To help you maintain your exclusivity and obliterate competition everywhere you go, I’ve compiled a number of hot pieces that highlight the spirit of the season in a military fashion trend, I believe that these items are a must have in every man’s wardrobe.
Wolverine Burton Boot
A leather upper, perfectly round toe and slight heel make these boots smart enough to wear to the office, but their rubber sole means your feet won’t be sore at the end of the day. At work, pair them with some jeans and a blazer for a fall uniform that’s a refreshing departure from, but no less comfortable than, jeans and a T-shirt.
Def Tank Jacket
Add a military spin to your ensemble by investing in this olive colored topper. This utilitarian parker from April 77 is not just casual, it’s sophisticated. Featuring a head-warming hood and a slim fit that makes you appear slim fit and polished. This coat can be worn with jeans or pants tucked into some nice combat boots for a bold weekend look.
Cartridge Chain Cuff Links
The two-toned body and onyx head of these cuff links will pair well with almost any dress shirt. To continue a military theme throughout a dressy outfit while spending less, follow in your grandpa footsteps. In spite of wartime scarcity, The 40s men knew that adding classic pieces like a double-breasted, knee-length camel coat to their going-out ensembles was a surefire way to look good for less. Try it out and feel for yourself.
J.C. Vintage Cargo Pant
No military-inspired wardrobe is complete without a pair of cargo pants. If you don’t already own a pair, these are one of the smartest buys you’ll make this season, because they’re never out of style for long before they’re back in again. J. Crew’s version is made from cotton slub twill, which gives it a distressed, vintage feel.
All-Son Military Shirt
For your go-to shirt for fall, a season less, multipurpose piece from All-Son is a must, wear it as a traditional shirt or roll up the convertible sleeves, fastening them to the button-tabs when you need to get your hands dirty. To leave you the option of adjusting your sleeves, a vest is an ideal item to layer over this top. Add distressed cuffed denim and an officer’s cap for a bolder look that reinforces the military fashion trend.
This is made from durable and cozy pure lamb wool, a good example is the mock neck cardigan from the Gap, it is bang on trend for fall (and spring), and completely affordable. At the office, layer a similarly-hued thinner sweater underneath and a blazer over top. Keeping everything in the same color family is a quick and much updated way to create a chic look. On the weekend, team this sweater with a chunky scarf and combat boots instead.
Diesel Strong Duffel Bag
Planning an adventure? Then Diesel strong duffel bag comes in handy. Made from strong canvas, it’s sure to survive the thrashing of airport security, and will even improve in appearance after a bit of rough handling. Its wraparound leather belt adds a touch of refinement to this bag, making it uniquely and identifiably yours. A removable shoulder strap and carrying handles give you two options for schlepping your stuff in style.