A double-breasted coat (often wool) that is a Naval or fatigue coat that is part of the Army and Marine Corps uniforms.
The pea coat prized for its durability
and warmth, the pea coat
is a mainstay of cold climates. (Like Ottawa
) It has thus been a mainstay of low income neighbourhoods.
During the 70's, the retro trend of depression clothing brought the pea coat into style, bringing in many alterations including Camel Wool
Immortalized by The Hunt for Red October