The Camel Coat Is Still Fall’s Swankiest Outerwear Style

The camel-colored topcoat is one of the swankiest outerwear styles a man can own. I’d go so far as to say it’s downright kingly. When you’re rocking one you look like a boss. A baller. A big cheese. You look like you stepped out of any of the best Ralph Lauren ads from the ’80s. (Shit is iconic. Seriously. Google it, guy.)

Today there are tons of different takes on the style to go around. Sure, you could go the contemporary route and opt for one that’s trim and tailored, as streamlined as your sleekest suit. Hell, you’d still look damn good wearing it. But me, I’m partial to the broad-shouldered, dropped-sleeved, peak-lapeled bad boy that generations of dudes have lusted after as a sign they’ve really, truly made it—a status symbol on par with springing for a dream watch after that first holiday bonus hits. (To anyone not working in media: That’s, uh, a thing, right?)

The best of ’em should fit big and billowy, enveloping your body like a soft, toffee-colored throw blanket. The right one is the only thing you need when (if?) you step outside this fall, tossed on over a thick cable-knit and your favorite sweatpants or a filmy, tattered tee and a slouchy pair of pleated cords.

Or, shit, ignore all the ones I so generously picked out here and go thrift your own. See if I care. (I will. I will definitely care.) But if you’d rather let me do the heavy lifting, I’ve rounded up some of the best styles available now, so you can get your groove on in a coat that’ll make you feel like the king you are.

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Wool-Blend Coat



A camel coat—made out of a recycled wool blend!—that’ll help warm you from the inside out. 

Wool Cashmere Chesterfield Coat



Wow, wool and cashmere out here teaming up yet again on a budget chesterfield style that, I’ll be honest, sort of puts its designer counterparts to shame. 

Tailored Wool-Blend Overcoat



Tailored to flatter, no matter who you are or what you’re doing (or, for that matter, what you’re wearing it with). 

Camel Classic Fit Coat



Leave it to the bargain-savvy Brits at Topman to chef up one of the season’s best styles at a price point that belies its precisely cut, damn-near perfect silhouette. 

Textured Weave Coat



A soft, slouchy coat in a shade of taupe brown so silky (that’s the viscose portion of the style talking) I’m going to go ahead and call it camel. Shhh. It’ll be our secret. 

Arley Coat



Allsaint’s peak-lapeled Arley coat is made out of Italian melton wool that’ll last long after you’re sick and tired of wearing it. (Which, to be clear, will be a while.)

Wool Overcoat

Land’s End


Hell yes Land’s End still makes one of the best takes out there. This ain’t a game! 

Camel Wool Captain Coat

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Big and billowy, with a little logo play to spice things up.  

Stretch Double Face Coat



Don’t sleep on patch pockets, dude. Don’t ever sleep on the patch pockets.  

Camel Overcoat



Like I said: as streamlined as your sleekest suit. 

Double-Breasted Textured Coat



When I was talking about the Platonic ideal of the camel coat, this ain’t too far off from what I had in mind. 

Double-Breasted Coat



Lord, grant me strength. 

Wool Coat

Fear of God Exclusively for Ermenegildo Zegna


One of the year’s buzziest collaborations yielded one of the season’s best camel coats, of the tailoring whizzes at Zegna and the increasingly tailoring-oriented Jerry Lorenzo and co. 

Double-Breasted Camel Hair Coat



Gucci going to Gucci. 

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Avidan Grossman is the Style eCommerce Editor at Esquire, covering men’s fashion, shoes, grooming, and accessories.

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