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Pea Coat Definition

Style Glossary: Pea Coat

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There are so many different coats available this season but some styles are so classic that they're fitting for every season. A pea coat is one of those styles. I like to wear mine with skinny jeans for smart casual wear but they look equally as chic as formalwear. The style is defined as:

"A hip-length, double-breasted, navy blue, heavy wool melton jacket with notched lapels and buttons featuring an anchor motif. The pea coat was named after the warm woolen fabric called "pij" that the Dutch used to make these sailor's jackets. The nautical style became popular in the 1920s when fashion designers began interpreting the looks for sportswear. Today, the utilitarian style offers a great choice for cold-weather dressing."

This pea coat is from Whistles (£195).

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