Middle Age spread and new kit

#1
Over a decade after I left the factory and I can no longer comfortably fit in my Sam Browne and SD Jacket. The latter is easy enough (get it let out or get a new one). But where do we get Sam Brownes? I only remember mine miraculously arriving when at RMAS, the NSN suggests it was issued kit, but I assume I can't just go to the QM's.

Any assistance greatly received.

Oh, and I accept that there'll be a few "Fat B@tsurd" and "Do more phys" comments, but some useful advice would also be good.

Cheers

C_M
 
#3
compus_mentus said:
Over a decade after I left the factory and I can no longer comfortably fit in my Sam Browne and SD Jacket. The latter is easy enough (get it let out or get a new one). But where do we get Sam Brownes? I only remember mine miraculously arriving when at RMAS, the NSN suggests it was issued kit, but I assume I can't just go to the QM's.

Any assistance greatly received.

Oh, and I accept that there'll be a few "Fat B@tsurd" and "Do more phys" comments, but some useful advice would also be good.

Cheers

C_M
Try E Bay, you may be suprised!!
 
#4
Having had an over-enthusiastic Colour man burn my kit down for me, I found Sam Browne salvation at Worthy Down's second hand store. You may well find similar assistance at your regt/corps depot.

But for Gawd's sake man, fight it as long as you can. A tightening waistband is simply the sign that beer intake is exceeding gym attendance. I walk a perpetual tightrope between comfort and strain!
 
#5
Am having same problem with the old mess kit trousers. Tailored for me as a 19 yr old racing snake at the factory I am still squeezing into them despite the fact I am 3 stone heavier and nearly twice as old.
 
#6
Oh and of course they are victims / veterans of many years of mess rugby.
 
#7
try to find a newly promoted WO1. They are entitled to wear officer pattern clothing and so are entitled to draw an initial issue of a sam browne (if that is correct rig for regimentall officers). I had a similar problem and one of my WO1s was happy enouugh to get the biggest issued size from the storeman and trade it for my immaculate, clipped but ever so slightly smaller one!!
 
#8
My SB was on the shelf of the Clothing store when I got selected for LE. It didn't fit so the storeman looked up the NSN for the correct size and ordered it. It took a while to come through, but you shouldn't have to buy one.
 
#9
compus_mentus said:
Over a decade after I left the factory and I can no longer comfortably fit in my Sam Browne and SD Jacket. The latter is easy enough (get it let out or get a new one). But where do we get Sam Brownes? I only remember mine miraculously arriving when at RMAS, the NSN suggests it was issued kit, but I assume I can't just go to the QM's.
I got a new Sam Browne from the clothing store without any problems about two years ago - just try and exchange it.

I should point out that I had not put any weight on, it was just that the leather had mysteriously shrunk....
 
#10
compus_mentus said:
Over a decade after I left the factory and I can no longer comfortably fit in my Sam Browne and SD Jacket. The latter is easy enough (get it let out or get a new one). But where do we get Sam Brownes? I only remember mine miraculously arriving when at RMAS, the NSN suggests it was issued kit, but I assume I can't just go to the QM's.

Any assistance greatly received.

Oh, and I accept that there'll be a few "Fat B@tsurd" and "Do more phys" comments, but some useful advice would also be good.

Cheers

C_M
C_M

I am soooo upset it took me three days to see your post. You above all people should know exactly where to get Sam Brownes!!!
Above all I salute your bare-faced honesty in admitting the req for new kit based upon the 'spread'. And last time I saw you I thought you'd lost weight!!

I presume you were put up to this by Mrs C_M. I can just imagine the 'C_M you look like a fat bar steward in that uniform, get it enlarged or get it changed!!' conversation.

Priceless mate, priceless.

PS - have you tried Roscoe P Coltrane's boss down South!!

Yrs, still is his SD bought when 18.

AY
 
#13
Litotes said:
Make certain that the leather used in your new belt is better than the stuff issued to me a while ago; it's shrinking. :D

Litotes
That's because the issued SB are of poor quality. If you want something decent go outside of the system.

PAW
 
#17
compus_mentus said:
pombsen-armchair-warrior said:
That's because the issued SB are of poor quality. If you want something decent go outside of the system.

PAW
See A_Y, its not my fault! :dance:

It's not your fault!!! I have personally observed many of the drinking sessions in the last ten years that have contributed to the 'tightness around the middle' of your SD!!

Less of this :hungry: might help.

AY
 
#18
ArmyYid said:
compus_mentus said:
pombsen-armchair-warrior said:
That's because the issued SB are of poor quality. If you want something decent go outside of the system.

PAW
See A_Y, its not my fault! :dance:

It's not your fault!!! I have personally observed many of the drinking sessions in the last ten years that have contributed to the 'tightness around the middle' of your SD!!

Less of this :hungry: might help.

AY
What d'ya mean "observed"? You've been responsible for most of them, you :censored:

I'll make you pay next month.................
 
#19
RedcoatGreenjacket said:
Rebel without a cause, Silverman's do EVERYONE!
True, I put my hands up to knee jerk post, given the benefit of hindsight I would never recommend Silvermans for the reason you pointed out. Ebay can be a reasonable source of Sam Browns as can Regt Assocs. On a similiar topic what is the magical material that is used in the production of SD and Mess Kit that causes it to shrink if kept in a dark place such as a locker or wardrobe for an extended period?
 
#20
compus_mentus said:
Over a decade after I left the factory and I can no longer comfortably fit in my Sam Browne and SD Jacket. The latter is easy enough (get it let out or get a new one). But where do we get Sam Brownes? I only remember mine miraculously arriving when at RMAS, the NSN suggests it was issued kit, but I assume I can't just go to the QM's.

Any assistance greatly received.

Oh, and I accept that there'll be a few "Fat B@tsurd" and "Do more phys" comments, but some useful advice would also be good.

Cheers

C_M
Well i recommend you go out and buy a new uniform , Ladies just love the mature guys in new uniforms :)
 

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