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The Camel Hair Jacket – A Wardrobe Essential

James Andrew at Grand Central - photo Gabriel Everett

James Andrew at Grand Central - photo Gabriel Everett

A camel hair jacket is one of those must-have staples in a gentleman’s wardrobe. The marvelously neutral color and super luxurious fabric makes it hugely handy in both top coat and sport coat incarnations, and can complete any number of different looks. Whether you are going super casual, (pairing camel hair with jeans and a cream cashmere turtleneck for instance), or doing something dressier, (say with a fab shirt and tie), a camel hair jacket will ad a perfect touch of uber wasp chic and proven historical precedence to your well considered ensemble. From the board room to the playboy mansion and beyond, a good camel hair jacket will take you there!

I’m sporting a Tom Ford version of this iconic jacket, i.e., a tailored “Country Jacket” in camel silk cashmere twill with suede accents, cotton plaid shirt, silk knit tie, brown wide wale corduroy pants, saddle leather loafers, vintage moon stone cuff links, Rolex oyster perpetual and brown and camel silk pocket square, Gucci double horse head buckle python belt and my fragrance is Creed Himalaya.


  1. Dean Farris says:

    I so agree. When I was in my twenties, I had the most beautiful camel trench, which I wore everywhere. I think it was from Brooks Brothers, or Ralph, not sure. Also, your post reminded me of a trophy room I designed here in Naples, with Holland and Sherry camel cashmere upholstered walls. Tres’ luxe, tres’ chic!


  2. mike says:

    just wondering if it was you near astor place today. there was a dapper fellow who i thought might have been you- including those sunglasses i saw from a few posts back. thought of it, but didn’t want to bother you. anyway, yours is a great blog!

  3. Magnificent. James, for a sports jacket, you have here a notched lapel, but what is your favourite lapel for jacket of this nature, peaked or notched? And, do you wear one button jackets or do you only wear two?

  4. francois says:

    Darling. so divine. ok. i don’t love the shoes, but the camel jacket. mon dieu

  5. K. A. Adams says:

    You look smashing James. I love the interplay of color, texture and pattern in the jacket, shirt and tie !

  6. James Andrew says:

    Hello Mike- I think I may have been.

    Next time please say hello.



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