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6 Ways To Wear The Colour Trend Of The Season You Should Know

Seasonally-appropriate and surprisingly versatile, this masculine shade will make a welcome addition to any cold-weather wardrobe. Here, we show you six foolproof ways you can introduce military green to your looks this season, along with the key pieces you should be considering picking up in the hue.


1. The Flight Jacket

There’s no surprise that the flight jacket works so well in military green, considering the outerwear style was originally designed for pilots in the US Air Force.

Today, the silhouette’s timeless appeal and strong heritage remains, looking as rich and masculine as ever in the earthy tone.

If, like most of us, you’re not an actual pilot, you can still work this piece into your daily rotation with ease – throw it on with jeans and a T-shirt for an effortlessly cool off-duty look, or dress it up with an Oxford shirt, slim-cut chinos and leather Derby boots for a superb high-low combination.

Keep an eye out for styles with shearling collars to nail two key AW15 trends in one.

Men's Military Green Bomber Jacket - How To Wear

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Belstaff Flight Detachable Collar Jacket, available at Selfridges, priced £595.

Belstaff Flight Detachable Collar Jacket

2. The Lightweight Parka

Another outerwear style with a strong military heritage is the parka, with the modern fishtail silhouette originally used to protect the United States Army from the elements during the Korean War.

Today, the parka has been adopted by city dwellers and country explorers alike, who still appreciate the cover and protection it provides against inclement weather.

An extremely versatile addition to your transitional season wardrobe, a lightweight unlined version looks just as good thrown over a jeans and sweatshirt combination as it does a suit for those brisk morning commutes.

Men's Military Green Bomber Jacket - How To Wear

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Hooded Cotton Parka, available at Mango, priced £139.99.

Hooded Cotton Parka

3. The Trousers

Looking to branch out from the safety of navy and grey legwear? Try a pair of slim-cut chinos in a rich green shade.

Striking yet sophisticated, they’re sure to make you stand out in an understated way this season, and are arguably just as versatile as your classic khaki pair.

With blue and green a key colour combination for 2015, try teaming yours with a chambray shirt or cobalt blue bomber jacket for an on-point everyday look. Finish with a pair of brown shoes or boots as the rich, earthy tones will complement each other perfectly.

Men's Military Green Bomber Jacket - How To Wear

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Satin Chinos, available at Massimo Dutti, priced £49.95.

satin chinos

4. The Roll Neck

With autumn just around the corner, it’s time to welcome knitwear back into our lives. The roll neck is another menswear classic that is returning this season, with its retro vibe and gentlemanly feel bringing a touch of sophistication to your cold-weather wardrobe.

Military green looks even better carried on a thick, chunky knit, especially when teamed with equally heavyweight trousers. To keep the heritage feel flowing from head-to-toe, complete your ensemble with smart leather brogue boots – perfect for taking you from the office to after-work drinks.

Men's Military Green Bomber Jacket - How To Wear

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Green Turtleneck, available at Suit Supply, priced £129.

green turtleneck

5. The Suit

Topping our list of new suit colours to try this season, a dark green two-piece offers a sure-fire way to stand out amongst a sea of navy blue and grey.

The great thing about this tone is that not only does it work well with your go-to white shirt and blue tie combination, but it also sits beautifully alongside rich reds, oranges, browns and mustards, when you want to take a more dressed-down approach.

Opt for a design in a heavyweight fabric and it will see you right through to next spring.

Men's Military Green Bomber Jacket - How To Wear

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British Tweed Suit Jacket, available at Ben Sherman, priced £250.

ben sherman tweed suit

6. The Blazer

If a full suit is too much for you, a dark green blazer will make a great addition to your separates collection.

Texture is key with this shade; flecked wool versions, like the one from Burton below, offer natural texture, bringing character and interest to your smart-casual looks.

This is a jacket that will combine effortlessly with everything you already own, from grey trousers to dark denim to beige chinos – so mix and match to create your perfect combination.

Men's Military Green Bomber Jacket - How To Wear

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Forrest Wool Blazer, available at Burton, priced £85.

burton blazer

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