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This is so good, until I hit the shoes. I don't know why, but they match so closely to the sweater that it just bugs the hell out of me.
I was wondering why I didn't quite like this fit even though I like the components, and the crease on the pants is one of the things. In fact, I don't think the top and bottom halves really work together at all. Bow tie is a bit twee too. I love the waistcoat though.
Interesting. I had no idea the crease would receive such bad reviews. I actually went out of my way that morning to get those creases really crisp, too. Out of curiosity, what is it about them that detracts from the look? I think I'll try ironing them out for a plain front the next time I wear them.
Thank you kindly, sir—on both points.
Thanks for the advice. I generally go with 2" cuffs, but if I remember correctly, these particular trousers didn't have enough material for a substantial cuff, so I left them with a plain hem.
And regarding the current fit...
I'd appreciate some opinions regarding the pants stacking and the untucked shirt. This shirt really won't stay tucked in, so I thought that wearing pants with a little stacking might balance that out.
A cotton blazer would be better, I think, but wool is all I've got right now. I've also been searching for a good (but cheap) pair of double-monks, since I'm aware that these shoes are less than stellar.
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The difference is that ACU is still in use and very unique to the US Army. Woodland camo became ubiquitous which is why it is more accepted for civilian wear. As a veteran, I can't stand to see anything ACU outside of a uniform. It's just one of those feelings that you can't really understand without having worn it.
Sure, but this isn't a political forum or an ex-US military forum, it's a style forum. And style tends to both appropriate symbolism from other domains and also strip it of its original meanings and reuse it: sports shoes worn by people who have never played sports, chambray shirts worn by people who've never cut down a tree or ploughed a field, camo worn by people who've never been soldiers.
And, as I've also pointed out before here, militaries are part of this economy - themselves selling off their surplus gear to the civilian market. I could buy real military digital camo pants in my local army surplus shop if I wanted.
There's really not a lot of point in complaining about it in this environment - or at least you're going to spend a lot of your life being needlessly offended if you do.
The only thing I use outside of work is poly pros for skiing, the new ones are really nice. I think there's a difference between wearing the pants you were issued as camping pants and chinos from Epaulet.
Right, this is a lot of typing you didn't have to do because I never said they're objectively bad, although they may be. I'm just saying that to me they look bad because of what they have meant in my life. I'll tell you that Marines are even more sensitive about their MARPAT to the point that they don't let any other branches near their license for the pattern. This is the last I'm going to post about the pants because people don't seem to understand what I'm saying.