The Camo Print is one of the greatest ironies of men’s fashion: a print designed to make members of the armed forces invisible today is practically everywhere! And this is perhaps the reason why, for many men, the prospect of using it is unattractive.
Yet the Camo Print has become a classic that can be worn in very different ways, so as to be practically a trend in every season.
Camo print: the pants
Camouflage pants enjoyed maximum popularity in the 1990s, when it was statistically impossible not to find a boyband with that wore them. Since then they have come back into vogue, but it’s not easy to include them in your wardrobe compared to other typical camo print garments, such as camouflage jackets. This is because it is complicated to “dampen” the legacy of uniforms worn with camouflage pants.
The only way is to focus on aspects that are not typical of this pattern: for example, you may prefer a more slim fit than the more typical loose fit. It will thus be easier to wear without appearing to have just come out of training. Also, beware of unnecessary embellishments like zippers or too many pockets. The camouflage pants by Goodthreads you see in this post are sporty, smooth in light cotton blend for an everyday sports style.
How to combine the pants: the plaid shirt
Because this type of pants carries a certain responsibility, it is better to combine the Camo Print with something darker. A good idea could be a plaid shirt: the versatility of the check is indeed a good starting point to experiment and innovate.
The best way is to aim for large and bold checks, so as to have rectangular outlines that contrast with a different colored background. The contrasting squares will thus stand out: in this plaid shirt by Meraki for example the dark blue background contrasts with the bright green squares.
Now you are ready for military precision, stylistically speaking.
What I’m wearing: