• National Treasures

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    Posted on January 23rd, 2017

      National Treasures   Beyond the closed doors and behind the heavy curtains, lies another world that has been hidden away. Now, more than ever before our wonderful national treasures and beautiful historic houses are opening their doors and welcoming visitors to see and experience a slice of England’s history. With more than 300 historic […]

  • Wimbledon 2016: How to get the look (without going to London)

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    Posted on June 29th, 2016

    In the UK, Wimbledon is as traditional as the Queen appearing on the balcony at Buck House. It brings to mind strawberries, cream, rain stopping play and ‘Wimbledon whites’. And every year there’s another British tennis player with all the desperate hopes of a nation pinned firmly to his or her shoulders. This year it’s […]

  • What does the Brexit bombshell mean for our duffle coats?

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    Posted on June 29th, 2016

    There’s no denying it, the Brexit vote took the UK – and the world – by surprise. And judging from the bemused expressions of those leading the ‘Vote Leave’ campaign, it particularly took them by surprise. And if you haven’t been under a rock for the past few days, you’ll know that the UK’s decision […]

  • 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 […]

  • Camping in the UK this summer? You’ll need this

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    Posted on June 10th, 2016

    Now that winter is over and your duffle coat is packed away you might think it’s safe to forget about woollen coats for a few months. But wait a second. Because there’s a component of a duffle coat that you’ll probably need this summer. What is it? And why would you need wool this summer? […]

  • 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 […]

  • What is a duffel bag and is there a link with duffle coats?

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    Posted on May 23rd, 2016

    This is a British duffel bag made from…well, keep reading   It’s fair to say that a number of people searching for duffel bags end up on our site by mistake. For that, our apologies. But given that there IS confusion between duffle coats, duffel bags and even duffle bags (keep up) we thought we’d […]

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