The Deer Hunter

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Nick Wooster (www.nickwooster.com), is one of my fashion gods. Somehow anything he wears from short suits to camo everything, just clicks. So here’s a look inspired by ‘The Woost’.

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Menswear gurus say camo is like animal print for men. I wear animal prints too however, why let women have all the fun eh? You can treat camo pants just like you would a pair of khaki/olive trousers. This helps when trying to figure out what to pair them with. Remember that there are many kinds of camo: Urban, Woodland, Oceanic, Digital etc.

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I went with a vintage Arrow shirt in a polyester blend for this look. Some say that poly shirts do not work in summers but if you can find one with an open weave like this one, you will find that it is more breathable than a similar pure cotton shirt. To make things a bit more exciting, go with a fun, yet understated tie like this herringbone weave polka dot number you see here. Finish things off with a slim tie bar to avoid flapping ties.

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Tan suede boots are about as military as you can be without being uncomfortable and the green sole on these really makes the outfit pop, maybe a little too much.29 Mar Camo-5

As far as outerwear goes for this outfit, a simple black blazer will do wonders. Like Nick says, ‘Business up top, Party down below.’ Words to live by for all you men out there looking to be dapper.

Mandarin collar jacket from Mast & Harbour (http://www.myntra.com/mast-and-harbour)

Vintage Shirt from Arrow (http://www.arrowlife.com/)

Tie from Code

Camouflage Chinos from Code 61 (http://www.jabong.com/clothing/code-61/)

Suede Chukkas from Koovs (http://www.koovs.com/)

Camo Love.

It has been a while since I have posted here, in spite of promising myself I would actively pursue this. But I guess later is better than never so here goes with my first outfit post.

PS: Until I manage to set up my tripod at home and find good camera angles, the pictures will be ones taken on my phone. I do not have a photographer. I happen to be one however.

So getting on with it. This year seems to be one for modern patterns and i think every fashion house has done numerous takes on florals and camoflage patterns. Florals are not a trend and have been around for a while now whether it be on Aloha shirts or Guayaberas, or on shoes and blazer. But camo shoes and blazers are new, as far as I know. If this is untrue, please educate me.

Helped along by Nick Wooster (I love whatever this man wears!) my love for camo printed apparel has grown quite a bit and i got myself a few things to satiate this hunger.

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So that’s a chambray camo printed tie i picked up from www.asos.com. I was skeptical about a tie made of chambray at first, about whether creating a knot would be easy but with a little work, you can do a good job of it. Not that I do great knots on ties really.

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So here it is paired with a white oxford shirt and a black cardigan. I live in the south of India and the weather isn’t great for layering so that’s about all i can manage.

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Those are the Cole Haan Lunargrand Wingtips in Camo and after seeing those my search for a pair of camo shoes began in earnest. I did manage to find a pair by UCB and copped them the same day. Here they are.

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Nowhere as good as the Lunargrands (duh!) but they are good to walk in (canvas=light) and have some little brogue detailing here and there. I am quite satisfied with them.

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Last but not the least. Socks. I love socks. And i love Happy Socks (www.happysocks.com). They make socks in widest variety of patterns I have ever seen, offer great quality and aren’t super expensive either. So naturally I finished up my camo cravings with socks.

Widely associated with the military and cargo pants, camo has gone casual big time and I love it. What I would like to see, is whether this trend will continue into next year or not because I plan on finding me one of those camo blazers arrgh.

That was a long post, thank you for reading 🙂