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.