You have to work hard to get the construction on those old classic jackets proper. Buzz Rickson is one of those companies that will everything in their power to get it right. Their take on the classic 1910 model of the Naval Peacoat is a prime example. “The US Navy’s original pea-coat was fabricated from heavy, 36-ounce melton wool and, up until the late 1930’s, featured black bakelite buttons displaying an anchor surrounded by 13 stars; the 13 stars were derived from the original 13 states when the United States became an independent nation and broke its ties to England in 1776. The large-sized collar of the coat was designed to block strong ocean winds and the corduroy-lined side pockets helped thwart the numbing effect on hands from the biting winter seas..” Find it now at Self Edge (becoming regulars on Selectism!).
More views of the Buzz Rickson 1910 Naval Peacoat after the jump.