Winter Coats And Jackets
Camel Hair Coats
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Looking for a great traditional and stylish coat? Camel hair coats offer some great features in addition to the stylish appearance.
Camel hair coats are often made from the Bactrian camel. Some times there is also wool or a synthetic blended fiber to give the garment a soft and rich look and feel. Camel hair coats are available in several natural and neutral colors such as tan, red tinted brown, and black. The most popular is the tan, probably since it works well with many colors. Camel hair is rarely dyed and offer many natural shades of the three basic colors.
Camels are similar to sheep in that they can be sheared. The hair on the back and sides of the camel are coarse while the belly areas are where the softest hair is grown. A camel will go through a mottling process each spring and shed up to 5-6 pounds of hair. Once the camel hair is gathered, it is sorted by softness and color. It is then washed and knitted or spun with wool to help soften the fabric. Camel hair contains a thermostatic property which can insulate the camel from the extreme cold conditions and also keep them cool in the summer. Camel hair has a natural water resistance that is favorable for winter coats. These same properties and characteristics are remain even when fibers are spun into fabric from camel hair.
Camel hair coats come in all sizes and styles from waist length jackets to full length coats. The look lends itself to both casual, business, and fancy evening wear. Most camel hair coats are designed to be simple, maybe a few buttons, slash pockets, and one piece sleeves. Since camel hair coats look best in the very simple designs, I'm not sure there is a lot of value to the designer versions costing 10 times more but style is a personal choice.
Budget Factor: Camel hair coats are very reasonable in price. If they are well cared for they can certainly outlast many synthetic and natural materials. Prices range from a low of $75 to $130 for a full length coat at a major department store with their brand. Jackets are a little lower in price. The designer or name brand has more of an impact that the fact that it is made with camel hair. The trick to getting many years of service is to make sure you store them over the summer with moth balls or some deterrent from any hungry insects.
Care and Cleaning: Camel hair coats should be dry cleaned or had washed with a mild detergent like woolite. Never use stain removers unless test first in hidden area to make sure they won't harm the material. Never put wet garment in a dryer, you could take towels to press against the material to extract moisture and then hang dry.
Camel hair coats and jackets offer both a always in style appearance and extremly good protection against the cold. Priced reasonably, long lasting, and stylish are all great features of camel hair coats. .