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And the five pantone hues of poplin for men.
The view got this much better in 3 minutes.
When you start a blog and put yourself out there, you at first feel a sense of trepidation about how you might be perceived. But one of the first comments I received really put me at ease knowing that strangers would understand what I’m about:
“The commitment to the tattoos is obviously beyond the norm … but he doesn’t let them become his look.” - Paul
I’m always going to get comments and remarks about my tattoos. To be honest I don’t care if they’re positive or negative because in the end, they are personal and meaningful to me. I don’t need to show the world they are there, I already know.
One of my most meaningful tattoos I have is “SELF MADE” across my upper knuckles. Yes I know a lot of people have it and that’s fine but I hope they have it for similar reasons. We don’t get to choose where we are born or to whom but it’s our decision to learn, progress and move forward. I hope that if I have failed, I have learned from my mistakes. Self made is doing it the hard way and coming out on top and once your there you don’t stop but you keep going, even if you get knocked back down.
Tattoos come in different shapes, styles, forms and with different meanings and to be able to look at them as a reminder of victory is the greatest feeling of strength and drive to keep going.
Jared Acquaro is a menswear blogger at A Poor Man’s Millions based in Melbourne.
Illustration by Oslo Davis.
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Real People: Fatigue Pants
Of course, we all read Put This On, so all of our pants are perfectly tailored: Fitted in the waist, slim through the thigh, draping elegantly down our calves to end in an ideal break over our frankly breathtaking (hand-welted) shoes. But when I need a break from worrying about breaks, it can be comforting to pull on a pair of pants designed for utility. Military-style, olive drab fatigue pants are probably not the most often re-purposed surplus gear (M-65s take that prize), but they are exceedingly wearable. They’re an interesting alternative to plain cotton khakis (also military derived) for wear with plaid shirts and worn-in shoes, like Daiki Suzuki of Engineered Garments, and can even be reasonably swapped in for more formal trousers if you’re in a position to be a little subversive, like Gary Drinkwater, pictured in his shop in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Gary’s colors are neutral and well-balanced, and he looks relaxed rather than sloppy, which can be a concern with fatigues, especially surplus versions.
Such pants can be found vintage in a number of models: pants from the OG-107 U.S. military work uniform (standard issue for the second half of the 20th century; OG-107 really designates the color, olive gray); M-1951 cargo pants; or more recent Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) trousers. They are best purchased in person because the sizing varied over the years and many if not most pants were altered after issuance, so actual measurements may not match tagged sizes. Although fatigues can sometimes be tailored to fit trimly, the bagginess is in my opinion the interesting aspect and on its own is “different” enough—pinrolling can help narrow them at the ankle. Camouflage patterns are best left to the military or utility purposes around the house, like yardwork.
Gary’s pants were purchased new, from Engineered Garments sub-brand Workaday (I have a pair from Workaday myself, as well as a couple of vintage pairs). Daiki Suzuki has offered a pair in his collection nearly every season for years, but they vary in fabric and cut—some are trimmer than others, and spring/summer versions are lighter weight. They’re currently available at Engineered Garments stockists like Drinkwaters or Mohawk General Store.