Who doesn’t love a camo print? I use to rock camo heavy back in college. However, now that I live in Fayetteville, a military town, I am more conscious when and where I wear my camo pieces, like my newly thrifted perfectly oversized camo jacket.
I was warned by a guy in a Wells Fargo bank that some soldiers and/or military veterans may take offense to me wearing the jacket. My husband, who is in the Army, also warned me. But this was his warning:
Husband: “Are you wearing that jacket out? ”
Me: “Um? Yeah, why? ”
Husband: “I don’t know if you should wear that out here.”
Me: “Babe, this is fashion, duh!”
Thanks for the warning babe. The guy at WF was more like, “Just be careful!” LOL – Now that’s a warning! I thanked the guy at the bank and went to my car to take off my jacket. I didn’t even put the jacket in the back seat, but placed it in my trunk and ran the rest of my errands in just a sweater!
Now, normally I wear whatever, wherever, and however. I couldn’t care less what people think about what I wear. But I would never want to offend or upset anyone, ever. This doesn’t mean I will not rock my President Obama tee shirt in this here swing state I live in though! I will always stand for the principles and people I believe truly love and serve this country. However, I know there is a time and a place to wear certain items of clothing and I can totally respect that. I will throw on my camo jacket when I go to Raleigh, NC, an hour away from Fayetteville!
Where you cannot wear camo:
Did you know there are certain places in which you cannot wear camouflage? I found this information on Wikipedia. Whew, God bless America! I don’t think I could live in a place where a print was absolutely banned. And such a cute print at that. Yes, I call camouflage a print.
From Wikipedia: Some countries such as Barbados, Aruba, and other Caribbean nations have laws prohibiting camouflage clothing from being worn by non-military personnel, including tourists and children. Civilian possession of camouflage is still banned in Zimbabwe.
The following nations prohibit civilians wearing or possessing camouflage print clothing:
- Saudi Arabia
- Saint Lucia
- Trinidad and Tobago
What do you think about when to wear camo? Have you ever been warned about wearing it? Let me know in the comments!