Originally Posted by Yodan731
Here is a direct quote from the Marine Corps uniform regs:
3.Â Male Dress Shoes. (see fig. 3-2).Â Officers' dress black shoes will be either oxford or chukka boot in style and may be either the bal- or blucher-type.
Looks like balmorals are good to go.
I give credit where credit is due; you are absolutely right Yodan731. I just learned a new thing. Goes to show, just
because you have never seen it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. But then again, that's the problem, you never see
balmorals worn. (I have never seen them sold in the MCX.) The paragraph citation is MCO P1020.34G, par 3012.3.
25 years and I never knew this. Color me red with embarrasment! @#it!
Par 1006.2a(2), "Items listed as approved for purchase from sources other than the
Marine Corps Supply System may be procured from approved commercial vendors.
All items purchased must bear the USMC approval identification to indicate
that they meet Marine Corps standards (see figure 1-3).", still applies though.
Again, thanks Yodan731 for teaching an old dog a new thing.