Ever wanted to sport a badass camo jacket and rock some premium steel toed leather boots; but the thought of being shot at by Pakistanis was a bit off putting? Well you don’t have to worry about that anymore, Olive Planet (India’s own military themed e-commerce website) has got you covered. So whether you’re looking for military grade camping equipment, knives with which to accidentally cut yourself, high quality military themed t-shirts or camo helmets you’ll wear once and never touch again, they have it all.
Ever since first time I stumbled on oliveplanet.in I’ve spent about five hours each day e-window shopping, which is somehow even sadder than regular window shopping, but I have no regrets, this site is just unadulterated badassery. It was started by an army officer named Capt. Chethan YK way back in 2009 and has since then grown to become every man’s fantasy. Apart from being manly as hell there’s also the fact that everything is really cheap because it’s still an Indian e-commerce website, which is why I seriously recommend you make some good deals before it runs itself into the ground.
There’s thousands of products to chose from, some are impractical, some are dangerous and other are a bit too excessive for civilian life, unless you live in Borivali, which is why I’ve picked some slightly more relevant things for you to have a look at.
1) Combat Boots
These boots are the successor to the DMS boots worn by the Indian Army, and if they’re good enough for the ice deserts of the Himalayas I’m sure they can handle the potholes of Saki Naka just fine. They’re all leather naturally and come in any colour you like, as long as it’s black. There are more heavy duty boots on the site, but I think these will do just fine unless you plan on invading China.
2) T-shirt OG Army
Olive Planet has some great t-shirts, but this one in particular caught my eye, unlike the camo tees which I find a bit excessive and could make you look like a poser, this was simple are had a very Apocalypse Now feel to it. It would make a great t-shirt for when you’re working out, sleeping or just spitting cheesy 1980’s one-liners.
3) Patrol Cap
Once again, Olive Planet has a crazy selection of patrol caps but the simplest one is by far the most appropriate for all occasions. And at just 440 bucks it’s an absolute steal, especially if you’ve seen Full Metal Jacket.
4) Helmet M-38
Whoever said biking helmets can’t look good? Besides the ISI. I’m not entirely sure about whether or not this helmet is street legal but it’s a reproduction of a World War 2 German helmet and if it’s good enough to survive World War 2 I’m sure it can hold up to Bombay’s traffic. And it’s all steel, none of that plastic nonsense.
5) Engraved Dog Tag (Silver)
Driver’s licenses are so civilian; every guy needs to have his own personal dog tag. Olive Planet personalises your dog tag for you, all you need to do is enter in your details. I presume they’ll know if you’re lying.