Smart....fookin smart? It’s a useless bit of kit that should be binned by the army. If the Guards types, heavy / county infantry, RAF wants to keep it, then fine, but to most, it’s just a useless bit of very rarely used kit that takes up locker space. It’s probably more expensive than an extra pair of boots as well, so not exactly valve for money.
Come on really there has to be an IDF reverse ally joke in there somewhere.
We had (one of many ) an RSM who banned us from shaving KF shirts, cutting liners out of berets etc and had anyone he found with tailored kit marched to the QM's by the Provost staff to be made to sign for diffies. The Cpls mess started a worn as issued revolution. No berets were shaped, boots weren't burnt down and no regimental PRI bought kit was worn. The CO had a word with the RSM about the embarrassing state of his troops and he relented. I was told he was posted out to a training establishment and normality returned to the lads.