There are pea coats and there are pea coats. There’s the classic, Navy surplus, Old Spice commercial version, of course. Then there are the oceans full of modern interpretations, with as many styles as a bowl of freshly shucked pods. Until this season, I’ve gone old-school, as if I just stepped off a long sea voyage. Then I came across the Kaledin pea coat at AllSaints Spitalfields on Michigan Avenue and my wallet flapped open like a tuna in a skiff. Crafted from fine Italian wool and lined in Italian twill, it also has a concealed fly-button fastening, peak lapels and real horn buttons. It is slim-fitting, but not so skinny that I have to do P90X to sail away in style.
$435 at AllSaints Spitalfields, 700 N. Michigan Ave., 312-283-0400; or allsaints.com
1 month ago