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Camel Hair Was the Glamour Garment of the 1930s

Umberto Angeloni has teamed up with Loro Piana to remake this staple of F. Scott Fitzgerald-era menswear.
Caruso's AW16 menswear, made with its new Gobi Gold camel-hair fabrics, manages to be both warm, light—and cool.
12_23_Gobi_01 Source: Caruso

If it’s often said that cockroaches will survive the coming nuclear apocalypse, a case could also be made for the survival potential of Camelus bactrianus. About 1.4 million of these twin-humped camels call northern Asia home; many can be found knocking about the Gobi Desert, a place of 90-mile-per-hour winds where the temperature swings from minus 40 to plus 50 C. The climate is so inhospitable that nuking might actually improve things. Yet in spite of all, the camels amble on—partly because their

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