3 quick facts
1. The Peacoat most likely saw the light of day in Holland in 1723, before spreading throughout Europe and the United States.
2. Some say it derives from the Dutch word pijjekker, meaning “jacket made of thick fabric”, others believe it comes from the word “pilot” or the military grade “petty officer”, in a word: “P-coat”.
3. Its overall structure is based on the double-breasted jacket with 6×3 or 8×4 button stance, plus another two higher up to close the high, generous lapels, vertical welt pockets and a slim fit. Navy blue is the only acceptable colour, and the fabric should be of Melton carded wool. The buttons can be metallic, golden and displaying the relevant Naval emblem.
The Florentine counterpart of the peacoat is the “Giaccone” (literally “big/ thick jacket”) . The length is just few cm longer than the jacket in order to cover it and the button configuration is 6×2 or 6×3.
This style is a personal favourite of Antonio Liverano that owns many different versions ranging from the luxurious blue cashmere to rustic herringbone tweed, often with contrasting linings.
Our own version revolves around a 6×3 buttoning stance without front darts and the back made of a single piece. The keywords are “cleanliness” and “functionality”. The short silhouette enhances and facilitate the motions without affecting , turning our Giaccone into one of the must have of our permanent collection.