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post #46 of 51
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Originally Posted by jhcam8 View Post
Not to mention these:



nice. my dad was in the 8th SF group. although his beret did not have a camo liner....
post #47 of 51
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Militatary service also made me appreciate slim-fit trousers. Even as New York raised hip-hop kid who wore jeans off his ass, I couldn't stand the way baggy BDU trousers looked.
post #48 of 51
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Originally Posted by Grayland View Post
Who in the hell wants to be everyone else? That's only for the people who can't be special.


right but when everyone else wears the beret, then the beret is no longer special. because everyone has it.

the policy of giving the black beret to regular army has effectively devalued the meaning of beret overall.


i don't think it looks better, either. but that's just my taste. not practical and looks silly. probably b/c the greater majority of soldiers (i would say myself included) don't put the effort into wearing it properly.


the beret thing is a dead horse though. i digressed from the topic and will leave you all to your opinions.
post #49 of 51
I still shine my shoes every Sunday night and iron my "uniform" (actually dress shirts). I still use starch on my shirts--just now without the crease.

I absolutely dispise it when people wear hats indoors--especially at the table.
post #50 of 51
Currently serving and and it has definitely made me aim for a higher daily standard in dress and appearance. It has also opened up a third option for evening activities as I can take my mess dress to most black and white tie events. At last, transferring into the army after two years in the navy has made me appreciate the feeling of wearing a good looking suit as the look and fit of the army service dress is terrible.
post #51 of 51
I did my time in the Marine Corps and spent about a year of it in a job where I had to wear civilian clothing almost exclusively and we were required to adhere very strictly to certain guidelines. To this day, I never leave the house without a collared shirt and the shirt being tucked in. If my pants or shorts have belt loops, I'm definitely wearing a belt. And I cannot stand loose threads on any of my clothing. I even still fold my t-shirts, underwear, and socks to the regulation sizes. I also now keep my hair cut with a traditional Marine Corps "high and tight" even though I absolutely NEVER had a high and tight when I was actually serving... odd.
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