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#21 sunday

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 0438 AM

I remember a post in this grate sight, maybe by R. Lindquist, explaining how in the fifties a US Airborne NCO in greens? was a sight to behold, with all the medals, nametag, insignia, gold cord, etc.

Now, well...

I'm sorry for you, guys.
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 0452 AM

OMG, it looks like that guy is wearing a skirt... :D :D
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 0543 AM

My condolences guys...I really thought that our m58 (class A) and m83 (class B ) uniforms looked stupid...

Edited by CV9030FIN, 21 August 2008 - 0545 AM.

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 0740 AM

Not quite on-topic, but could we start calling the Class A uniform the "Walking Out Uniform" again?
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 0810 AM

Scrap it. Bring in someone who knows how to design uniforms (Hollywood?). Start over.

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Oh, no. This looks like something straight out of Hollywood!
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 0947 AM

The Class B looks terrible. The uniform makes that soldier look like a chubby 12-year-old kid putting on his dad's uniform. Nobody mentioned the sleeves on the shirt. They're friggin huge. They give the belly a huge appearane while the arms look small and tiny. As for the pant cuffs, he appears 4 foot 6.
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 1002 AM

Oh, no. This looks like something straight out of Hollywood!


Hollywood whould have had a standing collar, double breated jacket with hidden buttons and tight peg-legged pants.
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 1006 AM

If they wanted to go blue, why not retro ACW-style blue uniform? But these really look like... No, not 2nd rate... 5th rate south american opera dictator air force!


Frock coat and top hat?
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 1016 AM

Oh, no. This looks like something straight out of Hollywood!



The crap side of Hollywood, sure. But the better costume directors can turn out something a whole lot better than a bunch of SNCOs and General Officers apparently can...


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Posted 21 August 2008 - 1047 AM

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Seems the Army has missed a few if their goal was to cover the soldier with every badge, ribbon, insignia possible. I suggest:

Having insignia of every unit the soldier ever served in placed on the right sleeve

On the left sleeve they should have all his PT and marksmanship scores

Edited by Grapple, 21 August 2008 - 1049 AM.

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 1111 AM

Frock coat and top hat?


Somehow the dark blue coat with the small epaulettes and a field cap (or shako or how was it called) look well :)
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 1125 AM

Somehow the dark blue coat with the small epaulettes and a field cap (or shako or how was it called) look well :)


But the dress uniform of the period was a frock coat with a standing collar
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shoulder scales
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and a top hat
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Contrast with the field uniform of sack coat
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and kepi
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 1224 PM

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 1257 PM

Yup, the field uniform was what I though - would be a nice basis for a modern dress uniform IMO, keep the geenral design... Would be traditional and I bet much better looking than that travesty.
Or use the green variant 1st US Sharpshooters used ;)
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 1401 PM

Yup, the field uniform was what I though - would be a nice basis for a modern dress uniform IMO, keep the geenral design... Would be traditional and I bet much better looking than that travesty.
Or use the green variant 1st US Sharpshooters used ;)
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 1453 PM

Obviously the people designing the Army's new uniforms don't give any credence to the 'Sukhomlinov Effect'.

If they have ever heard of it.
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 1522 PM

Agree with Tony the bloused boots schtick looks over done with the new uniform.

Of course I'm partial to what I wore , enjoy the vid.The King ;)

Still looks good to me ! But I'm biased another Speedy 5 tanker.
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 1655 PM

The crap side of Hollywood, sure. But the better costume directors can turn out something a whole lot better than a bunch of SNCOs and General Officers apparently can...
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Starship trooper dress uniforms look pretty sharp :) (just add some pockets):
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 1748 PM

The above (a fairly low-key example) is light years better than what the Uniform Board comes up with...

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 1811 PM

The above (a fairly low-key example) is light years better than what the Uniform Board comes up with...

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Better model, at least...

The first thing that grabs my eye every time with the Army uniform picture is how the beret flash is out of position; it should be directly over the left eye. It makes the model look like a civilian trying to look like a soldier (maybe he is).
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