Originally duffle coats were military clothes, servants of the Royal Navy wore them from the 1890s. Duffle coat became highly popular thanks to the field marshal Montgomery, who wore these coats constantly during the World War II. After the war’s end duffle coats were available also for the civils and by slow degrees they became popular far beyond Great Britain, for example, in Japan, Hong Kong, Korea and even in New Zealand.
Duffle coats look very informal, therefore they do not match to strict formal clothes but they are perfectly suitable during the long walks and for wearing with informal casual clothes like sweaters, cardigans, jeans, chinos or tweed pants. Owing to double-layered fabric and hood these coats are pertinent even in cold and bad weather with rain or snow. Moreover, high quality duffle coats produced in Britain have also authentic design and are extremely durable.