Original Montgomery is the oldest surviving company chosen by the British Admiralty in the early 1890`s to make the first duffle coats for the Royal Navy.
We offer the very best in British design and craftsmanship. Our iconic duffle coat is a handmade to the highest quality, utilising traditional construction methods along with the finest raw materials.
At Original Montgomery we believe in ethical sustainable fashion, not fast fashion. Montgomery products are made to last a lifetime and we've now introduced premium recycled wool into 95% of our toggle coats to reduce our impact on the environment. Our wool fabric is given a special finish for a softer touch and yet remains durable in the extreme.
THE ORIGINAL DUFFLE COAT
At the request of the Admiralty, the duffle coat was created to keep out the worst of the weather whilst not restricting the movement of sailors.
The template was confirmed as a semi double breasted design with asymmetric closing held together with wooden toggles and sitting at mid thigh length.
This first fabric was the same double faced material we use today, double faced to create a true weatherproof barrier.
For a more detailed account of our history please click HERE.
MADE IN ENGLAND
Most people think all duffle coats are the same. What most people don't realise is that a duffle coat is unlike any other coat. It fits from the shoulder down whereas most coats and jackets fit from the chest.
Every one of our products is carefully designed, cut and manufactured by hand – right here in England. We make them with the same care and attention we always have, for over 100 years. This is the reason that our duffle coats fit and feel better than fashion manufacturers - it is our business and we care.