20 January 2008
The Duffle Coat
From Gentry Magazine's Winter issue of 1951. A good example of how Trad borrowed from the Brits, made it their own and started screwing up a good thing. Today cheap horn toggles replace the wood toggle and leather strips replace the hemp. The original patch pocket gets a flap and it's usually lined in some ersatz tartan. Some designers have the chutzpah to throw a $1,200 price tag on it.