how yo blouse mtp trousers over boots?

#1
Ok well I don't know where to post this because I'm still getting used to this forum but ii need to know how do I blouse my mtp trousers over my boots? I got told by a corpral in recruitment that you need to have you trouses bloused( well didn't say bloused but showed me his and said like that) well how do I do it? They never told me how to blouse them they only told me how to iron my combat shirt and that you iron out the crease out of the front of your trousers because you don't have a crease on them any more but didn't say how to blouse my trousers, so how do I blouses my trousers over my boots?
 
#9
... and all the way through my career, and what my dad called it through his. Twists came on a bit of cardboard that said "99p" on one side, and "Trouser Blousers" on the other

We worked with some yanks for a while, and they all used big 2" wide elastic with velcro on the end, so the skinny green bungy with hooks we used weren't of yank origin

blousers-group.jpg

Brit at the top (note name), yank underneath
 
#13
So I put an elastic band on the inside of my trousers? Do I also tie the ties on the base of the trousers as well?
Doesn't really matter, but pulling them tight can make putting the bungees on easier.
 
#15
If you say so, but I've always known them as elastics then with more contact with the Americans as twisters they used to 'blouse' their trousers with


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"Blouse", I'm told, means "to gather" such as the sleeves on a woman's shirt, the waist on a "blouson" jacket etc, but I've been told that bit by a woman, so may very well be a load of pap.

I've always, in my 40 plus years, known it as "blousing", but the bits themselves as "elastics" or "twists"
 
#17
Oh dear- he'll be wanting to know 'one wipe or two' next! I really hope this thread is not a wind up and people are not that dim.
 
#18
Oh dear- he'll be wanting to know 'one wipe or two' next! ...
The OP started being bone, but could may well have been just keen but a bit dim. This post mentioned "MTP trousers" instead of just "trousers", and I don't know why but that just pushed it over the "wind up/wah" line for me
 

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