The Way We Wear: Military

March to the beat of this A/W17 menswear trend

Video: Tin Toy | Styling: Mandy Nash

Winter styling is all about balancing your combinations. The instinct, especially on noticeably cold days, is to keep throwing on layers until the elements are a non-issue, but with that comes the danger of doing too much. If you’re stuck, find a trend that you can identify with and incorporate it into your look in moderation. If you’ve taken a liking to the military trend, you’re in luck – below we’ve broken down the best ways to style some camouflage into different looks.

Here's how to make the military trend work with your workwear, your weekends, and when rocking a party. 

wear military to work

While there's been a distinct dressing-down of the office uniform over the years, you should put in the effort to look sharp in a tonal outfit that's got enough of a modern spin on it to separate you from the men in grey suits. Tailored trousers are a must, smart suede shoes add sophistication and the thin lapels of the blazer worn with a mandarin collar shirt makes this look something that's strictly 2017. 

military weekend wear

Just because it's the weekend doesn't mean you should give up on your style completely, especially if you're the type who has to dress up for work Monday to Friday. Military fatigues and camo prints will hide dirt and other stains and you'll be able to attack the weekend safe in the knowledge that your clothing will stand up to whatever adventures you find yourself roped into. Ideal, then, for hard-living weekend warriors. 

military party gear

This outfit is a great mix of high and low, and you should try your own take on it by layering different pieces to create a look that's all your own. There are no hard and fast rules here, simply throw on your favourite items and then finish off with a statement camo jacket. Whether you want to go full method and regale other party people with tales of how you were shot down in Vietnam and your entirely fictional time in the Hanoi Hilton is totally up to you/the strength of the cocktails being served.

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