The peacoat has been a naval staple since the Dutch navy began wearing them in the 1800s. The name, in case you wondered, derives from the Dutch word “pije”, which describes a coat made of coarse wool fabric. Today’s peacoats have evolved somewhat, becoming leaner in the fit and softer to the touch, but still serve as excellent piece of nautical gear – with the added benefit of keeping you sharp on shore.
One of our favorites is this example from Rag and Bone, out of New York. It is constructed of 100% Shetland wool, features the traditional double-breasted front, a highly-visible quilted orange lining, and elegant leather touches under the collar and along the chest pockets.
Made in the USA and available at Rag and Bone.