Conversely, it may be from the shortening of the Belgium Navies term ‘Pilot’s Jacket’ to P.
Jacket, then being misspelled / adapted to Pea Coat.
Sterlingwear Vice President and Chief Operating Officer David Fredella said in March that the phasing out of the traditional peacoat could cost hundreds of jobs and herald the end of New England woolen manufacturing."We believe that the U. Navy was unaware of the collateral damage of their decision to phase out the wool Peacoat," he told the East Boston Times-Free Press.
About Geoff Ziezulewicz Geoff is a senior staff reporter for Military Times, focusing on the Navy.
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