The olive drab colour variation, was adopted as the main base shade for standard military uniforms during the early 1900's. Since then, olive has remained the preferred colour choice for traditional militaria outfits, with various lighter and darker olive tones being seen throughout the ages.
The iconic and more traditional ‘olive drab’ variation, refers to the dull light brown tone, which was the variation of cloth colour made from undyed homespun wool. As well as taken its name from the old French word for cloth ‘drap’.
Sophisticated military-influenced menswear, later became popular pieces amongst fashion-forward wardrobes, due to their versatile, practical and stylish appearance.