Sharp tailoring, epaulettes and a rich neutral palette – it’s all in the details. One beloved trend that never fails to inspire designers season after season is military. And who can blame them? With the aforementioned qualities, would you be able to resist this rugged, masculine trend that is full of history and heritage?
The pea coat is an outerwear style that has strong roots within the European and American navy. Deeply ingrained within the history of menswear, it has been around since the 1700s and is now considered to be a capsule wardrobe must have.
French fashion house Balmain started to draw on military inspiration heavily during the reign of former creative director Christophe Decarnin, and the brand continues to follow this direction under the control of present creative director; Olivier Rousteing.
The Balmain Cotton Garbandine & Nappa Pea Coat features wide notched collar with a nappa leather underside – a subtle but effective twist which gives the piece a contemporary appeal and brings it in line with the current fabric blocking trend. Other features of note include: crest buttons on the epaulettes, cuffs and double-breasted button closure, two inner pockets and fully lined.
The sharp cut and timeless black colouring makes this an investment piece that is sure to stand the test of time and become relevant year after year.
It is available now at Luisaviaroma.