Hello In Stitches family!
It is officially fall and you know what that means – CAMO!
Ok, maybe it doesn’t officially mean that but around our house it does. So tell us, what do you like better, Mossy Oak or Real Tree camo?
Mike prefers real tree, but we’d love to hear what you prefer.
While camo is very popular today, we wondered where it all came from. Well, because you can find anything on the internet, we want to share a few facts about when camo was first used.
During the first World War, camo became very popular. In fact, the French Army was the first to use camouflage in 1915. They mostly used it on guns and vehicles to hide them from above.
The French camoufleurs, as they were called, created replica tree stumps from the no-man’s land to hide their observation posts. They would sneak in at night, cut down the original tree, and put their replica in its place and then leave someone in there. As you can probably imagine, this was very dangerous work, but very helpful to the French Army!
The British army soon followed with their own form of camouflage and now every country has a design (or designs) that they use.
One of the interesting things we learned in our research was how the British decided to camouflage their battleships in WWI. They painted their ships in bold colors and lines in order to confuse the German submariners who had a hard time seeing how big the ship was or even how far it was away. This “Dazzle” pattern did seem to help less ships get sunk by the German U-Boats.
If you’d like to learn more about the use of WWI, go to this link.
Now onto present day camo!
We have a lot of different styles and colors of camo available for everyone from infants to adults. Take a look:
Let me point out that we have a lot of these camo hats on hand if you would like something quick!
Let us know what camo you need to add to your collection today! And don’t forget to tell us if you’re a Mossy Oak fan or a Real Tree.
Have a great week!