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Silver buttons on peacoat

dasai

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Originally Posted by max1227
I've never seen the look, but browsing through navy-issue pea coats I came across quite a few. See: http://www.vintagetrends.com/common/...C=710-3034.jpg Is this something that could be worn casually? Or is it best left to naval officers?
It's called a reefer jacket, and yes, it would only be worn by officers within the navy. As a civilian, it might be all right, but be mindful that to people who know, you're putting on a show of status you can't actually back up. EDIT: Where are the epaulets on the one in the picture? It actually looks halfway between a peacoat and a reefer jacket.
 

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For a short period during the mid 70's the navy switched to the silver (pewter) buttons on pea coats. The coat pictured looks like a standard coat with those buttons. It's identical to other coats just the buttons are different.
 

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Originally Posted by dep126
For a short period during the mid 70's the navy switched to the silver (pewter) buttons on pea coats. The coat pictured looks like a standard coat with those buttons. It's identical to other coats just the buttons are different.

Thanks, this seems to be the case.

For those interested, there's a detailed post on vintage pea coats at the Fedora Lounge:

http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showt...PEACOAT-DATING
 

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