Today you will be hard-pressed to find a proper reefer off the shelf. Are they the same thing?
Results 1 to 10 of Pea coat v reefer coat. Thread Tools Show Printable Version. Pea coat v reefer coat What is the difference between a double-breasted pea coat and a double-breasted reefer coat. Are they the same thing? Have a look here and tell me what is the difference.
Now what is your Question? Join Date Feb Posts 2, Are you joining a posh yacht club?? Well in this specific case - from the advert: In essence a pea-coat was for ratings and NCO's while a reefer is officer kit, the main difference being the weight of cloth.
The "pea" derives from the Dutch word "Pij" which describes a style of coarse cloth with a slightly furry side. Today you will be hard-pressed to find a proper reefer off the shelf. I did find a tailor which did a bespoke reefer; Gieves and Hawkes in London should you wish to lay out a grand-and-a-half. Reefers are lighter weight, doeskin, pilot cloth or barathea.
The colour should be a uniform very dark blue. It should have two vents, and be double breasted with six working buttons and two show buttons. The lapels are not the same as on a pea-coat, more like those on a blazer. Visit MarinaSkip to get rid of your unwanted boaty stuff and pick up some more! Grand and a half!!!!!!!!!!!! Having looked at the ad.
Where do I get a cap with braid to complete the outfit?? PS I have just read the OP properly. The fact that he is a Telegraph reader threw me completely! Same coat different newspaper.
The thing has been practically bulletproof. The style has evolved to the addition of hoods. A few of the jackets seen on the street are genuine navy surplus; being a classic garment, it is frequently available from retailers, though often with small design changes that reflect the current fashion trends. The standard for historical pea coats was 30 ounces approx. While pea coats are offered in many colors by retailers, the US Navy -issue pea coat is dark blue. According to a edition of the Mariner's Mirror , the term pea coat originated from the Dutch or West Frisian word pijjekker or pijjakker , in which pij referred to the type of cloth used, a coarse kind of twilled blue cloth with a nap on one side.
Another theory, favoured by the US Navy , is that the heavy topcoat worn in cold, miserable weather by seafaring men was once tailored from "pilot cloth" — a heavy, coarse, stout kind of twilled blue cloth with the nap on one side. This was sometimes called P-cloth from the initial letter of pilot , and the garment made from it was called a P-jacket — later a pea coat. The term has been used since to denote coats made from that cloth.
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A bridge coat is a pea coat that extends to the thighs, and is a uniform exclusively for officers and chief petty officers. The reefer is for officers and chief petty officers only, and is identical to the basic design but usually has gold buttons and epaulettes. LONG REEFER COAT is rated out of 5 by Rated 5 out of 5 by Ligo from Love the length and material I bought this coat a few weeks ago and can't wait to wear it this winter. I /5(42). Find great deals on eBay for reefer coat. Shop with confidence.