“Camo is for a guy who is not afraid to express himself,” says Tom Kalenderian, the Barneys New York EVP of menswear, who recently weighed in on the trend for a Financial Times article about “this summer’s military obsession.”
“It’s the quintessential print in menswear,” he declared. “It conjures up images of hunting and camping, apart from the obvious military associations. You could say that camo is the leopard print for men—more about the hunter in us than the hunted.”
Although it can come across as a bold pattern, the familiarity with the design presents it as a staple in any man’s wardrobe. Camo works on just about everything—from watchbands to cardigans—and in just about every form, whether digitized as in Rag & Bone’s collection or in high-def colors like Limoland’s swim shorts.
Kalenderian, whose style is crisp and classic, points to Mosley Tribes sunglasses and a pair of Castañer espadrille as his favorite forays into the trend. Below, shop more of our favorite camo-print pieces from Barneys New York.