Today we’re taking a look at a current popular trend in menswear: camouflage. (Sorry, I missed the blizzard, but don’t worry we have plenty of freezing-cold weather posts coming soon)
Lately camo has been popping up on everything from small accessories to tailored garments and, as with any bold pattern, it’s a game of high risk/high reward.
As you probably know by now, I am a strong believer in all things authentic, as well as all things (or at least most things) in moderation. Therefore, as general advice for pulling-off camo: keep it authentic (all versions here are actual vintage army gear) and keep it in moderation by using it as the sole pattern, keeping the rest of your look muted and streamlined.
Here, three style-forward ways to wear camo.
1. Sharp Casual + Infantry Pant
Combining tailored pieces with a dose of camo is a fresh and unexpected way to add some manly ruggedness to a sharp look (especially if the camo is authentically beat-up).
I don’t do this terribly often, but similar to last post, I’m mixing-it-up by pairing a utilitarian pant with a sleek “white collar” dress shoe. I guess because of my love for rugged/manly pants and sharp well-made shoes, in a way I’m subconsciously trying to pioneer this look.
Bonus Tip: do the camo thing once in a blue moon. Perhaps once a month or so…you don’t want to look like a wannabe soldier.
- White oxford shirt by Thom Browne
- Navy flannel striped suiting tie by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Camo utility pants from Army/Navy surplus store
- Charcoal wool crewneck sweater by JCrew
- Brown leather wingtip brogues by Scarpe di Bianco
- 3/4 double/breasted topcoat by Rag&Bone