Author Topic: Civilian store selling canadian millitary clothing  (Read 4178 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Kerosen

  • Jr. Member
  • ***
  • 2,325
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 74
Civilian store selling canadian millitary clothing
« on: December 22, 2017, 18:12:17 »
Hi everyone,

do you guys (or gurls) know civilian stores who sells
some military clothing, for the daily use, like the long gray socks
or the liners for the boots, or the t-shirts, i have some, but a want some few more

Thank you brothers and sisters
Kerosen

Armoured soldier 
Homme d'équipage blindé

LightFighter

  • Guest
Re: Civilian store selling canadian millitary clothing
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2017, 18:22:20 »
Some surplus stores may carry issue socks, if they do they may be used(don’t buy used socks).  You can order issue socks off the logistik unicorp site, 5 per year.  You may or may not have access to it yet how ever.

There are plenty of good civvy socks out there that are good for military use, ex Fox River, Thorlo, Darn Tough, etc.

As for boot liners, do you mean insoles?  You may be able to get an extra pair or two from clothing stores. IMO the issue ones aren’t that great, you can buy a good set like superfeet or SOLE. 


For the t shirts, 5 should be enough to get you through weekend BMQ, etc.  One for one exchange at clothing stores for replacements. Not sure if Class A Reservists are entitled to 5 new shirts a year or not.  I’m sure surplus stores will sell plain brown and green t shirts.
« Last Edit: December 22, 2017, 18:35:07 by Pickle Rick »

Offline Kerosen

  • Jr. Member
  • ***
  • 2,325
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 74
Re: Civilian store selling canadian millitary clothing
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2017, 18:34:48 »
Hi Pickle Rick and thanks for the reply
as a reservist we have 5 t-shirts, 5 pairs of socks and 5 liners and all the rest
3 combat pants and 3 combat up

but as i will do pp1 this summer, i'm looking not to do washing every 3 nights or so,
i will like to extend that to at least 7 days
Kerosen

Armoured soldier 
Homme d'équipage blindé

LightFighter

  • Guest
Re: Civilian store selling canadian millitary clothing
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2017, 18:41:38 »
Well, you won’t be getting any more sets of combats, 3 is all you get unless you deploy.

I would start at clothing stores and trying to access logistik unicorp before buying anything.  After that goto a local surplus store or asking people at your unit for extra t shirts. Socks, I would go with Fox River or any other good sock.


Offline PuckChaser

  • Directing Staff
  • Army.ca Fixture
  • *
  • 915,785
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 8,111
    • Peacekeeper's Homepage
Re: Civilian store selling canadian millitary clothing
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2017, 20:34:05 »
You get more t-shirts, underwear, and socks every year from clothing stores. You won't get more combats, but next to skin stuff is easy to collect a weeks worth.  Just combine clothes with your coursemates and take turns doing laundry, it's worked for soldiers for decades.

Offline Ludoc

  • Member
  • ****
  • 12,435
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 125
Re: Civilian store selling canadian millitary clothing
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2017, 20:57:04 »
Hi Pickle Rick and thanks for the reply
as a reservist we have 5 t-shirts, 5 pairs of socks and 5 liners and all the rest
3 combat pants and 3 combat up

but as i will do pp1 this summer, i'm looking not to do washing every 3 nights or so,
i will like to extend that to at least 7 days
So your plan is to store a week's worth of dirty laundry somewhere in your shack room? I'm sure your course staff will love that.

Offline Not a Sig Op

  • Army.ca Veteran
  • *****
  • 58,722
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 2,824
  • I'm just a musical prostitute, my dear.
Re: Civilian store selling canadian millitary clothing
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2017, 21:34:44 »
but as i will do pp1 this summer, i'm looking not to do washing every 3 nights or so,
i will like to extend that to at least 7 days

Don't worry, you'll be doing it almost every day.

Remember to write your name clearly on your stuff.

Offline Eye In The Sky

  • Army.ca Fixture
  • *****
  • 213,135
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 8,555
    • VP INTERNATIONAL
Re: Civilian store selling canadian millitary clothing
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2017, 21:51:47 »
Don't worry, you'll be doing it almost every day.

Remember to write your name clearly on your stuff.

The part in yellow;  your instructors won't likely care much for a course of XX people who don't wash stinky clothes.  Unless you're doing an FTX, you will likely get one day out of a uniform.  No instructor I ever worked with ever liked a troop who reeked on morning inspection, and your coursemates won't like it much either.

Everything happens for a reason.

Sometimes the reason is you're stupid and make bad decisions.

Offline LunchMeat

  • Banned
  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • 17,920
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 747
Re: Civilian store selling canadian millitary clothing
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2017, 22:21:43 »
Reservists are only entitled to 5 shirts, you can exchange them One For One. But you will likely never get more than that for some time.
"The most important six inches on the battlefield is between your ears.” ~General James "Mad Dog" Mattis, USMC

Offline Pre-flight

  • Full Member
  • *****
  • 6,855
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 348
Re: Civilian store selling canadian millitary clothing
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2017, 10:30:50 »
Hi Pickle Rick and thanks for the reply
as a reservist we have 5 t-shirts, 5 pairs of socks and 5 liners and all the rest
3 combat pants and 3 combat up

but as i will do pp1 this summer, i'm looking not to do washing every 3 nights or so,
i will like to extend that to at least 7 days

Laundry is the easiest part of your day man, I wouldn't go wasting clock cycles on this. Go put stuff in the washer, clean your room, throw it in a dryer, get your kit ready for the next day, then text message facetagram or whatever it is you kids do these days

Offline Kerosen

  • Jr. Member
  • ***
  • 2,325
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 74
Re: Civilian store selling canadian millitary clothing
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2017, 18:11:11 »
All right guys Roger that
All you have a great Christmas
Kerosen

Armoured soldier 
Homme d'équipage blindé

Offline Brasidas

  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • 20,615
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 535
Re: Civilian store selling canadian millitary clothing
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2017, 01:29:56 »
Reservists are only entitled to 5 shirts, you can exchange them One For One. But you will likely never get more than that for some time.

Where are you getting one for one exchanges on T-shirts? As SQMS, I never had any hassle for my guys getting new ones every year, unless clothing stores was literally out of a size or something.

Long underwear, yes. T-shirts, no.

Offline LunchMeat

  • Banned
  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • 17,920
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 747
Re: Civilian store selling canadian millitary clothing
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2017, 04:37:19 »
Where are you getting one for one exchanges on T-shirts? As SQMS, I never had any hassle for my guys getting new ones every year, unless clothing stores was literally out of a size or something.

Long underwear, yes. T-shirts, no.

Last time I went to go get my "yearly" t-shirts from Clothing Stores, I was told no, we get 5 and 5 only and can exchange them one for one.

I'm not the only one that's been told that either.
"The most important six inches on the battlefield is between your ears.” ~General James "Mad Dog" Mattis, USMC

Offline MJP

  • Army.ca Subscriber
  • Army.ca Veteran
  • *
  • 159,045
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 3,401
Re: Civilian store selling canadian millitary clothing
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2017, 08:31:46 »
Last time I went to go get my "yearly" t-shirts from Clothing Stores, I was told no, we get 5 and 5 only and can exchange them one for one.

I'm not the only one that's been told that either.

If you are Res F it is a one for one exchange whereas Ref F just get their 5 without one for one.  It is a silly policy but not one created by any individual clothing stores.
Hope is not a valid COA

Offline Not a Sig Op

  • Army.ca Veteran
  • *****
  • 58,722
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 2,824
  • I'm just a musical prostitute, my dear.
Re: Civilian store selling canadian millitary clothing
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2017, 12:41:21 »
If you are Res F it is a one for one exchange whereas Ref F just get their 5 without one for one.  It is a silly policy but not one created by any individual clothing stores.

Has it changed recently?

For a while, we were told 1 for 1 exchange, then we were told the policy changed and we could get an annual issue of next to skin items (shirts and long johns).

There's probably still a dozen in the rag bin in the garage.

Maybe we weren't entitled to it, but never had a problem getting an issue of shirts and long johns for the whole unit every yeae.