The pea coat is one of the most stylish jackets that a man can wear. It has maintained popularity for centuries, since being introduced in the 1800s. The design and fit has slightly changed over time to match modern trends, making it a flattering favorite among men around the world. It’s a style you’ll continually see every fall and winter due to its versatile design and weight. You can start using it as a light layer over a shirt or thin sweater during the fall or the beginning of spring, and add heavier knits once the temperatures continue to drop throughout the winter. There are seemingly endless styling and color options when it comes to the pea coat, so we’ve put together this guide to help give you some options.
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About our Pea Coats
What is the origin of pea coats? Peacoats were worn by sailors long time ago. Nowadays it is a special part of a men's wardrobe which makes you look especially elegant.
What is a Pea Coat?
A peacoat is a double-breasted short wool coat with lapels that was used by military units in Europe and later in the navy. It is usually made of navy wool but nowadays you can choose any colour you like.
What colour is peacoat?
It is usually made of navy wool as it was originally a navy blue coat, but nowadays you can choose any colour you like. So, check all the colors available so you choose the one you prefer. Tan peacoat? Black pea coat? Gray pea coat? They are all really nice choices for your pea-jacket.
How to wear a peacoat
Nowadays you can wear a peacoat the way you want it. A short wool coat is versatile and even more casual oriented than business-oriented.
How should a peacoat fit
As it is one of the most stylist outerwear garments, it is supposed to fit you really good, and as it is shorter than the overcoats, there is no need to leave more room for the hips. So, a made to measure peacoat is the best option in terms of fitting. And, of course, made to measure doesn't mean tight.
Why is it called a peacoat
The term comes from the Dutch army who called the garment pijjakker that where pij is reffered to the blue fabric that was originally used to tailor it, and jakker which means jacket. Now when someone asks you about your pea jacket you will be able to explain its origin.
What to wear with a peacoat
You can combine your peacoat with almost anything. Stylish and versatile, dress shoes or sneakers, both will work with your pea jacket. Honestly, there is no point to keep this text any longer because you can only be wrong if you combine it with shorts and sandals.
Are you looking for a coat that keeps you warm, looks stylish and is easy to combine? Then the Pea Coat is the perfect solution for you. The all-rounder is a very popular coat in the winter months. Discover the variety of these coats, which combine a sporty look with elegance.
Sure, why not? Even most of the peacoats you may see on the streets are navy peacoats, designing a camel peacoat is a great idea. Combine it with darker trousers and you will have a really solid outfit where your tan peacoat till be the masterpiece.
Of course, a brown peacoat is a great option that is becoming more and more popular. You will not be able to join the Navy with it, but you will be a stylish gentleman.
Where to buy a peacoat
You should buy your peacoat in a place where your peacoat is unique, made of high-quality wool and fits you perfectly. You got it right, Hockerty is the best place to buy your peacoat online and own a made to measure pea jacket for the rest of your life.
How long should a peacoat be
At Hockerty we are offering you 3 different lengths for your peacoat. So, choose the one you prefer, but have in mind that as a concept a peacoat is a short double-breasted coat, so if you want to own a peacoat keep the option short.
Women's Pea Coats
Hockerty can't offer pea coats for women, but our sister brand Sumissura does. In fact, both Hockerty and Sumissura belong to the same brand, so we share the same fabrics, procedures, and team, but we have different tailors for men and women products. Check their pea coats here: Women Pea Coats