To look at hanging over the back of a chair, it doesn’t look like much.
But this jacket evokes instant military chic, and when I wear it I feel like the warrior of the playground (as compared to ‘the worrier’, which I also transform into when the boys climb higher than my liking on those ropey, spider-webby things, or take too speedily to the flying fox).
And best of all, this jacket’s got a number of huge, deep pockets, so I can easily carry around the necessary kit we need (tissues, cash, band-aid, sunnies, mobile phone, snacks) for an action-packed outing of playground
full body combat fun. With no need for a bag, there’s one less thing to keep an eye on in the playground: “Where’d I put my bag?” and “Who’s two-year-old is that rifling through it?!”
Here’s a few ideas on how to wear your army jacket:
To buy similar online now, check out this Khaki Army Jacket With Detachable Fur Trim $94.60, or this Army Camo Jacket $97.50, both from ASOS.com, or this Current/Elliott Infantry Jacket $271, or to go super luxe try this Veda jacket with leather sleeves $746, both at Shopbop.com.
And because army jackets like these have got a touch of grunge, it’s only right to listen to this classic track by Nirvana while you shop.
Who’s ready to take on the troops?