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Duffle coats on adults. Good or bad?

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PeppermintPatty Fri 19-Sep-08 10:48:10

What do you think?

Or would you just look like an overgrown toddler??

TheDevilWearsPrimark Fri 19-Sep-08 10:49:31

They are good if slim fitting and in a stylish colour.

Botbot Fri 19-Sep-08 10:49:38

I bloody love duffel coats, but avoid them for the very reason you suggest. Am a bit tubby which would make the effect even worse. Had a bright turquoise one when I was about 17, but I could get away with it then.

PeppermintPatty Fri 19-Sep-08 10:55:01

TDWP - what would you call a stylish colour?

I love them too Botbot. And they are v practical.

If you want a warm coat with a hood it seems the choice is either a duffle coat or a parka ATM. And I don't really like parkas.

SorenLorensen Fri 19-Sep-08 10:56:47

I have a green Laura Ashley one. I don't think I look like an overgrown toddler grin

FluffyMummy123 Fri 19-Sep-08 10:58:46

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PeppermintPatty Fri 19-Sep-08 11:00:13

grin soren I'm sure you don't. I like the idea of green too.

I saw some on toshop website - they have black, red and sea green (which looks kind of turquoise to me).
Red would definitely be toddler territory I think.
And black is boring.
Not sure about sea green though...
www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?parent_category_rn=42347&top=Y&langId=-1&s toreId=12556&catalogId=19551&categoryId=130044&beginIndex=20&viewAllFlag=false

TheDevilWearsPrimark Fri 19-Sep-08 11:00:33

www.laredoute.co.uk/style/ROXY-Coat.aspx?ProductId=324144469&DocumentId=221808&CompanyId=R&Path=1751 2698/17513313&source=

I've just ordered this, but am worried it might ook toddlerish on, I'll see.

FluffyMummy123 Fri 19-Sep-08 11:00:56

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TheDevilWearsPrimark Fri 19-Sep-08 11:03:05

It's not a duffle coat I know, but has a hood.

FluffyMummy123 Fri 19-Sep-08 11:03:40

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FluffyMummy123 Fri 19-Sep-08 11:04:01

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NorbertDentressangle Fri 19-Sep-08 11:05:09

Duffle coats as in Paddington bear stylee?

If so, NO, DON'T DO IT !

PeppermintPatty Fri 19-Sep-08 11:05:11

Oooo love the Roxy coat.

The buttons don't go all the way down though.

My lower half would be drafty!

I am a wimp when it comes to cold / rain grin

ChipButty Fri 19-Sep-08 11:06:52

Have just bought a gorgeous green one from SimplyBe - I am rotund but I love my duffle coat. It's a great classic style IMO - anyhow, it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks: I like it! grin

SorenLorensen Fri 19-Sep-08 11:07:40

This is mine

discantus Fri 19-Sep-08 11:16:23

Definitely yes! Did anyone see Cameron Diaz's duffel coat in 'The Holiday' - she looked so good! Actually her entire wardrobe in the movie is my winter inspiration!

discantus Fri 19-Sep-08 11:18:58

oops forgot to add the link for my post above. I so want to look like this for the winter

http://boxwish.com/spots/view/735

cupsoftea Fri 19-Sep-08 11:20:08

Lovely - a perfect coat

cupsoftea Fri 19-Sep-08 11:22:01

a white duffel coat - for the very brave!!

discantus Fri 19-Sep-08 11:24:16

Hi Cupsoftea - I prefer the fawn coloured one on Cam on the left - much more forgiving (and this was the only pic I could find)

cupsoftea Fri 19-Sep-08 11:24:46

check out these - so many colours www.gloverall.com/acatalog/Gloverall_On_line_Ladies_Styling_6.html

cupsoftea Fri 19-Sep-08 11:25:21

lovely colour discantus

JackieYoHoHo Fri 19-Sep-08 12:34:23

Not sure about duffle coats, but I did spot some lovely sheepskin and leather jackets and coats at Celtic Sheepskin. And the kids duffle coat is cute, though more of a jacket, really.

brimfull Fri 19-Sep-08 22:29:12

I hate them

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