I have served both in the Shine and Iron party army and this new no starch, no shine, no iron, dirty boots ar'aight army. From Military Academy, - I learned to shine the hell out of brass and other metal items, even my tie bar must be shiiinyy
- I can put a mirror shine on shoes - I dont really focus on ironing as most of my stuff gets ironed at the cleaners - pockets always buttoned, this was a MAJOR peeve at school -nothing over the top shiny.... shiny is bad...
-no strings, burned off with lighter -laces tucked..... As per personality wise - I wont be caught DEAD
in certain things - I keep it clean and simple (less is more) - I try to appear my best at any event regardless, I mean, i dont wear a tux to Costco, but I keep my personal appearance sharp. - I groom hair to military regs
but most people outside of uniform are terrible dressers.... its just unbelievable... at my regimental ball a while back, I was the ONLY person with a self-tied bow tie..... besides the CG of the Division