Monday, May 31, 2010

Consistency and uniformity: Military dress in men's style

Since today is Memorial Day in the US, let's talk about military dress. In these photos, you'll see hints of some of the key dimensions of men's clothing - color, cloth, multiple levels of formality (not just one!) and the peaceful coexistence of utility and ornamentation (e.g. regarding accessories).



Field jacket

Why is all of this relevant to men's clothing? Because military dress is probably one of the two or three most important historical sources and influences on men's clothing. I'll leave it to my informed readers to infer the others.

Additional links
- AskAndy thread on military uniforms, with a useful post on 20th century service and dress uniforms
- AskAndy thread on military tailors in the US, UK and Italy

1 comment:

rothcomilitaryclothing said...

i found this good. Consistency and uniformity in military dress in men's style...