• What to wear to Glastonbury? We’ve collated the best advice to get you ‘mud ready’ for the weekend

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    Posted on June 23rd, 2016

      The Glastonbury music festival starts tomorrow in, well, Glastonbury (UK). It’s when the great, the good, the mediocre and the ‘oh are you still playing?’ of music descend onto one, mud-filled arena. Actually, the stars don’t get mud on them, they’re up on the stage looking immaculate. It’s the hoi polloi that is caked […]

  • 3 British brands to take your mind off Brexit

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    Posted on June 17th, 2016

      Oh but it’s all kicking off over here with the Brexit debate. And to misquote the lyrics from The Clash’s famous song, the main question is, “Should we stay or should we go?” Well, we’re not getting into politics here on our duffle coat blog. (Too much of a hot potato.) But with all […]

  • Princess Charlotte gives the thumbs up (well, a wave) to Leicester

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    Posted on June 17th, 2016

    It has been quite the year for Leicester (where our duffle coat office is based). Not only did Leicester City win the Premier League, but we’re also still cashing in on finding the body of Richard III in one of our car parks. And the Poet Laureate – Michael Mopurgo – has even written a […]

  • Happy Official Birthday to Her Majesty, The (colour-loving) Queen

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    Posted on June 13th, 2016

    “I feel invisible.”   “I feel invisible.” It’s a phrase often uttered by women of a certain age. Is it because society only has eyes for younger women? Because older women are seen to be frumpy? There’s obviously no easy answer. But as The Queen showed at the weekend, you don’t have to settle for […]

  • How to make your own duffle coat (if you dare) with Ana Valls and Coco Wawa Crafts

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    Posted on May 26th, 2016

    We’re going to level with you.   Although our duffle coats are made in the UK, here in the office we don’t do any hand stitching of duffle coats.   Yes, we gasp in admiration at the soft duffles in lovely colours. Yes, we take the orders and, yes, we ship them all over the […]

  • Design details on duffles part 4: the extra cuff button

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    Posted on April 29th, 2016

      The latest in our ‘Design details on duffles’ series looks at the two cuff buttons. Not one, two. A pretty unremarkable feature of the duffle coat you’d think. Right? Wrong. Well, only a bit wrong. We admit it might not be the duffle coat feature that causes you to swoon, but it serves a […]

  • Thank you to Maureen for this duffle coat poem!

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    Posted on April 22nd, 2016

    We were over the moon when Maureen won our recent International Duffle Coat Day competition. Not just because it made her day. But because we discovered that Maureen only writes in verse. We thought it was a one-off when she sent us her duffle coat picture, but we’ve since received two more poems from Maureen. […]

  • Farewell to Peggy Fortnum, the first illustrator of Paddington Bear

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    Posted on April 8th, 2016

    It was announced recently that Peggy Fortnum has died at the age of 96. She was the illustrator who first brought Paddington Bear to life in Michael Bond’s book, ‘A bear called Paddington’. Peggy was first commissioned to draw Paddington in 1958, depicting the bear from Peru in black and white line drawings. She then […]

  • And the winner of our International Duffle Coat Day Competition 2016 is…

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    Posted on April 6th, 2016

    Maureen McLaughin!   See above for the picture that Maureen sent in to our International Duffle Coat Day competition. We are LOVING her funky duffle coat! We chose our winner by assigning each entrant a number, and then entering the numbers into an online random choice generator. And the fact that Maureen’s number came up […]