Some people complain that New York isn’t what it used to be. Too clean. Too vanilla. Too safe.
Back in the 1970s New York was a war zone. Bankrupt. Jobless. Homeless. Visitors were greeted at airports with tips for surviving the city: Don’t go out after 6 p.m. Don’t walk on the streets. Don’t use public transportation.
Through the rubble, a distinct hue of outerwear resonates. Camel. Somehow, it’s more New York than black or navy. Soon, every type of man is wearing it from the teamster to the graffiti artist to the Wall Street banker.
Today, a camel peacoat suggests a sort of forward sophistication. But with the right attitude, and maybe the right shirt (see our black mock turtleneck), you’ll notice people a bit more eager to admire and a bit less eager to get in your way.
Now that’s New York.
Double-Breasted Peacoat (No. 5360). 95% wool and 5% cashmere (620 grams). Full satin lining. Convertible collar with wide lapel and keyhole buttonhole on both lapels. One button under right collar. Shoulder pads. Angled-framed double-welt pocket at each side of waist. Two interior double-welt pockets at wearer's left (one upper, one lower). Center back seam with single back vent. Imported.