A. One of the pea coats’ great advantages is its flexibility. Whilsteasily worn as a casual piece in most environments, the pea jacketcan also work wonders in the realms of the ‘smart-casual’; being of both officious construction and rugged durability, the pea jacket canmake a fairly inconsequential outfit at least five times as chic.Hyperbole aside, whilst not to be worn to a black tie dinner, mostoccasions will welcome the pea coat with its marvellous poise andelegance. Later in the book I’ll be taking a look at various ensemblesthat work well with a pea jacket, but for now rest assured you’ll find itdifficult to resist wearing a pea coat to almost every occasion you canthink of!
A. Theoretically, whenever it’s cold.However, in seasonal terms it tends to be from the start of autumn/fall through until the end of winter. In terms of timescalesthis usually means during the five or six coldest months of the year.Naturally, this varies depending on which hemisphere you live. In theNorthern hemisphere this is typically September through March; inthe Southern hemisphere it’s between March and September.
A. There are many instances in recent decades of celebrities,musicians and artists wearing pea coats. For example, the jacket hasput in many iconic performances in Hollywood movies:
Jack Nicholson sported a traditional coat in the 1973 feature-film ‘The Last Detail’ – a spectacular movie you should put onyour rental list immediately if you’ve never had theopportunity to witness it’s pleasures before.