Tactical gear — packs and clothes that are 90% pocket, camouflaged, and covered with straps and buckles — are all the rage among civilians right now. This should surprise no one given American society’s years-long love affair with “military-style” anything, but this trend has become especially egregious in recent years. Just take a look at how prevalent MOLLE has become.
W Magazine, a fashion publication, recently released images from a photoshoot about military trends for Fall 2016. Featuring scantily-clad models draped in navy blue dress coats, sporting camouflage tank tops, and adorned with jewel-toned dog tags, the magazine’s “Make Love, Not War” spread pays homage to military garments.