With a first appearance in England in the 19th century, the popular Duffle Coat was originally designed for the sailors of the Royal Navy. During World War II, it served as sailor suit. Since it was designed as a military garment, its original shape is a wide cut to facilitate the movements. The buttons of the mens Duffle Coats, called toggle, had to be as simple as possible to open and close, as the sailors wore gloves. During the 20th century, the sporty, short coat with hood and leather trim has become a popular accessory of the broad masses. Nowadays, the wool duffle coat for men is an indispensable companion during winter months.