Style, Fashion, Runway

Fireman Clothes Are Real Clothes Now, According to Fashion Designers

By Megan Gustashaw
27 September 2018
Taking uniform dressing to a new level

Uniform dressing used to mean putting your favorite clothes on repeat in order to be the most potent version of yourself (see: Thom Browne's gray short suits, Justin Theroux's all-black everything). In 2018, thanks to the Civicore trend, uniform dressing is more literal. Wearing the actual uniform of any virtuous, physically skilled man is very much a thing right now. Construction workers, army soldiers, astronauts, basketball heroes, and house painters have all had fashion moments recently. Up next: firemen.

Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein 205W39NYC, Undercover, Heron Preston, and Junya Watanabe all showed admiration for firemen on the Fall 2018 runways. With reflective stripes and big cargo pockets, the references were not even a little bit vague. Whether you spend $3,000 or $30, we say indulge your inner six-year-old and have fun with this trend. You can be a full-on fireman for a fancy dress party, then break the uniform up and mix it in with your regular clothes in November and December. You still have regular clothes, right?

Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein 205W39NYC cotton-canvas coat
This coat will turn you into a menswear hero. Seriously, hypebeasts on the street will want to shake your hand.
$2,800, Calvin Klein

American Work Apparel industrial trim pants
Your favorite Dickies, but with get-home-safe thigh accents.
$50, American Work Apparel

Stone Island

Stone Island reflective sweatshirt
Sweats for the guy who actually breaks a sweat.
$288, Stone Island


Carhartt high visibility coat
Your winter coat problems, solved.
$150, Carhartt

Aramark enhanced visibility twill pants
Quadruple down on neon, without the quadruple-digit price tag.
$40, Aramark

Louis Vuitton hunting shirt
Only Vuitton can make neon and nylon look so luxurious and refined.
$3,300, Louis Vuitton

Polo Ralph Lauren 6-pack crew socks
Neon socks nod to safety worker style without being quite so obvious.
$22, Ralph Lauren

Junya Watanabe Man reflective parka
If you’re more of a denim guy, Junya Watanabe’s tan coat is the best way to release the fireman within.
$860, Farfetch