The pea coat originated in the 18th century as the uniform for several European navies. The name ‘pea coat’ derived from the wool fabric it is commonly made of, which the Dutch call ‘pij’ (meaning ‘pilot cloth’). In the 20th century, the US followed suit, adopting the pea coat as part of its Navy’s uniform. Today, this style is can be enjoyed by anyone anywhere, regardless of a boat…The standard pea coat comes in black or navy and is characterized by its double-breasted closure. Not only is it a great looking coat but the best part… it will never go out of style. The pea coat is a timeless classic due to the simplicity of its design and absence of unnecessary features. Thus, making the pea coat a great investment piece this fall and for years to come. xo|D.C.