Hullo, A friend of mine gave me an old army jumper which she was given by a friend in turn. The issue for me was that it came complete with original nametape and sgt stripes. She'd tried and failed to unpick the stitching, and I managed to pick the nametape off over the course of about three quarters of an hour. You guys really don't mess around when it comes to stitching things down! I can't get the stripes off, and I felt like a stupid walt wearing it in public, so I dyed the stripes black and now they don't really show up much. All was well until an ex-serving friend told me the dark stripes make me look like a Rifles walt instead (Pulling my leg? Do they truly have blacked stripes on OG jumpers?) and it's just a pain. Final straw - had an army careers chat today and forgot that I was wearing this jumper when I took my coat off. Won me a light but admonishing mockery from the ACO. So, question. How the hell do I get through the insane army sewing without buggering up my jumper?