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The SmARTORIALIST: Duffle Bag Boy

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For the winter….sometimes you need that heavy duty, in-between coat (you know, not a topcoat, but not as short as a peacoat). INSERT>> the Duffle Coat! This badboy is truly a great addition to anyone’s wardrobe. Generally they are 3/4 length, and come with durable hoods. I’ve run across several with cashmere lining on the interior, or, simply a really unique plaid or tartan patterned interior, which adds a bit of character to your outfit. Blue and black are the most common colors — but I’m partial to the camel colored ones.

Historically, the jacket was a must among Navy shipman, artic fisherman, etc. — basically, anybody who needed to be warm at all times! The staple feature of the Duffle are the toggles (some people know them as frogs) — see below. These nifty little latch systems were essential for frigid weather — they made it possible to snap up that coat while wearing thick gloves and whatnot.

If you’re looking to complete the look, opt for a pair of dark denim, or cords. You want to push a consistent message: “weather-proof”. Top it off with a knit cap, and a pair of distressed boots or my personal fav…Redwing 875’s. Done deal.

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January 8, 2010 at 5:46 pm

Greek 2 Chic:

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We’re back at it!! I think some of the brands, labels, and manufacturers are followin’ us cuz….the latest gear just seems to have GREEKDOM written all over it. Peep these items and you decide which colorways dominate the look:

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Written by great8productions

November 11, 2009 at 7:50 pm