Monthly Archives: February 2011

German Panzer Wrap Jacket, once a symbol of fear, now a symbol of fashion

The German army during World War Two, was one of the most feared organizations of the time. An element of that fear was its impressive Panzer Tanks, treaded and armored vehicles that rolled over the armies of Europe in 1939-40. … Continue reading

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The Royal Air Force Roundel, a signature symbol for London Fashion

Insignia and symbols have always been a cornerstone of military uniforms. It has a lot to do with identification and also moral. In the heat of battle, insignia can say a lot of things for one, who is friendly and … Continue reading

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New York’s Fashion Week, born from War

This year’s New York Fashion Week marks its 68th anniversary since 1943. As much as this blog is about military influences in fashion, it is also about the history of fashion itself. New York’s fashion week was started in 1943 … Continue reading

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An Army Field Jacket for the ages, the M43 Jacket and its four pocket fundamentals

One of the most influential military uniform items in fashion during the 20th century, is the WWII vintage M-1943 Field Jacket, the United States Miltary’s first jacket specifically designed for 20th century combat. The M43 Jacket had a simple design … Continue reading

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Military Themes Inspire Music Videos and Fashion Follows

The entire concept of Military Fashion has come into being as of a result of labels and designers drawing ideas from military uniforms and equipment throughout history. However, military history and the uniforms from the past not only inspire fashion … Continue reading

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Army Jacket Italiano, Street style à la Roma

The Italian Army may not strike fear in your average person, it has had a rocky history after all, especially in WWI and WWII with their flip flopping between the Axis and the Allies. In regards to style and uniforms … Continue reading

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Vietnam Jungle Boots, A Cold War Classic

“Goooooooood morning, Vietnam! Hey, this is not a test! This is rock and roll! Time to rock it from the Delta to the D.M.Z.!” – Good Morning Vietnam Jungles and tropical climates have always presented a unique challenge to any … Continue reading

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German Military Wool Jackets, Fashion Tested and Approved

In 1939, the German military were producing the best looking uniforms by far. At the start, of WWII the German military was successful on all fronts. By 1942, they had defeated and occupied the majority of Europe and North Africa. … Continue reading

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