Navy Pea Coat was based upon the instruction of Secretary of War more than 200 years
On August 24th, 1791 the distinctive dress for
US-Navy captains and officers was provided.
To represent strength and authority on one
side, but also to answer the purpose, as well fashionable as useful aspects had to satisfy
Daily practice necessitated
weather-/storm-proof and deep water resistant jackets, whereas the dignified appearance demanded a well-groomed jacket of
Dark cloth, made of 29 oz. stout virgin wool and
worked up as pilot cloth based on twill, protected against wind and cold from now on.
With double-rowed buttons, tiltable collar and large lapel, uniformity was perceived which
happened to appeare separately before. Strength and order -now emphasized by the ruling
Only years later the enlisted men were dressed in uniform to express their obligation to
aura and mystery of the navy voyage.