Camouflage is no longer an invisibility device. It is now designed to get you noticed. How ironic. The military inspired clothing is still marching on strong and picking up more recruits by the day. The traditionally macho pattern was all over the menswear catwalks with designers such as Dries van Noten, Kenzo, APC, Valentino and Comme des Garçons each offering a different take on the cult design.
Despite its critics camo has soldiered on. Having fought the good fight it has established itself as a major force in menswear and should be considered as a “new neutral”.
From the longstanding elegance of Valentino to the on trend high street players like TOPMAN and ASOS the great thing about this print is that it is so versatile. Whether you go for the vintage vibe, are a street-wear obsessive or a prepster, camouflage will effortlessly slot into your wardrobe. But remember one rule. Only wear one piece of camo at a time.
Camouflage is a design we all recognise as being bad-ass and edgy – hence why anyone with a pinch of panache can pull it off.
And best of all you can choose how to add it to your outfit. The customary camouflage hues are earthy and muted making them easy to pair with other shades.
If opting for a camouflage jacket, team it with a black or white tee for a blatant contrast or a softer colour for a quieter effect. If you just want a flash of camo, why not choose a pair of sunnies covered with the print? Or how about a pair of camouflage socks or shoes? Just try not to over do it – remember you aren’t actually a marine!