Originally Posted by apocalypse later
When looking for a decent jacket, are the "military" style jackets at H&M considered trendy? I'm keeping mine either way, the price is great and I love the jacket, I'm just curious whether or not you'd consider them trendy.
Oh, here it is by the way. Yes, our laundary room is a mess and yes, I look like I just woke up and excuse the wrinkled white t-shirt. Obviously I'd wear the coat unbuttoned and with a nicer shirt.
Quite a few people here wear military style jackets. I don't think they're considered trendy. They'll be around as long as people are still fighting wars. That said, they do seem to be quite popular right now.
I think one way to make a distinction between trendy and non-treandy clothing is if the piece in question has historical or functional signifigance. Using this reasoning, I'd say that military style jackets and navy peacoats are not trendy but are rather classical pieces enjoying increased popularity. Distressed jeans on the other hand would be considered trendy because there is no functional reason for them to exist.
As a side note, I think the jacket looks fine buttoned up.