Pea coats are a very classic type of outerwear and every woman should have one as a winter wardrobe staple. If you don’t have one in your closet yet, then the Wool Audrey Coat from American Apparel is a great choice.
A pea coat is a short double breasted wool coat that closes with buttons rather than a zipper. It also typically falls to just below the hip. This means that this type of outer garment looks best with sweaters or shirts that fall to the waist or just below the hip. You should pair those tops with a pair of tailored pants or jeans. Pea coats also look great with skirts and dresses that fall just below the knee. The Wool Audrey Coat fits all these requirements. It comes in both a black and grey wool blend comprising of 80% wool and 20% nylon. The coat has a four button closure and is just long enough to cover your hips.
What Makes the Wool Audrey Coat Different?
One feature that the Wool Audrey Coat has that other peat coats don’t have is an inverted back pleat. There is nothing more frustrating than being restricted in my movements when I wear my winter coat. The bulkiness of the garment and sometimes the restrictive heaviness of the fabrics don’t let you move freely. The Wool Audrey Coat includes this inverted back pleat to try and solve that problem. With a few extra inches of room around the middle, you can bend and lift a child, for example, without feeling like you are going to rip your coat. The inverted sewing style means that when you don’t need the extra room, the coat lies flat with a clean look in the back.
Traditional pea coats worn by sailors in the Navy include pockets on the sides of the coat. These pockets are large enough to fit your hands in and do not have any flaps or other closures. The Wool Audrey Coat has a slightly different style pocket. It comes with two deep pockets with entry at the top and flap closures. This style of packet is actually a little larger than the original. In addition, both the top entry and the flap closure mean you are less likely to lose things from your pockets like keys or a small wallet.
All in all, the Wool Audrey Coat is a reasonably priced coat for anyone who doesn’t currently have a pea coat in their winter wardrobe. This classic look will look great with many of your winter outfits. The coat is a good choice for outfits that are too casual to be worn with a dressier wool coat like the Sandro Morrison Coat. And it is good when you want to look a little more presentable than you might in a ski jacket.