In an ever arching steal-from-the-boys theme to dressing, camel hair coats are up there on my outerwear list. It's a perfect match to coordinate over your boyfriend stolen striped Italian woven shirting, to this seasons black ankle-length tunic obsession.
But let's take a fresh approach on this golden classic. Made modern by the rebirthed color palate ranging from aubergine, navy, maroon, burnt orange, and whatever other shades they wore on Stanford & Son *see orange suede ---->
Camel is the natural (as in innate, not as in made in nature, because this was definitely made by a machine, that was made by another machine, that was invented by wo/man) outwear to be worn in the likes of those groovy hues.
Camel can be so much more, it can be reminiscent of a Burberry trench: classic, preppy, and prepared for all weather. Or a Ralph Lauren equestrian look, always looking regal in cable knits and ponchos while wading in high grass. Even Michael Kors' trademark is a Suntan named double faced wool.
So, if in one vest I can embody classic, clean, astute, borrow from the boys, and claim British coolness, sign me and my $34 up.