A true classic is never out of date. Take these traditional British-made duffel coats for example: great for teaming with jeans, cords, leggings and skirts, they're inspired by a design that's more than 100 years old. Style doesn't get more timeless.
So what's made Montgomery Duffels so popular for so long? The answer is reassuringly old-fashioned: quality materials, quality tailoring and painstaking attention to detail. The fabric - a super-warm woolrich blend - is double-faced woven. That means the outer and the chequered lining are woven together (unlike inferior versions which are glued) to form one length of cloth.
This is then skillfully tailored for a flattering line and complete ease of movement across the shoulders and under the arms. All the interior seams are fabric bound, the toggles are genuine buffalo horn and the thongs are made from hand-sewn leather. Finished with three pockets -one inside for your wallet and two patch hand-warmers - plus a draughtproof hood, Montgomeries, worn by military officers in two World Wars, are acknowledged as the finest true duffel coats in the world.