US NAVY PEA COAT 740W
32 0Z. WOOL
ORIGINAL NAVY BLUE
My friend Jimmy Dimetroplis and I had surplus Pea Coats that we picked up at a work clothing store down by the West Side Highway in Lower Manhattan back in the Sixties; at a time when you could go to SoHo on the weekends and be alone to take photos amid gargantuan piles of uncollected manufacturing garbage.
I didn't have one again until two years ago when a customer didn't pick up the one that was special ordered for him. So I took it for myself. Well, I have never enjoyed a jacket as much in my life. The Schott 740W is as close to the origianl as you'll get. And, these are much more than transient fashion items - this is the best example of form following fucntion in clothing you will ever see.