Stop trying too hard by purchasing a pea coat that is “inspired” by the vintage (real) thing that kept our service men warm in the most harsh of conditions. Odds are the reproduction is going to cost you more and it’ll be made of inferior material. You can purchase a true vintage pea coat from the Korean war, Vietnam War, WW I, WW II and coats issued during peace time for the average price of just $100. Some jackets will have standard issue buttons, officers buttons (silver) and the color of blue will vary depending on the time frame it was created. The best thing is you will be getting a jacket that was made by a time specific company that is no longer in existence – meaning none of your friends will be have the same gear. So get your Don Draper classic style on and save yourself a couple of dollars.