Duffel coat guide part 3

Duffel coat guide

Duffel coat guide part 3

How the duffel coat is distinguished from other coats, number 3: Throat latch

It is supposed to help you close up your neck and protect you from the elements. Sometimes, you can find duffel coats that have some that are sewn on, but the original one was just on a button and it is kept under the collar under the hood when you are not wearing it.

How the duffel coat is distinguished from other coats, number 4: Shoulder pads

The original coat had shoulder pads. They were reinforcing, kept you warmer, and protected better from the elements.

How the duffel coat is distinguished from other coats, number 5: The duffle coat needs patch pockets that are roomy and comfortable

How the duffel coat is distinguished from other coats, number 6: The original duffle coat did not have a lining

That was because it was a double-faced cloth that was very heavy already. By the 1950s, companies introduced tartan patterns and that has become quite popular with duffel coats so generally, you find everything from a Black tartan all the way to a very colorful tartan. The original Monty duffel coat had leg straps so you could walk through a windy weather without your coat coming up and cooling you down.

How to wear and combine a duffel coat, number 1:

Traditionally, a duffle coat was worn on top of uniforms, that meant it was cut roomier if you look at older pictures, you can also see there's lots of excess fabric in a duffel coat, because of that, duffel coats today are cut still wider than maybe other outer garments you own. Of course, that's reflected in the sizing. In this day and age, overcoats are worn a lot slimmer than it used to be even if you wear maybe a suit underneath of it or a sweater and because of that, you should always go down in size or double check on the measurements before you buy something.

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