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kleinbl00  ·  464 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Craft Fair v3.5 - March 13, 2020

It's faux military surplus is why. The real stuff is generally better built and more meticulously crafted; Hugo Boss designed the uniforms for the Waffen SS.

That jacket you have is kind of a derivative of a derivative of the Bundeswehr jacket and M65 jacket of the Cold War. The actual army surplus stuff is subject to weapons-grade otaku fetishism at this point; a Buzz Ricksons jacket is damn near a character in William Gibson's Pattern Recognition.





user-inactivated  ·  464 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Interesting. I can see now why my friend would have mistaken it for workwear, not cause of the material, but the style. Honestly, I never would have guessed this was a military style. Usually, when I think military jacket, I think of something either along the lines of a marine's dress blues or like the jackets they wore in the Korean war.

I uh, hope you don't take this the wrong way. Now I wanna alter it. Maybe take off the pockets and take it in at the waist a bit. The military look, isn't for me, philosophically speaking.

kleinbl00  ·  464 days ago  ·  link  ·  

LOL ain't my jacket yo

At this point the whole Bundeswehr jacket thing has been so completely taken over and rewritten by hipsters it's almost pointless to discuss origins.