I would imagine we might start seeing a few peacoats around these parts. Just yesterday a friend asked me which peacoat to get. Although there are a fairly good number of options, there isn't really a definitive source for pea coats. Surplus can be a great option, if you 'd like a denim material I'd go to Mister Freedom, but if you just want a basic navy wool, the options are pretty limited. Rogues Gallery have produced a very nice basic version of the iconic item this fall. The rough wool features a slim body and narrow arms which are a nice change from the surplus route. The nice color, good pocketing and clean design make it one of Rogues Gallery's winners and an overall good looking jacket.
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I couldn't help but let the you folks know these have been released again, now at Blackbird. They haven't changed since the fall model as far as I know, they are still great. I'm fairly sure the deck boots are made by Quoddy out on the east coast of the U.S.A. My friend has a pair of these and they look great. They don't take long to get a bit of character and unless you work in a shop where these are sold, you probably won't see too many pairs around. However for some reason this season they seem to have jumped in price quite a bit. They are available on Blackbird's online store for $528 US and I am pretty sure they were around $400 Canadian when they released at Nomad last spring. Albam's fall version, which I believe was made by the same people, or at least the same area, were a lot less in the winter as well. I think they are a tough purchase with that increased tag but no matter your current balance, these are great shoes and I'd welcome them into my wardrobe in a second.