For FW19 last October, WTAPS showcased an assembly of army surplus-inspired garments under its diffusion line “MILL” (Uniforms). Presenting a rich medley of olive palettes, the Japanese label has returned with its SS20 lookbook, highlighting a series of garments modeled after vintage mil-spec.
Spanning pieces like billowy field jackets, baggy cargos, thick button-up shirts and BDU pants, the collection revitalizes classic military silhouettes with modern fits. One noteworthy piece is an oversized shirt that resembles a Type-3 field shirt from the ’60s. Coming in a familiar four-pocket build, the shirt is cut with slightly dropped shoulders, extra room around the arms and large spread collars, reinforced by subtly textured batted cotton fabrication. Other nuances like the threaded logo behind the collar and adjustable cinch cuffs round up the shirt’s design.
Another highlight is a jacket that mimics the look of an M65. The garment includes a packable hood, raised collars, wide epaulets and two flap pockets at the upper chest. The central metal zip closure sees an oxidized finish, juxtaposed by a row of snap buttons. Furthermore, the jacket features tonal drawstrings at the hemline, allowing the wearer to adjust the garment for a more fitted look. Other pieces like the multi-paneled trousers, BDU pants and baggy cargos round up the concise collection.
Scroll through the images above for a look at WTAPS’ SS20 “MILL” (UNIFORMS) lookbook and head over to the label’s website to see more.
For other surplus-inspired garments, check out KAPITAL’s latest J-WAVE Souvenir Jackets.