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A peacoat or peajacket is a outer coat, generally of a navy-colored heavy wool, originally worn by sailors of European navies. Peacoats are characterized by broad lapels, double-breasted fronts, and vertical or slash pockets.

P Coat Commonly referred to as "Pea Coat". Double-breasted, navy blue worsted wool overcoat originally designed in the early 20th century for use by US Navy personnel. Called a "Pea Coat" due to the material that the coats are made from. The wool was referred to as "Pilot Cloth", but then became known as P-Cloth, hence the name "Pea Coat." They are recognizable by the characteristic "anchor" buttons and wide, rounded lapels. The style is considered a classic, and P coats are now worn in the United States by all manner of individuals. Note that few of the jackets seen on the street are genuine United States Navy surplus; being a classic garment, it is frequently available from retailers in the USA, though often with small design changes that reflect the current tendencies of the day.


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The above article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peacoat).  1/14/06
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