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I'm a man and trying to decide on the colour of a peacoat. I want the best colour that is, classic, versatile and goes with almost anything. For example, would navy peacoat go with blue jeans and black shoes?  


What colour would you guys get, or have already got?

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2 hours ago, gbill2004 said:

I'm a man and trying to decide on the colour of a peacoat. I want the best colour that is, classic, versatile and goes with almost anything. For example, would a navy peacoat go with blue jeans and black shoes? 

For me, a navy overcoat is fine with any dark color of leather (dark browns, black, dark oxblood/cordovan).

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2 minutes ago, Galileo said:

WTF is a peacoat?  I guess that tells you all you need to know about my opinion on the question

Peacoat pics. A classic peacoat worn by a U.S. naval officer

Some background on the style:

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Though at first glance the name “pea coat” evokes hints of folksy Americana, the origins of the coat are actually Dutch. In the late eighteenth century, when the Netherlands was still a naval powerhouse, Dutch sailors wore pijjakkers, coats made from coarse wool “pije” fabric. Though the Dutch kicked off the use of the coat, it was the British Navy, and their ubiquitous colonial presence around the globe that made the coat truly popular. The “pije” coat became the “pea” coat, as the British adopted a version of the coat as a uniform for petty officers. To this day, pea coats are sometimes referred to as “reefer coats’”—reffering to the shorter pea coats, a.k.a. “reefers,” worn by petty officers of the British Empire. Higher ranking officers would wear a longer “bridge” coat. Eventually, the United States Navy also made the coat part of some of their standard issue clothing for cold weather jobs, and the coat crossed the Atlantic.

 

You've probably seen that kind of coat many times, just not realizing there was a specific name for it.

 

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I always default to black but 1. I have no sense of style and 2. it's usually based on the fact that black doesn't show stains nearly as bad as a lighter color 

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40 minutes ago, offdee said:

Black or Charcoal for sure. Navy is old school. Camel color if want to really be :style:
 

https://lookastic.com/men/tan-pea-coat/shop/brand-wool-peacoat-in-camel-354535

@offdee -- check out the top center pic in the "How to wear" section. A tan peacoat over the Rocky Balboa jogging outfit ... that's a thing in 2021? Any age, or you gotta be young-and-hip to rock sweatclothes?

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16 minutes ago, Doug B said:

@offdee -- check out the top center pic in the "How to wear" section. A tan peacoat over the Rocky Balboa jogging outfit ... that's a thing in 2021? Any age, or you gotta be young-and-hip to rock sweatclothes?

Full sweatsuit, gotta be young and hip. Jeans with a hoodie (and hood hanging out) with the pea coat can be pulled off by anyone 

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Just now, belljr said:

Wait these are back "in"?

I remember peacoats being worn a lot circa 1990, when LL Bean and such got on the local radar (in college at LSU at the time). For some reason, I recall them being cut longer ... like down to the knees.

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8 minutes ago, Doug B said:

I remember peacoats being worn a lot circa 1990, when LL Bean and such got on the local radar (in college at LSU at the time). For some reason, I recall them being cut longer ... like down to the knees.

Mine wasn't that long :shrug:maybe a little longer than the current ones

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2 minutes ago, belljr said:
13 minutes ago, Doug B said:

I remember peacoats being worn a lot circa 1990, when LL Bean and such got on the local radar (in college at LSU at the time). For some reason, I recall them being cut longer ... like down to the knees.

Mine wasn't that long :shrug:

Even for men, peacoats do come in different lengths ... but what I really think I'm remembering is women wearing long wool coats that were still called "peacoats". Same peacoat-style of buttons and all.

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On 1/18/2021 at 11:42 AM, Doug B said:

I remember peacoats being worn a lot circa 1990, when LL Bean and such got on the local radar (in college at LSU at the time). For some reason, I recall them being cut longer ... like down to the knees.

Everything in the 90s was gigantic.  Just look at the clothes they wear on friends.

 

 

As far as the asnwer to this thread, I'd agree that charcoal/gray is most versatile, followed by navy, and black last (but most "formal" though I don't think a peacoat is very formal).  I personally have a black peacoat, and don't think it looks very good with jeans and more casual dress.

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When I think peacoat I think of navy blue.  Then again my fashion sense isn't the best.  :lol:  

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