In fact.....have No.4 boxer shorts been mentioned anywhere yet? Great for covert arrsers, where else is more appropriate for arrse colours?, and the brown stripes down them would afford you a few days extra wear without undue laundry embarrassment.
The handkerchief has been something under discussion for some time. The CO has ignored this, despite pressure- I believe he is trying to offload a little too much onto GBTD. Also, bear in mind we will not have a regular supplier (we are not in Cyprus forever). I imagine the CO could ask the company that does ties to look into it- they usually do it.
Perhaps Darth could exert a little Mod influence on the Boss?