Camo For The Gentleman, Please.

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It seems like military chic isn’t limited to womenswear or double-breasted coats.

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For its Spring/Summer 2013 collection, Amsterdam-born Suitsupply decided to unite their sartorial expertise with street style trends – mainly, camo. Always willing to up their game, while finishing last year’s F/W collection, Suitsupply asked their customers via several social networks what they’d like to see on their spring line. Over the course of a few months, they narrowed down the responses to a few key trends that were then incorporated into the collection.

It’s not just any kind of army-inspired threads, though. Those of you aware of Suitsupply’s style will probably have found it odd to see the brand name attached to such a rough-and-tumble trend. Instead of picking it up as a total look (e.g. voluminous, pocket-covered jackets in green camo print), the brand took inspiration from the trench lines and translated it into subtle, wearable, elegant garments.

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Definitely not what you’d expect from such a trend, wartime gear inspires a hyper-chic look for the Suitsupply man instead of assaulting you with the traditional jungle camouflage print – been there, done that, bought the t-shirt (literally).

Instead, it’s attention to detail that brings the collection closer to the front lines: textures, colours, neatly folded pocket squares in subdued forest greens and barely-there greys. Trousers with a classic cut for example, are joined by safari-esque blazers, while suits in more formal silhouettes are presented in muted tones of khaki, grey and beige. Camouflage-appropriate colours and neatly cut utility jackets are paired with braided leather belts, plaid or dotted ties and denim shirts, harmoniously united by Suitsupply’s superbly elegant cut.

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Part Out of Africa, part Great Gatsby, it’s a Robert Redford street style adaptation for the man about town. For those wishing to go a step further, there’s even some camo shoes; if you’re sticking to the gentleman look, however, grab one of their gorgeous pashminas (the green one is a favourite) and you’re good to go.

(pictures via GQ Online)

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24-year-old Portuguese girl. Bilingual English, fluent in Italian. BA in Fashion Communication. MUA with a proper diploma! MA Creative Media student. Globetrotter and shopaholic, can't seem to be able throw away menswear magazines. Has a serious mental problem when it comes to buying photography books and is working towards being a part of the fashion industry.

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