I love camouflage. Camouflage reflects wild nature & has rawness about it. It gives me a connection to what we are separated from in modern civilization with our flat even surfaces, straight lines & monotone colours.
I have no desire to blend seamlessly into the background (anyone wearing camouflage in town can be seen a mile away), it is a statement.
Military clothing too.
I love the functionality of it. Everything you need to operate anywhere is on you or close to hand. It is tough.
I have no interest in nationalism though or protecting someone else’s ill gotten ‘property’, so it’s not about the official army although I do respect a soldier’s training & discipline.
(I read a piece recently that said that ‘the soldier/the normal guy’ is the most dangerous person in the whole world because without his or her help the rotten leaders of the world would not have any power at all….So Don’t enlist)
I’m developing a small range of clothing.
There is a jacket called the ‘Cavalry Jacket’. It has a very high collar which when the jacket is fastened at the front with press studs, falls over at the neck in the shape of the hankerchief worn around the neck by the US cavalry.
It is reversible. I decided to mix the camouflage with some other fabrics including a cotton gabardine, a wool flannel & also made one version which is quilted in the body area with a 100% brushed cotton filling for extra warmth.
Change your look quickly when needs must or it suits you.
There are some combat trousers in matching fabrics. These are belted sash-like at the high waist & at the leg cuffs which are also elasticated. In hotter times the leg cuff can be pulled up & held around the leg just below the knee.
The trousers do not open at the waist but they do have a fly zip. However for ladies the trousers open all the way to the top so as to accommodate the hips.
This is made in waterproof 100% waxed cotton with a cotton camouflage lining.
There are 2 zipped pockets on the inside, one of which can be used to hold the detachable matching hood. This hood is attached to the cape with press studs & the cape is also closed in this way.
There are 2 arm straps on the inside to hold the cape in position as well as some loops on the outside which enable the cape to be belted at the waist.
The cape comes in one size & 3 colours, tan, navy & green.
All sizes for men & women are available. If the jacket or trousers you require are not in stock then they can be ordered through the shop & should be ready within 4 weeks. A deposit will be asked for.
The jacket retails between £300.00 & £350.00
The trousers retail @ £185.00.
The cape retails @ £300.00