Ever since GIs returning from World War II made chinos cool for civilians, menswear designers have been looking to the armed services for inspiration. But this season fashion houses are adding their imprimatur to army greens, using supple cottons, modern silhouettes, and smart details. A cropped field coat with silver hardware, khaki-green suede boots, and a trim stone-colored shirt with epaulets are some of spring's sharpest shooters. Enlist them all, just never more than two at once.
Clockwise from left: Waffle-knit T-shirt ($23) by Gap, gap.com. Watch ($395) by Victorinox Swiss Army, swissarmy.com. Military shirt ($535) by Dolce & Gabbana, dolcegabbana.com; Tank top ($195) by Dior Homme, diorhomme.com. Pants ($80) by Banana Republic, bananarepublic.com; Belt ($490) by Bottega Veneta, bottegaveneta.com. Jacket ($1,430) by Michael Bastian, michaelbastiannyc.com. Shoes ($248) by The Frye Company, thefryecompany.com. Middle: Sunglasses ($390) by SALT Optics, saltoptics.com.
Photographs by Greg Broom