THE TREND REPORT: MODERN MILITARY
Signalling a shift away from fast fashion, Modern Military's accesible palette and functional designs have propelled the trend to menswear mainstay.
Practical, perennial and endlessly versatile, September's Trend Report delivers our picks and tips for menswear's most fool-proof fashion.
Though Modern Military constitutes so much more than the classic khaki jacket, it’s never a bad place to start.
As with denim, khaki complements every skin tone. When worn together, the combo offers the ultimate ‘what to wear when you don’t know what to wear’ solution.
Put simply: effortless morning dressing at its finest.
Chosen wisely, the classic parka is a lifelong investment. Unlike down-filled puffer jackets, parkas are the ideal outerwear for insulating without bulk.
Look out for a style with snug-fitting arms and a slightly roomier body. This will allow you to comfortably layer up as the mercury drops.
Proportions play a vital role in achieving the right aesthetic. Substitute unstructured trousers for slim cut, heavy duty denim in overdyed indigo.
Neat roll ups and tonal socks draw focus to the look's statement utilitarian footwear.
Warm, earthy tones and lightweight layers embody the essence of autumn, while technical fabrics and heavy duty designs lend themselves to the coldest and wettest of winter's days.
Small, unconventional updates put the 'modern' in military. With its wear-anywhere, high-low appeal, the classic bomber's cinched in waistband is relaxed for a contemporary boxy fit
Pared back needn't mean predictable. Embracing AW17's penchant for corduroy adds both texture and seasonal spin to an otherwise classic outfit
Consider camo the 'print for those who don't like print'.
Though muted in palette, don't be tempted to wear with other prints. Make camo the focal point of your outfit, teaming with simple separates that allow the print to pop.