The A/W10 pre-fall collections are looking heavily committed to military following next summer's plethora of uniformed neutrals. At Chanel Karl Largerfeld charmed the very disposably incomed of Shanghai with an homage to the Paris of the East with Maoist suits and communist caps. At Burberry Prorsum Christopher Bailey has, unsurprisingly, conjured a much more British affair, with a very regimental take on military in army khakis and air force blues. Epaulets abound as the shoulder maintains it's importance as a silhouette definer even into next winter. We're stalking the last vesitges of the sales to channel winter military in anticipation of a khaki driven 2010 as the credit crunch (and the snow) shows little sign of abating.
This Ralph Lauren padded jacked from Harvey Nichols offers double bang for your buck covering both military and sportswear trends - very Swiss paratrooper. And it's reduced from £420 to £162.