Recently did a course at Lydd and the state of some of the lads kicking about was a bit of an embarrassment to be honest. It grated a bit trying to explain to the marines on the course that not everyone wears creased CS95 without trouser twists, or fears a razor. Then you see other SNCOs similarly shabby - why aren't they gripping their lads anymore? I'm not saying it makes you a crap soldier, but pride in your appearance was always drummed into me in basic and I try to maintain my own personal standards both in and out of the field. It aint rocket science.