Sunday, July 24, 2011


It has been a year now that I've been obsessing over a pea coat, but every time I feel a bead of sweat runs down my forehead while trying it on to the confines of a dressing room, I suddenly and instantly reminded how my country can get very sunny. Sunny, not in a good way. It's a little impractical to actually own a pea coat. Today though is a different story, and who says fashion is all about comfort?!

Klaxon Howl Campaign A/W 2011 on the HSCS Haida Destroyer
Shot by Matt Barnes

The term "pea coat" originated from the Dutch or West Frisian word pijjekker, in which pij referred to the type of cloth used, a coarse kind of twilled blue cloth with a nap on one side. The Pea Coat was originally worn by sailors and members of the European Navy. It is known for it's double breasted fronts, wide lapels, vertical pockets and large wooden or metal buttons. A nice bonus of pea coats is that their collars can be turned up and instantly it gives you that mysterious look while buttoning it all up will give you a classic, manly look.

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