How to evoke a wartime reporter look?

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  1. doopdoop

    doopdoop Well-Known Member

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    Bros--

    I'm balding so I need to become more rugged looking in order to attract tail. I'll start by shaving my head and packing on mass. Now, I'm seeking advice on manly, yet professional attire. I can wear whatever I want because I work for myself, so I'll dress as a journalist covering the Congo. Who are the most stylish journalists/travellers of all time? What about modern journalists?

    The Doop
     


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    This is obviously a joke but polo always comes out with a few items that fit the criteria.
     


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    Maybe this thread is where I should post requests for scans of 1970's Banana Republic catalogs.
     


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    Mods: please merge this with the Barbour thread
     


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    those are really cool though. BR was a totally different company when it was like luxury surplus
     


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    Yep. Still remember my Franco ass kicking pants with fondness.
     


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    Wartime reporter calls for battle rattle. Kevlar, in navy. Also in navy, a ballistic vest with the small arms protective insert (SAPI) ceramic plates. Why navy? Go w/ camouflage, beige or olive drab and you could be identified as a combatant. For shirts and pants do not wear any type of polyester / man-made material. When they burn they melt... right into your skin. Nasty wounds.

    Need some decent, durable lightweight boots that are easy to take off and put on; go w/ the Converse Tactical Boots w/ side zip. Get extra dog tags and lace 'em to your boots, like so.
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    Your blood type is the important info on those tags.

    Enjoy the Congo. Give youths with machetes a wide berth. And if you meet up with the LRA... say your prayers.
     
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    No pith helmet recommendations? Styleforum, you disappoint me.
     


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    He isnt a wartime reporter, hes just some guy who works at home who wants to play dress up.
     


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    Eye-patch, prosthetic limb(s)...
     


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    A vest (photo example Tilley Endurables) with multiple zippered or Velcro'd pockets and pouches will be very useful to carry things.
     
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