To be fashionable and also to be majestic
If there is no inspiration for military uniforms
It’s also hard for designers to give an explanation
When it comes to men’s military uniforms, if you are not mistaken, everyone has long been brainwashed by the big brothers who are guarding the door and deeply left in your minds. Although such cheap cotton coats leave a bad impression on us, the fashion origin of many men’s clothing is inseparable from military uniforms. What should I start with when changing seasons?
After all, the military uniform in my eyes is such a visual effect:
Air Force Air force
Compared with the other two types of military, the Air Force category has fewer fashionable items. From the picture, we can quickly think of the one-piece overalls that Huang Bo wore at the 2014 Spring Festival Gala, although it was ridiculed at the time like Lanxiang Technical School clothing, I think if you want to hold this kind of clothing, it is estimated to be the same as many other clothes —
Look at the face
Of course, if all the clothes only needed to “look at the face”, Rabbit would probably leave his current job behind, borrow money everywhere to open a medical beauty clinic, and admire poetry and distant places. Fortunately, there are such classic items that are handsome and not easy to make mistakes, such as this leather bomber jacket, which is definitely a wardrobe must-have.
Navy style should belong to the three categories, the clothes look the most high-end and “fresh boyfriend style”. The first type of clothing it is associated with is the sailor suit that echoes blue and white, this style of clothing seems to appear less in daily life, mainly in the school drama and the school uniform you have worn recently has a trace of connection, but many brands will have a short naval interlude after a while, such as the fire Gucci once walked such a show full of sea salt.
Then there are the horn-buttoned coats, which seem to be associated with the preppy style, and during World War I, the horn-buttoned coat was widely praised for its practical warm hood, neck drawstring and easily unfastened horn buttons than the jackets that were once worn, until the navy blue horn-buttoned coat was chosen by the British Navy as the military uniform during World War II. After the war, it was improved by the Morris’ keen commercial sense, and the color of the military uniform was diversified, and the design was slightly tightened, so that the military uniform became a national street uniform.
This style coat was also popular during World War I, and Burberry, the head of the trench coat industry, was worried that Edward VII was worried that soldiers would catch a cold and illness, which would affect the combat ability of the troops, and urgently ordered the need for an officer’s waterproof and windproof jacket, so he used the Burberry trench coat, which is so expensive but classic today.
In the design of the windbreaker style, compared to the perennial rainy weather in the UK, we see more such a woolen coat in the domestic winter, warm and thick, and the gold buttons reveal a trace of officer seriousness. The military-colored coats we saw on the runway were more improved and added with youthful elements, such as the Diesel Black Gold 2015 on the second left and the Dior Homme 2015 autumn/winter model on the second right, respectively to make the military coat more youthful and fashionable.
Not to mention the most traditional army green, and the rabbit mentioned before that we see those gorgeous royal military commanders in TV series and movies, wearing those colorful costumes, stepping on boots or shiny leather shoes, and waving guns or swords.
Balmain, who brought this royal officer style to modern fashion, has always adhered to this “bold” style in the autumn and winter 2016-2017 catwalk, thinking that he also let H&M counterattack once, lined up at the door before dawn, the sale was instantly empty, and the price sold by the buyers was really “yesterday you ignored me, today I really can’t afford to consume”.
Men’s uniformed scientist
The Mad Scientist of Military Men’s Wear
When it comes to military uniform coats, I really have to mention Nigel Cabourn, who has a soft spot for military uniforms. Surrounded by vintage military objects in his Garden Place studio in Newcastle, England, he and his team work to create the most popular military uniforms of the moment.
Cabourn’s coat has been sought after by vassal fashionistas for a long time, but it has won the love of all those who have tested the performance of the garment, and this is what he really is, in his words, “My clothes are for those who want to look really cool, and those who don’t want to look like fools.” ”
The reason his designs went from niche to popularity is their inspiration: From British munitions to a mid-20th-century collection of more than 4,000 pieces of American sportswear, Cabourn began collecting them nearly 40 years ago. But he never reveals the amazing valuation of these collections, he says the figure doesn’t matter because these costumes he doesn’t sell!
“I’m not collecting for fun, I’m here to get inspired. All my ideas come from history. That was the starting point of my story, the idea of fabric, color and tailoring. Everything has its roots in the past, and what I’m looking for is functionality, something truly practical. ”
Today, because of his commitment to the exacting standards of his own brand in his designs, Converse, Red Wing and Fred Perry have worked with him on prototype projects. Although he has been constantly moving forward along the road to design, innovating and designing more fashionable shapes, he has also always looked back on history for inspiration.
Whether it’s a military uniform or other more basic styles, it’s inseparable from historical inspiration, what other pieces do you have in mind? Come and tell us.