Peacoat in wool and cashmere. The history of the peacoat is deeply rooted in the context of the navy. This garment has existed since 1800, when the first variant was worn by the Dutch. The name peacoat derives from the Dutch word “pije”, which was used in the Dutch language to describe a coat made from a coarse woolen fabric. While the Dutch are credited with inventing the peacoat, it was the British navy that took credit for popularizing the jacket. The British version of the coat was similarly designed for naval duties, specifically designed to be a uniform for petty officers. The jacket then crossed the Atlantic for a third appearance, this time with the U.S. Navy. The U.S. Navy adopted the coat and used it for “reefers”, who were sailors responsible for the unenviable task of climbing onto the rigging of sailing ships.
- Our version of the peacoat is made of wool and cashmere and buttons with a sandblasted gold finish