Look up military and you might find words like “power” and “strength” and “honor” associated with it. When it comes to looks, there’s something to be said about a military man’s uniform: order. In fact, there’s a lot of order! A military man is well-kept and well-groomed, and have an attention to detail for a reason. Take for example, the Marine Corps Uniform Regulations. Everything from grooming style and when to wear certain uniforms are standardized. That’s right, order.
Michael wanted to give a hint of the military look with his sweater and khakis combo. Of course, his look is too casual for military approval, but the type of sweater he’s wearing paired with khaki pants humbly alludes to the military.