Dormeuil’s 552 bunch features a selection of Cashmere, Alpaca, Camel, and Worsted Wool fabric options for the ultimate luxury overcoat.
There are many different varieties of coats for Fall, but let’s break down the 4 main styles that can be tailor made:
The Pea Coat
Usually navy or black in heavy 100% felted or napped wool, the pea coat was originally worn by members of the British Navy and merchant sailors throughout Europe.
Pea coats are double breasted and short in length with broad lapels and vertical or slash pockets. A pea coat is finished with large buttons (these can be plastic, wooden, or metal).
A bridge coat is a pea coat that extends to the thighs and this is the uniform for Naval officers and chief petty officers. The bridge coat is finished with gold buttons and epaulettes for rank insignia.
The trench coat is made with a heavy duty drill, leather, or poplin and is often waterproof. It is usually constructed with raglan sleeves and insulated lining and can be finished at various lengths from above the knee to just above the ankles.
Trench coats were originally worn by Army officers and adapted for trench warfare during WW1.
Traditionally, the trench is khaki and double breasted with 10 buttons and features wide lapels and a storm flap. The coat is belted at the waist with a belt made from the same material as the trench coat. The trench often has shoulder straps that button down.
A topcoat is a short winter coat that ends at or above the knees. Unlike overcoats, topcoats are usually made with lighter weight fabrics such as gaberdine. Topcoats are usually single breasted.
The classic camel topcoat is a staple, but topcoats can be made in black, charcoal, navy, brown, and a variety of bolder color choices for the more adventurous.
An overcoat is a long winter coat intended to be worn over a suit or jacket. An overcoat extends below the knee. Overcoats are made with heavier cloth and are often finished with fur.
While an overcoat can be made in a double breasted style, single breasted overcoats are far more popular.
Overcoats have been used by militaries since the 18th century.
Overcoats used by the Army tend to be single breasted, while Navies often use double breasted overcoats.
Like the lighter topcoat, the classic camel overcoat is a staple, but overcoats can be made in any number of bolder color choices and collar trimmings.