An old CAM­PUS CLAS­SIC gets a hit of in-your­face color

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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.

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