THE OLDEST

BRITISH DUFFLE COAT MAKER

Original Montgomery is the oldest surviving company chosen by the British Admiralty in the early 1890`s to make the first duffle coats.

The duffle was designed to keep out the worst of weather whilst not restricting the movement of sailors.

This first fabric was similar to our current boiled wool- the only difference was the weight-the original was nearly twice as heavy.

We made duffles initially for the Royal Navy but these were 'traded' between officers from the Army and later the Royal Flying Corps.

As a result by WW2 our duffles were made for all Allied services.

The first raiders behind enemy lines, the Long Range Desert Group later to become the SAS, used duffles as cover for the cold nights and seat cushions for the days travelling many hundreds of miles across the deserts of North Africa.

Today, as in the 1890`s, we make all of our duffles in England - one of the few companies that still does.

 
 

Original Montgomery

Original Montgomery is the oldest surviving company chosen by the British Admiralty in the early 1890`s to make the first duffle coats.

The duffle was designed to keep out the worst of weather whilst not restricting the movement of sailors. This first fabric was the same double faced material we use today,double faced to create a true weatherproof barrier.

MADE IN ENGLAND

Made in England remains a byword for quality, but it is becoming more and more scarce. But that's what we do.

All of our products are tailor made in England. We pride ourselves on being the oldest surviving duffle coat company- we are pleased to work with partners who can also look to many decades or centuries of their own history.

 

Hello! Thanks for the good communication, I have returned the coat and received the replacement in under 2 days. Fantastic!

Mr. John Robertson
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