Back in 1968 the master of fashion by the name Yves Saint Laurent became the first designer ever to propose the military style. His Safari jackets for his Ready to Wear collection were a bold move, an audacious trend that never ceased to inspire. Ever since the camouflage motifs and army inspired garments are a constant hit.

Today every designer, from the avant garde Maison Margiela and Dries Van Noten to the less urban Valentino and Givenchy the military trend is one of the main trends in menswear.

“The must-have pieces are rigorously interpreted in shades of olive green and differ from other fashions for their functional appeal, oversized volumes and a textile research that focuses on high-tech fabrics” reports Highsnobiety.

Green and brown cotton and calf leather colour block backpack by Maison Margiela, camouflage bag with leather striped panel and hanging travel tag by Valentino Garavani, ‘Pandora’ bag in green cotton blend by Givenchy.

Camouflage print jacket by Valentino.

“Hooded parkas, neoprene sweaters and maxi cargo pocket cotton chinos are the preferred pieces when it comes to the military trend and cannot fail the perfect men’s wardrobe. The backpack continues to be one of the favourite accessories and the coolest models of the Spring-Summer ’17 season are obviously inspired by the army flair” continues the site.

Green cotton jacket by Maison Margiela.

Take note, military style is not just a fleeting trend. Rising to prominence during WW II, the aesthetic evolved into a fusion of functional uniformity and season after season army inspired pieces pop out of the fashion trenches as living is dangerous and you are destined to battle for style. There are many ways to rock your favorite military-inspired creation but only one rule. Don’t overdo it unless your name is Tom Cruise circa the Top Gun period – which, obviously you’re not.

inen and cotton blend printed jacket by Dries Van Noten.