Equip yourself for winter with our selection of affordable military-inspired garments, all guaranteed to keep you looking good without declaring war on your wallet: nothing here clocks in over £130, and most are much less.
In these troubled times, it’s good to see military designs being put to more peaceful use. And because army garments are designed with functionality in mind, they’ll always be popular – take camo for instance, which has basically been ‘on trend’ for a least half a century now. We’ve got you covered from head to toe (literally) with a soldierly sartorial selection for the winter season, because secretly everyone likes to indulge their inner Action Man. Take a look at our picks below and click on the banners to shop each item…
ALPHA INDUSTRIES X FIT SWEAT
Alpha Industries are the OG of GI garms, having produced apparel for the US military since 1959. Nowadays they use their heritage to produce well-priced bangers for everyday folks too. This crew neck sweat mixes sportswear comfort with details from the brand’s famous MA-1 flight jacket, and comes complete with the iconic red ‘Remove Before Flight’ keychain at the arm pocket.
DICKIES KEMPTON SHIRT
Dickies call this a shirt, but the heavy ripstop fabric and multiple utility pockets make it much more than that. A great option for layering or light outerwear, this shirt/jacket hybrid will wear beautifully with time thanks to the classic ripstop material.
ALPHA INDUSTRIES MA-1 TT JACKET
Alpha Industries are back to remind us that military style doesn’t mean you have to forget about colour. This burgundy bomber will go with anything and is guaranteed to will brighten up the greyest of days, even if it won’t hide you very well from enemy forces.
CHAMPION REVERSE WEAVE HOODED SWEATSHIRTS
Champion are the undisputed masters of heavyweight sweats, and their Army and Navy hoodies pay homage to the original training gear worn by recruits in the armed forces. Whichever style you prefer, the trademark Reverse Weave knit will make you feel bulletproof.
ADIDAS CONSORTIUM DAY ONE TECH BOMBER JACKET
Another sportswear/military mash-up, the Tech Bomber from the recent adidas Consortium Day One collection offers superior lightweight warmth courtesy of its triple layer insulation. It’s perfect as a standalone jacket on chilly days, but still light enough to be worn as a mid-layer when the cold really starts to bite.
STAN RAY SL 107 FATIGUE PANTS
It’s no secret that we love cargos, but fatigue pants are just as good with those all-important overlaid pockets at the front and back. Stan Ray is another military clothing veteran who has supplied the US armed forces during the course of its 40-year history, and the brand’s famous fatigues are manufactured in the USA and built to last.
CARHARTT KAY RIB BEANIE
When you think Carhartt hats, you probably think of the iconic Watch Cap – but this more subtle option has that perfect just-above-your-ears fit, a classic military olive colour, and wool-mix construction to keep you warm.
BEAMS PLUS CAMOUFLAGE KNITTED SOCKS
Camo is designed to keep you hidden. But you’ll stand out from the crowd if you let these Japanese-made beauties from Beams Plus peek out from under a perfectly-rolled fatigue pant.
NIKE AIR PRESTO MID UTILITY SNEAKERBOOT
Of course we couldn’t leave out the shoes, and our pick of the bunch for that rugged military flex right now is the Air Presto Mid Utility Sneakerboot. Click the banner above for our full release page to shop all the colourways of this super-technical winter banger.