Peacoat Anatomy: Camplin.

Peacoat Anatomy: Camplin.

Camplin

Their name was P. Officer and they were the non-commissioned officers of the British Royal Navy: at the end of the 19th century, there was a strong need to dress them in a uniform that could differentiate them from simple sailors and senior officers.


Thinking about it was the Camplin Family, conceiving a “Fr. Coat ”, the Peacoat later, warm and enveloping as the days on the open sea required, but also strong and practical, elegant and unique.

Camplin

The Peacoat is a short and sporty cut coat, originally made of blue or black cloth, to recall military origins.
And the name recalls that of this coarse wool (pij) originally used for its realization.
Soon, this garment achieved great success even outside the Navy, up to the United States, and today it lives a second life thanks to a reinterpretation that enhances its characteristics and originality.

Camplin

Gros Grain

Through the use of green and blue Gros Grain, the ribbon used as reinforcement for the buttonholes that recalls that of the General Naval Service medal, delivered to civilians who distinguished themselves in the service of the Royal Navy.

Camplin

Cordage 

And again, the Cordage, a short cord used as an extension to button the double-breasted jacket, which was used in colder climates when the layers of clothing added under the uniform prevented the jacket from being buttoned using the buttonhole. In doing so, each sailor had his own tailor-made rope for sea voyages.

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