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The Veteran’s Guide to Not Dressing Like a Damn Sissy

by Stacy Gentile on February 09, 2024

Alright, maggots, circle up!  It's time to talk about how the brass and balls of military gear have hijacked high fashion. Yeah, you read that right. The shit we lived in, slept in, and damn near died in is now a fashion statement being worn by everyone. Here is your guide to looking as badass as possible.

Can’t Go Wrong With That Veteran Shirt

The shirt is the base of the whole look. You gotta have a comfortable Veteran or Patriotic T-Shirt that has at least one flag on it and maybe some kick ass saying. Now it also has to be in a neutral color. No pinks or Salmon colors here. You need a staple color like black, blue, green etc. Its more about what the graphic is on the shirt. Does it identify with who you are. Does it deliver a statement? If yes then carry on troop.

Combat Boots

Remember those boots you cursed on every ruck march? Well, now they're the hottest shit in men's fashion. Pair these bad boys with just about anything, and boom, you're runway-ready. Or, you know, ready to kick in the door of the next high-stakes poker game. Also if some shit goes down, guess what? Boot to the neck! Just don’t wear those high polished jump boots. Those things will never be in style. Go for the rugged look. Its more manly. Mainly like you, you hansom devil.

The Field Jacket Or The Bomber

Field jackets are no longer just for shoving MREs into your pockets. They've hit the big time, with every Tom, Dick, and influencer sporting them. It's like wearing a piece of history, only now you're dodging spilled drinks instead of incoming fire. Rambo would be proud. So would Maverick. Field jackets look great in woodland camo and the bomber jackets work in black, green and blue. Bonus if you get that sexy orange inner lining.

Jeans and an Escape and Evasion Belt

You were probably thinking I was going to say tactical pants or cargo pants…right? Nope. You can’t be all tactical. Gotta mix in some classic blue jeans. What you can do though is wear a super cool escape and evasion belt like the one made over at Crush Everything ( its their LOPRO belt. What makes this cool is it has three hidden pockets on the inside of the belt. Want to slide away a handcuff key? How about a firemans door pick? Or a set of lockpicks? No problem. Its super stealth and being the bad ass that you are, you are wearing an E&E kit right in front of everyone and they would never know. It doesn’t get any cooler than that.

A Rugged Watch Because Your Phone is a Pussy

Real men say "fuck you" to smartwatches and they are bringing back the rugged, no-nonsense timepieces that can take a beating and keep on ticking. None of that touch-screen, heart-rate-monitoring bullshit. Just solid, dependable timekeeping, like a watch should be. The more expensive the watch is, the better because you can use it to barter your happy ass home and away from trouble. Its an old operator trick called the get home Rolex. If you can’t afford a Rolex, we get it. Maybe get a James Bond Omega or a super nice Sterling watch ( ).

In Summary

So there you have it, the no-bullshit breakdown of military chic. It's about damn time fashion got a kick in the ass with some real, raw military style. For all you hard-charging, devil-may-care sons of bitches, it's just another way to show the world you're not to be fucked with.

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Just remember, in the grand shitshow of life, dressing like you mean it is half the battle. The other half? Well, that's up to you.