Squaddie Off-Duty Fashion since 1945.

#1
It came up in the 'Zoot Suit' thread about squaddie off-duty fashion.

So, what was yours (and year!).

But to kick it off, Ron Hills, foot straps on or lose to the rear on the ankle?
 
#2
The 'Shot in '88 - Ron Hill's definitely loose with (of course) des boots and Barbour jacket.
 
#4
Just after the IRA shot two Auusies in Roermond the RAF Police issued a 'how not to look like a Brit Serviceman' leaflet.
No jeans,leather or denin jackets,tee shirts & D.B's! So that was my wardeobe f*cked then!
Oh & they also advised the women not to shave the armpits.Continental women dont.
Apparently.
 
#5
:oops:


Ok, I'll 'fess up for the old gits:


'shot/germany '69

Smart:

Two-tone tonic mohair suits (shone blue/green) Ben Shermans - thin ties - penny-loafers. :D

Scruff:

Black Harrington jackets/Crombie overcoats, Ben Shermans, thin braces - cut-off jeans - cherry red DM's :salut:



:headbang:
 
#6
I loved coming out from my NI training, going back to Kinnegar in a plain clothes job and being told to get a neck shave by the uniformed ex-infantry CSM! You couldn't script it!
 
#7
As a pad brat that went into the army i grew up in jeans t-shirt and DB's and i still wear them today...Db's you just cant beat them when getting dragged around the shops by the missus... :lol: :lol: :lol:
 
#8
spike7451 said:
Oh & they also advised the women not to shave the armpits.Continental women dont.
Apparently.
Thats how the RAF Police like their love; hairy armpits and a d***!
 
#9
The Zoot Suit was in favour in America during WW2 it never appeared over here you never had the clothing coupons for a start. There was a type clothing favoured by the Spivs but that was not a Zoot suit
 
#12
2404Motorman said:
:oops:

Ok, I'll 'fess up for the old gits:
'shot/germany '69
Smart:
Two-tone tonic mohair suits (shone blue/green) Ben Shermans - thin ties - penny-loafers. :D

Scruff:
Black Harrington jackets/Crombie overcoats, Ben Shermans, thin braces - cut-off jeans - cherry red DM's :salut:

:headbang:
That's what I was wearing, too! ........ only black "monkey boots" not red DM's ...... as were most of my mates in our part of Sussex.
 
#13
DB's, jeans, T shirt and a green helly hanson jacket...you could pull any old gronk dressed in that, DB's had to be christened by drinking a pint out of them.

Alternativley, laura ashley frock, full fighting gear and size 10 red stillettos....or was that just a bootneck thing????
 
#14
taylortaylor said:
where can you buy proper dezzies now??
Asda Chandlers Ford £20
 
#15
taylortaylor said:
where can you buy proper dezzies now??
HM Supplies in Aldershot do them, the kind we all wore in the 80's that no Airborne soldier would be seen without, and of course para cord for laces!
 
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Biscuits_AB

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#16
The wearing of 'capped sleeve' tee shirts in the 80s as the only upper body garment, irrespective of how deep the snow was in Paderborn. They were still at it 3 years ago. Training shoes in 6 inches of snow as well.

Anybody here old enough to remember 'Haircut 100'? Sun splitting the pavements and Joe Squaddie is there with his Arran wool sweater tucked into his pants.

Squaddies. F*cking fashion victims.
 
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Biscuits_AB

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#18
The sad thing about that photo is that the penguin is the only one with fake facial hair.
 
#19
Biscuits_AB said:
The sad thing about that photo is that the penguin is the only one with fake facial hair.
It must be a chinstrap penguin.
 
#20
Anyone remember OR range staff wearing barbours on the firing point when it was pissing down?

And there seem to be a fad in the Shot circa 1986-88 to be in civies down town but carrying a fully loaded GS Bergen whilst out shoppping?
 

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