Popularised in the 70s by professional men, the camel overcoat has been rejuvenated in the past couple of years returning as a cleaner, sharper version of itself. A timeless wardrobe staple, the camel overcoat is an investment piece, a must have outer garment for the discerning gentleman. Wear it over a tailored suit and you can’t get a more refined and elegant combination of men’s business attire.
With the recent reconstruction of the camel coat, the sharper and more fitted silhouette has allowed men to be more creative with how they wear this statement piece. The modern camel coat can be worn with slim fit jeans and t-shirts, to chinos and button-ups. It’s this contrast between classic lines and modern casualness that attracted me to the outfit in today’s post. The clash of colour and texture between the camel coat and navy slim fit chinos makes the perfect backdrop for the coat.
The versatility of a tailored camel overcoat will ensure a reduction in your cost per wear. The camel overcoat is definitely one item of clothing you should spend up on, buy the best coat your budget will allow for.
Get this look:
a. Belvin VP Coat, $995, Theory, Barneys.com
b. Brushed Gabardine Topcoat, $499, Basco, Barneys.com
c. Barry Double Breasted Jacket, $99.99, rogerdavid.com.au
d. Manor Stretch Slim Shirt, $139, marcs.com.au
e. Mid Blue Contrast Stripe Skinny Chinos, £13, topman.com
f. Belt, $65, Byblos, yoox.com
g. Cezanne Leather Lace-Up Derby, $300.73, Gucci, saksfifthavenue.com
Note: Prices correct at time of posting
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