Our Top Pick Of The Week

Our Top Pick of the Week

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Before we get into it, we would like to take a moment to remember this great man, James Joseph Gandolfini who recently, tragically passed away. He was and always will be a great actor, and style icon. He will not be forgotten. 1961-2013. Rest in Peace.

Pick of the Week:

Finding and buying a good winter coat is no small task. Good outerwear during the colder months needs to be versatile enough to be worn with everything — formal or casual — day or night — and still look good whilst keeping you from freezing.

With the weather well and truly committing to winter, why not beat the chill in our pick of the week: the ‘Blazer- Duffle Coat‘.

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It is interesting to note that the origins of the Duffle Coat can be traced back as far as 1887, when it was popularized during World War  Two.  A British purveyor of outerwear, John Partridge had began to design and offer the Duffle coat for sale only a few years later.

According to Gentleman’s Gazette, soon after World War Two, the Royal British navy was searching for a hard-wearing, sailor-proof coat, and so the British Admiralty commissioned the Duffle coat, which turned out to be a great success and was thereafter worn on military ships around the world.

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Generals Bubbles Barker & Monty in a huge Duffel Coat                      

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Sir David Stirling, founder of the SAS with Duffle Coat in the Desert

Our Blazer version of the Duffle coat is an undeniably great way to rug up throughout the cooler months. This black version of the coat from Blazer cuts a sharp, stylishly modern tone and is ideal to wear over a suit or dinner wear. Featuring a lace tie hoodie, two front pockets and two inner pockets, this versatile piece will never go out of fashion.

Jump online now to purchase your new second skin, which will last you through many winters to come!

What to Wear to the Footy

Footy finals are approaching fast, so no matter what code you follow it’s a great time to get out and support your team. Ron Bennett Big Mens have a huge selection of garments ideal for watching the game from the sidelines or the stands.

Of course, for the hotter days, it is hard to go past a sporty looking Polo Shirt.

The style and versatility of a Polo is perfect for a rough and tumble game of footy on a warm afternoon. But this time of year, the weather can be a bit more unpredictable. The key for watching your favourite team in comfort this season is to layer up. It may be chilly when you make your way to the big game, but who knows how heated you are going to get when you are there? That’s why wearing layers is your best bet.

You could start with a long sleeve shirt, like one of these from Blazer.

Then you can cover up with a sweatshirt or stylish knit. Canterbury have some of the best sweatshirts available, while this Blazer knit provides both comfort and warmth.

For those really chilly days you’ll need something warmer like this double breasted overcoat from Bennett, or one of these great looking jackets from Breakaway.

And to top it all off, you’ll need one of these Sovrano scarves to shield you from the brisk wind.

These are just a few suggestions for your trip to the footy this year, for more ideas why not check out Ron Bennett Big Men’s full range from our online store.