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    Still going strong, jackets with a military inspired-edge take runways by storm

    Ever since 1995, when Christophe Decarnin introduced his regimental collection, the trend has held strong. Now, fashion names, be it Gucci or high street brand Zara, have a new take on the army look, varying shades of olive green or epaulets.
    Text: Ahana Appiah

    Attention seeker
    The Emporio Armani short blouson in croc print suede oozes glamour with its solid colour and varnished effect. Featuring zipped cuffs and a lined interior, the round collared piece is best worn with a pair of fitted white trousers and ankle boots.
    `1.14 lakh at DLF Emporio, New Delhi. Details: 011-41027125

    Classic casual
    Look sharp in this fitted jacket from Huemn featuring contrasting white and yellow crepe paneling that run across the front and back. Two flap pockets on either side and a double button closure give it an added edge and it teams well with skinny jeans and a plain white T-shirt. `24,750 at Indelust,
    Residency Road. Details: 22533250

    Denim edition
    With its removable front plastron with iconic metal buttons, Gucci’s bleach blue denim cropped jacket allows for versatile wear. The piece features side lace up details with contrast threaded eyelets and patchwork silk printed linings. Made in Italy, it is a fine work of art. `1,49,441 at DLF Emporio, New Delhi. Details: 011 461471111

    Tough customer
    This slim-fit blazer from Saint Laurent lends a tough look to its wearer. Made popular by model Cara Delevingne, who wore a version of it at an event last week, it is dressed up with decorative military-style gold buttons. Perfect to flatter defined shoulders, it pairs well with tapered trousers. `1.9 lakh on netaporter.com

    Layer it up
    This durable cotton canvas construction by Free People is  sure to keep you looking posh with  its earthy green hue punctuated  with metal hardware. With a stand collar  and double front pockets, it’s the perfect piece if you’re looking to go in for the  layered look. `9,951, approximately  on nordstrom.com

    Black beauty
    Made in England, the slim fit Burberry Sandringham mid-length trench coat
    is made from cotton gabardine. The piece
    features epauletts on the shoulders and buffalo horn buttons. Lightweight and protective against rain and wind, the elegant creation has gun flap fasteners, a throat latch and hook and eye collar, giving it a modern, military-inspired look. `1,11,893 at UB City, Vittal Mallya Road
    Details: 41738826

    Winter wonder
    The fashionable, European overcoat
    military jacket will always be a popular classic. The slim, double-breasted knitted polyester coat has a relaxed elegance and the silhouette serves to show off a tiny waist. Style it with a single colour tee
    and fitted khakhi trousers. `1,024
    approximately on aliexpress.com

    The bomb
    Gorgeous without being too girly, the G by Guess women’s Joni lace bomber jacket is perfect to add that tough-girl edge to your look. With its ribbed collar and long sheer sleeves, the allover floral lace jacket is bound to make jaws drop with its trendy and feminine style. `2,433 approximately on polyvore.com

     

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