Men's Three-season Duffel Coat
"...their finest hour."
—W. Churchill (1874-1965).
It was standard issue to British forces.
Men were seen wearing wool duffel coats on the bows of ships on the North Sea, and at Scapa Flow; seen going into No. 10 Downing St. and not coming back out for days; seen getting into the backs of Daimlers; seen at Malta; seen at Sandringham, even.
Kennedy, over here, wore a duffel coat; the photographs show him in it, deep in thought, alone, walking the beach of Hyannis. What was he thinking? He wore a duffel coat sailing too, as any sane person would.
Duffel coats came with everything adversity required: hoods; toggles instead of buttons (easier to operate in severe cold); densely thick protective sheltering; and lastly, character, lots of it.
A coat for dealing with adversity, and good times too.
Men's Three-Season Duffel Coat (No. 6422). 80% wool, 20% polyamide. As described, with large flapped pockets, aged brass hardware, real horn toggles (handsome, actually easier to use than the original wooden ones).