March 24, 2010  ·  style

A salute to the chic Sikh

You're looking at Captain Tejdeep Singh Rattan, who graduated U.S. Army officer basic training on Monday to become the first Sikh to do so in decades. We think it's interesting when military style is adapted in any manner, from Colbert's camo suit to The Governor-General's custom uniform. A few waivers to the military dress code had to be applied in order to make this happen—for instance, an army tailor worked with Rattan to create a version of the insignia patch worn on berets that could be affixed to his black turban. It's just improbably cool that a compromise of military and religious considerations could yield such bad-ass results.

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