Casentino was first woven in the middle ages for Franciscan friars’ cowls and the blankets for animals due to its durability, strength and water repellency. It became fashionable and sought after by Italian noblemen, especially in “verde bottiglia” (bottle green) and “becco d'oca” (goose beak orange). The orange was supposedly a dyeing accident when new chemicals were tried to create new colours. We carry both “classic” colours in our duffle corto.
The duffle corto is our version of a shorter, more sporty duffle coat - think less Dead Poets' Society and more Steve McQueen in Bullitt. The cumbersome toggles are replaced by our signature corozo (vegetable ivory) buttons. There is a ticket patch pocket for keys, lighter or other small items. The side pockets are deep enough for a pair of gloves, a few cigars, sunglasses and the other essentials for “peacocking".
Made of pure Italian Casentino wool, outside of Porto, Portugal.