Strictly Utility

gets a refresh

The trend that never goes out of style gets a new-season refresh

Military has become a perennial menswear look. This season, the trend gets reworked into deconstructed suits and lightweight parkas, while acres of army green and air force blue take centre stage.

Its popularity no doubt stems from the fundamental functionality of military wear. Comfortable and practical, with an emphatically masculine aesthetic (must be the dapper uniform factor), military is one of the most wearable trends for Autumn Winter and the simplest to incorporate into your day-to-day wardrobe. The staple outerwear piece? The bomber jacket with an aviation twist or camouflage print.

For more creative references, look to Alexander McQueen, who reinterpreted tailoring with jackets and coats emblazoned with embroidered skull medallions and the words “truth” and “honour”.

Here we present our favourite military looks inspired by street style from New York to Tokyo.

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2015-10-14 00:08:00.0