Los Angeles designer Stephen Kenn breathes new life into old military fabrics:

The video is very much worth watching.  I need to know where that military fabric warehouse is in East L.A (2:20)!  Anyone know?

Stephen takes a very hands on approach to the whole process, meeting in person with the individuals actually making the components.

Some of my favorite pieces from the Inheritance Collection:

Couch – $5000

Chair & Ottoman – $2000

The prices are surprisingly low considering the furniture is a limited run, hand made in the United States.

Make sure to check out Stephen Kenn’s website for more info, and to view the rest of the Inheritance Collection.

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New for Fall/Winter 2012:

Hit the airport with these and people will think you’re being deployed to some far off land where there is a war over class and style going on among well dressed gentlemen with impeccable taste.

Available now on the Herschel Supply Co. website.

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Street style icon Nick Wooster talks briefly about trends in mens fashion:

Some interesting points he brings up in the video:

  • Uniforms and military inspired clothing will never go out of style because of their rich history.
  • Camouflage is a paradox because it is meant to make you less visible but on its own it is quite bold.
  • The concept of mixing old and new materials is going to be around for a while.

Can’t say I disagree with any of those.  I am a big fan of vintage camouflage, and try to pick up jackets and bags at surplus stores whenever I come across ones that I like.  Mixing materials is another thing I’ve always been a fond of, not only in fashion but in design in general.  The key though is to find the correct balance of new and old.

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Want to impress the guys at the office on your lunch break? Maybe your kids demand the best? Pick up one of these stylish camouflage Italian leather lunch bags from Logan Zane ($225).

Also available in black and brown croc leather, but I recommend the camouflage version pictured. The bag is actually being sold as a wash bag (for toiletries), although I prefer my idea.

Made in USA, so that’s always a bonus. There are plenty of cows in the USA, so I don’t know why they used Italian leather. Could it be to justify the price tag? Or maybe Italian cows are just softer? 😉

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Welcome To MILcentric

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Welcome to the launch of MILcentric!

Some of you may know me from my gun blog Everyday No Days Off (ENDO).  Unlike that blog, this one will be mainly focused on military fashion, design, and anything else I feel is military inspired.  I’ve mentioned it on ENDO from time to time, but firearms, fashion, design, and music are my four passions.  Now that i’ll have two of those topics covered with blogs… who knows, maybe i’ll start another two blogs sooner or later? 😛

I look forward to making posts here on a daily basis and I hope at least some of you from ENDO will add it to your daily rotation.

I’d really like to hear from you guys in the comments, and feel free to email me any time with tips, suggestions, questions etc…

I’ll be putting a lot of effort into MILcentric starting now, but don’t worry about ENDO… it definitely will not suffer.

Hope you’ll come along for the ride.

ENDO-Mike

P.S. – 2012 has been a hot year for camouflage, so before anyone else makes the joke “you should have called this blog CAMOcentric”, ha ha I know… there’s going to be a lot of posts with camouflage featured in them so get used to it! 😛

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