February 18, 2013 · style
Observations on this camouflage pocket square business
A few observations about the whole camouflage pocket square trend:
- One has to appreciate the irony of taking a pattern that was specifically designed to not be seen and wearing it as a peacock feather.
- Anyone can of course sport this stuff, but it would be a lot more interesting if worn by an actual veteran as a sort of reminder or conversation piece. Ideally a service-specific type—digital CADPAT for a Canadian Forces vet, Vegetato for the Italian Forze Armate, etc.
- Almost all camouflage worn for style is pretty crass and unimaginative; the usual pattern is some sort of predictable jungle olive drab. Which is a shame, because some camo patterns are genuinely beautiful. German Autumn Flecktarn, with its palette of oranges and browns, comes to mind. There's a real opportunity here for someone with a little imagination.