Blues or twos at graduation?

#1
Right, *******. I graduate as a *cough* mature MSc student next week at a civ Uni amongst a whole host of other mil types. I'm not in touch with said mil types as we only did a two-day induction and promptly fecked off to all corners of the earth to continue our studies as distance learners, so can't ask them. Opinion amognst my peerage varies between blues, twos, suit or regi tie although one bloke who did the latter was the only bloke who did on his course and regretted it immensely. So it's down to blues or twos of which I have both. What does the great ARRSE community think?
 
#2
As an ex RAF guy, twos are you No2 uniform. What would the blues be. Apologies for the dumb question. Let the piss taking begin, 3-2-1 GO!
 
#4
Civi Uni I would say suit and tie, but if your only choice is between Blues or twos then I always thought Blues looked smarter. Congrats on the Msc BTW

(Blues No.1 dress)


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#5
I'd have gone for blues (if I'd had them) purely on the basis that there are so few opportunities to wear them compared to No. 2s.

Also, in a non-military setting blues look more ceremonial and less military than No. 2s (if that makes sense).
 
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#6
Will you be wearing the usual gown hood howsyerfather? If so blues would add restrained elegance to the procedings - followed by nice photos on here (with usual black nasty persec protector)
 
#12
Civi Uni I would say suit and tie, but if your only choice is between Blues or twos then I always thought Blues looked smarter. Congrats on the Msc BTW

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Thanks I didn't want to assume and make a bigger fool of myself
 
#14
It doesn't matter what ARRSE thinks; your Adjutant / RSM is the person you need to run this past.
 
#16
I have seen individuals graduate in both, blues look better, twos alright, niether if you are only a swinger or clanker ^~
 
#17
Brunel stated 2's/Service dress, no medals, no leathers, no cap as mortar board was part of the graduation get up. Seen it a lot especially the medics out of Birmingham Uni.
 
#18
Cheers chaps. Just for clarity, there's about 20 mil students graduating on the day and the Uni actively encourages us to be in uniform rather than suits so uniform it is. However, consensus of opinion differs as to blues or twos and the Uni clearly doesn't care (in a nice way) soooo hence the question here.
 
#20
Cheers chaps. Just for clarity, there's about 20 mil students graduating on the day and the Uni actively encourages us to be in uniform rather than suits so uniform it is. However, consensus of opinion differs as to blues or twos and the Uni clearly doesn't care (in a nice way) soooo hence the question here.
I suppose you have to relate it to how formal the university expects other students to be, if it's white-tie a la Oxbridge then blues if lounge suit then No2 as those are the supposed equivalents.

If however you've all got blues then I'd wear them regardless, firstly because all that money's been spent and you've never worn them and secondly because provided you haven't got fat legs women love them.


EDIT: Oh, and No2 never looks right somehow without a belt.
 

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