5 Camouflages for the Military Uniform

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They say the uniform makes the man. Well, this extends to army men as well. Over the years, the uniform has undergone considerable development, notably marked by the improvement of concealment techniques.

Indeed, today's camouflage is far from his first sketches, which were mostly green or grey uniforms. Since then, many countries have replaced these with more elaborate colours, capable of blending into various intervention environments. This month, T.O.E. Concept talks to you about the 5 camouflages that have marked the military uniform.


1.      The Leopard


In France, the 1914 leopard outfit is considered to be the ancestor of modern camouflage. As the First World War began to rage, the Lorraine painter Louis Guingot submitted a bold idea for the time to the army: substitute the uniforms for the striking French colours with leopard outfits in a much more discreet colour. The mix of pre-green, reddish-brown and dark blue of these outfits is a first in terms of concealment techniques.


Despite all his efforts to reinvent the national uniform, Guingot was refused. The painter's innovation nevertheless aroused the interest of the French Army, which used it for its artillery. Today, it is the Germans who can boast of being the first to have combined uniform and camouflage in 1918.


 2.      The Daguet Desert Camouflage

This camouflage is distinguished by its lighter tones: beige, green and brown that merge in greenish environments such as, as its name suggests, deserts. History buffs will no doubt guess that this fatigue takes its name from Operation Daguet of the Gulf War. During this mission, France had to deal with a major problem: blend into a flat and arid landscape. From this challenge was born the desert camouflage Daguet, still used today.

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Military Fighter 2.0 desert camouflage

Find the Desert Daguet camouflage in the form of combat shirts, jackets and trousers designed by T.O.E. Design to meet all the requirements of army professionals.


 3.      The Camouflage Central Europe

The success of the Daguet Desert fatigue inspired the Central Europe camouflage, the standard model of the French Army. In the early 90s, the traditional khakis and TAP 47 gave way to this four-coloured camouflage reminiscent of French forests. The CE camouflage, with its black, beige, dark green and brown, resembles the very famous Woodland, also known as M81, worn by the Armed Forces of the United States.

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 Backpack Expedition 45 litres Camouflage Central Europe

T.O.E. Design offers military professionals uniforms that meet the standards required in the field with its wide range of clothing and luggage in Central Europe camouflage.


 4.      The Flecktarn

Dating from 1990, this German innovation has found takers in a large number of countries including Japan. Flecktarn bears its name well since Fleck means "spot" and tarnung, "camouflage". Its colours vary according to the medium: temperate wooded or desert. There is even a version called Schneetarn for snowy environments. The great advantage of these camouflages is their trompe-l'oeil effect. Indeed, Flecktarn is said to be disruptive because of its multicoloured tasks merging without any clear border.


 5.      The Multicam

The Multicam stands out for its versatility as it is suitable for a multitude of environments and seasons thanks to its neutral shade gradation. This camouflage was developed and tested by the prestigious American company Crye Precision in collaboration with a research center dedicated to the development of military products for the US Army, the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center. Enjoy the benefits of Multicam camouflage with Mechanix pat down and intervention gloves.

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Gants d'intervention M-pact multicam


Thanks to years of research and development, many other countries have also developed their own concealment techniques: the Swiss TAZ 90, the Canadian DcamC, the British Multi-Terrain Pattern, etc. 


It should also be stressed that camouflage is not limited to operations in nature. Indeed, since military green uniforms are difficult to hide in greyish urban settings, experts have developed outfits and accessories specially adapted to the city, such as Mechanix Wolf Grey gloves.

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Mechanix Tactical Wolf Grey gloves

In short, when choosing your camouflage outfit, choose products that respect national standards and suit your working environment without ever neglecting performance and quality.


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