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Topcoat question

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by scnupe7, Nov 22, 2003.

  1. scnupe7

    scnupe7 Senior member

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    I bought a Boss topcoat a couple of months ago. The coat is a dark camel made of 100% wool.

    Today I walked in Brooks Brothers and saw a camel topcoat (a shade lighter than my Boss). The major difference is the BB topcoat is made of camel hair. What do you guys think about 100% wool vs. camel hair. The BB coat is much softer and looks more a little more elegant up close. Should I return the Boss and buy the Brooks Brothers or keep the Boss? All opinions are very much appreciated.

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  2. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    I prefer camel hair over wool myself. If the prices are similar, I would get the camel hair coat.

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  3. shoefan

    shoefan Senior member

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    Camel is a nicer wool than regular lambswool, IMO. It is somewhere between lambswool and cashmere in softness. However, I think that camel hair may not be quite as durable as lambswool.
     


  4. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Senior member

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    I'd go with the camel hair coat; for authenticity, a tan coat like that should really be camel or cashmere. Black and navy topcoats are great in wool, wool/ cashmere blend, or pure cashmere.
     


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