As citizens of the United States celebrate Veterans Day each year in November, we’re asked to show our respect and thanks to the brave men and women who keep us out of harm’s way both stateside and around the world. We honor the memories of those lost in battle and rally around those service members who continue their commitment. But did you know that the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force have also given us another gift? That would be the military-inspired fashion looks that continue to parade down runways year after year with one solid look after another. Sometimes it might be just a slight influence of detail, and other times it’s a full re-imagining of regalia suited to a high-ranking officer, but I find it quite inspiring that the garments used to protect our service men and women on their often dangerous forays into conflict also create unity in the fashion world. Is it any wonder that we would be captivated by the strength and heroism these garments represent? In daily life the way we dress is a signal of how we want others to perceive us, or even how we feel about ourselves. So why not emulate the courage, polish, and traditions of those who proudly serve us? Let’s take a look at how military influences show up in fashion again and again to fight the good fight for quality and style.
Goodwill Fashion Expert—Bjorn Nasett
Wisconsin farm boy, Bjorn Nasett has a career that spans 30 years. He enjoys being a writer, wardrobe stylist, vintage and resale clothing expert, hair stylist, makeup artist and photographer! In his spare time he adopts senior dogs and strongly believes in pet adoption. Check out his website www.fashionfarmboy.com!
If you have specific questions send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch Bjorn in action! ... See more videos featuring Bjorn (and more) on our AmazingGoodwill YouTube channel!