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Peacoat History

le Wednesday 28 November 2012byJoe the "tire-remover"

Origins As it is for most style of coats, the peacoat has a military origin. It would have been firstly created for Royal Navy midshipmen, probably from around the beginning of the 18th century. The word peacoat would come from the Dutch “Pijjekker” meaning “coarse wool”. Pronounced with an English accent, it has become “pea-jacket”,… Read more

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