Trouser Twists & Bkiusing Over Boots

#1
Someone quick, tell me the correct way of using trouser twists and blousing trousers voer boots, I have recieved no info on this and it's too late to find out now as I have firsdt parade in say 2.5 hours! Help....!
 
#2
307 said:
Someone quick, tell me the correct way of using trouser twists and blousing trousers voer boots, I have recieved no info on this and it's too late to find out now as I have firsdt parade in say 2.5 hours! Help....!
Trousers on, boots on, hike trousers up above boot, apply trouser twist around boot drop trouser leg over boot, tuck trouser leg under trouser twist.
For that extra special straight effect, put 5-6" chain of suitable size inside tucked trouser leg to act as a weight.
 
#5
Tomm said:
Won't that add a festive jingle jangle touch to your drill?
I suppose so if you don't muffle it somehow. Can't really comment further, it was something I heard from a bootneck who's turnout was always gleaming. Never bothered me enough to try it, but 307 seems to want to make an impression!
 
#6
unlace boots , tuck all spare trouser in , lace boots tightly ,put one twister round each wrist like a friendship bracelet. ta-daaaaaaa.easy.
 
#8
307, not wanting to sound like a duffer but are you in the army or cadets? If yes then you must have been shown on day one week one. Unless of course you're in the RAF. No point wearing twisters with shiny plastic shoes and grey Farras.
 
#9
Surely the question is whether to put the twister around your leg, just above the top of the boot or half way down the boot? :lol:

msr
 
#11
Geordie_Blerk said:
307, not wanting to sound like a duffer but are you in the army or cadets? If yes then you must have been shown on day one week one. Unless of course you're in the RAF. No point wearing twisters with shiny plastic shoes and grey Farras.
Style notes from an inhabitant of the city where most of the scrounging pikeys that live there are are clad entirely in polyester faux sportswear... 8O
 
#12
I'm in Ta mate, and haven't been shown a thing I rpromise you. In a mad rush getting us through pre CMS (R) weekend!
 
#13
ViroBono said:
Geordie_Blerk said:
307, not wanting to sound like a duffer but are you in the army or cadets? If yes then you must have been shown on day one week one. Unless of course you're in the RAF. No point wearing twisters with shiny plastic shoes and grey Farras.
Style notes from an inhabitant of the city where most of the scrounging pikeys that live there are are clad entirely in polyester faux sportswear... 8O
What? Colchester? Don't take the username at face value VB, unlike your own which is ancient Greek for boring civvie hat :D
 
#14
F*ckin' trouser twists yer poof....puttees thats wot real squaddies had, none of yer new fangled nancy boy sh*te....puttees and shirts hairy....made men of yer :wink:
 
#15
Geordie_Blerk said:
Don't take the username at face value VB, unlike your own which is ancient Greek for boring civvie hat :D
You really should have been beaten harder at your prep school old boy... I mean, confusing Greek with Latin, really! :wink:

Wouldn't have happened in my day, baaaaaah! :lol:

307, you've had some good advice and some quite mischevious advice - let that be your first lesson in the army; you will be stitched up massively in your first days!

Welcome to the great world of the military, I hope that it turns out to be all that you hoped.
 
#16
paragorge said:
* em off CS 95 has ties in to remove the need for bullshit twisters that wear out your combats
Can't beat twisters for parade, but down greenside, they're a bit bonk.
 
#17
Tomm said:
paragorge said:
* em off CS 95 has ties in to remove the need for bullshit twisters that wear out your combats
Can't beat twisters for parade, but down greenside, they're a bit bonk.
If you tie CS95 trousers at the rear of the boot and spread the excess, theres no difference.


SK
 
#18
Fascinating, fascinating!

Blousing trousers has intrigued me for a long, long time. The effort we expended on battledress trousers and gaiters! The lav chain idea was essential there if you couldn't get away with elastics.

Historians write about the changes in military fashion, but they mostly concentrate on stuff from previous centuries. Recent fashions - and that's what they are - are just as interesting. There was that fashon for tieing the bottom draw cord of the combat jacket round the waist so that it looked shorter overall, for example.

The current thread on carabiners is another case in point - and then there's the pursuit of the ideal beret shape ...

The British Army has always imitated the dominant military power, to some extent - short hair came from the Prussians after they munched up the frogs in 1870, for example - and I'm sure the whole high boot thing came about from all the exposure the US forces got in Vietnam. They might not have won the war, but they were the dominant power and they wore high boots with bloused trousers. I was wearing DMS and puttees at the time and thought 'Good oh! Up to date at last'. Then I found how much less comfortable the high boots were.

Off-hand, the only military fashions I can think of that we seem to have invented are the Sam Brown belt, the beret and the wooly pully. Are there any more?

I notice tv reports from Iraq that both UK and US soldiers seem quite casual about the whole blousing thing now - the draw cords in CS95 trousers have done it for us and presumably the Yanks are just scruffy.
 
#19
Vasco said:
Fascinating, fascinating!

Blousing trousers has intrigued me for a long, long time. The effort we expended on battledress trousers and gaiters! The lav chain idea was essential there if you couldn't get away with elastics..
We used bike chain to keep the trouser legs straight and accentuate the crease in the old battle dress. Useful in a punch up with the local Teds too. Yeah, we used to wear uniform out of camp in those days. Best way to get a lift ever.

I thought hi-leggers were brought in after the Falklands drenching caused trench foot amongst DMS wearers.
 
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#20
Vasco said:
Fascinating, fascinating!

Blousing trousers has intrigued me for a long, long time. The effort we expended on battledress trousers and gaiters! The lav chain idea was essential there if you couldn't get away with elastics.

Historians write about the changes in military fashion, but they mostly concentrate on stuff from previous centuries. Recent fashions - and that's what they are - are just as interesting. There was that fashon for tieing the bottom draw cord of the combat jacket round the waist so that it looked shorter overall, for example.

The current thread on carabiners is another case in point - and then there's the pursuit of the ideal beret shape ...

The British Army has always imitated the dominant military power, to some extent - short hair came from the Prussians after they munched up the frogs in 1870, for example - and I'm sure the whole high boot thing came about from all the exposure the US forces got in Vietnam. They might not have won the war, but they were the dominant power and they wore high boots with bloused trousers. I was wearing DMS and puttees at the time and thought 'Good oh! Up to date at last'. Then I found how much less comfortable the high boots were.

Off-hand, the only military fashions I can think of that we seem to have invented are the Sam Brown belt, the beret and the wooly pully. Are there any more?

I notice tv reports from Iraq that both UK and US soldiers seem quite casual about the whole blousing thing now - the draw cords in CS95 trousers have done it for us and presumably the Yanks are just scruffy.
All interesting stuff! I think 'boots, combat, high' came in as a result of a number of trench foot cases in the Falklands. They first appeared around 1983/84 and everyone was very chuffed with them, until they discovered that running in them could cause severe tendinitis and other lower leg problems. Cleverly enough, I managed to get frostbitten the first time I wore my 'combat highs' in the field, from lacing them too tight (thus restricting circulation), getting them soaked, and then basha-ing up in -15 degrees - very bright!

I would say that the camouflage combat jacket is basically a British invention. The Denison smock, although inspired by the German Waffen-SS and Fallschirmjäger smocks was actually a practical item which could be worn without a combat tunic underneath to carry all the shi-ite which infests soldiers' pockets.
 
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