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The Pea Coat - The seafaring staple of menswear

Marching forward with one of the most revered staples of menswear, this season we revisit a classic piece of the cold weather wayfarer - the Pea Coat.

 


 
 

From Humble Origins

 

First rising to prominence in the 1800's, the first iteration of the Pea Coat was designed as a utilitarian coat for Petty Officers of the British Royal Navy. Striking a cord with the seafaring servicemen, the Pea Coat soon spread through the ranks and was even later adopted by U.S. naval forces, who dubbed it the "Reefer" coat.

 
 

James Dead | Pea Coat | Historic Image

 

In time the Pea Coat would follow the sailors back home and was welcomed with open arms. Loved for both fashion and function, the Pea Coat was quickly adopted by the public, becoming a key piece for many menswear icons for years to come.

 
 

The Hunter Pea Coat

 

Paying tribute to this stalwart staple of menswear, the Hunter Pea Coat has been designed to offer formidable yet fashionable defence against winter's unrelenting cold.

 
 

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The double-breasted design ensures a comfortable fit, even when complementing the seasonal shift toward heavy gauge suiting and waffle or cable knit jumpers. Bolstered by a breathable quilted lining, the Pea Coat works just a well on top of a tee-shirt as it does a multi-layered look. Wear with confidence when you want to travel light.

 
 

Fabric on Focus

 

Made from pure Merino wool, the Hunter throws its weight behind a 350 gsm shell, boasting a dense but breathable weave that adapts to its surrounding environment - In the chance you get caught in the sun, you won't have to worry about loosing half your body weight in sweat.

 
 

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Similar to the Trench, the Hunter Pea Coat is made using tightly woven strands of fabric, creating a compact frame that resists the elements. Acting as a defence against heavy downpour, this textured weave also sneaks in some subtle flair to liven up the minimalist design.

 
 

When to Wear it

 

Thanks to its unmistakable silhouette and utilitarian design, the Pea Coat boasts a bold but versatile aesthetic that complements both corporate and casual wardrobes.

 
 

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Accompany on-the-clock attire with a heavy focus on layering - pair with medium gauge knits and work backwards to a crisp shirt and statement tie for a flash of colour.

 
 

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Lean into the minimalist military accents and anchor your casual style with a simple jeans, t-shirt and jumper combination. Wear with a Chukka or Chelsea boot to combat the chance of trench foot.

 


 

See our full collection coats and jackets or explore our full range of Pea Coat's in charcoal, navy or camel.