A Classic Men’s Camel Overcoat Outfit Idea

A Classic Men’s Camel Overcoat Outfit Idea

(We do stay in the woods and have a quite active German Shepherd Dog, just after all.)

But, then once more, when I truly did want to put on a additional formal overcoat, nevertheless sometimes that may well have been, I would get upset that I did not have a suited piece of outerwear for the situation and I’d normally experience like I wasn’t dressed correctly.

That is why I at last decided to give this region of my wardrobe some TLC. And what greater place to start out than with 1 of the all-time classics, a camel overcoat.

Why you should really have a camel overcoat

mens outfit idea featuring a camel overcoat and chalk stripe suit

I suppose you could make the argument that if you’re only likely to have 1 overcoat in your outerwear collection and that it is one particular that you prepare to put on on additional formal situations that you may possibly be far better off picking some thing like a double-breasted charcoal grey overcoat or some thing in a dark navy.

It’s unquestionably a good assumed. And it’s a thought that I undoubtedly would not say is completely wrong.

But the concern you really should be inquiring on your own any time you are on the lookout to increase a little something to your wardrobe—especially a little something you are scheduling to fall a tiny bit of coin on—is: how can I get the most out of this?

What we’re conversing about below is one particular of my cardinal policies of menswear: versatility

Is it true that a one- or double-breasted charcoal gray or navy overcoat will be additional official than a camel coloured overcoat?

Devoid of a question. But the a lot more formal the garment, the less the chances are to have on it.

Imagine about it.

A tuxedo, for instance. Do not get me completely wrong, I imagine every man ought to personal a common black or midnight navy blue tuxedo—you under no circumstances would like you had 1 till it’s way too late—but are you seriously obtaining a great deal use out of it on a normal foundation?

(Probably a tuxedo is a undesirable illustration due to the fact it is so particular, but I assume you catch my drift.)

Looking at overcoats in charcoal grey, dark navy blue, and camel as a result of the lens of flexibility, the preference is obvious. Camel will constantly will since it is much less difficult to design and style in a range of scenarios from official to informal (indeed, I stated it and mean it!) and all people nebulous gown code gradations in among.

Styling a camel overcoat

how to wear a camel overcoat with a suit

When you get down to it—we’re conversing brass tacks here—there really is no wrong way to have on or design and style a camel overcoat. Technically, it would be viewed as a much more “formal” piece of outerwear, but due to the fact of its neutral shade as nicely as its prolonged historical past and tradition in menswear (however it could be much better to say “despite” that), it can be appropriated and worn in a selection of approaches primarily based on one’s have personalized design.

Toss it on over a product-colored turtleneck paired with some black jeans and negligible white leather sneakers and you’ve got an amazingly complex outfit that is comfortable and hip. It is a really amazing juxtaposition.

On the other hand, the most common way to design and style a camel overcoat is with a suit, which is what I wanted to highlight in this publish.

Right here, I’m sporting it over our navy blue chalk stripe flannel go well with. You can never ever go incorrect pairing a classic with a vintage and there’s really practically nothing much more harmonious than combining navy blue and camel colours.

Given that the coat is a good shade, I made a decision to have a tiny extra entertaining with styles beneath. In addition to the suit’s refined chalk stripe, I have also obtained on our common bengal striped gown shirt pair with a brown medallion printed wool tie.

Two illustrations of how to blend and match patterns going on in this article.

Very first, if you’re pairing similar styles, make guaranteed you vary the dimensions and scale. Which is what I’ve accomplished with the stripes right here with the delicate chalk stripe and the busier bengal stripe.

And 2nd, incorporate two distinctive types of patterns—the medallion print of the tie and the bengal stripe of the shirt.

A bold pair of Jacques Marie Mage sunglasses presents the look a sense of up to date freshness while however sustaining a sense of menswear classicism and custom.

A observe on duration

long camel overcoat with a suit

By now you’ve probable discovered the length of this particular overcoat. I’d like to address it because the responses I have obtained immediately after posting it to both Instagram and in several YouTube films have been divisive.

Some have applauded the size and sung its praises for its uber-basic aged-school fashion, though others have derided it with extremely insightful reviews, like “COAT As well Extended! Seems to be Silly!”

The truth of the matter is the length is neither ideal nor mistaken. It is what I desired.

I opted for a for a longer period size for a couple good reasons.

1st, I have a handful of knee-length or just beneath knee-size coats. These are fantastic, but the extra size truly provides to the formality of the coat when you’re styling it that way.

Second, with my customized apparel, I have begun to want garments with a far more slightly much more common and calm in shape total. Tremendous tight slim fit isn’t for me (and neither need to it be for you) and the comprehensive drape matter can just close up looking a bit costumey for my flavor. Trying to keep it basic and at ease is wherever I’m at and I believe it seems rather darn good.

If you really like this coat, but would like it to be a little shorter, just enable us know when you book your absolutely free on the web session and we can make it nonetheless you want.

Thanks for studying.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa