Today I am sharing a jacket which I have owned for years and pull out every single fall season (hint: this is a #closetstaple). The item I am talking about it the military jacket!
As a girl who knows a thing or two about the Army I thought it would be fun to share with you Blush Babes the similarities and differences this fashionable military jacket has compared to a military jacket the Army would issue you (I happen to own both!).
Let’s get started!
Although this jacket is merely an interpretation of an issued military jacket there are some striking similarities! Here are a few I noticed:)
1.) The Loose Fit. The fit of this jacket is right on the money when compared to military issued clothing. When the Army issues you an item the fit is never form fitting (unless it has to be for safety reasons) and comes in a standard S,M, or L.
2.) The Color. Every single issued item I own has some variation of green in it. The deep hunter green in this jacket matches perfectly with the deeper green tones found in the uniform we wear.
3.) Pockets. A large majority of our issued gear (to include all jackets) has SO many pockets to put items into if needed. This jacket has breast pockets AND pockets down below. This brand totally nailed this aspect of military clothing.
4.) Options to Adjust. This jacket has the option to roll the sleeves up or down and also to cinch in at the waist for a more defined waist. This is SO accurate to all military clothing, especially military jackets. Since our clothing does not come tailored there are many ways to adjust the clothing to fit to our bodies ranging from waist band ties, wrist cuff variations, and pant leg ties.
There are many similarities between this military jacket and my actual issued Army one, but there are also some huge differences as well. These were the top differences I noticed!
1.) Safety Features. Most of our issued items have some sort of safety feature included into the item such as bug repellent built into the fabric, water proof material, heat locking technology, wind resistant material ect. Since the military jacket I have on is strictly for fashion, it does not have any of these features!
2.) No Camo. This is the most obvious difference (well, at least to me it is!). Almost all our military jackets, with the exception of one, has our camouflage pattern on it.
3.) Cleaning. Military issued clothing is meant to get dirty and worn (a lot!) so our issued jackets can easily be cleaned. This jacket has too many delicate pieces and stitching to just throw in the washer or dryer to easily clean.
There you have it! Those are the main similarities and differences I found when comparing my actual Army issued items and this gorgeous jacket!
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