• 5 reasons to love your duffle coat


    Posted on April 22nd, 2016

      On International Duffle Coat Day, duffle coat lovers from across the world sent us photos of their duffle coats. Not only that, they told us what they love about their duffles. And after reading through the many replies, we’ve summarised what our duffle coat buyers love about their coats. It’s your ‘go-to’ coat, year […]

  • Thank you to Maureen for this duffle coat poem!


    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. […]

  • It was a bumper weekend of ordering duffle coats online


    Posted on April 20th, 2016

    After last weekend’s BOGOF offer, we sent our duffles around the world!   If you’re on our mailing list (scroll down and add your name on the right) or you like us on Facebook, you may have seen our can’t-quite-believe-it offer over the weekend. It was an incredible ‘buy one get one free’ on all […]

  • Buying a duffle coat online? You deserve excellent customer service


    Posted on April 15th, 2016

    There’s always a risk with buying online. Will the item definitely arrive? Will it be as expected? What if it’s the wrong size? And sometimes, no matter how good the FAQ page, YOUR particular question isn’t showing up. Frustrating, isn’t it? When we started selling duffle coats online, we knew that not being able to […]

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


    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…


    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 […]

  • Happy International Duffle Coat Day, 2016!


    Posted on March 31st, 2016

    So the first ever International Duffle Coat Day has dawned. And here in Leicester (where we’re based) it was appropriately frosty for what may be the last duffle coat wearing day of the season. To celebrate International Duffle Coat Day, we’re running a competition, and the prize? One of our cuter than cute children’s duffle […]

  • Celebrate International Duffle Coat Day, 2016 (and you could win a child’s duffle coat)


    Posted on March 23rd, 2016

    On Thursday March 31st, we’re celebrating the first ever International Duffle Coat Day. And we’re asking duffle coat lovers everywhere, to wear their duffles for one last day. So that before we pack our coats away for the spring, we can enjoy one last day of duffle coat love. And if you send us photos […]

  • Horse in Britain wears three piece Harris Tweed suit. (Do not adjust your TV set)


    Posted on March 15th, 2016

      A day at the races is an excuse to don your finery. Think Ladies Day at Cheltenham, when the girls’ heels are sky high and the hats even higher. But why should the horses miss out on all this dressing up? It’s a valid question. That was given a definitive answer this week by […]

  • Design details on duffles part 3: the big patch pockets


    Posted on March 15th, 2016

    Imagine for a second you’re on a British naval ship in the late 1800s. And you’re heading for Antarctica. It’s cold isn’t it? Aren’t you glad you’ve got those huge pockets to plunge your hands into? In case you don’t know why duffle coats have large patch pockets, it’s because duffle coats were first designed […]

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