• Softening the Pea Coat


    I’ve long preferred the look of women in menswear. It’s down-to-earth and yet still beautiful. While some pieces translate literally, others often require a more feminine touch. The military styling and rugged undertones of the classic pea coat can feel too masculine for women despite often being cut in a cropped silhouette. Simply swapping the traditional metal anchor buttons for knotted leather buttons like my girlfriend did here softens it altogether...even when you are popping that generous collar.

    Dec 4, 2012 | Permalink (6) Total Comments

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 12/17/2012 at 5:29 PM:

    @Travis—I own a Schott. Hers is from Club Monaco.

    travis left a comment on 12/16/2012 at 12:59 PM:

    where is her coat from? you own a Schott right?

    PSP left a comment on 12/14/2012 at 8:03 PM:

    If you are looking at the buttons, you are missing it.  Beautiful woman.

    Alexander left a comment on 12/12/2012 at 5:13 PM:

    I’ve seen a few posts on switching out the plastic buttons for shiny/brass ones. Too flashy or delightfully different?

    Elizabeth V. left a comment on 12/12/2012 at 11:51 AM:

    I love that! Swapping out those buttons is a great idea.

    Ashley left a comment on 12/12/2012 at 11:11 AM:

    I have one with a fur collar and it gives it a softer look… I love pea coats! Www.pinkjulepabroad.com