Modern fashion dictates to its followers various rules that most of humanity strives to comply with. At the same time, not every new breath of the fashion industry is really new, since a good half of the ideas come from the past. Such ideas include a wardrobe item with the mysterious name "duffle coat". This is, in fact, a simple coat, the style of which resembles the classic one, but at the same time, if we talk about the very first model, it is sewn exclusively from camel hair.
A bit of history
Speaking directly about the name of this item of toiletry, it appeared thanks to a town in Belgium (Dafl). It was there that a two-sided material made of camel hair was first woven. This material has enjoyed tremendous success since the beginning of the seventeenth century, especially among the inhabitants of the northern countries, as it is surprisingly reliable protection from cold and even rain. For example, in Swedenclothes for fishermen were made from such a cloth. It was only at the end of the nineteenth century that the British liked this canvas as a material for sewing coats, the tailor John Partridge took up this work. At the same time, an order was received from the royal court for the tailoring of warm clothes for the fleet, which was made from camel linen that had just appeared in weaving. She was well protected from the wind and was approved by the sailors.
Almost everyone received a product made of this material as a form and was able to evaluate it in action.
About the same time, the name itself appeared - duffle coat. This was a real breakthrough, because sailors, without knowing it, advertised this version of clothing around the world, traveling in it on their ships. When the war ended, most of the duffle coats were unclaimed, as a result, they were "given to the people." Thus began the coat's journey to the masses.
The next surge, when the men's duffle coat gained extraordinary popularity, happened already in the sixties of the last century, and the reason for this was the ideas of the great Yves Saint Laurent, who managed to discern in a rough, it would seem, design, a real future fashion squeak. In his new collection, a separate place was occupied by several wardrobe items of military sailors of past centuries. In addition to the duffle coat, it included characteristic pea jackets and vests, since in those days the military theme was unspeakably popular all over the world. A few years later, the duffle coat fell in loveFrench students. They were followed by philosophers of France and even poets, who preferred to acquire precisely these laconic models that protect from cold and wind.
Today this model does not lose its popularity, the camel jacket-coat is worn by representatives of bohemians and the elite, and modern fashion houses are trying to regularly release more and more variants of the famous wardrobe item.
Reason for popularity
In the seventeenth century, of course, it was hard to imagine that such a coat could become so widespread after only a few centuries, because it was conceived for completely different purposes. Its high popularity, however, is easily explained by its unusual, even informal look and originality, which goes well with practicality and reliability, which many unusual things do not have. The coat has a rather laconic style, is not equipped with anything superfluous, but at the same time it fulfills its function - it protects from the cold. In this regard, the design of the duffle coat has remained unchanged for several centuries.
Female and male duffle coat: characteristic features
It should be noted right away that in connection with its development, the coat has earned great love and popularity among the beautiful half of humanity. Its main features are as follows:
- The presence of a spacious and wide hood fastened at the neck. At the same time, it will easily fit a hat or beret.
- The material used is real wool with a thick pile, while the fabric layer is double. As a result, the ownermodels are protected from wind and cold.
- Practicality, which distinguishes the duffle coat, is also the presence of large pockets on the sides, which can be either with or without rivets.
- Buttons of the model resemble the fangs of an animal, they are made of wood or plastic and are fastened with special loops made of leather cord.
Duffle coat: what to wear?
Before answering the question of what this coat can be combined with, the main rule of its choice should be noted: the length of the model should be selected depending on the height of the person (by three quarters). Moreover, more and more fashion houses include options for this outerwear for both sexes in their collection. The women's duffle coat, for example, is produced in large quantities by such fashion titans as Tommy Hilfiger or Blugirl. The real classic style in this direction is followed by the company Burberry, which sews coats exclusively from high-quality camel wool, while the wrong side, as before, is made using checkered fabric. Women's duffle coat goes well with the rest of the "successors" of the classic style, mini or midi skirts, as well as skinny trousers made of suit fabric. At the same time, you should not choose maxi-length skirts or dresses, since they are unlikely to be combined with such a coat. The male half of humanity can also successfully combine a coat with classic trousers made of wool or suit fabric. The main thing here is not to forget about the appropriate harmony of colors, since modernThe duffle coat is a big variation on the color palette.
Features of models for the beautiful half
The classic duffle coat for women will suit almost any woman who makes a choice in favor of practicality and comfort. At the same time, the main line of coats can be presented not only in restrained colors, typical for outerwear, but also in the form of quite bright colors. The option for the fair half initially differed in the location of the buttons - they, unlike the men's, were on the right. However, modern designers no longer use this rule, making things in a unisex style.
Thinking about the question of what to wear a women's duffle coat with, you should not lose sight of the possibility of combining it with different types of shoes. Due to its universal length, the coat can be combined with both high boots and classic style short low shoes. If desired, outerwear can be combined with rougher shoes and even rubber boots. The versatility of the duffle coat also extends to the use of accessories, which can be either a roomy bag or a smaller bag. In addition, a scarf or neckerchief will look harmonious.
Modern fashion houses spread their ideas not only to the adult contingent. As a result, the world also saw the children's duffle coat. With what to wear it to a child, in principle, it will not be a problem in choosing, since the rules in this caseremain the same. At the same time, the children's model can be easily combined with jeans and even semi-sweatpants. Choosing a children's duffle coat, every parent can be sure that his child will stay warm even in the windiest weather.
As for the cost of a coat, a lot depends on the brand that produces it. In principle, this rule applies to almost all clothing options: the more famous the brand, the higher the cost of the products it produces. At the same time, the duffle coat is quite affordable in its budget version, if you do not chase directly for the thing "with the name". In the modern clothing market, you can find lesser-known companies whose coats have all the necessary properties and at the same time are affordable.
Classic or modern?
It is worth noting that the duffle coat is a great scope for the imagination of designers, which they prefer to use (and often very successfully). As a result, among the line of classic models, you can also see more modern options, which are distinguished not only by bright colors. However, those who prefer typically classic models should pay attention to the British style of the duffle coat, which retains all the original characteristics of the model, going back to the seventeenth century.