military camo for fashion

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I recently saw a skirt online made from olive green military camouflage (see below), and I decided I wanted to replicate it for myself (minus the frayed edges).

Honestly, I've always like the look of military-like camo but was always ambivalent about appropriating it for civilian fashion.

I went ahead and bought the fabric...can't return it. But I had a coupon so it wasn't terribly expensive. I'm feeling a little conflicted now and thinking I should start over w/ something else (esp since a boardie co-signed that she didn't like the idea either).

There were alternative olive camo type fabrics there (that do not look military, that involve olive colored trees or olive colored animal print, etc). But I just went ahead and bought the military-look fabric bc I just like it! And also bc I wanted to replicate the look in the picture pretty closely.

Do you have ethical dilemmas wearing military-like olive camo or fatigues?

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I do not have any ethical issues with it. I am just not a fan of camouflage print. A friends father wears it all the time - head to toe All can think of is him when I see it and how we joke about how we cannot 'see' him.
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I remember after 9/11 military fashion was in high demand. I had some great pieces. I also repurposed my uniforms from NJROTC. Even before 9/11, I would wear my nametag and pins.
I remember after 9/11 military fashion was in high demand. I had some great pieces. I also repurposed my uniforms from NJROTC. Even before 9/11, I would wear my nametag and pins.
Originally Posted by thelio
Before 9-11??
Why did I think you were 18 yrs old? LOL
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No but curious what would any ethical dilemmas be? I have military camo pants that i havent worn in years, a cap and a skirt..I love the style and print but i think it went out of style for a while so i stopped, that and I got too big for them lol.
I remember after 9/11 military fashion was in high demand. I had some great pieces. I also repurposed my uniforms from NJROTC. Even before 9/11, I would wear my nametag and pins.
Originally Posted by thelio
Before 9-11??
Why did I think you were 18 yrs old? LOL
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
I dont know. Everyone who meets me think I am. i look really young.

And I refuse to grow up!
No but curious what would any ethical dilemmas be? I have military camo pants that i havent worn in years, a cap and a skirt..I love the style and print but i think it went out of style for a while so i stopped, that and I got too big for them lol.
Originally Posted by Josephine
Well, that's it's not for civilian fashion and decoration but a uniform for servicepersonnel who die on the frontlines protecting us.

The US military uniforms were digital for the past 8 or 9 years but I heard they are returning to the free-form splotches.

I've never personally owned anything camo but my daughter has had clothing in the camo print but only in pink or purple.
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I'm starting to love military fashion RN, especially camouflage. I'm going to buy an Obey hat with camouflage print.



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Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
See who?

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I've never had a problem with military inspired fashion. I think it looks nice; it's usually nicely tailored and crisp looking. I do have and wear my dad's service peacoat; he gave it to me in high school. It's super well-made because he wore it in the 70s and it was actually from WWII. It's still in amazing shape.

Also, I LOVE the model's hair in your picture. I want mine to have height like that!!
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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.
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No but curious what would any ethical dilemmas be? I have military camo pants that i havent worn in years, a cap and a skirt..I love the style and print but i think it went out of style for a while so i stopped, that and I got too big for them lol.
Originally Posted by Josephine

If you're a service member, or former one, wearing actual uniform articles isn't allowed, though the Navy makes allowance for peacoats.

I'm not a fan myself. I earned wearing it. I don't like seeing it as cutesy fashion, especially in something ridiculous like pink. But, lots of people like it.
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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
ETA. I do wear my old peacoat, though
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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!
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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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I love all kinds of camo (military, hunting, winter, desert). I have camo yoga pants on right now.
I had a fantastic camo field jacket back in school 35+ years ago. Got it at the Army-Navy store. I don't think I've not had a piece of camo in my wardrobe in all the years since then, so I don't find it trendy at all.
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yea thats old school camo,

one time I saw Cady Heron wearing army pants and flip flops, so I bought army pants and flip flops.....

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