The term 'pea coat' comes from a dutch word pijjekker.
The word refers to the distinctive cloth used to make the garment, a heavy coarse twill (in blue) with a nap on one side. Extremely warm and water resistant, peacoats have been worn by sailors since 1720, making them one of the oldest styles of mens clothing still worn today.
Armorlux are a French company that have been producing this garment since the 1930's. We are excited to be stocking them.
For many of us, what we wear day-to-day is becoming more relaxed - and if you’ve traditionally been a steady dress shirt wearer, this can pose something of a challenge. At Crane Brothers we’re often asked what are some key pieces to consider building a contemporary wardrobe around, especially with this new paradigm in mind...
John Rykenberg ran a store front and photography studio of Auckland photographers from the late 1950s through until the late 1970s. During that time the studio captured Auckland's daily life and produced a particularly interesting Queen Street series in the 1960s - it probably comes as no surprise thatthere are road works visible in some of...
The Dambusters were legendary for their wartime heroics and a constant source of inspiration for me as a child, raised on a diet of Commando Comics & Airfix Models.