Leaving the recession of 2009 behind, the men’s fashion industry is back in business with a bang. There are a bunch of new designers as well as a return of the older, established ones who are putting up a brave front for the current military trend in fashion. Watch them fight it out for supremacy with their eye-catching, powerful style statements. This fall, men’s fashion is gearing up for the military look, so you better get your spy-glasses on and take a look.
Today, the military has become far more widespread than the nation’s defense forces. It has influenced popular trends in fashion, never more than now. The UK and the US have already joined the bandwagon in this regard, so don’t be left behind! Here’s a quick run-through of how and when it all started.
1.Beginnings: The Vietnam War brought with it much controversy and loss, but its influence on fashion too cannot be underestimated. Protesters against the war wore army suits to prove their point.
2.Then came The Beatles with their new military look in Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts’ Club Band, making it an overnight hit amongst both rock music and fashion lovers.
3.The 70s saw the Skinheads and Punks make the army fatigues their second skin.
4.Then the combat boots took the world by storm in the 1980s.
5.Top Gun was perhaps most influential in sealing the fate of the “Man in Uniform” as being every girl’s dreamboat. Tom Cruise’s aviators have become a rage ever since.
6.Even today, music videos, ramp shows, fashion displays or at concerts, icons have been spreading the military word through their clothing.
But the question remains on what you want your military look to be like. It could be that the aviator glasses attract you, or the combat boots or perhaps the cargo trousers; whatever the case may be, remember that the look is personalized, it’s you. So don’t follow any trend just for the heck of it, choose whatever you like best and think suits your personality.
There is no established way of using the military look, so go experimental. Don’t overdo it unless you want to resemble Arnold Schwarzenegger! Just be confident that your look is your own and go ahead and fix yourself up.
You could add a simple military twist to your normal outfit by investing in something as simple as an olive-colored top. A parka is both utilitarian as well as sophisticated-looking. The hood is usually shearling-lined and keeps your head warm. Not only does it give you a street-smart look, its slim-fit comfort will also make you look polished and sophisticated. Coupled with combat boots, you can’t go wrong with this look. No matter how old you are!