Wearables

The Camo Craze

There’s no hiding from camo. Though it’s never been out of style, it has come far out of the shadows and deep into everyday fashion – including all sorts of variations on the traditional pattern, and the introduction of some unlikely colors. But when camo stays truest to its origins, it has the biggest impact. Whether evoking the dust of the desert or the lightless depths of the woods, the pattern speaks to the inner adventurer in everyone. Use it to add grit to outerwear and casualwear, or as an unexpected pop of pattern to accessories that need to leave their comfort zone and go somewhere wild. – Chuck Zak


Unisex fleece pullover hoodie (3515CMO) from Royal Apparel (asi/83731; circle 102 on Free Info Card). Embroidered by FPS Apparel (asi/53475; circle 101 on Free Info Card).


Cotton velour towel (CAMOD-18) from Pro Towels (asi/79750; circle 103 on Free Info Card)


Classic twill Realtree camo cap (350) from Outdoor Cap (asi/75420; circle 108 on Free Info Card).


Poly/cotton polo shirt (FSP100) from Head To Toe (asi/58842; circle 102 on Free Info Card). Embroidered by FPS Apparel (asi/53475; circle 101 on Free Info Card).


One-size-fits-all digital camo headwrap (5118) from Rothco (asi/83708; circle 104 on Free Info Card).


Men’s raglan henley (01989EA) from Alternative Apparel (asi/34850; circle 80 on Free Info Card). Screen printed by FPS Apparel (asi/53475; circle 101 on Free Info Card).


Digital camouflage drawstring backpack (BG222) from Jetline (asi/63344; circle 105 on Free Info Card).


Hooded pullover cotton/poly sweatshirt (IND4000) from Americana Sportswear (asi/35722; circle 107 on Free Info Card).


Digital camo backpack (BG227DGCM) from The Magnet Group (asi/68507; circle 106 on Free Info Card).


Eco-jersey bundle up scarf (07012EA) from Alternative Apparel (asi/34850; circle 80 on Free Info Card).

Decoration Tip: Don’t be intimidated by busy camo patterns for decorating. “If we do have issues [with camo], they come with dye migrating and the camo being seen through the print,” says Kevin Johnstone, sales and marketing from FPS Apparel (asi/53475).  He recommends paying close attention to the drying temperature and flash time and, if necessary, using a thicker underbase and applying “a second hit of color on top.”