Ex-Militarywear

The One Great Thing To Know About Recycling


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The simple rule that I find about ‘recycling’ is that any goes. Recycling and up-cycling are easy if you don’t start off with rules.

With this denim jacket I simply knew that I wanted to see what would happen, if I combined a denim jacket and an old military band jacket. The band jacket was passed its best but I loved the details. The denim jacket was in great condition and as denim is pretty much indestructible I wanted to use it as a base and add details from the band jacket.

The left overs form the band jacket have not been waisted or thrown away. Instead I bag up everything that is left over - fabric, buttons etc so that I can use them on another project.


Tuesday, Shoes-day, Snow-day ❄️


Ex-Military Coat & Arran Cardigan - Charity Shop, Jeans - East London Style (Home-made), Snow Boots - Moschino.

Ex-Military Coat & Arran Cardigan - Charity Shop, Jeans - East London Style (Home-made), Snow Boots - Moschino.

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So finally we have snow in London. Pretty much, a miracle.

Like most cities, London is it's own micro world - tall buildings, heaps of heat generated and lots of cars moving around. Snow even when it settles doesn't have much a chance apart from today. 

Which is why, I am glad that I am such a fan of recycling and reusing ex-Military wear.

Ex-Militarywear is perfect in this weather. The coat is soooo huge , that it almost covers all of me! I made the jeans by splitting an old pair of jeans and an old pair of combat trousers, they are warm and resist the cold and dare I say it -I like them!

Footwear was a challenge, but I remembered these old beauties and gave in to practicality and comfort over complete style.

Happy Snow-day!