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Old 05-17-2017, 03:34   #16
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It's not what they are thinking, it's what the contractors are wanting.
And retired GO's who have dibs in the companies...
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Old 05-17-2017, 15:52   #17
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And retired GO's who have dibs in the companies...
Could be but in this case I still support it....in the present uniform they do not look Army nor military and there is no tradition or heritage associated with it.
I don't buy into the Colonial Army colors crap.
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Dark Blue over Light Blue
Old 05-17-2017, 17:21   #18
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Dark Blue over Light Blue

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.....I don't buy into the Colonial Army colors crap.
Dark Blue over Light Blue was pretty much the Service Uniform from pre Civil War until just after the SpanAm War.

Regular Army went to Cuba wearing dark blue shirts and jackets over light blue pants. The khaki leggings and 1883 campaign hat were a couple of nice touches.

That color combo lived on in the Dress and Mess Blues - until it became the abortion called the new service uniform.
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Old 05-17-2017, 17:35   #19
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Dark Blue over Light Blue was pretty much the Service Uniform from pre Civil War until just after the SpanAm War.

Regular Army went to Cuba wearing dark blue shirts and jackets over light blue pants. The khaki leggings and 1883 campaign hat were a couple of nice touches.

That color combo lived on in the Dress and Mess Blues - until it became the abortion called the new service uniform.
Yeah, I know, but I remember the GO/SMA initial selling of this present contraption and that's where they started the 'history' of the tradition.

The WW2 period of uniforms and later is the way to go...our world power uniform history.
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Old 05-18-2017, 21:36   #20
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Peregrino is on target. Bring back TWs. That includes the coat that Murphy and Westmoreland are wearing. Not khakis, but TW. It is a uniform that actually is comfortable in any climate. But much better than khaki in the summer, it is lighter weight. The only downside is they need to be dry cleaned. It would create a hardship on the lower grades.

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Old 05-19-2017, 06:47   #21
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Peregrino is on target. Bring back TWs. That includes the coat that Murphy and Westmoreland are wearing. Not khakis, but TW. It is a uniform that actually is comfortable in any climate. But much better than khaki in the summer, it is lighter weight. The only downside is they need to be dry cleaned. It would create a hardship on the lower grades.

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I think today's technologies have that fixed. I have several fishing shirts from the likes of Columbia's PFG, that look, feel, wear like TW's, are iron free and wash-n-ware..

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I think today's technologies have that fixed. I have several fishing shirts from the likes of Columbia's PFG, that look, feel, wear like TW's, are iron free and wash-n-ware..

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TW's were great but I doubt they'll go that route as they are not Class A's and it would increase the uniform load.
Probably the class A pants with an appropriate shirt....if I were on the board that shirt would have full sized stripes.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:31   #23
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....if I were on the board that shirt would have full sized stripes.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:42   #24
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TW's were great but I doubt they'll go that route as they are not Class A's and it would increase the uniform load.
Probably the class A pants with an appropriate shirt....if I were on the board that shirt would have full sized stripes.
I was talking about the TW material technology advancements.

If it was applied to the WWII "pinks & greens" pattern of jackets & pants, it would be great as a mid-lite weight non-formal garrison uniform. take the jacket off for summer lights.

I also liked the tucked in tie.


AND make sure it was not like the USMC counterpart..
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You guys are not thinking out of the box.........amateurs

This is a uniform!
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You guys are not thinking out of the box.........amateurs

This is a uniform!
Chelsea Manning would go for that look....wait heshe already has!
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Old 05-19-2017, 17:59   #27
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I was in the final phase of the 18D course when Shitseki did the black beret thing and one of the civilian contractors (former 18d) put hthis pick up with a caption about new uniforms for the Army.
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I was in the final phase of the 18D course when Shitseki did the black beret thing and one of the civilian contractors (former 18d) put hthis pick up with a caption about new uniforms for the Army.
Love it. Everybody gets 'issued' their feather duster.
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No uniform looks good on fatties...
Saw this the other day at the dentist. With the tiny subdued rank insignias I couldn't tell his rank but he was from the Intel School. He looked like Hitchcock in cammo!

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Old 05-20-2017, 08:06   #30
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Love it. Everybody gets 'issued' their feather duster.
Not to mention the thinning effect those stripes would have on our more doughy soldiers!
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