Polo coat guide part 2

Polo coat guide Polo coat guide

Polo coat guide part 2

History of the polo coat, number 5:

In the 1950s, the once-ubiquitous Camel Hair Coat was overshadowed by the emergence of the all-purpose raincoat with a detachable lining, and the subsequent loss of popularity meant that it could no longer be easily found in stores. As such, it could only be found in the wardrobe of the style-conscious men who deliberately sought to add this classic piece to their repertoire. It resurfaced again briefly in the mid-1980s, but it never became as popular as it was during the ’20s.

Polo coat style features, number 1:

Unfortunately, pure camel hair fleece wears out rather quickly on hems, cuffs, and collars. Therefore, Camel’s hair fabric is often blended with 50% virgin wool. You may also find blends with nylon, but these may be inferior because of the use of camel guard hair instead of fleece. Unfortunately, the Polo coat was initially worn only by polo players, and so the exclusivity of the original leaves us with little documentation of its true features. Once the public caught on, the belt of the wrap coat was enhanced with button closure, and the 6 x3 double-breasted model with a half belt, set-in sleeves, Ulster collar, and patch pockets was considered to be the classic polo coat.

Polo coat style features, number 2:

As always in fashion, a number of variations evolved, among them single-breasted camel hair coats, raglan sleeves, full belts, no belt, peaked lapels, cuffs or eight buttons instead of six. Some Polo coats also had an inverted pleat in the back. With all these modifications, the Polo Coat became very similar to the Ulster overcoat.

Camel’s hair fabric:

Camel’s hair is a woven fabric made of yarn that consists of fibers from the Bactrian camel, a special long-haired species with two humps.

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