It’s odd how the camouflage jacket – an item that originally aimed to render its wearer invisible – has become a fashionable item. Luckily, it is pretty useless at hiding you if you’re in an urban environment; and it never seems to go out of fashion. So, with that in mind, we present you with our five favourite camouflage jackets for men:
Boohoo’s camouflage Harrington jacket is quite a short length and zips up the front, though there are also two chrome fastenings at the top and bottom of the front edge of the garment’s fastening. With an off-white borg (that’s ‘fluffy’ to you and me) collar and ribbed black cuffs, it will see you through autumn and into winter. The fully-lined jacket has two vertical and visible zip-up pockets on either side.
Military Camouflage Parka – £32.50 (was £65), Reclaimed Vintage Revived
From a company that sells surplus military wear – sometimes customised – from all over the planet, this Reclaimed Vintage Revived’s parka has a comforting air of authenticity about it. Made from a mid-weight canvas, it has a concealed zip fastening (as well as a press-studded placket) and a drawstring hood. It’s finished off with two slanted zip pockets at the sides as well as two large snap-fastened patch pockets at the top.
Padded Knitted Camouflage Jacket – £14, Lee Cooper
A real bargain, this one! The Lee Cooper camouflage jacket will keep you warm as the days get colder: the main body is padded and the long sleeves – which have fitted cuffs – are knitted. An adjustable hood fastens more tightly with a toggle, as does the hem. With an internal pocket, two zip pockets and a chin guard, this jacket really is packed with design features and is finished off with stitched Lee Cooper branding at the front.
In shades of grey and blue, this isn’t really going to hide you in a combat situation – however, if you’d like to stand out and look smart in a pub, it will do the trick. Replay’s camouflage print jacket has a high collar and elasticated cuffs. Fastening at the front with a zip, it has a patch pocket on the sleeves, as well as two zipped welt pockets at the front. It’s currently available at less than half price in the sale, so act now if you want to get your hands on this one!
Camouflage Ski Coat – £1,365 DSquared2
Moving to the designer end of the spectrum, we have this camouflage ski coat from Dsquared2. It’s actually two coats in one – the bottom layer is a black padded hooded shorter jacket which can be worn beneath the camouflaged layer which has an array of visible black zip and press stud pockets, a sizeable hood, a concealed velcro zip closure and the company’s branding. It’s expensive, yes – but it will definitely keep you warm!