Paddington Style! Duffles and Wellies

Paddington Style! That’s what we’re talking about this week, with the new Paddington The Movie opening at cinemas this Friday (November 28).

Michael Bond’s 1958 creation has stood the test of time, perhaps thanks in part to his famous duffle coat and welly boots!

If you came to London from the jungles of deepest, darkest, Peru, you’d be glad of a duffle coat and Wellington boots as well.

Paddington style is perfect for winter, and perfect for all of us – men, women and children!

Starring Hugh Bonneville from Downton Abbey, Nicole Kidman, Sally Hawkins, Peter Capaldi and more, Paddington the Movie is a re-imagining of the original tales, which were first adapted for the screen – the small version – in 1975.

Paddington favours a royal blue duffle coat and red Wellington boots these days, and who are we to disagree with the bear’s fashion sense? He was gifted his Wellington boots in 1964, but it’s his duffle coat we know him best by.

And, if you have a kid, you can dress them as Paddington in this Limited Edition Gloverall Paddington blue duffle coat. It’s £99, with £50 from each sale going to the NSPCC

Gloverall paddington kids coat nspccSo what is a duffle coat, and where does it come from? Well, here are some facts you can bore your friends with!

* Duffle refers to the fabric, Duffel, named after the town of Duffel, in Belgium, where it originates

* Original duffle coats are tartan lined

*They were very popular with the British Royal Navy

* A firm called Gloverall has been making coats since 1954

So, how about some Paddington style of your own? Duffle coats come in varying styles, shapes and colours, and fabrics these days. Get some Paddington style in a checked, fur trimmed version, or a bold red, or perhaps a deep bottle green is more your thing?

duffle coats paddington style womenClockwise, from top left: Check duffle, £49.99, New Look, Severo grey duffle, £60 (was £110), JOY, Louche red fur trimmed duffle, £60 (was £110), JOY, black fur-trimmed duffle, £59, Dorothy Perkins @ BHS, green duffle, £71.25 (was £95), Warehouse @ Debenhams

Guys, maybe bold bright blue is a step too far with the Paddington style. But black, grey striped and brown – those are duffle coat colours we could live with, right? Alternatives for those toggles are buckles, and clips.

paddington style mens dufflesClockwise, from top left: Brown duffle coat, £65 (was £130), Mantaray @ Debenhams, stripe detail duffle, £129.95, GAP, black duffle, £59.99, New Look, black duffle coat, £105 (was £150), Hammond & Co by Patrick Grant @ Debenhams

If the bold blue Paddington style coat from Gloverall is a bit much, don’t worry there’s plenty more kid’s duffles out there – even for the tiniest of babies!Paddington style kids coats

l-r: Blue Zoo babies duffle, ££14.40 to £15.20, Debenhams, red kid’s duffle, £54.95, GAP, blue duffle, £12.80 to £13.60, J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams

And of course, it’s not Paddington style without the Wellington boots, so here’s our pick of the best to keep your feet perfectly dry in the rain!

Paddington style wellington bootsClockwise, from top left: Tweed welliies, £35, Mantaray @ Debenhams, red gloss Hunter wellies, £95, Schuh, leopard print ankle wellies, £15.99, studded detail wellies, £24.99, both New Look, mock croc wellies, £32.50, Red Herring @ Debenhams, blue short wellies, £19.99, New Look, black Men’s Hunter wellies, £95, Schuh, bird print wellies, £35, White Stuff

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reduction

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