1 Piece/3 Ways: The Camel Overcoat

November 10th, 2012

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3. All Business

A business look doesn’t have to be boring. Inject an age-old combination (suit, shirt, tie, overcoat) with some unexpected fabrics, colors, and textures to bring it some new life and personality.

The fit of a topcoat can be tricky. Ideally, it should be little snug over a suit so that it’s still slim and fitted with just a thin sweater (as in look 1 and 2).

Camel is without a doubt the best color to wear over a brown suit.

It’s a neutral base that also plays well with colorful accessories, which I’m wearing plenty of here.

This is also another example of using nature’s colors for a seasonal look.

Check out our post on Autumn color palettes here.

  • Tortoise shell prescription glasses (w/ clip on shades) by Garrett Leight
  • Camel topcoat by Rugby Ralph Lauren
  • Brown corduroy suit by Michael Andrews Bespoke
  • Red/blue plaid shirt by Michael Andrews Bespoke
  • Green cashmere knit tie by Ralph Lauren
  • Brown tweed leather gloves by Hilts and Willard
  • Brown socks by Calvin Klein
  • Tan burnished toe lace-ups by Scarpe di Bianco
  • Red stripe umbrella with wooden handle by Pasotti Ombrelli of Italy

Thanks for reading.

Stay Classy,



Photography by Alex Crawford. 


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  • Omar Shaikh

    Are those Johnston and Murphy loafers you’re wearing have rubber soles or leather soles?

  • http://www.lacievantis.com Nicolas

    This is some good look guys, nice .

  • KD

    Excellent post Townsend – I’ve been on the hunt for some modern burgundy loafers just like those after Bass discontinued their Dover line. These look much more durable since it’s not the plastic-looking corrected leather that is unfortunately all too common with Bass’ lineup. What’s the name of those? Thanks man!

    • http://tsbmen.com Townsend

      Hey KD, they are Johnston & Murphy, and they are great! I wear them ALL the time.

      Thanks for reading!

  • http://www.lady-blog.de Dani

    I think the glasses are a little bit to small for your face, but it’s a very nice dress!

  • Gazman

    Style #3 rocks bigtime! Beautiful matching with green tie and plaid shirt.

  • Don Pierre

    Chocolate Brown Corduroy Suit Is Dangerously Sharp. Christmas Red Pocket Square Is Brilliant. Camel Topcoat Polishes The Look Perfectly. Great Post Gentlemen.
    Style Beyond Fashion

  • TimL

    I have one of these and I love it. Got it at a Goodwill store for about $8.
    I love wearing it with a ribbed black turtleneck and faded jeans and boots or a dark brown suite for work. Great post.

  • TSB Fan

    Another awesome post-great looks and Townsend makes one good model

  • TO

    Well done Townsend, well done!

    Suggested one of these to my dad- he ended up returning from Montreal with a black topcoat instead, but it was a 40R instead of his previous 42L, so at least some of my advice is getting through!

  • Ishaan

    The brown suit and green tie is dope. The glasses are a plus too. Good job dude.

  • Nick

    Brilliant as usual!

  • Badger

    Not sure that a brown corduroy suit and a tartan shirt constitutes “all business”, but it is a great look!