• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]