Vegas Trends: Military Looks

by Elise Diamantini

Ironically, the day that I wrote the “Curing my Vegas Hangover” blog, I received what looked to be a hangover survival kit from Diesel. It arrived in a box equipped with Pop Chips, Vitamin Water, eye drops, aspirin, etc. as a way of promoting their new “Be Stupid” ad campaign. It came a bit late, but I am sure there will be another hangover that will need curing soon. And with that, on to more finds from the Las Vegas tradeshows.

Outerwear looked particularly good this season and I saw a lot of military-inspired looks.

Alpha Industries has been manufacturing outerwear for the U.S. military since the mid-1960s. The fashion line keeps the company’s roots intact through the color palette and styling, like this wool coat for $140 retail. (PROJECT)

Over at CPT by Cockpit, Jeff Block said that retailers were buying wool and leather outerwear. I love the stripe detail on this “blanket” coat for $398 retail. Block also told me that denim and contemporary stores are buying waxed cotton twill jackets for $298 retail and leather field jackets for $398 retail. (PROJECT)

New from G-III Apparel Group is Black Rivet, a contemporary outerwear collection with on-trend styling and pricepoints. Currently selling at Nordstrom Rail, the denim-friendly collection includes bombers with built-in hoods for $99 retail and waxed cotton jackets (pictured) for $150. (PROJECT)

The designers of Endovanera, David Hershberger and Mitch Moseley, are shifting gears. Now they’re focusing Endovanera efforts on women’s and moving menswear to the new brand, Nortwick. In its third season, Nortwick sells at retailers like Urban Outfitters, and Villains. I especially loved this jacket for $230 retail). (ENK)