Military civvie style fashion of bygone days

#2
I've seen MDNs trapping gear and he still dons the light blue 501s from the PX with white T-Shirt, aviator glasses & late 80s flat top... ala Top Gun stylie. His squaddie two step hasnt come on much either :D
 
#3
As one of the recalcitrant older generation I tend to let fashion complete its cycle; every ten or twenty years or so it happens to co-incide with what I wear as a matter of..er, habit (yep, that's the word). :roll:

In my case it's unashamedly 60s-70s squaddie; T-shirt, jeans and gillie-ties (dessies)... And that's what I'm wearing right now! :lol:

Once upon a time, when I was piloting my 432 around Germany, I managed to get hold of the biggest parka in the world. Being a mere 5' 6", all I had to do was kneel down and I had my own tent!

'What's that feckin' green mushroom doing there, Sarn't Major!' screamed the OC.
'It's not a feckin' green mushroom, Sir; it's your driver, Pte Mycelium!'
'God, give me strength,' howled the Old Man... And so my super parka had to go. :cry: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 
#4
big gay moustaches; desert boots (the proper, east european made ones, laced with black and white paracord), levi jeans with ironed in creases (tw*ts), those green yank nylon bomber jackets with the orange lining that were called nicknamed ABF (airborne forces) jackets by the airhorn warriors.......ah, happy days, para bergans with the clansman frame covered with stretched bungees so they were even MORE f*ckin uncomfortable.... course i still dress like this when i'm off down the launderette on a saturday morning, bergan overflowing.....!
 
#5
ohh, i almost forgot; the parachute silk running top knocked up by some pads wife on a sewing machine, rounded off by a nut busting pair of union jack shorts.........
 
#6
What about squaddie on the piss clothes? Check shirt (Ben Shirman), biege trousers and kickers. Topped off by a bottle of Joop and half a tube of hair gel :lol: Squaddies, stop dressing like chavs!!
 
#7
The standard mode of dress for the disco kit in my Battalion was:

Tracksuit with poppers on the side and a bit of bling

Never went in for it myself as I fell into the 'Mod' dress code!
 
#8
The_Monocled_Mutineer said:
The standard mode of dress for the disco kit in my Battalion was:

Tracksuit with poppers on the side and a bit of bling

Never went in for it myself as I fell into the 'Mod' dress code!
Gota be Kings or Cheshires
 
#9
primroseandblue said:
The_Monocled_Mutineer said:
The standard mode of dress for the disco kit in my Battalion was:

Tracksuit with poppers on the side and a bit of bling

Never went in for it myself as I fell into the 'Mod' dress code!
Gota be Kings or Cheshires
They were referred to as 'Charvers'. And this was before chavs were invented.
 
#11
I am that officer fashion victim - LOUD sports jacket, Viyella shirt, red moleskins, brogues and a tie which you could read by at night. Spotty hanky in breast pocket optional...don't care, I know I look knob..erm..I mean good..knob? Good!!
 
#13
Cuddles said:
I am that officer fashion victim - LOUD sports jacket, Viyella shirt, red moleskins, brogues and a tie which you could read by at night. Spotty hanky in breast pocket optional...don't care, I know I look knob..erm..I mean good..knob? Good!!
Officer brouges, Clip clop clip clop. I shudder....very tacky, and very very nasty, Oh and very shiney........
 
#14
I went to see modern popular rock and/or roll band "Kaiser Chiefs" last night, and the supporting bands looked like they'd just ripped off Ben Grubbs' Army Surplus Store. Band 1's lead guitarist was wearing a trop shirt, Band 2's lead singer was wearing a tailored pin striped suit IDENTICAL to my post RMAS Goldings special and, get this, their bass player was wearing a No1 Dress blues jacket, buttons, collar dogs, shoulder titles the works. I might start wearing random items of my 1157 out in lindon from now on. I have always suspected that ECW trousers never went out of fashion!
 

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#15
Went out for a stroll in Leeds a couple of years back and passed 5 people over the 2 or 3 hours who were all wearing one bit of NBC suit. 3 people thought that the jackets were cool, but 2 of them thought the trousers were as well, god only knows why. All of these fools were seen on their own or in a group of tramps/goths.
 
#16
Dress for the local RM up here would consist of- faded denim so tight it leaves nothing to the imagination. Old desert boots that look as though they have been stamped on by a herd of the local fat slags/or off white trainers that look like they have been trampled on by a herd of the local fat slags. Tshirts usually consist of whatever is lying around, for instance, duvet covers-pink ones. The furry rug from the dress up box. A bra they managed to talk some fat slag out of earlier in the night, or a couple of beer mats sellotaped on to the chest if they were lucky, if not- stapled on!.
If all cleanish clothes are found to be hidden or just purely for the hell of it, usually silly rig . Favourite costume-womens clothing. Sad to admit that some of them actually look good in it!.
 
#18
Cherrypink said:
Dress for the local RM up here would consist of- faded denim so tight it leaves nothing to the imagination. Old desert boots that look as though they have been stamped on by a herd of the local fat slags/or off white trainers that look like they have been trampled on by a herd of the local fat slags. Tshirts usually consist of whatever is lying around, for instance, duvet covers-pink ones. The furry rug from the dress up box. A bra they managed to talk some fat slag out of earlier in the night, or a couple of beer mats sellotaped on to the chest if they were lucky, if not- stapled on!.
If all cleanish clothes are found to be hidden or just purely for the hell of it, usually silly rig . Favourite costume-womens clothing. Sad to admit that some of them actually look good in it!.
And the problem is? Don't knock haute couture when it's stella'd up and feeling your arrse sweetheart - as we've already established, civvies will be wearing what we wear in 2/3 years. Todays rig is tomorrows Paris Fashion Show.
 
#19
Unknown_Quantity said:
Went out for a stroll in Leeds a couple of years back and passed 5 people over the 2 or 3 hours who were all wearing one bit of NBC suit. 3 people thought that the jackets were cool, but 2 of them thought the trousers were as well, god only knows why. All of these fools were seen on their own or in a group of tramps/goths.
With the huge muslim population of Leeds and the (alleged) level of threat, I wouldn't want to be too far away from my NBC kit either...
 
#20
RTFQ said:
Cherrypink said:
Dress for the local RM up here would consist of- faded denim so tight it leaves nothing to the imagination. Old desert boots that look as though they have been stamped on by a herd of the local fat slags/or off white trainers that look like they have been trampled on by a herd of the local fat slags. Tshirts usually consist of whatever is lying around, for instance, duvet covers-pink ones. The furry rug from the dress up box. A bra they managed to talk some fat slag out of earlier in the night, or a couple of beer mats sellotaped on to the chest if they were lucky, if not- stapled on!.
If all cleanish clothes are found to be hidden or just purely for the hell of it, usually silly rig . Favourite costume-womens clothing. Sad to admit that some of them actually look good in it!.
And the problem is? Don't knock haute couture when it's stella'd up and feeling your arrse sweetheart - as we've already established, civvies will be wearing what we wear in 2/3 years. Todays rig is tomorrows Paris Fashion Show.
Hahaha, actually your quite right, only the past year or so more and more civvies around here have been donning the silly rig as the dress of choice for a Saturday night out. Some spend all week puting it together.
 

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