inherited smock

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by cykblacky, Apr 4, 2010.

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  1. cykblacky

    cykblacky Swinger

    Hi all,
    ok i`m a civi but i have a question.
    I have inherited a Smock from my Dad .
    Can anybody tell my how to role up the Hood?
    If i do it it looks floppy and shite

    thanks
     
  2. BiscuitsAB

    BiscuitsAB LE Moderator

    So I can forget that tenner then?
     
  3. CQMS

    CQMS LE

    The hood functions in two róles, Up and Down.
     
  4. tank6275

    tank6275 Old-Salt

    youre better keeping with the ally look leaving the hood down, i do!
     
  5. Your too cool for school tank
     
  6. tank6275

    tank6275 Old-Salt

    of course, hence why i'll be a private all my days haha.
     
  7. As anyone who's been around a while will testify, there are certain things you never, ever ask; how to roll your smock hood is one of them. Its just not the done thing.
     
  8. Give the kid a break!

    It's easy. Put the smock on, and put the hood up over your head. Then roll the hood back towards your neck as far as you can. Take the smock off, and continue rolling the hood back and then tie it off.

    Don't listen to the "hood down" brigade on here. No sense of style. I expect they don't even carry a silver topped cane into battle either, or even a rolled up umbrella. Peasants!

    :p
     
  9. tank6275

    tank6275 Old-Salt

    ok sensible answer, lay the smock on the floor inside down and flip the hood inside out so technically its facing the other way. I normally fold the corners of the hood in first and tuck the draw strings inside when folding the corners, keeps them out of the way and looks neater. then neatly from the peak roll the hood back smoothing out creases as you go. The tie to restrain the hood can often be a bit too long if the hood is tightly rolled, simply twist the tie a few times to tighten up then button down.

    Also depending on what smock it is there may be a wire in the hood for shaping when worn up. Its personal preferance whether to remove that wire, i did.
     
  10. Recce19

    Recce19 LE

    The next thread on here will something like 'How do I tie a bow?'. :lol:
     
  11. cykblacky

    cykblacky Swinger

    Thanks fore the reply gents.
    I know it`s a stupid question.
    But my Dad always said there is a right way and an army way and i just wanted the army way.
    So now i can do it the army way and make my dad proud as he watches me from the big parade square in the sky.
     
  12. CQMS

    CQMS LE

    You're a civvy, wearing a smock won't impress him or anyone else.
     
  13. kingburn_99

    kingburn_99 War Hero

    bit harsh CQ ya cnut! ;)
     
  14. cykblacky

    cykblacky Swinger

    yea right but it was his and it`s the only thing left so get lost
     
  15. Picasso

    Picasso Old-Salt

    Did he serve under an officer by the name of Napier? :D