It is without any question that military garments have had a huge impact on fashion ever since WW2. It is also not far from the truth to say that this garment might be one the most easily recognizable garment to proof that statement.
The Duffel Coat has a rich history with the name sometimes falsely being attributed to the Belgian town of Duffel where indeed a coarse wool fabric was made. A very similar coat with a different shape but with the distinctive wooden toggles was first made in the late 19th century in the UK. This garment however was strongly influenced by a Polish model which also used the wooden toggles.
To cut a long story short: the Royal Navy needed a hard wearing, warm coat for its overseas endeavors. Please enter: the Duffel Coat. Mainly during the 1950s and 1960s the Duffel Coat saw wide civilian use and until today it can be seen on the streets in various shapes and sizes.
Gloverall was able to secure a vast amount of dead stock duffel coats after WW 2 and from then on they have been the go to brand for duffel coats. This example is made exactly after the original with the similar color, hood construction and toggle detail. The cut however is a bit more modern.
- Made in England Duffel Coat in mint condition
- Size is a L
- Made as an exact replica of the original WW 2 duffel coat
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