Trendspotting: Pea Coats, a winter essential
Pea Coats are always going to be in style. If you don't own one, get one, reckons JOE's resident style expert Laura Anne Mooney in this week's Trendspotting.
As Winter announces its arrival with hurricane-worthy winds, it's time to invest.Â Getting its name from the coarse fabric piilot cloth or p-cloth from which the Pea Coat is traditionally made of, this coat is generally navy in colour and was originally worn by European Naval Sailors. It is characterised by its broad lapels, double-breasted front, often large wooden or metal buttons and vertical slashed pockets.
The Pea Coat is the perfect winter coat, ticking all the boxes, with its naval heritage dictating a smart yet practical take on the classic blazer. You can pair it with anything from a suit to jeans, never failing to add a formal edge to any outfit. Chosen by the US Navy in the 1970â€™s as part of their uniform, it was only ever issued in navy or black.
A Pea Coat done right by Ewan McGregor here
Pea Coats have since been adapted by retailers, maintaining its original design but altering it to reflect current fashion trends. Burberry has made this jacket a major hit this season with it being produced for the cosiest of options. This style of coat is a favourite of celebrities such as Ewan Mcgregor and Hayden Christensen - for the sharp guy that does not try too hard. The high-street is awash with Pea Coats of different lengths and colours - so be sure to shop around.
Farah Vintage The Wordsworth Double Breasted Pea Coat - ASOS, â‚¬174
Unconditional Cropped Multi Tweed Pea Coat - ASOS, â‚¬404
Military Pea Coat - Burberry, â‚¬1161
Double Breased Check Wool Pea Coat - Burberry, â‚¬579
BDG Cropped Wool Pea Coat - Urban Outfitters, â‚¬150
A great price and comes with a hood!
Acne Pop Wool Mix Beanie - Urban Outfitters, â‚¬40
Acne Mix Check Scarf - Urban Outfitters, â‚¬80
Plaid Yellow Scarf - Urban Outfitters, â‚¬18
Great for brightening up during the dark winter months. Adding a different coloured scarf can really work wonders.
Fred Perry Merino Toggle Shawl Knit - Urban Outfitters, â‚¬130
Farah Vintage Maxwell Cowichan Oatmeal Zip Knit - Urban Outfitters, â‚¬105