Flecktarn Camo

This camo won a West German Army contest for designers in the mid 70’s and soon became standard issue for German troops. The Leopard-like pattern took Europe by storm in the same way as Woodland did in North America. As such, Flecktarn is often too commonplace for many European designers looking to stand out, but the mystique of the pattern remains intact in North America.

Splinter Camo 

This design may look like something you’d see on an ikea shower curtain, but the Splinter pattern is another German Air Force invention from WW2 and describes the angular geometric shapes that look like splintered glass. The Luftwaffe design faded from military use shortly after the end of the war, but it’s bauhaus aesthetic has made it a favorite of minimalistic labels like A.P.C.

Raindrop Camo

This incorporates lots of vertical lines against a solid background to envoke the image of falling rain. The German Air Force experimented with early rain camo in WW2 but it’s heyday came during the Cold War when it became standard issue for almost every Warsaw Port country in Central Europe Rogue Territory brought the pattern back into relevance a few years ago with a series of pants and shorts made from dead stock East German twill.