I’m only kidding. But I do love the military jacket look (I draw the line at carrying an AK47) and I’m pretty sure it’s one of the main things that got me into Mod in the first place. Even though the military jacket doesn’t carry the same recognition in the movement as the tailored suit, you all must have seen a bit of (early) Marc Bolan and old David Bowie, maybe the Who (yes them again), the Creation and even the Jam dipping into the military style now and again, so I reckon I’m pretty safe in claiming this is something most Mods have dabbled in...
That uptight, far-too-well-dressed look, with the stand-up collar, epaulets and chest buttons, couldn’t be anything else as far as I’m concerned.
But, here’s the thing. Until now, you had to go rummaging around in the local vintage shop or army surplus store to get anything. And we all know where that leads. An old, baggy RAF jacket with a dodgy collar and some weird belt thing at the back. And the colour is appalling. So actually, it is quite difficult usually to pull off the military jacket look.
Pretty Green however have done all the work for us right here. Rejoice.
(Quick note though, the sizing is pretty strict - my one is very tight and, for those fans of the buttoned-up look, those buttons are pretty tight too. But, once you sort that out, pair with a paisley shirt and you’re laughing all the way to the revolution.)