Pea-Coat Watch – Junk de Luxe

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5232407937951_med_2Another hot trend for this season is the pea coat. This is a trend that was simmering away last winter but has now come to a rolling boil, with several versions on the catwalk and in the high street.

The pea coat started life as standard issue for the navy. They are typically double-breasted, made from heavy worsted wool and usually have vertical slash pockets. They also normally have impossibly large lapels, although these have slimmed down slightly in the transfer from the high seas.

This fine example is from the ever dependable Junk de Luxe. It’s enough of a pea coat to look like a pea coat but not too much of one to mean that you won’t be able to wear it next season. It’s an investment! You can order it from from Urban Outfitters here.