Over the years, so-called "pea coats" have become associated with preppy blueblood types, but their roots are much more rugged. The classic American style is actually based on Britain's Royal Navy Jacket, which was designed to help sailors withstand the brutal conditions of the high seas without getting tangled in the mess of sails and ropes. Before long, the American Navy adopted it as its own.
The moral of the story: even tough guys shouldn't be afraid to rock this smart outerwear alternative. Schott NYC's Melton Wool pea coat, which features details like military anchor buttons and a quilted lining, is currently on sale at a discount on their website. It's available in Navy (pictured above), Charcoal Grey, Light Navy and Black. See below for photos of all the colors and Buy It Now info...
CLASSIC 32 OZ. MELTON WOOL NAVAL PEA COAT 740
Click Here To Buy It Now From SchottNYC.com, $186
Pictured Above: Charcoal Grey
Pictured Above: Light Navy
Pictured Above: Black