The Camel Classic – Design Your Own Coat


Considering that I love cream, brown and camel tones over any colours for winter I’m surprised that I’ve never really thought about a classic style camel coat.

The Sumissura brand asked me if I would like to design a coat for the winter period to share with you and after being so happy with the other items that I’ve designed from scratch I was very happy to do so.



One of the exciting elements about designing your own coat at Sumissura is choosing the material. I’ve chosen a 50% wool 50% polyester, Camel in colour called Painton. Let me tell you, I was surprised a the weight of the coat when it arrived. This is the coat to wear on a very cold day!



Next, you choose the style of coat that you want. I’ve chosen a double-breasted. There’s every style possible to choose right down to a casual duffle coat. Wider lapels, you can even choose the width of those too.

I love the whole idea of  ( I call it playing dress-up) creating something from scratch, designed by yourself. It’s fun watching your creation come to life. You can tweak the design too if somethings not looking how you want it to.


I’m over the moon with my choice of camel colour



I’ve talked about the whole concept of designing items over on the Sumissura website a couple of times before. A blazer that I’m still wearing two years later, it’s one of my favourites from the collection of blazers that I have.

There’s also a dress that I designed in the summer. There are shirts, work suits, trousers and the classic trench/raincoat. I would love to try a trench coat and it’s just such a good idea to choose exactly what you want.




Once you have chosen the material and style of your coat, it’s time to add the finishing touches. Sleeve details. Now, this is one of the things I love about getting my own made to measure items from Sumissura is that the sleeve length is perfect.





To contrast with the camel, I’ve chosen tortoiseshell buttons in a row of four. You can choose how many you would like or not have any at all. Wider fitting sleeves are an option or as I nearly chose, straps around the sleeve.




The pockets I chose are lovely and deep. I’ve chosen flapped pockets, going straight across. (you can have them angled if you wish) Next, I had to choose if I wanted the coat belted or not.

I didn’t want a half belt, I wanted a full belt that I could tie even though I chose a buckle to be attached so I have a choice of how to wear. I wish the belt was longer so that it draped better when tied. The first disappointment I’ve had when ordering from the brand. I think if I stipulated that I wanted a longer belt I most probably would have got my wish. Lesson learned for ordering again.




I’m styling my classic camel casual, wearing my favourite bootcut jeans (F&F contour come highly recommended) a long sleeve T because this coat is super warm, but I’ve added a touch of colour with the silk scarf from this post. A coat and a scarf marry perfectly together to match whatever you’re wearing underneath.



Accessories added are my smart Rina bag and the reversible belt from Baukjen, It’s on repeat daily because black or tan is my main colour choice. I’m really happy with it.



I’m really happy with the coat. I would have liked the sleeves a little slimmer but other than that it’s everything I could want for a good everyday coat.

The good thing about Sumissura and designing your own items is that you get the dimensions that you ask for. So for petite me, it’s perfect and would be for anyone that’s overly tall too. Plus it’s fun designing your own item! This coat isn’t any more expensive than one from the high-street too at £159.00



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  1. November 22, 2019 / 11:45 am

    That coat looks great Laurie.
    Nice and thick… warm and cosy!
    Just what I need up here in Scotland :o)

  2. November 20, 2019 / 3:11 am

    That coat is beautiful and is clearly made for you! And the price is amazing too!

  3. November 15, 2019 / 12:25 pm

    Wow this now makes me ant to design my own coat too Laurie!
    xoxo Yvonne

  4. November 13, 2019 / 10:53 am

    What a chic look! Love that gorgeous coat.

    x Merel

  5. November 9, 2019 / 6:13 pm

    Beautiful classic coat Laurie. I get so much wear from my long camel coat in Winter, but I’m often tempted to buy one in a shorter length too. I love the concept of designing your own coat and choosing all the details, such a great idea! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

  6. November 9, 2019 / 3:54 pm

    Wow, this is a very neat idea! I love that you can construct it how you like and I do like double breasted too! This looks very well made and I love camel coats too. Perfect for you, the scarf is a great addition!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

  7. November 9, 2019 / 12:28 pm

    Oh wow, Laurie, what a cool concept creating your own coat! I was just playing around on their website and I am intrigued! I love your camel coat and how you have styled it with your boot cut jeans. Super chic and totally on point! Thanks for sharing at my link party!


  8. November 9, 2019 / 1:51 am

    That is a truly beautiful coat! The color is so very pretty. I have short arms so having the arm length customized would be awesome.

  9. November 7, 2019 / 11:17 pm

    Great coat – love the shape. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

  10. November 7, 2019 / 10:59 pm

    The color is amazing Laurie, I wish I could wear this type of coat, our temps dont warrant it, but if I were to travel it would be a great choice. Thank you for sharing on #omhgff, and this week I am pleased to feature your post!! Be sure to stop by and share again!!

  11. November 4, 2019 / 4:18 pm

    What a beautiful coat! I love that you designed it yourself! You look so cozy chic!

    Jill –

    • laurie
      November 6, 2019 / 6:34 am

      Thanks Jill. The coat is just so warm and cosy.

  12. November 4, 2019 / 1:17 am

    Such a beautiful classic coat.

    Jessica |

    • laurie
      November 6, 2019 / 6:34 am

      Thanks Jessica. Thanks for stopping by xx

  13. November 3, 2019 / 4:50 pm

    Such a great idea. I have been after a camel coat for a few months now and they are either too long. short – tight on the arms etc…You look lovely in this one it fits you like a dream and looks so stylish!
    Alison X

    • laurie
      November 6, 2019 / 6:35 am

      It’s lovely to get exactly what you want Alison. It’s all those small details that make the coat so special

  14. November 1, 2019 / 11:06 am

    Your coat is lovely and it’s great that you got to choose your own design preferences. I have never had a coat with arms that are long enough so this would be a great option for me! #pocolo

    • laurie
      November 6, 2019 / 6:37 am

      Hi Louisa
      This brand would be perfect for you! Like I have short arms, so it’s great to get the perfect fit. Thanks for stopping by.

  15. October 31, 2019 / 7:08 pm

    What an amazing idea to get to design your own coat. Your design is just perfect. I love the shade of camel you chose, as well as the shorter length. xxx

    • laurie
      November 6, 2019 / 6:39 am

      Thanks Ann. I’m so pleased with it.

  16. October 31, 2019 / 9:51 am

    Laurie, fabulous idea to have a coat made especially for you! You look lovely in it too!
    Bestest Ashley

    • laurie
      November 6, 2019 / 6:52 am

      Thanks, Ashley. It’s all about the dimensions for me. It’s so lovely to get the right fit xx

  17. Midlifeandbeyond
    October 30, 2019 / 10:14 pm

    Love this coat Laurie. It suits you so much. The belted style looks fabulous on you. Also love that shade. I’ve been looking for a camel coat for ages and I’ve found all different variations. There’s two I love but I’m holding on for a discount . I may be waiting for a while!
    Alison xx

    • laurie
      November 6, 2019 / 6:53 am

      It’s always worth waiting for the markdown for something you love isn’t it Alison. A coat is so important I think. It’s your whole outfit to the outside world xx

  18. October 30, 2019 / 8:25 pm

    Absolutely right that this is the perfect colour for you!! It’s great that all aspects of the design can be personally selected – I’d love being able to get wider sleeves because I have serious arms, lol!! Thank you for sharing!
    Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🐝

    • laurie
      November 6, 2019 / 6:56 am

      Thanks Donna. It’s problem areas like this. That’s what I champion the brand for xx

  19. October 30, 2019 / 2:41 pm

    You look fabulous. This is such a classy look. I love the scarf you paired with the coat. The coat has a nice, rich color to it. Almost a peach or blush hinting there?? So glad you shared with the Style Six. It’s nice to visit. 🙂

    — Chrissy, Granola & Grace

    • laurie
      November 6, 2019 / 6:57 am

      Hi Chrissy. Thanks so much. Glad you like it xx

  20. October 30, 2019 / 1:02 pm

    Such a classic look. Will never go out of style.

  21. October 30, 2019 / 12:51 pm

    Wow! That is exactly how a classic coat should look like. And how gorgeous it looks on you! I am a bit jealouse I have to say!!

  22. October 30, 2019 / 11:55 am

    This is lovely Laurie, and really suits you – you’ve picked well! I’m in the process of getting a camel coat, but as yet don’t really know exactly what I want! I’ll take a look at the website too. x Jacqui

  23. October 30, 2019 / 10:10 am

    Laurie, that is the most perfect coat for you! It’s stunning and I love it with the simple jeans and white tee outfit. I’m off to have a look because I’m looking for a coat at the moment – although I want something super light so perhaps it’s not the best place. I’ll go and see…
    Suzy xx

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