CAMPLIN CLASSIC PEACOAT£350.00
When it comes to PEACOATS, there is only one logical choice.
Not just the official supplier to the ROYAL NAVY, CAMPLIN are widely considered to be the originator of a timeless classic.
In terms of heritage brands, CAMPLIN, established in 1850, are up there with the very best...
"Mr CAMPLIN was well-known for supplying uniforms to the Royal Navy. It was in fact his idea to suggest the use of the PEACOAT as part of the Petty Officer's uniform. Up until then Petty Officers had the same uniform as ordinary able seamen. However they needed their own uniform to make the distinction but something that would be more practical than the Great Coat which senior Officers had.
"Mr CAMPLIN than came up with the idea of a jacket, having the same important style as a coat but the practical ease in movement of a jacket. So the P. Officers got their P. Coat (P for Petty in Petty Officer) which then for phonetic reasons became the word PEACOAT. This is the story behind why Mr CAMPLIN is rightly believed by many to be the inventor of the PEACOAT."
The CAMPLIN PEACOAT is crafted from RAIN WOOL, a special WATER REPELLENT fabric woven in ITALY.
The jacket also features CORDAGE, which is a short length of cord used as an extension for buttoning up the DOUBLE BREASTED jacket.
Further nice detailing is the use of edging as a border for buttonholes and pocket edges, made of BLUE GROSGRAIN with green stripes, which reminds of the ribbon used for the GENERAL NAVAL SERVICE medal given to civilians who distinguished
themselves in the service of the ROYAL NAVY.
- Water repellent rain wool
- Grosgrain edging
- Cordage feature