Sartorially speaking there are not many coats that can span seasons and suit all styles, yet the camel coat is most certainly at the top of that small list. We are creeping towards autumn/winter now and if you are listening to all the news reports or simply looking out your window whilst putting on your heating in what should be Britain's warmest month...you'll realise that summer is over! In the style stakes autumn/winter clothing totally kicks arse compared to spring/summer styles and when you live in Britain this season is a lengthy one. Be first to start transitioning into an AW17 wardrobe and start off with a lightweight, warm yet breathable 100% cashmere coat.
With these cool weather conditions, retailers are rushing to get their AW17 collections in-store and it's time to invest now in quality, transitional pieces that you can wear on warm days, cold days and even those days where the weather changes its mind every hour. Cashmere is the perfect fabric to use in these changeable conditions. Wool is too thick and warm, yet cotton/linen is too cool. Cashmere, is warm yet light and also breathable allowing good air circulation through the material.
Combine the technicals of this Hawkins & Shepherd 100% camel cashmere coat with the classic handmade tailoring, sophisticated style and you'll realise why this particular coat is always up there as an all-time, always on-trend item of clothing.
A camel coat is extremely versatile, so if you are wearing it going out in a casual look or wearing it layered over a suit, you'll always look bang on point. *Click on the video at the bottom of this blog to view my 5 others ways to wear a camel coat. In some respects it is easier to wear an overcoat in a formal look, so for this post, I wanted to show you how easy you can also style the camel coat casually. So to complete my casual, going out look I'm wearing a black shirt from COS, black jeans from AG Jeans, my Seiko Prospex watch and Goodwin Smith boots.
To get your hands on one of these handmade, double-breasted, 100% cashmere, camel coats, click on the link in the 'shop the look' section below. They are limited edition, so once there are gone, they're gone - and are currently reduced down from £1,600 to £800, where else can you get that level of tailoring, that level of British 100% cashmere fabric for that price. It's a classic piece that will be the pride of your wardrobe for years and years to come, a sartorial master.