A drop in quality over the years
I own two authentic United States Navy Pea Coats, one issued to my Dad in 1949, we believe it was probably new issue of product made for the Navy in WWII, but not issued. (All most ever thing in 1949 was left over from WWII, never issued, but manufactured in late 44 or 45)
The Seconded is one from my brother, Issued about 10 years ago.
Styling is very similar, but I have detected a difference, the Wool on my fatherís coat is denser, it weighs more and is warmer.
No one would pick up my brothers coat and say it is light, or say it is not warm, but there is an obvious quality drop over the years, if only slight, it is still noticeable.
Unfortunately, we no longer have my dadís 1955 Officers Pea Coat, it was longer in length.