When talking about duffle coats the first thing that comes to mind is the icon that is Paddington bear who appeared in his first book back in 1958 by author Michael Bond. Famous for his old hat, his battered suitcase, his love for marmalade and of course his classic duffle coat he sported throughout the years on his fun and mischievous journeys Paddington bear and the classic duffle coat are truly British icons.
The first duffle coats were produced in the 1850’s by outerwear manufacturer John Partridge featuring the distinctive hood and unusual toggle fastenings which is a great design in it’s simplicity for civilians. Such a product was a perfect coat for the British navy life being pelted with winds and water whilst having an oversized hood to go over the sailors hats and large toggles to be done up or undone whilst wearing gloves, this coat was fit for purpose.
Production grew and by world war 2 this was the coat that became synonymous with British wartime valour. Once made with wood toggles and wool twice as thick wool as some modern versions. That being said….
We are proudly introducing our Charles Plume Duffle coat made from a heavy 70% beautifully lined wool fabric, based on Original patterns and classic horn toggles with leather straps and classic button adjustments. Manufacturing for over 60 years this is a premium coat that does a British icon justice.
Be an icon just like Paddington bear and try a Charles Plume Duffle coat who from what i heard are the king of duffle coats.
Shout out to Peter McCallister in Home alone sporting a lovely duffle coat.