Sunday, December 15, 2013
River Island Navy Duffle Jacket
The cold weather has arrived and I thought I'd equip myself with a new winter jacket, the last winter jacket I bought was a Burberry-esque lumberjack coat nearly 3 years ago! I don't usually shop in River Island but I actually saw this duffle coat on ASOS. Initially I was looking for something a bit more casual like a Parka, but this navy duffle was just too nice to overlook.
The shape of the coat is quite boxy, combine that with the classic duffle look and neutral colour it'll probably stand the test of time well (it'll hopefully serve as my winter coat for another 3 years!). The length of the jacket is a bit longer than I would like but this shouldn't be an issue for most people. There are some nice details, such as the rustic heavy duty toggles, which are in contrast to the subtle quilted stitching found inside the hood. All in all, it strikes a nice balance between casual and formal. As you can see it can be worn quite casually with a simple knitted jumper and jeans for that rustic heritage look, or it can easily be worn with trousers and a smart shirt for a more formal occasion.
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