In the early 18th century, European seafarers wore double-breasted coats that closed with buttons in different directions when the wind changed to better protect against cold winds.
The double-breasted coat, called peacoat, comes from the Dutch word "Pijjekker", where "Pij" is a kind of tweed cloth, and "Jekker" is the jacket.
The double-breasted front placket is very warm, and the large lapel can be erect to resist the cold wind effectively. For the crew, there is no reason not to love this functional clothing, from one port to another, also influenced more and more European fleets. Later, the Royal Navy adopted the double-breasted peacoat as a uniform for sailors, establishing its standard image as a navy.
Adopted by the U.S. Navy in 1881, it remained in service until 2018.
Bronson's this peacoat is Based on a vintage "Montgomery" double-breasted peacoat from the late 1930s, it is made of custom-made heavy corduroy, and the fabric is crisp and reproduces the large lapel with a slight arc in the old time, which can easily create a standing collar style. The classic 10-button style, and the simple diagonal pocket are used to warm hands, and the natural horn button is used to create a retro atmosphere. The black cotton satin material is used in the interior, making it smooth and easy to wear and take off.
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I down-sized from a previous jacket I’d purchased and the fit is great. Quality, good looking garment. To my surprise, I find Bronson sizing true to size. I’m generally a medium, though occasionally a medium is a little too tight. The 40 fits perfectly.
Phenomenal coat. Fits perfect (medium) and very unique fabric (corduroy). Love it!!!
I love my coat well made thanks the Bronson mfg co.
Love the navy style peacoat and watch cap! Not feeling the best but this has cheered and warmed me up. Great quality, thank you Bronson and can’t wait to get more products