Low-effort, one-item ways to upgrade your casual looks
When it comes to military upgrades – in fashion that is – achieving a strong, stylish military look only requires one or two items – and a little know-how on how to style them. Look to the military shirt, the utility bag, cargo trousers and the military coat; here’s how to wear one at a time and for maximum impact.
There aren’t many men’s accessories that make more of an impact than the military bag. A casual classic; an army-green canvas bag or a green leather satchel covered in utility pockets, is a fool proof way to add masculine, practical detail to casual looks.
A boon to both style and silhouette, the military shirt is slimming, and it’s oversized breast pockets create the illusion of wider shoulders – cutting a sharper, more stylish silhouette than the run of the mill white-collar shirt. Wear one this spring as a subtle update on your go-to shirt-and-trousers look.
Military-style bottoms are stylish, functional and look fantastic as part of a monochrome outfit – we’re not talking head-to-toe khaki here. We’d recommend navy blue or black bottoms with a tonal t shirt or sweatshirt, laceless trainers, a navy blue long-line mac, and navy knit hat to seal the deal.
This should be in every man’s wardrobe. A military jacket can mean khaki, but camo print lends a more relaxed look that you can have more fun styling; balance out all that green with a slogan sweatshirt and an orange beanie this spring. If you want a more sophisticated style of jacket, navy military coats are timeless, and can join forces with everything from skinny jeans to suits.
Looking for military shirts, jackets, trousers or a utility bag? Or all four? Find them below.
Published in Men's Style by Kimberley B on February 16, 2017