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MENSWEAR DIARIES: WAYS TO WEAR CAMEL WELL

06.11.15

Camel’s back. It really is as simple as that. Once the sole preserve of the camel coat, for this season the colour (which ranges anywhere from light sand to caramel brown) has hotfooted it from outerwear to appear on accessories, knitwear and even tailoring. Good news then, for enthusiasts of this timelessly appealing shade. Here, we show you the most stylish ways that camel can be worn.

When did camel get cool again? Well, the truth is it never completely fell out of favour. The camel coat has been held in high esteem practically since first coming into existence; it’s also true to say that the shade is varyingly shunned and embraced as seasons and years pass.

For AW15 though, there's no question what the verdict is on this hue; it's impossible to avoid. If you can think of it, it probably comes in camel.

Not convinced of camel’s sartorial credentials? Below we show you how this hue can be worn well.

1. A LITTLE BIT GOES A LONG WAY

Want to dip a tentative foot into the wearing of camel? No problem. Wise to wariness, AW15 offers plenty of subtle camel options, each as simple as the next to slot into the modern man's wardrobe. The easiest way to wear comes in the form of camel accessories. So, don a camel scarf and gloves (or both if you're feeling a little braver) to nod to menswear's penchant for this sandy shade. Alternatively, a camel knit will easily add a hit of colour to outfits and can be worn with surprising ease.

2. TWO IS THE MAGIC NUMBER

For those open to the aesthetic charms of camel, try doubling up on the colour for extra impact. We recommend wearing no more than two items of the shade. A camel scarf worn over a camel coat is a particularly savvy way to capitalise on the stylish credentials of the hue. Feeling braver? Tackle camel on both top and bottom; that's to say trousers and a coat or blazer in the shade will work well together.

3. BLACK AND CAMEL MAKE A PERFECT PAIRING

We're - particularly - enthusiastic advocates of the merits of camel worn alongside cream, but there's something even more appealing about the pairing of camel and black. Providing contrast and grounding the hue, black offers the shade to camel's light. The wisest way to wear this pairing? Try adding a camel coat with an all black outfit.