We are hoping to ship our first Peacoats in March, at $975.
We are really looking forward to bringing out the Peacoat! Our Hardcore Luxury Fabric has done its Hardcore performance work all over the world, and now we are looking to the Peacoat and the North Maine Double Coat to do the same for our Luxury side.
Quite a few people have asked us to make a Hardcore Luxury® Peacoat, and we've been wanting to do this for a long time. The production backstory has been crazy since 2018. But that's history (hopefully).
Please indicate your interest by placing a $0 backorder, and we'll get in touch with you before we go to production. If you need a size larger than 3X, please let us know.
The history of Peacoats is interesting, and is influencing our plans. Not surprisingly, the design is old enough that there is controversy over where it came from, and when. Some sources will claim origins back to the early 1700s. Some claim the word "pea" is a corruption of a Dutch word referring to a coarse wool. We'll definitely not be making anything coarse! A couple of well-accepted points are that the original Peacoat was wool, and oriented toward sailors. The double-breasted front supposedly enabled sailors to shinny and climb a mast without buttons being snagged. Maybe more reasonable, the true double-breast enabled a sailor to button either left-over-right or right-over-left, perhaps depending upon which side the wind was coming from ... or just to hide some soiled fabric.
We will stick to the original double-breasted design, with a row of Slot Buttons on both sides. We have devoted a lot of attention to the buttons. We're committed to American-made Slot Buttons, and there are very few choices. The buttons we use on our other garments will work fine, but don't seem suitable because Peacoat buttons are so prominent. The buttons need to be larger than our usual, and, I feel, made of something more interesting and elegant -- but just as functional -- as the mil-spec melamine of our standard buttons. We are offering a choice of Custom Slot Buttons. We are offering choice of Titanium or Bronze, as seen at left. BIG THANKS to Advisor Christian Christian, who put us in touch with his friend Dutch Ressler, proprietor of DutchWare Gear, where our Custom Slots are being developed and manufactured.
The Peacoat will have a high collar.
The photos show a Lynx Pattern Peacoat in the studio at Better Team. We'll be getting better photos soon! And we'll make the Peacoat in all our FullWeight colors: Black, Brown, Drab, Lynx Pattern.
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It's a BIG help to know in advance what people want, so please don't hesitate to backorder any Peacoat, so long as you really intend to buy. Here is more information about ordering out-of-stock garments and about online ordering in general. --- Thanks -- Ralph
THANKS to Jacob and David, our old friends from Philadelphia, for being the first to realize our Fabric would make a great Peacoat!
25 February 2023 --- Ralph
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