Duffle Coat Men and Women

Duffle coats come into use after the War in 1945. These are short coats originally worn by naval men and are usually dark blue or fawn. Duffles coats are loose fitting and usually had Raglan sleeves and two large patch pockets. These coats are always unlined and, if the sleeves are set in, have a yoked back. The attached hoods, when not worn over the head, formed a kind of deep collar when pushed down. Duffle coats are fastened with wooden toggles and loops made of rope or hemp. Many of the duffle coats are surplus Navy coats, although many copies in a thick cloth are made. They often just had large  collars instead of the attached hoods. Colours are usually navy, maroon, beige and other subdued shades. Other overcoats, also mainly in sombre colours as well as camel, can have checked or herringbone designs.