter coat out there. It will keep you warm, with a sweater, or a light to medium fleece you are good for polar exploration. It will protect you against snow, cold rain, sleet, freezing damp weather etc. It is stylish, roomy and well-tailored.
    Remember, the navy and black are almost indistinguishable, unless you hold them against the bright sunlight.

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    Published: Sat, 1/9/2021 by Kevin Spears

    This is an amazing coat! Great quality and warm. I’m 6’-0” and weigh 170lbs and bought the 38 regular. It fits great.

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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.