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August 13, 2015

Military Details: The Casual Edit

Our “ Clothes & Conversation” topic for this week focused on fresh new interpretations of the military trend. And it’s ideal for casual wear, especially when we think about the color palette of olives, khakis, and deep blues that are always weekend favorites. Let’s not forget about camouflage, too. Nothing over the top, but in a cool pair of cotton pants or a great t-shirt (change based on picks, but please try to include 1 camo piece) it’s masculine and fresh looking again. There’s nothing like a good pair of cargo pants or an easy washed olive button down shirt to pair with your jeans to make for a weekend ready outfit that is perfect for brunch, a casual dinner, or just a day running around town.
Let us know what you think in the comments below. If you missed our favorite military-inspired picks for work or after 5 this week, check them out in our Fashion Finds. Whatever the occasion, we’ve got you covered. See you next week.
http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306418197&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446782561
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Polo Ralph Lauren - AC Packable Down Jacket
AC Packable Down Jacket
Polo Ralph Lauren
Sold by: Saks Fifth Avenue

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The military inspiration is pretty apparent – and oh so cool. The camo print Polo Ralph Lauren uses gives this lightweight, down-filled blazer style jacket just the right sartorial feel for any Fall weekend. It’s packable, even coming with it’s own camo print pouch, so it doesn’t have an overly puffy look – and can go with you on any quick weekend getaway. The camouflage print, paired with this rugged style, has an air of stylish sophistication that is exactly the right way to wear camo. Wear it with it with jeans, khakis or even updated sweats; and, anything from a t-shirt or trim sweatshirt to a button up shirt or sweater. The trimmer fit is modern, creating the right silhouette to keep it looking stylish, but not skinny .
https://www.eastdane.com/gravel-pit-woven-rvca/vp/v=1/1541854629.htm RVCA - Gravel Pit Long Sleeve Woven Shirt
RVCA - Gravel Pit Long Sleeve Woven Shirt
This RVCA button up shirt doesn’t just represent the military trend in its green shade. The flap chest pockets play perfectly into the feel, too. Both work really well with this shirt’s heavier cotton twill that is one of our favorite things about it. It will just get better with age, in a modern fit that is weekend easy. You’ll wear it with any of your jeans or khakis, over any t-shirt, year round.
https://www.eastdane.com/standard-issue-crew-sweater-rag/vp/v=1/1554405056.htm Rag & Bone - Standard Issue Crew Sweater
Rag & Bone - Standard Issue Crew Sweater
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Rag & Bone - Standard Issue Crew Sweater
Standard Issue Crew Sweater
Rag & Bone
Sold by: East Dane

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While Rag & Bone’s simple solid crewneck sweater comes in army green (also through the ‘shop it’ button), we’re highlighting the equally military-inspired dark navy because it shows off the faded finish of this cotton sweater. The high quality ensures it doesn’t look old, but the lightly distressed look will make it look like you’ve broken it in to cool, casual perfection. The contemporary fit keeps it from looking sloppy, so you can easily wear it with jeans, khakis, nicer sweats, or even shorts.
http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=65354276&cp=1760781.3351645 RRL - Cotton First-Edition Jacket
RRL - Cotton First-Edition Jacket
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RRL - Cotton First-Edition Jacket
Cotton First-Edition Jacket
RRL
Sold by: Ralph Lauren

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One of the popular fashion looks to come out of the Second World War was the Eisenhower jacket - a pocketed short jacket that hit at the waist. This sage colored jacket from Ralph Lauren’s RRL – his line devoted to 1900’s old American inspiration and authenticity - is a modern take on that look. It even has a back adjustable buckle tab – we so appreciate the authentic detail, giving this jacket a timeless feel that isn’t over-the-top fashiony. The fabric is a Japanese Bedford cotton cord (if that doesn’t mean much to you, just know it’s really nice). It looks great with jeans, of course, and we especially like pairing it with black, dark navy or grey twill pants and a striped t-shirt or sweater. The modern fit works on most gents, with the appropriate and not oversized look to keep it feeling updated.
https://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/outerwear/sussex/PRDOVR~35919/35919.jsp J.Crew - Sussex Quilted Vest
J.Crew - Sussex Quilted Vest
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J.Crew - Sussex Quilted Vest
Sussex Quilted Vest
J.Crew
Sold by: J.Crew

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Quilted vests continue to be an important look this Fall, and J.Crew’s bench green color is not only a reflection of the military trend, but a great Fall neutral. (It comes in navy through the ‘shop it’ button, too.) The cotton and nylon shell is water resistant,and it has 3 exterior pockets and a handy interior pocket so it’ll be easy to carry all your stuff. It looks great over sweaters, flannel shirts, and your favorite long sleeve t-shirts and thermals.
http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Camo-Crewneck-Sweatshirt/RP00046,default,pd.html Brooks Brothers - Camo Crewneck Sweatshirt
Brooks Brothers - Camo Crewneck Sweatshirt
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Brooks Brothers - Camo Crewneck Sweatshirt
Camo Crewneck Sweatshirt
Brooks Brothers
Sold by: Brooks Brothers

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We are pretty selective about our camouflage prints – we don’t like them too bold or too “hunter” in feeling. Brooks Brothers uses a toned down grey-green that makes this sweatshirt just right. From their Red Fleece Collection, it has a trimmer fit than traditional Brooks Brothers pieces, so it has a modern feel that works with jeans or even your nicer sweats. With the added design detail of a subtle patch pocket, you’ve got a great-looking sweatshirt you can wear around town with confidence.
http://www.zappos.com/ag-adriano-goldschmied-graduate-tailored-leg-sueded-stretch-twill-in-sulfur-promontory-blue-sulfur-promontory-blue AG Jeans - Graduate Tailored Leg Sueded Stretch Twill
AG Jeans - Graduate Tailored Leg Sueded Stretch Twill
The blue color of these AG pants have a perfectly faded wash to them that is just right for any casual day. The fabric is super soft, made of an Italian sueded cotton that has just a hint of stretch for comfort – not cling. They are made in AG’s Graduate model, which is updated but very much an “everyman” fit, so it will fit most gents really well. They work with everything in your closet that you would wear with jeans, and can dress up for a Fall brunch when you wear them with a pattern wool sport coat and cool pair of lace-up shoes.
http://www.tommybahama.com/TBG/Men/Polos/PRD_T210083/Military+Stripe+Polo.jsp Tommy Bahama - Military Stripe Polo
Tommy Bahama - Military Stripe Polo
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Tommy Bahama - Military Stripe Polo
Military Stripe Polo
Tommy Bahama
Sold by: Tommy Bahama

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Tommy Bahama’s little nod to the military trend, in the chest flap patch pockets, give this casual weekend knit a modern update for the end of Summer. The variegated striped knit is made of 100% pima cotton fabric, so it is seriously soft and equally comfortable, in a relaxed fit. Shorts, khakis, or jeans in any wash work with casual ease.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/sanuk-canvas-sneaker-men/4102059 Sanuk - Canvas Sneaker
Sanuk - Canvas Sneaker
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Sanuk - Canvas Sneaker
Canvas Sneaker
Sanuk
Sold by: Nordstrom

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End the Summer with some sneaker fun in Sanuk’s olive print canvas lace up’s. They have a rubber sole, and molded EVA footbed that is treated to keep your feet fresh, so you can go without socks and no one will complain. Throw them on with your shorts, casual pants, and even your swim trunks.
 

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