Category Archives: WWII Inspired

Ready for a MilFashion Comeback?

    Sgt B Bailey and L/Cpl S Cooper of the British Indian Provost Company have their trousers repaired by an Indian member of the company, working with a sewing machine in the open, Italy, 9 March 1944.  More MilFashion to … 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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Paratrooper “Jump Boots”, WWII’s signature symbol of the elite and fashion’s most experienced boots

Now that we’ve opened up the paratrooper fashion trunk the next special airborne uniform piece that has made the list is the infamous “Jump Boots.” Corcoran American Paratrooper “Jump” Boots The United States’ Airborne Soldiers were one of the most … Continue reading

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Military Fashion Sells! Military History Influences Commercials more than ever before

The Military Fashion trend has been a consistant occurance since the beginning of modern fashion. Its origins can be traced back to even the French Haute Couture days where Scottish Plade Military Kilts were desired by the French upper class … Continue reading

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M42 Paratrooper Jackets, a trend setter from Drop Zones to showrooms

Voluntarily jumping out of a perfectly good airplane and tasked with landing behind enemy lines with the mission of causing as much havoc as possible might seem like a tall order to accomplish, but not for American Paratroopers. Infamously Paratroopers … Continue reading

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Caps off to you! Military Patrol Caps storm the Fashion Scene.

Military designs are consistently found in everyday fashion, it may be in the form of a subtle epellete or a vibrant camouflage pattern, but the designs keep remerging. A centerpiece of military inspired clothing and an item that has been featured … Continue reading

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Double the Buckle, Double the Style, Double Buckle Boots march onto the scene

The American military during World War Two began the war like most other countries, with one uniform for all occasions. The same uniform you were expected to meet the president in or get married in was the same uniform you … Continue reading

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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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