From: East Boston, Mass.
Founded: 1965

A wardrobe without a pea coat is severely lacking, to say the least. The sea-bearing outerwear didn't get its roots from its versatility as a wardrobe staple, but as protection from the elements for men who made their livings as sailors. When it comes to American pea coats, there's nothing more official than Sterlingwear. The brand, formed in 1965, has been the official pea coat supplier for the U.S. Navy for over 40 years. And they're made right in Boston: the heart of New England. To meet the challenges a 9 to 5 on the water presents, the brand's Navigator jacket, the official pea coat of the navy, weighs eight pounds. Good luck trying to outlast that coat.