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Boardwalk Peacoat

From the high seas to the high street, this timeless utilitarian coat is the ultimate outer layer for our Pioneers.

$485
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HOW THE GARMENT FITS....

  • Athletic
  • Fitted
  • Regular
  • Relaxed

Utilitarian ‘Pijjekker' has truly stood the test of time…

To withstand the elements and create a coat that was wearable and workable, we invested in a luxury textile for the lining called Modal. A fabric made from beech tree pulp which contains 50% more absorbent microfibres than cotton and is more sustainable and eco-friendly. The wool is recycled from old woollen garments that are repurposed and spun into new yarn.

Storm Collar We’ve increased the height of the collar to protect the wearer from the elements and introduced a traditional fastening that pulls the collar together around the neck for further insulation. The fastening can be removed or repositioned around the back when not in use. Due to the heavy-weight 22oz Melton wool, the collar sits proud when worn up and creates a unique silhouette for the wearer. 

"Another classic from &SONS, this coat is stunning"

INTRODUCING

Is there such a thing? We like to think so. With a design steeped in provenance, we could only look back before creating something unique for the modern-day Pioneer.

Taking cues from the earliest ‘pijjekker’ we have focused on the detail, keeping our branding to a minimum and balancing form with function. We went back to basics with the new designs, taking inspiration from the archives of images he’s found over the years and set to creating the perfect sartorial silhouette. This included exploring new fabrics and techniques to create a modern day version of this iconic jacket.

During the process, we were introduced to a sustainable lining fabric, made from beech tree cellulose which uses considerably less water during production. We’ve researched recycled fabrics and hardware to produce a more sustainable production for our new design.

The Details

A true labour of love for our Creative Director and Founder Phil James. From the heavy-weight, 22oz Melton wool that’s been woven exclusively for &SONS to the oversized buttons, forged from recycled metal. Every detail has been considered and consciously sourced - without compromise. 

To withstand the elements and create a coat that was wearable and workable, we invested in a luxury textile for the lining called Modal. A fabric made from beech tree pulp which contains 50% more absorbent microfibres than cotton and is more sustainable and eco-friendly. The wool is recycled from old woollen garments that are repurposed and spun into new yarn.

Storm Collar We’ve increased the height of the collar to protect the wearer from the elements and introduced a traditional fastening that pulls the collar together around the neck for further insulation. The fastening can be removed or repositioned around the back when not in use. Due to the heavy-weight 22oz Melton wool, the collar sits proud when worn up and creates a unique silhouette for the wearer. 

"Another classic from &SONS, this coat is stunning"

FABRIC & FEATURES

  • Rever collar with storm flap detail
  • Shell/Body Fabric: 77% recycled Wool, 13% Polyester, 5% Polyamide, 5% acrylic.
  • Weight 650g / 22oz
  • Lining: 100% Modal and printed with a polka dot design
  • Canvas elbow patches
  • Mid level pockets
  • Arm band to fit baker boy hat

ORIGINS

From classic to contemporary, throughout history, the peacoat is now a staple in so many of our wardrobes and, as the temperatures drop, we reach for this Naval masterpiece that creates a silhouette like no other. Originally adorned by the Dutch in the early 1800s and known as the 'pijjekker' because of its coarse woollen fabric used in the construction. Although its origins are rooted with the Dutch, it was, in fact, the British that popularised the famous coat as part of their Naval uniform.

As the peacoat made its way across the pond, the US Navy introduced it into their uniform and it was quickly adopted by ‘reefers’. This only highlights the versatility of the coat as reefers were the brave men who climbed the tall rigging of sailing ships, braving the harsh winds and rain. Form and function made the ultimate partnership with the peacoat which has been its success through the decades.

The high collars, double-breasted fastening and mid-length cut allowed sailors alike to move comfortably around the boat as they carried out their duties. Every iteration contains these design features, with brands making only minor changes to the design to retain the silhouette – if it ain't broke…

The pijjekker – in which 'pij' refers to the type of cloth used, a coarse kind of twilled blue cloth, and 'jekker' describes a man’s short, heavy, coat – is the original name of what is now known across the world as the Peacoat. Famed for its origins in the military, the Peacoat's history begins as early as the 1720s and features in nearly every surplus uniform in various guises. A longer cut often referred to as a 'Bridge Coat' was only worn by officers and often adorned with gold buttons. Made in India

SIZING + FIT

SizeSMLXLXXL
Neck Size37 - 3839 - 40.540.5 - 4243 - 44.546 - 47
Chest91 - 9799 - 104106 - 112114 - 122124 - 129.5
Waist71 - 7884 - 8991 - 96.599 - 104106 - 112
Arm Length59.5 - 6162 - 63.566 - 6767 - 68.569.5 - 71
USA36 - 3838 - 4042 - 4446 - 4849 - 51
EU44 - 4648 - 5052 - 5456 - 5860 - 62
Neck Size14.5 - 1515.5 - 1616 - 16.517 - 17.518 - 18.5
Chest36 - 3839 - 4142 - 4445 - 4849 - 51
Waist28 - 3233 -3536 - 3839 - 4142 - 44
Arm Length23.5 - 2424.5 - 2525.5 - 2626.5 - 2727.5 - 28
USA36 - 3838 - 4042 - 4446 - 4849 - 51
EU44 - 4648 - 5052 - 5456 - 5860 - 62

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

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MODEL WEARS MEDIUM: Chest 40” // Waist 32” // Height 5ft 11”