military camo for fashion

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For me, it's not an ethical dilemma. I think for most civilians that wear it look at it as just a pattern on a piece of material that they like...it's "fashion".

I love camo cargo pants (or cargo shorts/skirt), flip flops, with a fitted gray or jet black t-shirt, and mirrored aviator sunglasses. I think military inspired looks can be fantastic if done correctly and paired with the right thing. I love Navy peacoats and have several.
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I wore it for a living for two decades. I'm not about to wear it for pleasure, now.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
LOL..you "sound" like my husband. He seems to cringe at the thought of wearing anything military or military inspired. He says he had enough of that when he served his country!
I live at a huge military installation. My husband is about to get out. No, you shouldn't be wearing military camo unless you are a service member.

This has been the Army's digicam uniform for the past several years. It's what my husband deployed in.


This is their mulicam uniform now and what he would be deploying in if he were staying in.


my brothers looks nothing like that.....
Maybe it is just my screen but I have never seen Army uniforms like the first one. They have never been that bright. They are much more subdued in color, like this one:

http://usarmystyle.com/images/F545921394.jpg

I like the skirt in the original post and think if you can pull it off, go ahead and wear it. The Army, Navy, AF, and Marines don't wear uniforms like that anymore. I tend not to like camo as a trend for clothing because when you see it all the time, it stops being interesting. But if you don't live on a base or fairly close to a base, you will be fine.
In the early 90's I had some camo pants that I cut off into long shorts, and I had a couple camo shirts/tanks in the late 90's. They both had logo's of some type on them.

I always liked wearing my dads o.d greens better than camo. I have several thin jackets and shirts that he wore in the Army. He gave them to me when I was in high school and my last name is on the patch. I paired them with tanks, jeans, mini skirts, t shirts and always wore my Doc's.

I did once get cussed in the high school cafeteria, by a teacher, for wearing a NC highway patrol shirt (no name tags on it, just the SHP shoulder patches) with a mini skirt and combat boots. Her son was former military and a trooper. According to her I was dishonoring him. She insisted I go to the principals office. He listened to her hysterical (and I do mean hysterical) rant and told her to apologize to me before he kicked her out of his office. That was a strange experience, but not as strange as the scandalous sex ring her son got busted in a few years later.

^to clarify... It wasn't his shirt. It was given to my dad by a former trooper, for my Halloween costume. What can I say, I liked it.

And I love the camo skirt in question.


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Maybe it is just my screen but I have never seen Army uniforms like the first one. They have never been that bright. They are much more subdued in color, like this one:

http://usarmystyle.com/images/F545921394.jpg

I like the skirt in the original post and think if you can pull it off, go ahead and wear it. The Army, Navy, AF, and Marines don't wear uniforms like that anymore. I tend not to like camo as a trend for clothing because when you see it all the time, it stops being interesting. But if you don't live on a base or fairly close to a base, you will be fine.
Originally Posted by sariroo
Hmmm, it's appearing correctly on my screen.


Maybe it is just my screen but I have never seen Army uniforms like the first one. They have never been that bright. They are much more subdued in color, like this one:

http://usarmystyle.com/images/F545921394.jpg

I like the skirt in the original post and think if you can pull it off, go ahead and wear it. The Army, Navy, AF, and Marines don't wear uniforms like that anymore. I tend not to like camo as a trend for clothing because when you see it all the time, it stops being interesting. But if you don't live on a base or fairly close to a base, you will be fine.
Originally Posted by sariroo
Hmmm, it's appearing correctly on my screen.
Originally Posted by FieryCurls
I've noticed that before in another thread with pics.


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I have an ethical dilemma with it and I won't wear it or let my kids wear it.

My ethical dilemma is that it glorifies and trivializes militarism and violence and I am a pacifist.
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Yea the green jungle camo is fashion, the tan pixel or new hybrid multicam is uniform. My boys have a few articles of clothes with the old jungle pattern and I have a pair of casual cargo pants in a faded print that I wear around home or for errands. But that shirt/ outfit is cute enough to wear to work.
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I wore my NJROTC pins and certain pieces out of pride. I always wanted to join the military so I figured I should get use to it, but just couldnt gain the wieght, pee in front of a strange lady and they didnt trust my eyesight. but I still wore military inspired fashion out of respect for my friends, family and others who do serve, kinda as a way of saying I wish I could join you. I dont like war, and I feel we go to war for anything. But I would always have respect for our troops and support them. They ar just doing there job. But I dont like the off the wall colors like pink. that should never be made.
Not a fan.

I'm a Navy brat and it just feels weird to see civilians wearing military garb. Although, I used to wear my dad's old dungarees when bell bottoms were back in style in the 90s. But most civilians don't think about dungarees and peacoats as military uniform.
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That particular pattern is no longer used for uniforms. It is now a geometric type print which is favorable for combat in urban environments.

Anyhoo I don't take issue with wearing one camo piece by itself but am not okay with a head to toe look.

Personally I love the old school PT t-shirts but not for fashion, but comfort!
Originally Posted by curlysue21
My understanding is that they will be discontinuing the digital print and returning to something similar to what I showed in the first post...bc after several yrs of use, they found the digital to not be effective as a camouflage.
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Maybe it is just my screen but I have never seen Army uniforms like the first one. They have never been that bright. They are much more subdued in color, like this one:

http://usarmystyle.com/images/F545921394.jpg

I like the skirt in the original post and think if you can pull it off, go ahead and wear it. The Army, Navy, AF, and Marines don't wear uniforms like that anymore. I tend not to like camo as a trend for clothing because when you see it all the time, it stops being interesting. But if you don't live on a base or fairly close to a base, you will be fine.
Originally Posted by sariroo
Her skirt is made from genuine Army BDU.
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Yea the green jungle camo is fashion, the tan pixel or new hybrid multicam is uniform. My boys have a few articles of clothes with the old jungle pattern and I have a pair of casual cargo pants in a faded print that I wear around home or for errands. But that shirt/ outfit is cute enough to wear to work.
Originally Posted by Spider
Really? I was unsure about that, too...camo at the office. I really love the look on her but wasn't sure where I would be able to wear it.

If I do make it, I will be the sharpest dressed on casual Friday!
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I feel like camo print was super trendy around 1999-2000. I had at least one tank top. I remember friends having a "camo party" around that time where everyone wore camo. I have no issues with it, although I don't think it's generally a very attractive look--but that's prob just my style.
Originally Posted by Who Me?
Yes this. I think the last think I owned that was camo was a tank when I was, oh, 9?
I just really hate camo and it makes me think of "trailer park" fashion. Or little boys' fashion


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Originally Posted by Narnia
OMG, my father (who is prior service) says exactly that...and that is what has kept me away from it all these years. (I just didn't want to say that on here, lest I offend someone.)

I always loved the look. But was turned off by the cultural association. But now I just don't care bc I think Folake (the woman in the pic) looks great in hers.

The kitchen in my office has these little disposable Dixie like paper cups...in the green camo pattern and I just love them!
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I agree with Amneris. I just don't like a fakey soldier look. I'm not into war or killing, so i don't want to look like i am. IMO, that skirt would look cute in any fabric...no need to use camo.
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I agree with Amneris. I just don't like a fakey soldier look. I'm not into war or killing, so i don't want to look like i am. IMO, that skirt would look cute in any fabric...no need to use camo.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
I already have about 20 pencil skirts w/ belt loops in non-camo fabric.
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I don't really have an issue with it but I dont wear it now because it was a trend I kind of overdid as a teenager back about 1996-1998. I used to be in JR ROTC in early highschool and I got to keep my BDUs when I gave it up, so I wore them as separate pieces that I covered in safety pins for a more punk rock look: the jacket with jeans (cut up with holes in them and fishnets underneath was my favorite look), and the pants with tank tops in black with a fishnet shirt over that. Always with Doc Martins boots for shoes with rainbow shoelaces.

About 1998 it seemed to be a mainstream fashion thing and I didn't want to wear it anymore.
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I don't really have an issue with it but I dont wear it now because it was a trend I kind of overdid as a teenager back about 1996-1998. I used to be in JR ROTC in early highschool and I got to keep my BDUs when I gave it up, so I wore them as separate pieces that I covered in safety pins for a more punk rock look: the jacket with jeans (cut up with holes in them and fishnets underneath was my favorite look), and the pants with tank tops in black with a fishnet shirt over that. Always with Doc Martins boots for shoes with rainbow shoelaces.

About 1998 it seemed to be a mainstream fashion thing and I didn't want to wear it anymore.
Originally Posted by riotkitty
It was big in the early 80s, too, when I was a little kid. And I believe it was big in the mid 70s after the last of the vets returned from Vietnam.
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