The rugged, work-worn look of military gear has fascinated me since the day I discovered my Grandfather’s World War II memorabilia. Every scratch, smudge and crease marks the remnants of a story. While some are lost to time, others live on through the seams and buttons that remain. I’ve stressed before my affection for contrasting pieces - a vintage blazer with slim trousers, or a chambray shirt with a suit - but this look takes contrast to a new level. The key piece here is of course the pants, which showcase a grit and authenticity rarely found in contemporary military styles. Details like horizontal stitching near the shin and thigh, as well as pocket flaps, give them a distinct army vibe while maintaining a tapered, modern cut. Aviator frames and a gunmetal chronograph help add to the classic military feel, while the close fitting v-neck is more closely associated with an army barrack than even pushups or a mess hall. Two modern pieces, the black snapback hat and white leather sneakers, balance the look and make it 2015-ready so you can patrol your city's streets with a bold charisma reminiscent of those who have fought to keep them safe.
Pants: Jack Spade
Hat: 47 Brand
Shoes: Adidas x Barneys New York