This is a stand-to for an incoming competition, one of our most expensive yet.
Later this week we're going to be offering the opportunity to Win £270 Rab Neutrino Pro military down jacket
Visit the thread at that link above and Watch it to be notified as soon as the competition goes live
Stefans for the shirts and I would recommend Herbert Johnson foryour hats. They have a web site or if you live near Cambridge, they have a factory you can visit. Alternatively, try Captain Hogspear on ebay - very good source of second hand military apparel. Not that I'm on commission with them. Very useful for pre 1920 riding breeches if you like that kind of thing.......
Why don't you apply for them through the system. Officers initial issue Shirts Cream x 2, Shoes Brown x1 and Gloves Brown x 1 then spend your money on the rest depands how soon you need the kit. RHQ's tend to hold this stuff too from ex memebers generates funds for the regiment. hats however are a private purchase and Herberst are good for new or ebay for old if you can be patient depending on unit.
From the very fact you deign to respond to msr's proletarian abuse, I would say he is probably right! After all cavalrymen are so inflated in their self-image that they float peacably above all of the vulgarity which we other, lesser men inhabit down on the deckhead!
Ganymede notices a valid point - Weekends and Tuesdays is all, before much bigger and better things in the Regulars! For this reason, such expense on items that will only be worn for a short while seems even silly to a Cavalrymen!
On a similar note, has Uniformal closed down?
Apologies to msr - the cheeky final wink wasn't seen...