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10-03-04, 11:25 AM #16
Actually we have the BEST uniform no matter which one we wear. Marines look the best in all of them.
10-03-04, 03:23 PM #17
Hey anyone know what a set of blues cost now???
10-03-04, 07:13 PM #18
If I can find my cash slip I will be able to give you the exact amount I paid for mine.
The above price includes everything, Barracks cover , Blouse, Trousers, collar emblems, stripes(E5), hash mark(1), Web belt, Buckle, Gloves, Shoes.
10-03-04, 07:14 PM #19
I should have added that this was at cash sales in Quantico, VA.
10-04-04, 06:39 PM #20
Actually, you can get off a FAR sight cheaper by ordering through MCCS online. I just ordered my FIRST set (as birthday ball is approaching, and I've gotta get 'em to the tailor) online for 166 bucks and change, with 7-10 day shipping. However, I have noted that the coat is backordered... anyone here affiliated with NEXnet or MCCS and know how long it'll take to get that order fulfilled?
10-04-04, 07:42 PM #21
Coat? Is there a coat with the Dress Blues? Maybe I was out of uniform not having one. Hummm, don't think so.
LivinSoFree, did you mean blouse?
10-04-04, 07:49 PM #22
I wore mine to a friends wedding, and I dare say I was looked at more than the wedding party!!!!
10-04-04, 10:47 PM #23
Roger that, greenside, I was reading the nomenclature off my order receipt, and the good 'ol brain housing group failed to kick in there. Thanks for the check.
10-04-04, 11:10 PM #24
What is the web site URL for MCCS?
10-05-04, 08:10 AM #25
That'll take you directly to the online enlisted uniform store (officers still have to order by phone).
10-05-04, 09:17 AM #26
10-05-04, 10:12 AM #27
Put mine on one time and that was at love field airport in 1967. Just came in from ITR on a short pass before shipping out for Nam. Wearing a Marine uniform in Calif in the 60's was not a good idea so you just got out of Dodge as soon as you could and jumped into your civies (high n tight still gave you away). I was still proud to be a Marine regardless of what the west coast people thought of us at the time. I still have mine and I can still get into them. No doubt the best uniform on the planet. Semper Fi
10-06-04, 04:06 AM #28yellowwingGuest Free Member
Hey gbudd, my Senior Drill Instructor in '83 told us about how he came a cross a hippie wearing a Dress Blue blouse. After a few minutes of "convincing", he talked him into giving it up!
10-06-04, 07:10 PM #29Originally posted by enviro
Actually the "coat" or "jacket" is the proper terminology. A "blouse" is a shirt - either worn by itself or underneath the service alpha coat.
But what is worn under a "blouse"? The Dress Blue Blouse is worn over a tee-shirt, right? If you remove the "blouse" you are out of uniform, right? If you remove a "coat" you are still fully dressed and remain in uniform, right?
I'm glad that we can now fully agree.
10-06-04, 08:29 PM #30
Let's take this exercise one step further.
I would not order my Dress Blues by asking for a coat, pants and a hat. Here's why.
Coats are worn over a uniform in cold weather. (What if it's hot?)
Men wear trousers. Under the trousers they wear skives. Both have a fly. (Useful).
Women wear pants. Under the pants they wear panties. (Well, sometimes. Men don't mind when they don't.) (Neither have a fly).
A hat is worn by civilians and other branches of the military. (Sometimes hard to tell apart).
Marines wear a cover. (Always looking sharp).
So---The order would be a blouse, trousers and a cover.
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