Living: Code Green, Tan and Brown

From tots on up, the hot wrinkle in military chic is camouflage

Howard R. Smith, who runs the Old Sarge Army-Navy store in Atlanta, likes to quote a maxim of his business: "If you can't sell it, spray it olive drab." Indeed, military-green duds have come in and out of fashion vogue with regularity since World War II. Of late, however, the old reliable color scheme has been supplanted by splotches of green, tan and brown. At Smith's store and dozens of others across the country, camouflage wear has become an undisguised rage. In the weeks before Christmas, camouflage outfits...

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