Off Duty Uniform (Officers / Ruperts )

#1
It never ceases to amaze me the lengths officers go to attract ridicule from the "Enlisted Filth" :lol: Do they somehow come out of Sandhurst with a Full Frontal Lebotomy with regard to wearing the trademark Brown brogues,pink cords,checkered shirt,Daddys old University Tie,and a brown cord jacket complete with leather patches on the elbows..Nice!!..... :twisted: ..Mostly spotted at the annual Sandown Races meet....Hoorah they cry anyone for a pink gin...
 
#2
Are you sure you weren't watching a Geography teachers passing off parade?

Army Soldier - Be The Best
Army Officer - Dress In The Dark

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#3
Certainly not Daddy's old university tie and probably not leather patches...though these days, one never knows.

Look, we'll dress how we want to and you can wear white skin tight jeans, desert boots and regi track-suit or rugby shirt whilst spewing onto an ATM, with your arm round a fat-bird and waiting for your taxi...

You forgot to cast scorn on the red moleskins we all admire so, however I'll do that for you too...I love mine and the camel ones. Incidentally does anyone think there would be a similar market for mole coloured camel-skin trousers?
 
#4
Its simple. Its in one of the reserved sections in QRs.

"All members of the armed ofrces are required to dress as differently as possible whein in uniform while dressing as simililarly as possible when out of unitform. At the same time they miust maintain a clear distinction between officers and ORs at all times. "
 
#5
Pteranadon said:
Its simple. Its in one of the reserved sections in QRs.

"All members of the armed ofrces are required to dress as differently as possible whein in uniform while dressing as simililarly as possible when out of unitform. At the same time they miust maintain a clear distinction between officers and ORs at all times. "
Yeah, but does it follow on to say

"that distinction must be an ability to look like you've been dipped in glue, and hurled through a Help the aged shop window"

:D
 
#6
I never saw the correlation between civvy dress and officer values myself?

It’s always an easy cry to say "he doesn't dress like an officer etc".....personally i think that it smacks of "speeding fine syndrome" ie. the 'easy-nick', its easy to pick somebody up for their civvy dress whilst not addressing the deeper underlying issues...

Like one senior major I can name who used to regularly appear in an immaculately tailored tweed suit and matching accoutrements, complete with fancy car and saddle club membership – needless to say he was an idle, dim-witted individual who was sh&gging out of watch…but at least he looked the part and had a posh accent!!!

Personally, I favour a designer jeans and a smart hoody - I prefer to make my mark by my personality, intellect and wit. I fail regularly – I should stick to the tweed suit!!!
 
#7
Designer jeans and smart hoody? Choosing to make your individual statement in the same manner as every other "young person" today?!

It really cracks me up - I want to be different, so I'm wearing black, black, black. Plus ten marks for Doestoeveski-esque gothicness but minus several billion for originality...
 
#8
Cuddles said:
Designer jeans and smart hoody? Choosing to make your individual statement in the same manner as every other "young person" today?!
young person....i'm truly flattered!
 
#9
dance_with-the_devil.............it would be good to spell things correctly before taking the urine for people and their chosen dress patterns.......otherwise you just make yourself look like a chav. 'LOBOTOMY'
 
#10
Aaaahh, it is once again confirmed to me that because I choose NOT to wear a tweed jacket and moleskins my command ability is adversely effected...or not.
 
#11
Work this out lads, i met a young person at work one day who was wearing a suit and a tie, which i recognised was an RAF job.
I had to ask, as he was about the same age as an embryo, " When were you in the RAF"?
His reply was " I was'nt it's my Dad's", i did find this a bit strange as in my view he is not entitled to wear it. Any views or are we going down the road of wearing other peoples medal's.
Stranger still, last weekened i was in the Lake district and saw a guy in a white check shirt, yellow tie and waistcoat, grey tweeds plus four's climbing boots and daysack.
Was he an American tourist given duff gen on what an English Gentleman wears in the country at the weekend.

I was more scared than the Sheep.
 
#12
RedcoatGreenjacket said:
Work this out lads, i met a young person at work one day who was wearing a suit and a tie, which i recognised was an RAF job.
I had to ask, as he was about the same age as an embryo, " When were you in the RAF"?
His reply was " I was'nt it's my Dad's", i did find this a bit strange as in my view he is not entitled to wear it. Any views or are we going down the road of wearing other peoples medal's.
This is, I presume, the same syndrome which drives individuals to wear sports shirts, in colours in which they have never played, with someone else's name on the back.
 

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#14
RedcoatGreenjacket said:
Work this out lads, i met a young person at work one day who was wearing a suit and a tie, which i recognised was an RAF job.
I had to ask, as he was about the same age as an embryo, " When were you in the RAF"?
His reply was " I was'nt it's my Dad's", i did find this a bit strange as in my view he is not entitled to wear it. Any views or are we going down the road of wearing other peoples medal's.
Stranger still, last weekened i was in the Lake district and saw a guy in a white check shirt, yellow tie and waistcoat, grey tweeds plus four's climbing boots and daysack.
Was he an American tourist given duff gen on what an English Gentleman wears in the country at the weekend.

I was more scared than the Sheep.
It wasnt me right!
Nothing wrong with breeks for hill walking and although tweed has been superceded by "technical cloths" I still prefer tweed for the formal days. Admittedly I wear a game bag and carry a gun rather than a day sack!
 
#15
Ugly, should'nt you be at work or boiling heads !
That guy in the lakes looked a right plum people were stopping and pointing at him , he was only about 30 yrs old i thought he was going to teach maths.
 

ugly

LE
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#16
Sadly at work and my boss is back so I must moderate my posting! Talk to you later S.

P.S. How did you get a weekend pass?
 
#17
RedcoatGreenjacket.............My Father gets invited annually to my regimental reunion as a guest of either myself or my brother, I was a senior rank when I left and my brother went on to be RSM and subsequently commissioned. When my dad, who did no time in the forces, comes to that reunion he wears our regimental tie (which my brother gave him as a present), is that wrong ? I dont think so........ Not an argument, just a point of view. I suppose the red-tape brigade would show their scorn but, personally I think he takes more pride in wearing it and knows more about the regiment than some of its serving (albeit younger) members.
 
#18
One Xmas when I was a subby the lads who were jiffed to wait on at some Mess party decided to do it in fancy dress. I had a gleaming Bdr in my Troop (now sadly gone to the great OP Line in the sky) who decided to dress as an officer. He and a mate came to the Mess and went through everyone's wardrobe looking for the reddest moleskins, brogueiest brogues, stupidest sports jackets and gayest cravats. Times like that- mutual urine taking and camaraderie with the best of men will stay with me all my time in the Army.
 
#19
RedcoatGreenjacket said:
Work this out lads, i met a young person at work one day who was wearing a suit and a tie, which i recognised was an RAF job.
I had to ask, as he was about the same age as an embryo, " When were you in the RAF"?
His reply was " I was'nt it's my Dad's", i did find this a bit strange as in my view he is not entitled to wear it. Any views or are we going down the road of wearing other peoples medal's.
Stranger still, last weekened i was in the Lake district and saw a guy in a white check shirt, yellow tie and waistcoat, grey tweeds plus four's climbing boots and daysack.
Was he an American tourist given duff gen on what an English Gentleman wears in the country at the weekend.

I was more scared than the Sheep.
I think it was my mate Dave! 8)

Actually don't take the p out of tweed wearing blokes scrambling around mountains. Remember "Pimpernel Smith"? What do you think Whymper wore to scrabble his way up the Matterhorn and I don't think Mallory would have made his final days climb on Everest without checking his bowtie was neatly knotted! :twisted:
 
#20
Dragoon, "The young person", was in no way near the calibre of your relative, no offence intended i just wondered what the score was, i have been asked on occasion about my regimental tie and whether i am entitled to wear it, all this coming from a civvie !
 

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