The fashion of camouflage revisited

Last year I wrote an article about my fascination with camouflage as fashion, and now I’m revisiting the concept again because I believe more than ever that it’s here to stay!

As veterans, we’ve always had to wear camouflage gear as part of our daily attire, our uniform. Now it’s considered a part of fashion. It’s literally in every aspect of fashion now, even in children’s attire.

Earlier this week I walked into Macy’s to purchase a new comforter for my bed but I walked out with a new Michael Kors bag, he’s my new handbag muse! Even though I didn’t purchase this particular handbag that I’m photographed in above, I did purchase one of his bags.

Regardless, he too has a clear understanding of camouflage as fashion because it is prominently displayed throughout his fashion line via his scarves, shoes, handbags, iPhone covers, etc.

The link below shows just how much Michael Kors uses the camouflage design for his handbags, shoes, etc.:

Michael Kors Camouflage

It’s been recently discovered and discussed in the media that many professional sports teams have been taking funds from the government for their “military themed salute to veterans” events. As a veteran myself, I’m not really sure how I feel about that. I guess I always assumed it was something that various organizations did as some sort of acknowledgement of patriotism or a “thank you” to the many men and women that gave so selfishly and tireless to their country during wartime and after … but alas, I guess I’ve been mistaken.

The NFL’s Atlanta Falcons took more money from the DOD than any other professional sports franchise. From 2012 to 2015, the Falcons received $879,000 from the Georgia Army National Guard for assorted promotions. The New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills and Baltimore Ravens each received at least $500,000 for similar activities over that span.

Do you think this is the same reason why various merchants and designers have capitalized on the camouflaged themed fashions? I certainly hope not, but now I have to wonder … don’t you?

Until next time my Veteran Fashionistas, as always, stay fashionable!



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About the Author

Jackie Tacke

Jacquelyn Tacke is a proud Navy veteran. She has represented designers from “Project Runway,” “Project Runway All Stars,” “All On The Line,” etc. Some of those designers’ lines were sold in Dillard’s, Lane Bryant, the Smithsonian museum, as well as a variety of boutiques across the U.S. She has produced celebrity fashion shows all across the country and abroad. She was also a guest speaker for FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising) in San Diego and is a member of Fashion Group International.

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