Let's Hear it for the Boys

Between Lana Del Rey’s US history-inspired music videos and the slew of Urban Outfitters shirts featuring our nation’s flag, it’s clear that Americana is making a major pop culture comeback. Hipsters everywhere are getting decked out in stars and stripes and military garb to display their national pride. Either that, or the whole trend is a profoundly ironic statement.

Regardless, there’s no denying that this Fashionisto reaches rockstar levels of cool in his patriotic ensemble. Featuring an all-American color palette and subtle nods to past decades, this guy’s look is cohesive yet interesting.

The outfit’s foundation is simple, but its trio of patriotic hues keeps it eye-catching. This dude’s denim jacket is an American staple; the white jeans and red scarf emphasize its classic appeal. His kitschy belt buckle perfectly captures the ensemble’s nationalistic theme.

This fellow calls upon the military for inspiration when choosing his accessories. His army-style shoulder bag is the ideal companion to his red, white and blue clothing, and his aviator sunglasses make him look like an old-school fighter pilot.

Still, this Fashionisto knows when enough is enough. He makes sure his outfit doesn’t get too wild by adding elegant touches. In basic black, his leather shoes and sleek gloves are sharp and minimalistic.

To get this guy’s all-American look, start with white jeans and a basic sweater. Then, throw on a denim jacket in vivid blue along with a cozy red scarf.

You can get the same quirky belt buckle that this Fashionisto is rocking here. If you’re not feeling your most patriotic, feel free to represent several countries at once with this awesome flag belt from Opening Ceremony.

Military bags are easy to come by at flea markets and army surplus stores. If you’re looking for something with a modern edge, try this cool camouflage satchel from Topman instead. Classic aviators like these from Ray-Ban will give your look an Americana vibe, but if you’re adamant that your eyewear fully embodies your country, fear not: Jeremy Scott makes an outrageously kitschy pair of sunglasses shaped like the US map.

Hint: Want to switch things up? Try a military jacket with a denim bag instead.


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