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Wardrobe 101: Alfred Dunhill Camdeboo Blazer

 

Wardrobe 101 Alfred Dunhill Camdeboo Blazer 1

Here’s a British basic any self-respecting gent should have stashed away in his walk-in wardrobe: the memorably monikered Alfred Dunhill Camdeboo, so named because its feather-soft mohair hails from Angora goats raised in the Camdeboo region in South Africa.

Straddling the formal and the casual, a good quality jacket is an essential investment and, short of a bespoke suit from Savile Row, an Alfred Dunhill Camdeboo is as good as it gets. Billed as “the ultimate blazer”, the Camdeboo’s press notes make it sound more like a performance supercar than a piece of garment. To wit, Dunhill says that its mohair “is stronger than steel of the same diameter”, and that the yarn is virtually wrinkle- and stretch-proof, and “can be twisted and bent without damaging the fibre”. 

What truly clinches the deal for us is the variety of customizable options: you get to choose your lapel type and lining—we like our blazers versatile, so the single breasted two button notch lapel is the one for us—as well as deliberate between the type of buttons: flashy gold, silver or opalescent horn, which you can have embossed with the regal Alfred Dunhill crest. 

Dress it up with fitted pants and polished Oxfords or throw it over a tee and pair it with distressed jeans for a slick off-duty ensemble: either way, this is a keeper. Guys, you know what to splash out on with your year-end bonus…

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