Same coat different newspaper. Then either the club tie may be worn, or, as I personally prefer, a club cravat.
They go in and out of fashion but mine is now suitably shabby for wearing on the boat, and very cosy it is too with the collar turned up. No one with a boat, sea and music should ever need a psychiatrist.
Reefers and blazers A second but similar type of reefer is a double breasted blazer with blue cloth buttons, worn indoors or outdoors with a collar and tie. I wish I could find one in real men's sizes " chest, extra long at a reasonable price! One smells of urine, the other of spliffs? Originally Posted by Gordonmc. Originally Posted by VO5. And to confuse the issue further, nowadays a club blazer is informally referred to as a reefer in the royal clubs, certainly in mine and others I have visited.
It is a conventional sartorial requirement after 6 PM. This blazer is double breasted with four working buttons out of a total of six. It has two vents, three buttons on each cuff. The buttons must not be brass, but instead black club buttons. The blazer may be worn with gray or navy blue trousers. Conventionally the shirt is white. And conventionally it is a double cuff shirt club cufflinks , very posh you see. Then either the club tie may be worn, or, as I personally prefer, a club cravat.
In summer, the trousers may be white. By Mr D Upton. Good quality and well finished. I am very happy with this purchase. By Mr R Norris. Just what I wanted though I had expected the buttons to naval type.
Excellent piece of kit. I am normally an M but with this Montgomery jacket the S fitted me much better. I am very pleased with it, thank you. Please use our question and answer form to find out more or call us on Today the style is considered a classic, and pea coats are now worn by all manner of individuals. The style has evolved to the addition of hoods. A few of the jackets seen on the street are genuine navy surplus; being a classic garment, it is frequently available from retailers, though often with small design changes that reflect the current fashion trends.
The standard for historical pea coats was 30 ounces approx. While pea coats are offered in many colors by retailers, the US Navy -issue pea coat is dark blue. According to a edition of the Mariner's Mirror , the term pea coat originated from the Dutch or West Frisian word pijjekker or pijjakker , in which pij referred to the type of cloth used, a coarse kind of twilled blue cloth with a nap on one side.
Another theory, favoured by the US Navy , is that the heavy topcoat worn in cold, miserable weather by seafaring men was once tailored from "pilot cloth" — a heavy, coarse, stout kind of twilled blue cloth with the nap on one side.
The Origin of the Reefer Jacket - posted in Les Incroyables: The traditional term for the double breasted jacket is the reefer jacket or coat. This contrasts to the single breasted lounge jacket. That is to say there is strictly speaking no such a thing as a double breasted lounge jacket. ‘Snug reefer jackets with raised collars were paired with thigh-high black leather boots.’ ‘Standish had brought them to a stop outside a dimly lit café that appeared to be closed, except that a burly drunk in a dark reefer jacket had just wandered in unopposed.’. A pea coat (or pea jacket, pilot jacket) is an outer coat, generally of a navy-coloured heavy wool, The reefer is for officers and chief petty officers only, and is identical to the basic design but usually has gold buttons and epaulettes. Only officers wear the epaulettes.