The Military is known for its efficiency and punctuality. Arriving for duty, whether homebound or overseas, one is at all times swiftly prompt, composed and ready for action.
Today’s Fashionisto is exemplifying composed, though he stated that his outfit is a product of tardiness. Hurrying to class in the finally rising temperatures he opted for an ensemble that would keep him cool under pressure. My eyes instantly turned to his camouflage button-down. It’s structured and becomes the focal point of his outfit. His gray cut-offs and Vans highlight the array of colors displayed in his shirt.
Though the Military trend entered the fashion scene in the late ‘90s, it hasn’t become obsolescent. Valentino, Dries Van Noten and Commes des Garcons all featured this prevalent trend on their runways and it has also become illustrious in street style as well. The camouflage print can be easily styled to offer a fresh vibe that’s modern and contoured, while solid colors such as brown and olive green exalt a powerful yet muted idea of strength.
Military wear isn’t exclusively for service members any longer. Be sure to implement some pieces into your wardrobe before this trend has officially tanked.
Hint: Camouflage shirts can be made from vintage Army jackets found at Salvation Army’s. If not, Stussy has a wide array of camouflage pieces in assorted colors. His cut-offs offer a nice DIY project if you’re feeling crafty; however, if you’re not so handy, Urban Outfitters has a great pair. Vans are often a staple in many guys’ closets and you too can cop a versatile pair at Journeys.