An old CAMPUS CLASSIC gets a hit of in-yourface color
Winter doesn’t need to be all dark and drab. Add some colour to your hero pieces
IT’S TOUGH TO IMPROVE on the duffle coat. Guys have prized it for its sturdy build, roomy fit, and undeniably cool closures (they’re called “toggles”) since it became part of the British Royal Navy uniform in the 1890s. (It reached a second peak on college campuses just after the midcentury mark, making it part of this winter’s collegiate-style craze.) Until recently, however, the duffle has been available almost exclusively in navy.which is handsome, sure, but also . . . predictable.that’s why we suggest you spin the colour wheel this season. Find a duffle in bright red, hunter green, canary yellow, or the deep orange shown here. Celebrate the fact that you can still enjoy all the coat’s original perks, but now in punched-up shades weaponized to fight winter’s grayest days.
Coat (AED12,500) and sweater (AED4,774) by BottegaVeneta; trousers (AED1,500) by Officine Générale.