It's officially "Camo Week" at Urbanite | Suburbanite. Which simply means that I wore camouflage-print twice within a couple days and decided to make an occasion of it! Camouflage has its roots in military uniforms, but has recently seen a resurgence in both men's and women's fashion. It's been trending for a couple of seasons (so it's getting dangerously close to being "out"), but I think that it has a permanent home in anyone's wardrobe among the bountiful choices of prints. It's an abstract representation of graduated tones of color that will never be out of style.
I love this shirt mainly because it's an oxymoron. It's a "trendy" print that isn't characteristically found in men's button-down shirts outside of the military, but in a traditional oxford fabric. And the preppy blue and white stripe inside the cuffs makes it even more of a contradiction.
My jacket is an oldie-but-goodie from the now defunct Rubgy Ralph Lauren, with patches that give it a little military edge. I miss that store - it was great for preppy staples with attitude, and was also the best place to get patches (more to come on patches in an upcoming UPDATE post).
These shoes were the buy of the season a couple of years back. I found them on clearance at a department store, and they were apparently mismarked so I got them for a steal! And I know I'm crazy, but finding out that they were the last pair in the country gave me a little thrill.....
Camouflage-print oxford shirt by Brooks Brothers. Off-white jeans, belt by J Crew. Jacket (in hand) by Rugby Ralph Lauren. Perforated suede slip-on oxfords by Prada. Sunglasses by Gucci. Watch by Tourneau. Beaded bracelet by Didier Guillemain. Rope bracelet by Miansai.