Vintage Platoon

New York Fashion Week seemed to breeze by this season with a quiet serenity. Maybe it’s due in part to our still-soggy economy. Perhaps the horrific death of Alexander McQueen added solemnity to the week. Whatever the reasons, we saw many a staple of the past, redefined a bit to reflect our current garment tastes. The New York Times caught wind of the resurrection of military inspired couture and recalled the flurry of designers who embedded a dose of field jackets, parkas, anoraks and camouflage print. Whether short bodied wool officer jackets or longer, khaki double-breasted trench coats, we’ve got an amazing array of authentic vintage military gear. As popular as epaulets, gusseted cuffs and field patches are these days, you’re bound to find a garment that fits your rank.