The humble camel coat. It is a staple of my wardrobe, yet I often find it is thrown on as an afterthought rather than as a “dress-to-impress” piece. This month, and with the promise of rising mercury on the horizon, I decided to stray away from buying yet another fur piece and instead invest in a new camel coat for my wardrobe. Fresh, new, and this time an accessory to dress up rather than dress down.
Let’s start with the camel coat itself. Well, a Tan Smart Overcoat as it is appropriately named. River Island Man offer up a fine option; the longline cut sits perfectly below the knees meaning a more silhouetted fit that tapers to the body. Some overcoats can be a little bulky, but this is a great slimmer layer for Spring; especially when paired with a tee or jumper. Underneath, I mix up the colour a little with Blue Wool Jumper from Zara. It is unbelievably snug and has lasted me well through the winter months. Paired with this Mens Tasselled Scarf from REISS, it offers great insulation as well as those all-important layers.
On my bottom half, I stick to a similar colour palette. Black jeans have become my go-to for when the weather is changeable as they are both smart and stain-resistant; these Diesel Tepphar Carrot Jeans do the job perfectly (carrot referring to the wide-hip narrow-calf cut rather than the colour). It is so difficult to find a pair of jeans that fit every time, but this cut feels like it was made for me. Check them out if you can’t do anything to make your calves grow in the gym. On my feet, these River Island Mens Tan Suede Zipped Chelsea Boots complete the tan theme and add that all important finishing touch. They may have clocked up a few all-weather miles over the past year, but the Jason Markk ‘Essential’ Shoe Cleaning Kit has given them a new lease of life.
Is a camel coat a staple or a statement piece in your wardrobe? What do you pair it with?