I have decided to add a classic navy pea coat to the mostly closed shop of the capsule wardrobe. Just because I got one recently and did a double take and high-fived the mirror at what an awesome piece of tailoring it is.
I was inspired by whatsisface in McMafia wearing one and I thought OOoo I want one of those, before becoming thoroughly bored with the programme and starting on Unabomber instead. First person to tell me I look like that ginger human trafficker WILL BE SHOT.
There aren’t that many peacoats around at the moment – (and I know I have written about pea coats recently so I maybe repeating myself here) – we STILL seem to be in the dog days of the sales, FFS!!, but I have found a few to inspire you.
Keep an eye out in the next few months if you don’t like any of these and I will also update if I track down a clear winner.
It’s not styled very nicely here, but I think this one (above) is really good.
It would normally be a “non” from me on these red wrist bands, but actually maybe they are cool.
Not strictly a peacoat, but this one will look really good on someone.
Marnie fogg says
Double breasted pea coats in rigid fabrics as above look awful on anyone who isn’t tiny.
Hmm… define “tiny”, Marnie – I disagree and think that’s misleading
Hm. I think in double breasted coats what makes the difference is the line of the buttons and button size. Buttons can’t be too small and they have to be positioned in such a way that they create a vertical line. And not a central massive rectangle.
Sorry it that sounds nuttily pedantic. Am not small and had a black pea coat for years – it actually made me look tiny!
Sophie who is far from tiny says
But double-breasted pea coats in SOFT fabrics are amazing …
I love mine (from Saint James) as it waves a magic wand over me and makes me look smart and pulled-together – very capsule – and what entertains me enormously is that after I got (begged husband for) it, I realised my mother had lived in something very similar from Jaeger throughout the late 70s and early 80s.
My only grumble is that the buttons get caught in the mesh of the supermarket trolley every single time and one day I will lose one.
this is a VERY specific complaint Sophie, I like it
I freaking love a peacoat. My grey one never leaves my back. It was Uniqlo-but-bought-on-eBay and I call it my homeless coat because on its own with just plain black jeans or whatevs I look homeless and blah, but with a beautiful scarf, sunglasses and my beloved purple Doc Martens it’s effortless Cool Girl (TM.) Sometimes it’s ALL about zee accessories, mes petites.
Love a peacoat. I bought a mid-weight navy peacoat (kind of like heavy gabardine) by Acne HALF PRICE in the Liberty pre-Xmas sale I stumbled upon while Xmas shopping for family (boring). Beautiful cut and hangs just right. Bloody love Acne stuff. Oh yes… Was a happy day…also found a sportluxe zip up top by Folk a la old style Adidas but updated and just “cool” and looks great with the new boyfriend jeans AND a fab grey Isabel Marant jacket/cardi type thing which I love and yes, HALF PRICE! Happy Xmas to me.
Oh WOW!! THAt is what the sales are for amirite
Where is your peacoat from, Esther?
Jigsaw! In the sale now sold out, but I hope they will do a new one for SS18
Ah, thanks! I like Jigsaw shoes and bags as well.
Bought this one from Sunspel a few weeks back – a duffle pea hybrid – with amazing £315 reduction. Beautiful quality. (Apols for recent comparison to you know who…it was honestly meant as compliment! 😘)
Forgot link. Here it is https://www.sunspel.com/uk/womens-sunspel-x-gloverall-duffle-coat-in-navy-wcoa7302.html
Cath – that Sunspel coat looks fabulous. Can you give sizing guidance? Size 12 is sold out, I’m a big 10/small 12 – so do I buy 10 or 14? Thank you!!
I’m same size as you and I bought the 10 and it’s plenty big enough. There is also a drawstring inside so you can cinch in the waist if that is your thing. I love it!