The Camel Hair Peacoat

January 18th, 2016

If you follow us on instagram, you know that some of our fabrics have been moving fast. The Ivy Glenplaid, Natural Tweed, and Light Navy Hopsack are already sold out.

Every season our production team scour’s the globe (or at least the major international fabric tradeshows) in search of the best menswear fabrics to add to our collection(s). The gift and the curse is: we don’t have an unlimited amount. Because we buy and test every fabric far in advance, once a roll of fabric is sold-out, that particular style is gone forever. We like it this way; it makes every AOS garment limited edition, and even more special to that client. Some rolls have enough fabric to make fifty pieces, others as little as ten.

As we start to prepare our offering for late Winter/early Spring, we’ve been sampling some killer lightweight outerwear. I’m very, very excited about our first Spring/Summer collection. Our latest sample, now available for custom fittings, is a classic double-breasted peacoat in a butter-soft camel hair.

Here our good friend Ignacio Quiles does us the honor of introducing the AOS Camel Hair Peacoat, cut for you and build to last by real American tailors.


    I love using Ignacio as a model because he shows how timeless great tailoring can be.

    Whether you’re 25 and looking for a wardrobe that will make professionals take you seriously, or your 65 and you’re showing the young guns that you still got it, our goal is to create great-fitting garments that are designed to last the test of time.


    A traditional wool peacoat (originally issued by the US Navy) is usually cut a little shorter (around mid hip, since it’s not typically worn over a tailored jacket). We like to cut ours at “3/4 length” (mid thigh), to allow it to cross-over between the casual vibe of a peacoat and the dressy vibe of a camel hair overcoat.


    Of course, if you’d like a custom American peacoat with a more traditional/casual length (or in any of our other outerwear fabrics, like midnight wool perhaps) than we can cut that for you as well.

    We’re your custom clothiers, here to serve your long-term wardrobe needs.

    Let’s get creative.


    Thanks, as always, for reading and special thanks to the forever-fly Ignacio. 

    Yours in style,

    Dan Trepanier

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    • JoeFromTexas

      Dude, I’m really enjoying that link to Barrio Dandy’s instagram (which recently featured some great shots of Leon Bridges, one of the best dressed singers right now and who recently sang at Willie Nelson’s Gershwin prize show looking all kinds of fly while wearing a bolo tie like he’s been studying Alex – but I digress). I remember TO and I chatted a bit about zoot suits and how I’m inspired by them, though the whole package in modern times is essentially a costume. Barrio Dandy is a perfect example of taking elements of that Pachuco style and incorporating it into modern looks. He does what I was trying to get across to TO – incorporating suspenders, spectators, wide brimmed fedoras not because they happen to be in now or as a nod to southern dandyism, but rather as a nod to Barrio/Pachuco/Zoot suit dandyism. Would LOVE to see a Barrio Dandy feature on these pages, I’m crossing my fingers that that link is the beginning of that…

      • JoeFromTexas

        Also, last sentence before the pics: build -> built

      • TO

        Checked out the Instagram. I love it Joe! Really cool.

        I understand what you’re saying now- I’ve been watching and loving the aesthetics of the tv show Boardwalk Empire for the last three months so I can appreciate the style moves you’re talking about… I think the whole dandy aspect is a little too much for me though, I prefer the 20’s more subtle take on this style before it blew up into ‘gang dandyism’ later on (as it seems to me from the light Wikipedia-ing I just did lol). Still not down with the zoot suit tho, ha.

        • JoeFromTexas

          The ‘gang dandyism’ is a bad rap – but that’s a really really long story. But the style is cool and it’s something I was raised around. The zoot has it’s place as a costume. But pulling little touches here and there and slipping it under peoples noses is one of my favorite things to do in how I present myself. Cheers TO.

    • Miguel

      That’s a fine Peacoat and Ignacio sure knows how to rock it.

    • Danny

      Is this what love feels like?

      • Dan Trepanier


    • TO

      Now THAT’s an article of style!

      • Dan Trepanier

        Means a lot coming from you, TO!

    • NickH

      Love it. Sill have my eye on the camel colored camel hair topcoat though.

      • Dan Trepanier

        Just sold out :/ I’m working on sourcing some more heavy camel hair outerwear fabric in tan, but might have to wait till next Fall…