Is there any item of clothing more autumnal than the duffel coat? Evocative of falling leaves and with a heavy ‘back-to-school’ vibe about it, we’re glad to say that it’s at the cutting edge of fashion…so we’ve pucked out our five favourite duffel coats just for you!
Duffle Coat in Navy – £65, Miss Selfridge
We begin with a super-smart take on the trend, with Miss Selfridge’s navy blue duffle coat which is slightly A-line in shape but will keep you snug. It fastens up the front with button fastenings as well as those all-important toggles and has two visible zip-up horizontal mock side pockets (in addition to two hidden ones that you can actually keep your hands warm in!). This gorgeous coat is finished off with a thick faux fur trim around the hood.
Fitted Pannelled Wool Blend Duffle Coat in Green – £215 (was £325), Gloverall
Traditional in style but bright in colour, this duffel coat by Gloverall is made from a quality wool-rich fabric and has a hooded neck, natural-coloured toggles down the front placket and large functional patch pockets at either side. If you fancy it in a different hue, it’s also available in moss green, red, brown and blue varieties – each of which is currently available in the sale at over a hundred quid off!
Boiled Wool Duffle Coat in Indigo – £315, Toast
Wrap up warm this season and the next in Toast’s indigo-coloured duffle coat – it’s fashioned from a warm and heavy Italian-woven boiled Virgin wool and is super-soft as a result. With a timeless, loose cut, it has a two rather sizeable handwarmer patch pockets at the front and a roomy hood with a high neck. It fastens down the front with the traditional horn toggle button and will surround you in comfort as you battle the elements.
Checked Duffle Coat with Faux Fur Hood – £89, La Redoute Collections
Liven up the dark days of autumn with this duffle coat from La Redoute Collections which is made from a polyester-wool mix in a large white, burgundy and navy blue checked pattern. Fastening up the front with a zip which runs parallel to a pair of navy blue toggles on the bodice of the garment. The mid-length coat is finished off with a hood that’s edged with a fluffy white fake fur trim.
Brooklyn Duffle Coat – £124.99, Superdry
Looking for a warm but smart winter coat? Superdry’s Brooklyn duffle coat is fully lined and made from a wool-rich polyester blend in black. A zip runs down the front, alongside three pairs of toggles, and the cuff bands are finished off with matching buttons. The coat’s hood is trimmed with a detachable brown fake fur trim and two external pockets and the sleeve bears a small and subtle Superdry logo badge.