The Camel Coat

When it comes to coats I always think classic is best. It can be quite a big investment therefore you need one that will last and not be too of the moment or a flash in the pan style. With that in mind I didn’t hesitate when it came to buying a classic camel coat.

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The only problem I had was finding the right one. Sure the high street had lots of options available but at a steep price which I wouldn’t mind paying but I often found nice styles of coats from Topman but made from man made fibers and containing very little wool. For the price of most coats on the high street I do often check the label to check what it’s made from.


With this in mind I started to look out for a vintage jacket. I often mind that when it comes to jackets its sometimes best to go vintage as more often than not the quality is better and you can sometimes get good value for money vs. the high street.

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After trawling eBay and loosing out on some jackets I eventually struck gold with this vintage Van Gils wool camel coat. It was a bit of a gamble as I couldn’t try it on but in this case I won. The jacket was in near perfect condition and is made from 85% cashmere making it extremely warm. The best thing about it was that it was £80 all in including postage. This was cheaper than most high street equivalents. I couldn’t have been happier and the coat was perfect for keeping me warm on my recent trip to Florence.



  1. February 11, 2017 / 1:49 pm

    That is such a nice coat! I unfortunately live in a tropical country where our weather alternates between hot and hotter so I don’t really invest in coats.. But yours is something I’d buy in a flash too!

    • February 11, 2017 / 2:01 pm

      Thank you for your kind words

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