Your thoughts on civilians wearing military/tactical gear?

DPM.... if the Army didn't change the pattern every few years (Eg. MTP) it wouldn't be a fashion statement.... nothing to with camouflage.... just the Army flogging old kit.
 
Admit it, when you saw him, a little bit of sex wee escaped didn't it.

...Or a bit of embarrassing bum dribble seeing all that glass meant to post a .338 Lapua round 1200 yards on something that is worthless beyond 50.
 
A trendy young lady in ASDA in a tailored DPM trouser suit, holding her young daughters hand, also in a DPM jacket and trousers, very bizarre.
I am noticing that more and more young people wearing camo jackets and cargo pocket ex militery gear, i fail to see the attraction, i could not get out of the bloody things quick enough. I used my reserve /call up stuff for work on construction sites, until it fell to pieces. :)

Precisely. They're hard wearing clothing. That's the attraction.
 
I don't think genuine homeless veterans wear military clothing. The scroungers who do wear some form of DPM smock will want people to think they served to con a few quid out of the gullible

As my brother put it on return from one of his tours in Afghanistan, you don't ever want to see the f'kin things again, never mind wear it. If you ever see someone in some form of combats, it's pretty much a guarantee they've never served.
 

Chef

LE
As my brother put it on return from one of his tours in Afghanistan, you don't ever want to see the f'kin things again, never mind wear it. If you ever see someone in some form of combats, it's pretty much a guarantee they've never served.
Thinking about that. When I was in the CCF, cutting about in a DPM jacket was de riguer. Then in my illustrious part time military career. SaS, Saturdays and Sundays I stopped wearing any military kit.

Nowadays I still wear green Boxhead shirts for work, (my KF shirts wore out) and a DPM smock for Nov 5th, 'cos I can get lots of fireworks in the pockets.:cool:
 

TamH70

MIA
Thinking about that. When I was in the CCF, cutting about in a DPM jacket was de riguer. Then in my illustrious part time military career. SaS, Saturdays and Sundays I stopped wearing any military kit.

Nowadays I still wear green Boxhead shirts for work, (my KF shirts wore out) and a DPM smock for Nov 5th, 'cos I can get lots of fireworks in the pockets.:cool:

Boxhead waterproof trousers, or at least the Flecktarn ones with the braces, are top quality.
 

ches

LE
I've got a pair of MTP kecks a serving mate lobbed my way as surplus to his requirements. I wear them for all my DIY jobs so are now covered in various splashes of emulsion, oil, brush cleaner, sugar soap & the like. Nice big pockets for keeping tools & shit in.
 

Stan_Deesey

Old-Salt
Thinking about that. When I was in the CCF, cutting about in a DPM jacket was de riguer. Then in my illustrious part time military career. SaS, Saturdays and Sundays I stopped wearing any military kit.

Nowadays I still wear green Boxhead shirts for work, (my KF shirts wore out) and a DPM smock for Nov 5th, 'cos I can get lots of fireworks in the pockets.:cool:

Are they the military shirts with the German flag on each arm? I thought they had always been in fashion, especially with long-haired left-wing types.
 
As my brother put it on return from one of his tours in Afghanistan, you don't ever want to see the f'kin things again, never mind wear it. If you ever see someone in some form of combats, it's pretty much a guarantee they've never served.
I was like that when I got home, but glad I didn't bin them. Shame they have shrunk though
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
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When I retire I'm going to buy one of these and prowl round the Home Counties looking for unsuspecting gardeners:

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Chef

LE
Are they the military shirts with the German flag on each arm? I thought they had always been in fashion, especially with long-haired left-wing types.
They are indeed.* As I mentioned upthread it causes the odd comment from Eastern European types. Plus one actual Boxhead who after a brief chat asked if I believed in God and that there was a convention on Sunday at Wembley.

I countered with the jazz evenings held on Sundays at my local.

I think I won that one :cool:

*I bought a couple online earlier this year, dated 81 and 91, never issued. Somewhere a German Q Bloke's retirement plan is coming to fruition.
 
They are indeed.* As I mentioned upthread it causes the odd comment from Eastern European types. Plus one actual Boxhead who after a brief chat asked if I believed in God and that there was a convention on Sunday at Wembley.

I countered with the jazz evenings held on Sundays at my local.

I think I won that one :cool:

*I bought a couple online earlier this year, dated 81 and 91, never issued. Somewhere a German Q Bloke's retirement plan is coming to fruition.
Stapler 1?
 
I Wear MTP for pest control on farms. What's the problem?

Better than that woodland shit or whatever it's called.
 
Croydon.... try Kilburn... women with slots for vison training to drive a T-55 down the high street.
The other half are just run of the mill normal shoplifters.

I was there once, I remember a woman in the full traditional garb, eyes staring rigidly straight ahead, knuckles white as she gripped the steering wheel for dear life, engine howling in pain as she proceeded down the middle of the road straddling the white lines at 15 MPH in first gear. Must have been doing 9000 RPM. Not a learner either, no L plates and she was alone in the car.
 

Chef

LE
I was there once, I remember a woman in the full traditional garb, eyes staring rigidly straight ahead, knuckles white as she gripped the steering wheel for dear life, engine howling in pain as she proceeded down the middle of the road straddling the white lines at 15 MPH in first gear. Must have been doing 9000 RPM. Not a learner either, no L plates and she was alone in the car.
Doesn't mean she's passed an actual driving test. Licence may be a joint family one, insurance optional.
 

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