It wasn’t warm enough
The collar didn’t hold up
The shape wasn’t right
The seams crack and the buttons jump ship
FROM SOUTH AFRICA WITH LOVE
Just as pizza-making is all about the flour, Peacoat-craftin’ is all about the wool. Ours is made from 100% virgin wool from South Africa. Not only does it have that luxurious texture you’d expect from high-class wool, but it holds its shape really well too. There’s a reason wool jackets from 50 years ago are still going strong.
HIGH AND DRY
Wool is sort of like Mother Nature’s technical fabric, and not only does it keep the cold out, but when it’s woven tightly together, it does a good job of keeping you dry too. Weighing in at 600g/m2, our fabric is on the heavyweight end of the dial—meaning those pesky elements won’t be able to break through.
ALL THRILL, NO PILL
You told us you were tired of Peacoats that bobbled, so we made sure our wool was up to scratch. On the all-important Martindale rub-test, it scored an impressive four-out-of-five for pilling. This basically means it’ll keep that luxurious lustre for longer.
A CUT ABOVE
We gave our Peacoat a tailored fit. It’s sharp, but there’s still room to breathe, and you’ll have no problem getting a thick sweater under there come winter. We added a vent to the back too for a bit of extra movement.
Because our wool is already nice and thick, a full lining would be overkill. Instead, we just added a bit of viscose to the inside of the sleeves and the shoulders so you can slip it on in record time.
AT THE DOUBLE
That trademark double-breasted design was originally devised so the Peacoat could be buttoned either way, depending on which way the wind was blowing. A cunning detail, and one that we were keen to keep. Why mess with the classics?
BIG OL’ BUTTONS
Even the surliest sailor has been known to shed a tear over broken buttons, so we made ours from hard-wearing horn. This natural material is really, really tough, and, as luck would have it, looks ace too. No little anchor logos needed for these show-stoppers.
What good would a coat be without a few sizable pockets for stashing those invaluable objects in? Our Peacoat has two slanted pockets down the front, and then a sneaky inside pocket. What you put in them is up to you.
BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES
Even for those who don’t intend to wear their Peacoat whilst practising their hitch-knots in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, keeping the breeze at bay is important. That’s why we’ve used that throat-tab collar—just the thing to keep your neck nice and toasty when a storm’s a brewin’.
A maritime masterpiece that works wonders on dry land
Follow that ship!
What goes into making your Peacoat with all the partners involved? The materials have travelled a total of 18084 km (11,237 miles) from field to doormat.
Farming cooperatives South Africa
Filatura Di Spicciano Italy
Certification that guarantees organically farmed materials, a safe working environment and the respect of human rights.
Dyeing and finish
GRS, Certification that guarantees organically farmed materials, a safe working environment and the respect of human rights.
Environmental certification: ISO 14001
Social certification: ISO 45001, ISO 9001
Boat and road haulage
Our aim is to always give you as much information as possible on the clothes we make so you can make an informed decision before preordering. This includes the environmental impact of each Peacoat we produce, expressed in simple terms that we can all easily understand. There’s no point hiding from it:
of CO2 emitted
Equivalent to 360 km (223 miles) travelled by car.
of phosphor released in the water
Equivalent to growing 384 kg of potatoes.
Equivalent to 111 h of heating (avg. flat).
Not all peas are green
The obvious choice for a bonafide naval favourite
No soucis !
We deliver worldwide. For orders in selected European countries including the UK, we charge a flat fee of 9€ irrespective of how much you order. For deliveries in the rest of Europe and outside of the EU, the cost is 15€.
Easy to change sizes
If you get the wrong size, fear not, we accept returns and exchanges. For orders in Europe these are free, and for countries, in the rest of the world we ask you to pay the return and we will take care of the cost of sending out an exchange. Just log into your Asphalte account and we’ll get that sorted.
IT’S A RISK-FREE INVESTMENT
Sure, we work hard on our products, but we won’t take it personally if, for whatever reason, you change your mind about the item you’ve preordered. We’re all friends here, you can be honest with us. So long as the item is in its original condition, with tags and packaging intact, you can send it back to us for a full refund. No worries.
Asphalte began life back in 2016, just four people with a bit of experience in fashion and a simple enough aim: making good quality clothes in a low-impact way. Things started off smoothly enough, and we were picking up a bit of momentum, but something was missing. The idea for Asphalte didn’t really come together until we got our pals on the blower and asked them, ‘Hey, what do you want us to make?’ We didn’t realise it at the time, but this was the turning point. If Asphalte were a scientific discovery, this would be called the ‘eureka!’ moment. If it were a comic book, this was the part where we get bitten by a radioactive spider.
It might not seem like a revolutionary idea. That’s because it isn’t, really. But fast forward 5 years and asking our friends what they wanted has turned into sending you lot our biannual questionnaires, and using your feedback to determine what we release. And that’s our secret weapon. It’s how we make what you want for a good price, and keep waste to a minimum.
Today our team is a bit bigger than four people. In fact, there are 64 of us now. We used to be based in Paris, but now we’ve moved out to greener pastures down in Bordeaux. Besides that, we’re still working in much the same way as when we first started, with the same ideas about quality, sustainability and our customers leading the way.