The gray man survivalist concept has an inherent flaw in theory and practice: the gray factor – misguided blending tactics with contrary effects.
This was a specialized wardrobe and equipment loadout for one of my earlier OPS. The identity directive was to be a social elite into “streetwear couture”.
“Street smart” reasoning is far from an exact science and that’s the point. Being street smart is the method to an artistically craftier mindset.
Actual, casual and active urban camouflage is about becoming a part of an interpersonal space, not hiding within a (crypsis) visual space.
The cognitive strategy of underplaying your perceived level of understanding and awareness to heighten your position against opponents.
Urban camouflage isn’t about blending into the physical city around you but to appear as if you’re from and belong there like a local.