Vintage Gloverall Duffle Toggle Coat Mens Size XXL Tartan Lining Made in England
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This is a duffle “toggle” coat, made in England by Gloverall. The coat is made in classic duffle coat style in navy blue with a tartan plaid lining - Gloverall has been producing these duffle coats since the early 50s and the style has not really changed. Duffle coats have a longer history, but the duffle coat as we know it today was popularized during WWII by Field Marshal Montgomery.
This coat has a care label with a printer’s date code of 10/92 on it, so it was probably made during the early 1990s. The main label and the content label both clearly state that it was made in England by Gloverall. The coat has four leather and buffalo horn “toggle” closures, hence the name “toggle coat”. It has a large patch pocket at either side and a large tooth plastic vinyl zipper with a double slider - I find that the double slider is not the easiest to use, but you just have to get used to it. It has an attached hood, not detachable.
Label: Orignal Gloverall Duffle Made in England.
Content label: 70% Wool / 20% Polyamide / 10% Polyester
Sizing: The size label reads XXL, but please rely on the following measurements for fit, taking the style of the garment and the thickness of the fabric into account:
Shoulders: 25” across, from shoulder seam to shoulder seam
Sleeves: 24” long
Sleeve Inseam: 15 1/2”
Chest: 62” around, taken under the arms
Waist: 56” around
Condition: It is in very very good condition, pre-owned, but clean, with no pronounced wear, tear, soiling or odour. This coat looks to have seen very little use and was well cared for and stored.
This is a very nice quality Gloverall duffle coat - classic and easy to wear!