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Land’s End | Pea Coat Giveaway

November 5, 2012

Few items carry the historical significance yet maintain the modern day wearability like the pea coat. The maritime apparel derives it’s name from the Dutch word “pije,” a 16th century term describing the coarse woolen fabric that makes up the jacket. The original active wear, the pea coat was designed for mariners that climbed high up in the riggings. The toilsome work demanded a coat that maintained a trim fit that bended around the midsection. Thus the pea coat was born to aid sailors that needed a jacket that was warm and allowed mobility for their naval duties.

The “convertible” collar on the peacoat also maintains a maritime function and is made to be worn up or down (while not impairing the sailor’s vision) to keep gales from disabling a seaman from doing his duties. True pea coats will also have a throat latch that can fasten the collar closed during massive sea storms which keeps the seafarer warm and dry in a place of otherwise of prominent heat loss around the neck.

The buttons also have a historical meaning as a legitimate peacoat has large, thick plastic buttons with the fouled anchor logo of a anchor entangled (or fouled) in its chain. The design dates back to Great Britian defeating the Spanish Armada in 1588. Following Lord Howard of Effingham’s naval victory, the personal fouled anchor seal of a great officer of state was adopted as the seal of his office, the Lord High Admiral of England. Over time the fouled anchor adorned naval insignias all over the world and can continue to be found emblazoned on the buttons of the pea coat.

Land’s End was kind enough to send me their own version of the pea coat, which maintains all the authentic qualities described above. Thankfully a lucky reader will have the opportunity to own one as well at no cost. Simply leave a comment on the post (and be following AHD on Facebook and Twitter) and you’ll be entered to win.

For additional entries, get the word out about the giveaway and tweet: “Enter to win a @LandsEnd pea coat on @AHeadlongDive http://tinyurl.com/c9o726h”

Entries must be in by November 11th at midnight for a chance to win. I’ll announce the winner via Twitter Monday November 12th.

For those that don’t win the giveaway, get one at Land’s End.

Special thanks to Land’s End  for providing the product for the giveaway. Product to be given away based availability and are at the discretion of Land’s End, Inc.

- DJS

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78 Comments leave one →
  1. November 5, 2012 12:50 pm

    I would very much like one.

  2. November 5, 2012 12:52 pm

    Very Snazzy, would certainly like one of those.

  3. Nang permalink
    November 5, 2012 12:56 pm

    Lovely coat! This will definitely keep me warm in the winter.

  4. November 5, 2012 1:08 pm

    I want to win this.

  5. November 5, 2012 1:09 pm

    I want to win this.

  6. November 5, 2012 1:14 pm

    Coats are fun. And I don’t have enough good ones. This is my comment to win that beautiful on pictured (in my size, hopefully). Also, keep up the good work on the blog.

  7. November 5, 2012 1:25 pm

    enter me please.

  8. November 5, 2012 1:38 pm

    had my eye on this since last year…nice!

  9. Dan B permalink
    November 5, 2012 1:45 pm

    I want one so much it hurts me. <3 Dan

  10. Eric permalink
    November 5, 2012 1:50 pm

    Looks wonderful.

  11. sped. permalink
    November 5, 2012 2:10 pm

    So… to enter we just leave a comment, eh/

  12. J Jacob Marsh (@jjacobmarsh) permalink
    November 5, 2012 2:17 pm

    You can’t beat the classics!

  13. Dan permalink
    November 5, 2012 2:42 pm

    Peacoat>carrotcoat

  14. Michael permalink
    November 5, 2012 2:54 pm

    I’m up for a coat.

  15. Den permalink
    November 5, 2012 3:03 pm

    Looks great!

  16. November 5, 2012 3:08 pm

    Love it and want it. Medium please.

  17. Tianye Zhang permalink
    November 5, 2012 3:41 pm

    I would really appreciate the chance to fill one of the major holes in my wardrobe. Love the classic navy pea coat. BTW, I have just found out that the correct spelling is Lands’ End, as opposed to Land’s End.

  18. thejaydub permalink
    November 5, 2012 3:49 pm

    I like this coat very much.

  19. November 5, 2012 3:50 pm

    love this coat so much

  20. D3V89 permalink
    November 5, 2012 4:14 pm

    Wouldn’t hurt to win this.

  21. November 5, 2012 5:03 pm

    I was just shopping for a pea coat earlier today. I’ll hold off and see if I win this one!

  22. November 5, 2012 5:04 pm

    Apologies if I posted twice — I’m not trying to pull a fast one. Just had a browser crash on me.

  23. Gary J Bycenski permalink
    November 5, 2012 5:51 pm

    Nice. But do I really have to follow you on Facebook(I don’t have an account.) I do have a Twitter account.

    • November 5, 2012 5:59 pm

      Nah, don’t worry about it. Follow whatever you like, you’ll still be entered to win my man.

  24. November 5, 2012 5:55 pm

    Hook me up please!

  25. November 5, 2012 7:31 pm

    Yes, please. Love me a good peacoat. Love the posts, keep ‘em up!

  26. drew permalink
    November 5, 2012 7:37 pm

    Now that is one beautiful peacoat.

  27. Ole permalink
    November 5, 2012 8:09 pm

    That coat would be perfect for a Norwegian winter (which is already here)!

  28. steve permalink
    November 5, 2012 9:56 pm

    pea coat!

  29. Russ permalink
    November 5, 2012 10:39 pm

    Love the coat!

  30. November 5, 2012 10:41 pm

    Nice coat!

  31. November 5, 2012 10:51 pm

    Hey Jeremiah, please pick me! Thanks!

  32. Murray permalink
    November 5, 2012 10:53 pm

    Love the color.

  33. Matthew permalink
    November 5, 2012 11:50 pm

    Need me one of these for my St. Louis trip this December!

  34. Joshua Thompson permalink
    November 6, 2012 12:23 am

    I want it.

  35. Chris Miller permalink
    November 6, 2012 1:56 am

    SPLENDID! Lands End, always keen on a surprise!

  36. Amie Crouse permalink
    November 6, 2012 9:10 am

    What an amazing coat…..very much needed here in Chicago!

  37. November 6, 2012 9:25 am

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway – love the blue color of the coat
    I like your blog on facebook (Louis H Uffmire)
    following you on twitter @left_the_stars

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  38. mupuckl permalink
    November 6, 2012 9:25 am

    I tweeted your giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  39. Kim permalink
    November 6, 2012 10:43 am

    I would love to win this!

  40. November 6, 2012 11:58 am

    Would love the land’s End version of this classic coat
    Liked you on FB betty dennis
    Following on TW bettycd

  41. bettycd permalink
    November 6, 2012 12:03 pm

    and I tweeted

  42. Adina Weinstein permalink
    November 6, 2012 12:43 pm

    How beautifully made, truly a classic.

  43. November 6, 2012 12:58 pm

    Really like that one. Would love to win it!

  44. Jim Cummens permalink
    November 6, 2012 3:08 pm

    Gimme that coat

  45. November 6, 2012 5:07 pm

    nice coat!

  46. Ajit permalink
    November 6, 2012 5:33 pm

    Love your blog! Please pick me!

  47. November 6, 2012 9:27 pm

    I follow you on Facebook (Evelyn D) and twitter (@shopgurl)
    shopgurl101 at gmail dot com

  48. November 6, 2012 9:28 pm

    tweeted https://twitter.com/shopgurl/status/266003957674029056

    shopgurl101 at gmail dot com

  49. November 6, 2012 9:34 pm

    Great article! The pea coat is such a timeless piece of clothing.

  50. November 6, 2012 10:59 pm

    Whatever you do… don’t give it to Kevin Sipp. He already got free shoes. :)

  51. Howard Steeley permalink
    November 7, 2012 12:43 am

    love to win one

  52. November 7, 2012 9:58 am

    Husband would look hot in this!
    Tweeted, like, love this.

  53. November 7, 2012 10:35 am

    This coat looks awesome

  54. Zach Allen permalink
    November 7, 2012 11:04 am

    Looks like a great coat. Would be more than happy to win and wear it!

  55. Albert Vaiani IV permalink
    November 7, 2012 11:36 am

    Could definitely use this in Oxford, MS this winter.

  56. November 7, 2012 11:39 am

    Could definitely use this is Oxford, MS this winter.

  57. November 7, 2012 1:07 pm

    What a fabulous giveaway! Liked on Facebook (Jennifer Taylor), shared on Twitter (@jenniferltaylor)

  58. brandon permalink
    November 7, 2012 1:28 pm

    i have my grandfather’s WWII peacoat he gave me as i was leaving to go to college. Its an heirloom.

    thanks for offering it

  59. collin permalink
    November 7, 2012 5:26 pm

    Nice! Also, you remind me of Max Fischer from Rushmore in these pictures.

  60. Travis Hutchinson permalink
    November 7, 2012 11:15 pm

    Enter me! I lost mine in 1995 and still pine away for it!

  61. November 8, 2012 11:44 am

    Beautiful pea coat! I would love to win! I like you on facebook as Amanda Sakovitz and I follow you on twitter @aes529
    Thank you for the giveaway!
    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

  62. November 8, 2012 11:45 am

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

  63. Radmila permalink
    November 8, 2012 1:47 pm

    hi what a great great giveaway! i do hope it is open internationally, as i would love to win it for my husband
    Thanks, Radmila, twitter name @radmilamila, FB name Radmila Ustych
    And i also tweeted Enter to win a @LandsEnd pea coat on @AHeadlongDive http://tinyurl.com/c9o726h
    Thanks, Radmila, rada76@Mail.ru

  64. Jacob Andersson permalink
    November 8, 2012 2:20 pm

    Awesome Brand, Awesome Coat, Awesome Site!!

    • Jacob Andersson permalink
      November 8, 2012 2:21 pm

      @JacobnAndersson on twitter and Jacob Andersson on facebook

  65. Benson Wong permalink
    November 9, 2012 2:27 pm

    Cool jacket! I’d like one!

  66. November 10, 2012 7:36 pm

    I was issued a black pea coat when I was in the US Navy back in ’93. I don’t know when they stopped issuing blue ones, but I would have loved to have one. Black is fine, but blue just pops!

  67. November 11, 2012 2:00 am

    Beautiful coat!
    liked on fb (annushka s.)and following on twitter

  68. November 11, 2012 2:01 am

    tweet-https://twitter.com/AnnaKulu1/status/267522050187489280
    ksurty@aol.com

  69. Tom permalink
    November 11, 2012 12:46 pm

    Love this coat AND your site! Thanks for doing this giveaway

  70. Neil W. permalink
    November 11, 2012 3:26 pm

    I would love to win this!

  71. November 11, 2012 11:06 pm

    Classic coat would love to rock it. Fingers crossed

  72. Shawn Simmons permalink
    November 16, 2012 12:46 am

    Peacoat!

  73. April 26, 2013 10:59 pm

    Good post. I learn some thing much more challenging on various blogs everyday. Thanks for sharing.

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