Designers are reinterpreting camouflage by tweaking the pattern and using in the most unexpected ways. From the most luxe camo bag ever to a modern take on the classic anorak, you definitely won’t blend into the background while rocking the print this winter. Check out our tips below and don’t worry–the days of looking like you’re geared up for a paintball session are long gone.
1. Rock a camouflage watch
Update classic suiting or casual separates with a modern take on a legendary timepiece. Japanese streetwear label A Bathing Ape teamed up with French watchmaker Bell & Ross for this limited-edition drop featuring the iconic BAPE camo and the brand slogan “APES TOGETHER STRONG” on one of it’s most famed styles, the 03-92 Type 42.” Rock it to the office or use it as an off-duty upgrade to your weekend style.
2. Dress up your print
Dress up camouflage separates by pairing them with classic threads like a wool overcoat or tailored trousers. Carmelo Anthony’s Rag & Bone-Jordan Brand capsule collection features a zip-front jacket and track pants in an exclusive camouflage print that’s a dope upgrade on the usual suspects.
3. Upgrade your briefcase
Tired of rocking a boring briefcase or messenger bag to your 9-to-5? New York entrepreneur Anthony Severino created the most luxe camouflage bag ever, in multicolored, butter-soft leather. After transitioning from a 10-year career in fashion to selling luxury real estate to celebs, Severino needed something that would look as dope on the street as it did in a meeting. “I wanted a bag with the classic tank camouflage pattern, but it also needed to feel luxurious,” he says. The leather briefcase has a camouflage print and suede lining with multiple compartments for documents, pens, chargers and a computer. Cop it for $595 at severinonyc.com.
4. Mix & Match
Ditch your classic military jacket for a reworked take on the iconic pattern to truly stand out from the crowd. Undefeated teamed up with Bape to release this reimagined version of the classic anorak. Featuring two unique patterns in green, black and beige, the Bape x Undefeated M-51 Hoodie Jacket retails for $699; undefeated.com.
5. Try the new button-up
Camouflage in the workplace? Yeah, we said it. The trick to pulling off the print at work is to choose classic silhouettes and keep the rest of your fit fairly simple. This Polo Ralph Lauren shirt has a slim fit that’s easy to layer under a sweater or blazer. It’s available now for $125 at mrporter.com.