J. Crew Authentic Peacoat – $255.00 | with Thinsulate – $275.00
GQ’s daily “sharp and smart” email landed in my inbox yesterday afternoon, and in it was GQ creative director Jim Moore’s advice on how to wear a peacoat:
“I think that from now until the end of time, peacoats will always be in style. So if you don’t have one in your wardrobe, go out and get it. Our rule of thumb: Always pop the collar.” —Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director
Agreed on the first point. About how they’ll never go out of style. But for their rule of thumb? ALWAYS pop the collar? That’s… I mean… why?
The collar on your peacoat gets “popped” when it’s over the top blustery out. When it’s bitter cold and windy, and you need the corners of that big collar to provide extra protection to your face and ears. If it’s snowing? Forget it. If it’s raining? Really forget it. Because a popped peacoat collar will do nothing but funnel that attacking from the sky moisture directly down onto your neck. That, and it just looks kinda goofy. Like you’re Count Von Count or something.
Cast your vote in the comments section below. How do you wear your peacoat collar? Popped? Or not?
“Popped” Peacoat seen above is the extremely fairly priced J. Crew Authentic Peacoat. $255.00 for an incredible cut through the torso, nice lines on the back, three color options, and a quilted lining. Believe it or not you’d pay the same price at Express for a version with lapels that are a little wide. Not bad J. Crew. Keep it up.
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