How do duffle coats get their checked linings?


Even duffle coat novices know that a true duffle coat comes with a checked lining.

But unless you’ve owned a duffle coat, you might not realise that the lining and the outer coat start out as two separate pieces of material, and end up as one.

It’s pretty clever how it’s done.

When we make our duffle coats (right here in Britain by the way), the plain outer material and the checked lining are woven together on a loom. With teeny, tiny precise stitches.

So precise (and teeny, tiny) that you can’t actually see them, feel them, or prise them apart.

So in fact, the two pieces of material have actually become one.

Almost like magic.

Pretty impressive, right?