Duffle coats are named after a town in which country?
Though duffle coats were not actually made in Duffel, Belgium, the name of the coat did derive from the town. Duffel was a town known for its clothmaking. In particular, its "duffel" fabric which was black, rough wool. In 1887, John Partridge, a British purveyor of outerwear, designed the first duffle coat for sale and a few years later, it became the coat worn by the Royal British Navy. Source: The Gentleman's Gazette