• How to make your own duffle coat (if you dare) with Ana Valls and Coco Wawa Crafts

    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?

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 […]

  • 4 things the Vogue shoot taught us about the Duchess of Cambridge

    Posted on May 6th, 2016

      Vogue magazine served up a visual feast for their centenary issue recently, combining two of our favourite things: Britishness and style. Because in collaboration with the National Portrait gallery, Vogue secured a photo shoot with the Duchess of Cambridge, who also happens to be a patron of the National Portrait Gallery. It doesn’t get […]