• 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 […]

  • Design details on duffles part 5: the waterproof lining on our Mayfair duffle

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    Posted on May 19th, 2016

    “Is a duffle coat waterproof?” is a question we get asked a LOT. We’ve given the answer before, but now we’ve a little more to add.   Just to recap: Our traditional duffle coats have a checked lining (here’s how it’s done) and are water resistant rather than waterproof. However, one of our duffle coat […]

  • 5 (comfortable) denim trends for SS16

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    Posted on May 13th, 2016

      Denim was all over the runways during the SS16 shows. And if the thought of denim makes you think of unkind jeans that pinch around the waist and cling to the thighs? Relax. Because for SS16, denim has turned from spray-on skinny tyrant into relaxed and tolerant friend. Here are five denim trends we’re […]

  • Introducing Solidwool. That’s solid products, made from wool

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    Posted on May 13th, 2016

    As suppliers of wool-rich duffle coats, we’re huge fans of wool. Merino wool, recycled wool, sheep with wool. It’s all good in our book. But there’s only so much talking about wool you can do. Because after you’ve talked about sweaters, socks, carpets, scarves, rugs and blankets, what else can wool be used for? Well. […]

  • How to store your duffle coat for winter

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    Posted on May 13th, 2016

      We hate to jinx the British weather – it’s already fairly unpredictable – but we think the worst of winter is over. True, we had snow in April. That was a little weird. And although some retailers weren’t so happy, we were fairly delighted. Because it meant that we got to wear our duffle […]

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