The Difference Between a Bridge and Pea Coat
I recently tweeted that military doesn’t and can never again fit into the trend category. Militia have been outfitted in everything from pea coats, to trench coats and camo to pixelated prints. The length of historical soldier, seaman or airmen uniform has been noted in the history books so officially that we still refer to these names when we shop or designers create. That being said get your coats straight!
A pea coat is a shorter double breasted outerwear style with a wide collar. The Bridge coat is the same except it typically has a thinner collar and reaches the thighs or below. If the Bridge coat has gold buttons and epaulets, then it is referred to as a Reever coat. I don’t know the etymology of the name reever… all I can think of those cannibal creatures on Firefly… creepy!
Anyway the color will typically be black or navy but have some fun and go maroon or any other color you can think of. Spring is just around the corner so going for a mid weight fabric would be good too. Sweating profusely isn’t sexy.
Lastly you should wear this style open as often as you button it up, it looks killer both ways. If you’re really trying to impress someone pop the collar and strut like you own the place.
What I’m Wearing
Coat by J. Lindeberg
Pants by Topman
Shoes by Topman
Sunglasses by Prada
Shirt by Prada
Images by Matthew St. James