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Keep warm with a Bengal Down coat
This issue we’ve teamed up with Bengal Down Clothing to offer you the chance to win a stylish winter coat.
We spoke to the director, Robert Jennings from Norfolk, to find out more…
VP: These coats look incredibly warm! How did Bengal Down Clothing come about?
RJ: Thanks, yes they are. Like a lot of ideas, it started because we couldn’t find what we needed ourselves: a down coat warm enough for my wife (our model). All other down coats were too short or too thin. So we started on a journey to replicate the full length down coats from the 80s and 90s but with the latest high quality materials and down.
VP: A lot of people own a down jacket or coat, are yours really different?
RJ: Of course! We use only 100% duck down, which means there are no quill shafts or feathers at all. This gives superior insulation so it keeps you much warmer than a traditional feather / down mix. We only use European down which is ethically sourced and ‘Downpass’ certified. Another benefit is the material, which is incredibly soft and light, as well as being showerproof!
If you buy one coat this season, make it this one!
VP: Where are the coats made?
RJ: They are handmade in the UK by a team with over thirty years of down-filled coat manufacturing experience. The quality is beyond anything mass produced and the same care and pride goes into every coat we make. The press studs on the ‘Sha’ coat are sewn in rather than pressed together, so they are always beautifully concealed and firmly attached and the long zip is the best quality we could find.
VP: Sounds like you have a unique product, where can our readers find out more?
RJ: Please visit us at www.bengaldownclothing.com to find out more. If you feel the cold, use a wheelchair or just want to be right ‘on point’ with this winter’s fashion we have the answer. What’s more, we’re offering Village People readers free postage and packaging with the code VP.
Win your own Bengal Down coat
To be in with a chance of winning one of these beautiful coats, worth £399, answer the following question and fill in your details below:
Where are Bengal Down coats made?
C. Bengal, India
Closing date for entries is January 31st 2018. Usual Village People rules apply. The editor’s decision is final.