This is a man’s world. The Montgomery / Duffle Coat we all love!

Posted on January 24, 2012 | | 5 Comments

We know it as the Montgomery coat or the Duffle coat. A duffle coat, or duffel , is  made from this  coarse, thick, woollen material. The name derives from Duffel, a town in the province of Antwerp in Belgium where the material originates. Its basic characteristics are  :

 

  • Four front wooden or horn toggle-fastenings (known as “walrus teeth”) with four rope or leatherloops to attach them to.
  • Two large outside pockets with covering flaps.
  • It should be three-quarter length

 

The wooden toggle-fastenings were made to be easily fastened and unfastened while wearing gloves in cold weather at sea. Field Marshal Montgomery was a famous wearer of the coat, as a means of identifying himself with his troops, leading to another nickname, “Monty coat”.

 

 

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