Camouflage was not in wide use in early western civilization based warfare. 18th and 19th century armies tended to use bright colors and bold, impressive designs. These were intended to daunt the enemy, attract recruits, foster unit cohesion, or allow easier identification of units in the fog of war common to the battlefield before the invention of smokeless gun powder.
Even as a little young kid, I liked the military pattern. All the colors and shapes have a certain significance and are unique in the world. A few days ago I found my first and old army jacket in the cellar. Even as a conscientious objectors, I wear my jacket with full enthusiasm. What you see here, are one of my favourites pattern, which I collected over the years.