I never, ever thought I would see the day when New Yorkers would sport camo. Where I come from, people wear camouflage to blend in—with brush, trees, their trucks, perhaps—but Fall-inspired New Yorkers have adopted the multi-colored detection protection for the exact opposite reason: to stand out. They wear it almost as an accessory-and I have to admit, I kind of dig it. In high school, I never understood it when people wore hunting gear to class-head-to-toe Browning in the cafeteria is just wrong-but up here, where daily life can be so exhausting and navigating cars and crowds requires uncommon strength, a bit ofcamo projects a badass-ness that I can relate to. Now, maybe the root of this new trend lies in the fashion world’s recent obsession with all things military, but I like to think the South’s sartorial influence has something to do with it, too. After all, no one thought New Yorkers would wear seersucker, either.
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