Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Past & Prescence

My father has an olive green military jacket that he wore a lot while we were growing up. It had belonged to his father, an army man who died in '71 during the Liberation War between Pakistan and Bangladesh. I never got to meet him and really wish I had, as he was one of those larger-than-life characters everyone still loves to tell stories about. Despite being fairly young, I could tell that the jacket was something special to my father, and as a result, I thought he looked really great when he wore it. Perhaps it was just the way it was cut, but he seemed to stand a little straighter in it and it felt as if it carried with it all the dusty weight of his memories. I'm sure it's an exaggeration of my mind, but whenever I think of it, I picture faint dust clouding off of it as he pulled it on and went about his Sunday errands.

Perhaps that memory has something to do with why I like the look of military jackets. It's hard to find a good one these days that isn't overwrought with unnecessary details. This one manages to be stylish without being too fussy, and I love the color. Nice Collective Blitz Jacket, $363 @ Standard Style.

Photo credit: www.standardstyle.com

1 comment:

  1. I really like this style of military jacket too. Standard Style is all out of this one, and I'm looking to buy one.

    Some web sites have the color listed as black others gray, and the photos can look entirely different. Is there really 2 colors of this jacket? Since the color is so unique I want to make sure I get it right.