Sabotage your Fashion Enemies with Camouflage

First of all, I’d like to thank all of those men and women who have so courageously served the United States through military service this Memorial Day.

And while I greatly appreciate the blood, sweat and tears they have graciously dedicated to ensuring our freedom, I can’t say that I feel the same way about camouflage print (when it comes to fashion, of course). Camo never made it onto my list of favorite prints, perhaps because flurries of camo uniforms marched around me in my younger days when I lived on a military base and was therefore common, or because it also reminds me of some people who shop at Wal-Mart (not that shopping at Wal-Mart is a bad thing, I mean who doesn’t want a pair of jeans designed by Hannah Montana herself – but some people don’t seem to understand the concept of public dress codes, as peopleofwalmart.com exemplifies).

Nevertheless, Trussardi incorporated camo into an array of accessories to celebrate its 100-year anniversary with its Trussardi 1911 collection. Rather than assisiting the wearer in blending in the surrounding environment, some of the camo bags and accessories stand out while remaining suprisingly stylish. 

Trussardi 1911 men’s “bowling bag” in camo with leather accents
Camouflage fails to strike your sweet spot for style? Then try accessories in distinct green shades, like thisTrussardi 1911 men’s carryall bag in a rich forest green.

Although camo wasn’t featured in many designers’ collections this season, it does contain shades of green – including forest green – which did appear in a number of Spring/Summer men’s collections (think D&G). So take a risk and throw in some camo – or pieces in varying shades of green – into your wardrobe this season for a fresh and trendy, yet masculine, look; after all, you’ll definitely win when it comes to fighting it out on the fashion battlefield (which can get pretty intense, believe me).

Since we’re speaking of Trussardi, I just wanted to mention that the fashion house’s founder, Italian designer Nicola Trussardi, utilized fashion’s creative and artistic power to design telephones and helicopters, not to mention the interiors of Alitalia’s airplanes as well as Alfa Romeo cars. Goes to show that fashion accomplishes more than just making people “look nice.” :)

With love,
J’Ochart

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