Top Facts That Everyone Needs to Know About the History of Camouflage

By | November 6, 2013

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Are you a huge fan of people not being able to see you when you go about your daily life? Are you looking for a way to blend in a little better to your surroundings? Camo clothing has been popular for quite a while, there are even pink and camo variations available these days, and lot of people are excited about the trend. Not only can you spend a day safely concealed in a blind, but you can also find camo purses and handbags to keep your belonging secure from prying eyes. Here are a few facts that everyone who like to add a little bit of intrigue and mystery to their wardrobe needs to know about the history of camouflage and camouflage clothing.

Whether it is being used to refer to camo formal wedding dresses or pink and camo seat covers, the word means the same thing. The word camouflage is derived from the French word camoufler. This means to blind or disguise. Though this word was originally used to refer to any kind of clothing or materials that were meant to conceal a person, it has grown to refer to the same patterns that are used in a more fashion forward sense as well.

During World War II, several different camouflage patterns were developed to adequately disguise the American military. In 1942, artists named Grant Wood and Jacques Villon created patterns that were widely used for camouflage by the U.S. military. These days, there are even pixilated patterns of camouflage that are used to protect the United States military from being seen by satellites.

As far as recreational camo clothing, the most popular pattern in the United States is the U.S. Woodland pattern. Part of this is due to the proliferation of hunting and hunting related activities in the United States. In fact, recently, many couples have had camouflage themed weddings including camo wedding dresses, decorations, and tuxedos. Something that was originally designed to protect the military from being seen by the enemy has evolved to include a huge variety of fashion items.