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Is navy an incorrect color for a Gloverall duffle?

JohnnyCrockett

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I'm finally buying a Gloverall duffel coat from STP (I've been wanting one for years, but for some reason just haven't ever bought one).

Here's my question: as a duffel coat is rather casual, is a color like navy "incorrect", i.e., should one stay with "country" colors like brown, camel, green, lovat, etc.? I think black would certainly be odd on a duffle coat, but I'm not sure about navy. What would you deem the most classic colors?

Also, how are the Gloverall duffels on STP? anyone have any experience with them? I have no clue whether the one I ordered will have a lining or not...
 

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One dissapointing thing I noticed was these coats on STP are not 100% wool, but rather some kind of 70% wool, 30% something else. I think if you order direct from Gloverall in the UK you can get a 100% wool coat but it will cost more.

No idea about the "correct" color, but I don't see anything wrong with one. I've also seen people wear duffel coats over suits as an overcoat, even if that is not their "correct" use.
 

Caomhanach

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The only people who disliked navy Gloveralls were the Kreigsmarine.
 

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The duffle coat was originally part of a naval uniform, so navy is, IMO, the most appropriate color.

If navy holds you down, consider camel.

 

hueyx54

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I bought a charcoal Gloverall duffle coat from stp and love it. There is only one duffle coat that Gloverall currently offers for men that is 100% wool http://www.gloverall.com/acatalog/kingston_682_58.html.

The one I got from STP is the Classic 512 http://www.gloverall.com/acatalog/Classic_512_BB.html more specifically the DC model with 70% wool and 30% polyester.

If you are willing to shell out around 279 euros or around $420 with the current exchange rate excluding shipping for the Kingston 200% wool model then that is cool too.

STP offers a great price for the 512 Classic. The coat is nice and heavy. I do not think all the Gloverall duffles on the STP website are the 512 DC model though, so the percentages of material might differ.
 

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