Camel hair blazers

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  1. yfyf

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    I never got the impression that camel hair blazers were conservative, preppy items. They always seemed a little obscure, luxurious and cool. I especially like ones that are a darker and richer in colour, bordering on caramel. Now I want one, great. Spertia and Holdfast's examples are great.
     
  2. JayJay

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    I had a navy and a black one for a few years and wore them a lot. They became thread bare at the elbows so they were discarded and never replaced.
     
  3. Holdfast

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    I never got the impression that camel hair blazers were conservative, preppy items. They always seemed a little obscure, luxurious and cool. I especially like ones that are a darker and richer in colour, bordering on caramel. Now I want one, great. Spertia and Holdfast's examples are great.

    If you're a 40L, it's still for sale! [​IMG]

    Camel hair blazers ARE a little obscure, I think. I don't have one of my own yet, but if I can find my size at some point, I'll probably add one. Nice option to have.
     
  4. Douglas

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    Camel hair blazers are cool. They're pretty neutral and therefore allow the wearer to have some fun with the other elements of the outfit. Holdfast's photos are a great example... I believe that iammatt also rocks camel hair blazers... they may actually be just solid tan sportcoats, but if you check out a few of his WAYWT posts you'll see a lot of great, interesting ways to wear this wardrobe classic.
     
  5. sho'nuff

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    how luxurious is camel hair by the way , where do they fall in the hierarchy of lux feel:

    cashmere
    alpaca
    wool
    silk
    mohair

    etcc
     
  6. Sprezzatura2010

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    I like Camel Hair blazers, but don't recall ever seeing one mentioned here. Perhaps this forum is bit too hip. I mean no disrespect in saying that, but I'm 43 and my likes might not equal those of a 23 year old. I mentioned to my secretary that I was considering a camel hair blazer and she said they were for old men (and she's an old woman).

    I bought my first camelhair jacket when I was 22. Admittedly, it was more "hip" than one typically sees in American camelhair jackets, with hacking pockets, a ticket pocket, and Roman shoulders. Not an "Ivy League" jacket at all. I still wear it and like it.

    The second is just a regular sportcoat that happens to be made out of camelhair. Both are thick and heavy, and I could not imagine either one being worn during warmer months.
     
  7. texas_jack

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    I am now in possession of a camelhair jacket from Chester Barrie. I love the way it feels and long fibers that give it a lovely nap. I'm looking foward to next fall. My only worry is that it looks delicate.
     
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    I spotted and tried on a DB camel blazer last week. It was a size too large and certainly wintery in weight, but I'm still curious. I see them in largely the same way yfyf does
     
  9. tchoy

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    I've been thinking about pulling the trigger on a DB camel blazer recently. Just worry about the look would be too conservative.
     
  10. amerikajinda

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    how luxurious is camel hair by the way , where do they fall in the hierarchy of lux feel:

    cashmere
    alpaca
    wool
    silk
    mohair

    etcc


    To my untrained hand, camel hair is very similar in feel to cashmere - perhaps a tad "below" cashmere in softness... of course it depends on the quality of the fabrics, so I'm sure there are high-quality camel hair sportcoats which feel softer than lower-quality cashmere sportcoats...
     
  11. sho'nuff

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    To my untrained hand, camel hair is very similar in feel to cashmere - perhaps a tad "below" cashmere in softness... of course it depends on the quality of the fabrics, so I'm sure there are high-quality camel hair sportcoats which feel softer than lower-quality cashmere sportcoats...

    thank you jinda
     
  12. eg1

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    I just had one made up (SBNL; 3B; flapped pockets; side-vents) -- unfortunately I have only been able to wear it twice so far since we are into the summer months and the weight of it is more appropriate for the other three seasons. Colorwise I think it is fantastically versatile.

    Stylistically/culturally I associate it with older Italian men -- I'll never pass for the latter (well, perhaps from the very northern reaches of Treviso) but I am no longer young.
     
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    I spotted and tried on a DB camel blazer last week. It was a size too large and certainly wintery in weight, but I'm still curious. I see them in largely the same way yfyf does

    This reminds me of the Brooks Brothers Black Fleece camel hair DB blazer I really want. I love it paired with those pants. It's on sale...for only $840

    [​IMG]
     
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    I just had one made up (SBNL; 3B; flapped pockets; side-vents) -- unfortunately I have only been able to wear it twice so far since we are into the summer months and the weight of it is more appropriate for the other three seasons. Colorwise I think it is fantastically versatile.

    May I ask where you did get the fabric ? I would love to have one made for me but I don't know where to find the fabric.

    Thanks

    Pierre
     
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    May I ask where you did get the fabric ? I would love to have one made for me but I don't know where to find the fabric.

    Thanks

    Pierre


    My tailor in Toronto had it in one of his swatch books -- it is with some embarrassment that I admit I don't know which fabric house. [​IMG]
     

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