While black, grey and blue are perhaps the default colour options when it comes to men’s clothing, camel is one colour that should not be overlooked. There is something so chic about wearing camel, whether it be a coat, suit, blazer or any other item of clothing.
Some may think that it can be a tricky colour to wear but it’s actually a wardrobe staple that you can mix and match with many items for a variety of occasions.
If you’re not feeling so fashion-forward, start with just a camel blazer and pair it with your classic beige, white, or navy blue trousers. You can also wear your camel blazer with jeans or chinos and almost any coloured shirt or T-shirt for a stylish city outfit.
if you want to push the envelope a little bit, try a full on monochrome camel outfit. You can have fun with different shades of camel, beige and caramel colours for your shirt, T-shirt, trousers and shoes. You can even layer on a few other items in similar shades, including a jumper, scarf and a watch for a truly sartorial ensemble.
Dark brown, chocolate and white, along with various shades of blue, grey and red go particularly well with camel. Try a denim or printed shirt with camel chinos or a camel jumper with a white shirt and blue jeans. Your options are endless.
Mixing a camel jacket with slightly darker khaki trousers though makes for an interesting, contemporary alternative. A more casual approach compared to the traditional suit, try wearing the jacket over a thin Merino wool jumper in a shade lighter than both jacket and the trousers for a subtly tonal uniform.
Finally, forget what you’ve heard: brown and black can work well, so long as you keep it to the top half. A camel jumper creates a nice sense of contrast. Just make sure your shoes are neither black nor brown.