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Pea coat poppycockery.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by pendragon, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    love peacoats.

    amusing how one op would start an opinion in a thread (merited nevertheless) but then a whole slew of posters reply according to groupthink of the particular thread.
     
  2. RyJ Maduro

    RyJ Maduro Senior member

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    Style is nice, I would like it if style became ubiquitous, but women still insist on wearing leggings as pants.

    I really don't mind this trend, at all.
     
  3. thinman

    thinman Senior member

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    I bought a peacoat from Sterlingwear within the past 2 years. The fabric isn't soft and luxe, but it's stylish and keeps me warm. It's my go-to casual coat down to about 25F. Needless to say, I'm a fan of peacoats, though not necessarily peacoats from fashion brands.
     
  4. FlaneurNYC

    FlaneurNYC Senior member

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    Nothing wrong with duffle coats, either.

    Both are classics.
     
  5. glowell222

    glowell222 Senior member

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    I remember people wearing them in HS in the early to mid 90s. .

    I bought mine in October of 1988. Some things are not style or fashion, but an entity. The peacoat is one of these. I guess I was guilty of groupthink back then.
     
  6. Octavio Interrupted

    Octavio Interrupted Well-Known Member

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    Eh, saying peacoats are a trend or a fad is like saying suits or leather jackets or sneakers are a fad. It's just a kind of coat. It's been around for thousands of years* and it's not going anywhere. It is in a boom period at the moment, but so is everything eventually.

    *wikipedia
     
  7. JesseJB

    JesseJB Senior member

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    Striving for "classic style" is trendy right now so we're just seeing classic items being worn around because a) thats what the stores are stocking and b) because its fucking trendy.

    There will always be trainwrecks and tryhards but overall I support people getting into style again after 40 years of endless shittery.

    END.
     
  8. JTLFoo

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    I considered getting a peacoat but I've recently seen them more seldom then I hope to. The trend is getting too big. Usually I buy things not everyone else wears b/c looking the same as the person next to you at the bus stop is pretty lame.
     
  9. ruben

    ruben Senior member

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    There aren't a ton of casual wool coat designs out there, for obvious reasons.
     
  10. tommyrt

    tommyrt Well-Known Member

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    I laugh at all the luxury pea coats everytime I wear my slimly cut $70 vintage pea coat that has uses thicker and rougher wool, its going to last me long during the cold. And not to mention has an uncommon 10 buttons, great for pulling away emphasis on my short height.
     
  11. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Schott has a nice buffalo plaid peacoat.
     
  12. Keroberos

    Keroberos Senior member

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    Motion to re-name MC and SW&D "The Fogey Section" and "The Scruffy Rascal Forums"... all in favour, say "aye".

    Aye.
     
  13. MyOtherLife

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    Nothing wrong with duffle coats, either.

    Both are classics.


    +1
     
  14. Asch

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    http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/2008...111-pea-coats/ "As the temperature starts to drop, many white people are forced to start wearing winter coats. Though many will simply don outdoor performance gear, a great number will turn to the #1 white winter jacket of all time: The Pea Coat. The Pea Coat was originally worn by sailors and members of the European Navy. If you think about it for a second, this means that the coat is European, Coastal, and Vintage. Three of white people's favorite things. Another common characteristic of the coat is that white people will write their names on the label inside the coat. This is not done for fear of theft, but rather as a necessary precaution against party mixups. You see, when a white person attends a party in the winter time they will often be required to put their jacket in a room with literally dozens of other pea coats! Since these coats often contain ticket stubs to the same concerts and identical Trader Joe's receipts, it can be impossible to find the original owner without a name written inside. Like with sweaters, the process of acquiring a Pea Coat is almost as important as the coat itself. Fashionable white people can purchase designer pea coats for well over $1000, but the top ranked white people purchase their at Army Surplus stores. This makes them feel better than the white people have spent thousands of dollars on an identical piece of clothing. But perhaps the greatest value of the pea coat is its ability to help you determine which non-white people have been accepted into the ranks of white people. It is not known if the coat is given to them in an elaborate ceremony or if they buy it themselves, but in either case by wearing the coat they are telling the world that they have white friends. Long story short, if you want to increase your popularity with white people this winter, get a Pea Coat."
     
  15. modern_leifeng

    modern_leifeng Senior member

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    I love the pea coat, they've been everywhere for umm, pretty much the past 20 years. I have 2, a grey one from H in Chicago and a blue one from Muji in Beijing, both keep me warm and are an excellent choice as a casual winter jacket. There are only so many casual jacket choices, I can't imagine the pea coats ubiquity changing anytime soon.
     
  16. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    i had a pea coat once. it didn't have any peas. i was disappointed
     
  17. pendragon

    pendragon Senior member

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    ^ Eh, I enjoy the self-loathing, mockery, and irony (#50 of things white people like).
     
  19. munchausen

    munchausen Senior member

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    It's basically "you might be a redneck" for yuppies.
     
  20. Snowman_SE

    Snowman_SE Active Member

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    I love my pea coat. I bought mine at Tall & Mighty for £100. Needless to say it's not the best quality (one pocket had a hole in it when I got it from the store, I noticed after I had left London) and it has some unbalanced elements in the design (I actually removed the hideous epaulettes), but hey it fits (I'm 6'6" so it's really a hassle to find anything in my size unless I go MTO).

    It's a good informal garment for cold climate.
     

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