100% Wool Peacoats and Jackets for Men
While peacoats started out as military coats, these jackets have become staples as everyday outerwear. Classic peacoats are often 100% wool, come in all sizes, and are available in colors like black, navy, or gray. The wool composition means the pea jacket stays in style from fall to spring.What are the different styles of peacoats?
The three primary types are:
- Double-breasted: This is the most formal style. It features two columns of buttons down the front.
- Single-breasted: This style is more casual; it has a slim fit and a one-button column.
- Bridge: This coat is bulkier than other types of peacoats. This wool military-type coat extends to mid-thigh and has two columns of buttons.
Peacoats have slim fits, displaying the body contours. These are indicators of proper fit for jackets or peacoats.
- Shoulders: An appropriately sized jacket or coat fits flat on the shoulders with the seams where the shoulders join the arms.
- Sleeves: When a peacoat fits correctly, it covers everything underneath, so the sleeves need to graze the palm when you're wearing the peacoat with your arms at your sides.
- Body: Peacoats are meant to fit snugly against the midsection, but they should not be so tight that the buttons show tension.
- Length: The proper size of peacoat extends to the top of the thighs.
Most wool jackets and coats need to be dry-cleaned. There are some extra steps to take if you are washing a wool peacoat at home. Soaking the peacoat in soapy water before washing is essential. Then the coat can be washed in a machine in lukewarm water on a delicate setting. After squeezing not twisting the coat to remove excess water, it can air-dry flat on a table or drying rack.Are peacoats warm enough for winter?
There are classic peacoats and pea jackets with different weights and thicknesses that make them appropriate for a range of various conditions. Wool is a temperature regulator and insulator, providing a layer of dry air between the coat and body to prevent heat loss. Wool is a naturally water-resistant material, so peacoats made of wool are generally unaffected by snow and rain. In freezing temperatures, you might need thermal layers underneath the peacoat, but these jackets can be an appropriate choice for staying warm in the winter.