Sorry, the content of this store can't be seen by a younger audience. Come back when you're older.
Vintage USN Vietnam Era US Navy Civilian Issue Kersey Wool Pea Coat Reefer Jacket - L
Regular price£145.00 GBP
Free UK shipping over £50
The US Navy Peacoat was adopted during the early 20th Century, from Britain's Royal Navy Reefer Jacket. The Royal Navy's first regulations for uniforms for other ranks were issued in 1857, a century after the regulations for officers, and this garment was originally used by Midshipmen (Reefers). These crewmen had to climb the rigging and furl and unfurl, or 'reef', the sails of the sailing ships of the era.
The jacket was short, to allow ease of movement through the rigging. It had a double breasted front, which displaced the buttons to each side; this helped reduce the chance of them getting caught on ropes, as the wearer manoeuvres the sails.
This is a vintage Civilian Wool Pea Coat, produced domestically within the U.S.A.
Used and in very good vintage condition to with minimal signs of wear, with some bobbling throughout. Freshly steamed and ready for a new owner.
COLOUR: Dark Navy
FABRIC: 100% Kersey Wool; Nylon Lining.
- 10 button double breasted front
- Under collar throat tab
- Military anchor buttons
- Handwarmer jetted pockets
- Internal welt pockets
- Rear centre vent
- Fully lined
- Fabric back neck hanger loop
SIZE: The jacket is labelled a size 42 but fits like a Large (UK Sizing) with a 45in full external chest measurement and overall fit.
EXTERNAL MEASUREMENTS:Please check measurements against a similar garment of your own that fits you well, measuring flat and fully zipped or buttoned on a flat surface:
Full details on Brexit and shipping updates can be seen here
We offer a no hassle policy and all returns will be accepted up to 14 days after you receive your purchase (excluding socks, underwear, books and magazines which are non-refundable due to the intimate nature of these items).