Winter Essentials: The Camel Overcoat

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Winter is a bitch! Yup. The cold weather, dry skin, and the need to bundle up to stay warm, especially when you’re trudging around outdoors is dreadful. By now, your outerwear game may be something serious that is full of downed coats, puffer vests, leather jackets and pea coats. Every guy should have a black overcoat in their arsenal (especially for cold weather formal events), but you can also switch it up with a camel colored overcoat this winter. The coat in this feature is the Indochino Custom Essential Camel Single-Breasted Overcoat, with leather scarf strap inside.

Style Tips & Features of the Camel Color Overcoat

  • One of the best features of the coat is the distinct color.  Navy, black or grey overcoats can be drab (but still classic). By choosing adding this understated pop of color, the camel color stands out in a way that isn’t flashy.
  • This particular camel overcoat from Indochino can be customized to have a belt, custom lining and the option of the leather scarf loop (which can be used to stash your scarf when you’re not wearing it).
  • Don’t be afraid to dress this coat down with jeans, cargo pants or a t-shirt.
  • In terms of length, go with a coat that hits mid-thigh. You should be able to wear your coat over a blazer with the blazer fitting under it perfectly. If your blazer is too long or your overcoat is too short, you may need to reevaluate one or both pieces.
  • As for the breast pocket, it’s okay to rock a pocket square. Some people think that is blasphemous in classic menswear, but, if you like it try it!
  • Pair this coat with navy blue, earth tones and off white for the optimal complementary effect. 

Below are 4 different looks to inspire what you wear with your camel overcoat.

 

(Photo Credit: Marina T. Peele @CantWinkLefty)

1. Business

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Essential Camel Custom Topcoat by Indochino - Essential Navy Custom Suit by Indochino

DSC_0014Leather Scarf Strap inside of Camel Topcoat via Indochino – Green Scarf by H&M -

DSC_0007Crested Tie by Lands End Canvas - Spread Collar Striped Shirt by Merona – Pocket Square by Armstrong & Wilson – Lapel Flower by Vivarati - Vintage leather gloves – Gold Tie bar by Indochino

DSC_0012Cooper Brogued Wingtips by Fins For Him - Purple Laces by Benjos - Striped Socks by Vivarati

2. Rock it with Cargos & A Flannel

DSC_0024 Olive Green Cargos by Todd Snyder x Gap

DSC_0031 Gloves by H&M – Flannel Plaid Shirt & Orange Handkerchief by Merona – Camo iPhone Cover by Skinit.com -

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DSC_0039 Double Monk Shoes by Mercanti Fiorentini via DSWMarled Socks by Merona

3. T-Shirt & Jeans

DSC_0055 Navy & White Wool Winter Hat by Urban OutfittersHenley by Barque New York

DSC_0058 Striped Virgin Wools Gloves by Etre - Levi’s 521 (now 508s) – Pocket Square by Armstrong & Wilson

DSC_0060 Captoe Boots By Asos

DSC_0069 Off White Trousers by H&M 

DSC_0073 Infinite Scarf by H&M – Corduroy Blazer by Onassis Clothing – Wool Turtleneck by Banana Republic – Black Watch Pocket Square by Brooks Brothers

DSC_0076 Nubuck Wingtip Lugged Soled Shoes by Mike Konos  - Plaid Socks by H&M

Also, be sure to check out TSBmen’s feature with Townsend Smith on the Camel Topcoat for some more inspiration.

Best,

Sabir

@MensStylePro

Editor In Chief/Creative Director of Men's Style Pro, Sabir has a deep passion for menswear and all things manly. Selected as one of the "5 Best Dressed Men In America" by Esquire Magazine in 2010 & as #GQFall 2013 Best Dressed Man, Sabir finds his way around the web in an attempt to seek out "the cool" of #menswear. Stay updated on Men's Style Pro doings on Twitter & Instagram @MensStylePro.

  • http://anorexicescapades.wordpress.com BougieHippie

    Brilliant Styling!

    • http://mensstylepro.wordpress.com Sabir Peele

      BougieHippie,

      Thanks for the kind words.

      Best,

      Sabir

  • Bryan

    You killed it on this post! Best one yet! You think you can do a post on vintage pieces in the future? Thanks sabir! Keep Em coming! Your a huge inspiration!

    Bryan

    • http://mensstylepro.wordpress.com Sabir Peele

      Hi Bryan,

      Thanks for dropping in and for the kinds words. Definitely enjoyed putting this feature together. I will look into putting together a vintage wear piece soon

      Best,

      Sabir

  • Luther Fairley

    TimeLess! To bad H&M doesn’t ship….

    • http://mensstylepro.wordpress.com Sabir Peele

      Hi Luther,

      They may set up ecommerce this January.

      - Sabir

  • Jeff

    Hey Sabir, long time viewer, first time poster. I love it that coat, it just vaulted up to my “must have” list.

  • Ryan N

    Where do you find your vintage pieces, Sabir? Thrift stores, eBay, or hand-me-downs? (I’m sure it’s some mix of those, just curious.)

    Keep up the great work!

  • http://gravatar.com/ramsayc ramsay

    Superb post Sabir. Everyone of those looks I would definitely wear. It’s good to see you rocking the white trousers. You’ll inspire men to forget what people say about wearing them in the winter….my motto is ‘if I like it I will wear it’ and not worry what people say or think. Once again, thanks for all your posts.

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  • Arun

    That coat appears to be a much lighter color than traditional ‘Camel’, agreed? You really let the air out of my tires when I saw those gloves were ‘vintage’ and not a pair I could go out and pick up for myself.

    • http://mensstylepro.wordpress.com Sabir Peele

      Hi Arun,

      This coat is a little lighter, but, I believe it photographed lighter than it actually is.

      Best,

      Sabir

  • http://properashell.wordpress.com Kamau F. Hosten

    Great looks. That coat almost makes me want to leave Miami for somewhere cooler this winter.

    • http://mensstylepro.wordpress.com Sabir Peele

      Kamau,

      Dude, you should get it anyway. I know you’ll be making some trips up this way during the winter.

      Sabir

  • http://gravatar.com/sistahhollywood Sistah Hollywood

    *faints*

    Real man, real style. LOVE THIS!

    • http://mensstylepro.wordpress.com Sabir Peele

      Hi Sistah Hollywood,

      Thanks for the love. Visit often!!

      Best,

      Sabir

  • http://www.philadelphiapalocksmith.com/ Simon

    After from moving from San Diego, California to Denver, Colorado. I now understand the importance of having an overcoat. It can get so cold outside that you are required to have to one on if you don’t want to die.. A another one of my favorite accessories to have now that i live in a city where they have a true winter is Gloves…Every pair the model is wearing I want : )

  • http://www.facebook.com/xprovoke Justin Brown

    Sabir, how are those boots by Asos holding up? I know some of their stuff is a little cheaper construction, but nicely priced.

    • http://mensstylepro.wordpress.com Sabir Peele

      Hi Justin,

      These Asos boots have held up well. I’ve had them for 3 years now.

      Best,

      Sabir