More military stuff? How long can that be the next big thing?
Military stuff that's not over the top is never completely out. Militar I think that dark jeans with minimal distressing or raw wash jeans (either skater cuts like Evisu and Corpus are making, or straight legs like APC and Earnest Sewn Filson and lots of GSTAR cuts) will be big for many coming seasons. Distressed is still good, but I see its popularity starting to wan with so many rich wannabees wearing True Religion, which has taken the distressed bootleg jean to its logical limit (too bad too, the company had potential coming out the wazoo - but then, so did Von Dutch). Low rise straight leg trousers. Look to Cloak for some good stuff. I see the blazer thing still going on, but more western/Americana, and less Preppy or Anglo inspired.
The blazer look, but replace the blazer with a cardigan. Not the flimsly merino wool one that your granddad wears during the holidays, but a chunky cotton one, with big buttons.
Cloak had the most a**kicking hooded oversized alpaca/wool cardigan with big antiqued crested buttons in their F/W 2003/2004 collection. My favorite piece from the entire season - and pretty much my only big splurge (quite proud of myself for that.) Yes, this is a good look. Sort of Morrisey without being too earnest and deep. Laid back Morrisey?