Pea Coats

We've said it before, we'll say it again: No man looks bad in a pea coat. Thanks to the simple military styling and rugged undertones, it can be worn with pretty much everything in your closet—from shirts and ties to jeans and sweatpants. Traditionally made from thick melton wool, it's always double-breasted (with either six or eight buttons) and cut to mid-thigh, which keeps it from feeling too formal. New York-based Schott began producing pea coats for the US Navy just before World War II and continued on as the official outfitter until the late '90s. Today, they offer a slimmed down version with metal buttons and a more modern silhouette that comes in five colors. But there's a bevy of options to choose from.

Shown left: $298 by J.Crew