Military Inspired Accessories

How to promote civilian outfits to a much higher rank

Military Inspired Accessories

Photography: Glen Montgomery + Rex Features | Styling: Akim Jardine

If you edit out all of that death, destruction and pillaging, war is responsible for some solid menswear pieces. The war effort required gear that could survive varied and often harsh terrain, and with soldiers not privy to the sort of online shopping and same-day-delivery that you might benefit from, they needed one outfit that would stand up to the demands of war. The following two accessories deserve a salute.

Duffel bag

Military Inspired Accessories

Military apparel is all about functionality and utility, so it makes sense then that one of the must-have items is the type of bag in which to carry all of your military inspired jackets and coats, pants, boots, and everything else we’ve mentioned in this series.

Stylist’s tip: Adaptable, ageless and rugged, practicality is a huge aspect of the military trend, and while this bag works hard the real bonus here is how it’s such a standout item.

Utility boots

Military Inspired Accessories

Long live the sturdy utility boot, a practical design that looks especially cool now that the runway is turning out more and more military inspired menswear. The type of boot you decide to shod your feet in is totally up to you and whether that’s a pair of buttery tan Timberlands, canvas Palladiums or a pair of much smarter black leather lace-ups, boots are able to carry you through a number of situations from casual wear to more formal occasions. So it's important to invest in the best. 

Stylist tip: A man can’t defend his family in a pair of flip flops. Dress for the worst and look your best.

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