Year: 2017

06 Jul 2017

Congress Questions Navy’s Plan to Phase Out Iconic Peacoat

Sam LaGrone | USNI News

Congress is questioning the Navy’s decision to phase out the peacoat – its best-known piece of outerwear – as part of its 2018 budget deliberations. In August, the Navy said it would make the wool double-breasted coat optional in sailors’ seabags starting in 2018 and replace the maritime wardrobe staple with a synthetic black cold weather parka… Click here to read the full story.

Image: The statue “A Lone Sailor” by Stanley Bleifeld wearing the iconic US Navy peacoat.

19 Mar 2017

Navy Replacing Iconic Peacoat More Than End of Tradition

Allison Farrelly, Providence Journal
Mar 19, 2017

An upcoming change in the iconic Navy uniform has local manufacturers reeling as they anticipate decreased production of a garment they have collaborated to make for more than 40 years. The Navy announced in August 2016 that it would be changing a part of the sailors’ uniform, moving from the traditional wool peacoat to a black, synthetic cold weather parka as official outerwear by Oct. 1, 2020… Click here to read the full story.