Category Archives: MilFashion

The Why behind the What, the not quite ready for primetime blog reflection

QM Fashion was created as a project for my Senior Marketing Management course #cc410mkt taught by Professor Elaine Young, a Social Media Marketing Guru at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. However, the idea for QM Fashion has been living in … Continue reading

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Always Combat Ready Cargo Pants, a 90’s fashion throwback, origins circa the 1940’s

One of the most prevalent military inspired fashion design feature in the jackets and pants of today, are utility cargo pockets. Originally introduced in the 1990’s as a fashion hit and now a subtle accepted practice. Literally on every street, … 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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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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French fashion adopts Classic Army Jacket

The French have always been a fixture on the fashion scene, this is especially true considering how it has become a part of their national identity. It should come as no surprise then, that their military might have something to contribute … Continue reading

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70 Years later Vintage Army Men’s windbreaker keeps coming back

Military uniforms as we know them today, consist of some kind of camouflage scheme, insignia and cargo pockets. No one today would think to wear a fancy dress uniform into the battlefields of Iraq or Afghanistan, that rationel really only … Continue reading

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Military Fashion, an Introduction

Snaps! Straps! And Buttons! Oh my! Welcome to the world of Military Fashion, or what I would like to call #MilFashion. Fashion that has a clear inspiration from military uniforms designed for war. MilFashion is not designed as much for … Continue reading

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