Anyone with so much as passing familiarity with classic menswear will know the peacoat. At its most traditional, it's the coat of barrel-chested seafarers, with anchor buttons, buccaneering collars, hands in pockets and elbows out at unapologetic angles. But that’s not quite the coat we have here.
Instead, this is a remodelling, which resembles very much the peacoats of naval lore but hopefully serves more purpose for this day and age. It has a new sleeve, for a start. It is a one-piece split-sleeve, which is set-in (and ergo smart) at the front and raglan (and ergo spacious) at the back. Best of both worlds.
Further spacial transgression comes in the form of the pockets: large patches at the front serving as hideaways for warmer pockets built into the body seam. In this way — and in others, too, hopefully — the peacoat offers as much or more than a golden oldie peacoat, but in more elegant and efficient ways.