Classic Men's Winter Fashion: The Pea Coat

By: Ray "Gypsy" Timmons


The cold weather months are upon us. Being in style this winter season means wearing classic winter coat designs. The pea coat is your perfect choice.
Like most pillars of men's fashion, the pea coat's story can be traced back to the military. Since the eighteenth century, overcoats resembling the modern pea coat have been used by European and American naval personnel. Even today, the pea coat is regular issue to the heroic men and women of the United States Navy.
Since the classic pea coat has a timeless look, multiple design adaptations are stocked by many stores. In addition, since it is a military uniform piece, pea coats can be found at army surplus stores for extremely affordable prices. If you would like to buy a more opulent pea coat, most brand names sell their own versions of this stylish and practical cold-weather garment.
Despite where you purchase your coat, you should not buy a style that differs too much from the classic military original. Here's what you ought to keep an eye out for when you buy a pea coat:
* High quality pea coats will be made from durable and winter chill thwarting wool, so be wary of any brand of pea coat that is not primarily composed of quality wool for its outer layer.
* Big lapels, large naval type buttons, and vertical or diagonal pockets are noticeable components of classic pea coats.
* Your clothing should always fit you! A pea coat can seem overly bulky on a man who has a thin frame. If you have a slender build, take your coat to your local alterations shop and have them make it more fitting to your size and shape.
A well kept pea coat is a versatile wardrobe piece as it can be paired with both dressed up and dressed down outfits. Add a color popping scarf such as red or white to your pea coat and you are set to turn heads this winter season.

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Ray "Gypsy" Timmons is a style writer and pick up artist trainer with the Stylelife Academy. To get more men's style pieces by this writer visit the Stylelife website developed by Neil Strauss.

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