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Military uniform fashion (split from: 2014 Iraq in Crisis)

OldSolduer

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RoyalDrew said:
It was only a matter of time.... Speaking of which!

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When can I start wearing a fedora in uniform???  This guy is my new hero, bringing style to the battlefield, one dead jihadi at a time!

I'll join you in the push to wear fedoras into combat......despite what other ruddy duddy RSMs say....
 

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RoyalDrew said:
.......  This guy is my new hero, bringing style to the battlefield, one dead jihadi at a time!


Maybe he is Scottish?  The Scots have been wearing 'plaid' into battle for centuries.  ;D 


Jim

Bring back the 'Robin Hood Field Caps'.  It would fall in line with the Pips and Crowns discussion.
 

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George Wallace said:
Maybe he is Scottish?  The Scots have been wearing 'plaid' into battle for centuries.  ;D 


Jim

Bring back the 'Robin Hood Field Caps'.  It would fall in line with the Pips and Crowns discussion.

That's brilliant!
 

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Haven't seen that much panache since the days of 'Mad Mike' Hoare

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Panache you say?  Nobody does panache like the Italians.  The Alpini - A fedora with a feather in it.

And it works well as a unisex fashion statement - in both DEUs and Camouflage.

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It seems the Iraqi's aren't the only ones getting in on battlefield fashion... Assad's forces know how to fight with style...

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One handing an AK with a blazer, popped collar and cigarette in hand!  Not a single #### (you know what) was given that day!
 

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RoyalDrew said:
It was only a matter of time.... Speaking of which!

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When can I start wearing a fedora in uniform???  This guy is my new hero, bringing style to the battlefield, one dead jihadi at a time!
Am I way too cynical because the first thing that came to mind when I saw this was, "I wonder if the guy without the beret's in their Reserves, and this is all they get?"  >:D
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Panache you say?  Nobody does panache like the Italians.  The Alpini - A fedora with a feather in it.

And it works well as a unisex fashion statement - in both DEUs and Camouflage.

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Never mind the Oktoberfest hats with one feather - how about a hat & helmet with LOADS o' feathers!
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AND they put Rifle Regiments to shame when they march fast, too!  ;)

Not that they can't take a joke about the 180 paces/minute thing ....
 
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Captain Alberto Bertorelli from "Allo Allo".  "What a mistakea to makea"  loved that character.  Same chicken on his head.
 

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AND they put Rifle Regiments to shame when they march fast, too!  ;)

Can you say cardio-vascular fitness?  Playing a tuba on the dead run..... Useful characteristic for a stretcher-bearer.
 

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Speaking of hats with feathers - Royal Australian Armoured Corps slouch hat with Emu feathers.

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And in the "OH GOD MY EYES!" side of the house, the RAAF General Purpose Uniform    >:D

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Strewth!

Just what background are they trying to blend with?  Legoland?
 

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jollyjacktar said:
Captain Alberto Bertorelli from "Allo Allo".  "What a mistakea to makea"  loved that character.  Same chicken on his head.
And when they want something just a bit lower key, a fez!
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Nothing beats a beret as big as an XL pizza:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chasseurs_Alpins
 

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Still having a hard time wrapping my head around these when I saw them on the news during the recent fighting.
 

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Let me know if you can see this one  ;D

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Popped Collar..... Check
Aviators..... Check
Freshly Combed Hair.... Check
Stylin Blazer.... Check
Cigarette in one hand..... Check
AK brandished in the other.... Check

Not a single #### was given that day!
 

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AND they put Rifle Regiments to shame when they march fast, too!

Tony, Rifle Regiments march at 140 and Double at 220 paces per minute. They do not run.

I won't go into all the jokes about the Second World War Italian runners and direction of the run!!
 

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milnews.ca said:
Am I way too cynical because the first thing that came to mind when I saw this was, "I wonder if the guy without the beret's in their Reserves, and this is all they get?"  >:DNever mind the Oktoberfest hats with one feather - how about a hat & helmet with LOADS o' feathers!
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AND they put Rifle Regiments to shame when they march fast, too!  ;)

Not that they can't take a joke about the 180 paces/minute thing ....

LMAO!  Clearly there is a direct correlation between your ability to play the tuba while running and your ability to conduct a hasty attack!
 

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RoyalDrew said:
Let me know if you can see this one  ;D

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Popped Collar..... Check
Aviators..... Check
Freshly Combed Hair.... Check
Stylin Blazer.... Check
Cigarette in one hand..... Check
AK brandished in the other.... Check

Not a single #### was given that day!

Bearded guy in civvies firing one-handed?

Clearly from CANSOFCOM.
 

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RoyalDrew said:
Let me know if you can see this one  ;D

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Popped Collar..... Check
Aviators..... Check
Freshly Combed Hair.... Check
Stylin Blazer.... Check
Cigarette in one hand..... Check
AK brandished in the other.... Check

Not a single #### was given that day!

Like a Boss.
 
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