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Old April 23 2013, 01:34 AM   #31
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Re: When did camouflage become acceptable attire?

My wife looks hot in camo... especially when it's skimpy!
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Old April 23 2013, 02:19 AM   #32
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Re: When did camouflage become acceptable attire?

I think camo looks like shrubbery threw up.
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Old April 23 2013, 05:03 AM   #33
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Re: When did camouflage become acceptable attire?

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The thing I don't understand is pink camo. Where exactly does that help you hide?
Someplace where there are lots of flamingos.
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Old April 23 2013, 05:23 AM   #34
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Re: When did camouflage become acceptable attire?

We currently wear the "multicam" camo here in Afghanistan. Its pretty effective in the environment we are in and the Marines wear their digital pattern.

Its interesting seeing some of the different camo patterns from other countries as there are alot of coalition forces on my camp.

I do wear old BDU and DCU pants sometimes when I'm back home, but its usually only when I go to a metal show. I don't wear them when I go out to eat or run to the Food Lion.
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Old April 23 2013, 05:27 AM   #35
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Re: When did camouflage become acceptable attire?

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The thing I don't understand is pink camo. Where exactly does that help you hide?
Someplace where there are lots of flamingos.
Why would people hide out in Rip Taylor's front yard?
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Old April 23 2013, 02:12 PM   #36
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Re: When did camouflage become acceptable attire?

Believe it or not, pink blends in quite nicely in certain desert environments.
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Old April 23 2013, 02:13 PM   #37
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Re: When did camouflage become acceptable attire?

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Believe it or not, pink blends in quite nicely in certain desert environments.
Las Vegas, especially.
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Old April 23 2013, 04:17 PM   #38
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Re: When did camouflage become acceptable attire?

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Your location is Kentucky. You're surprised?
This. (Also: oh man, that song was the WORST.)


Whenever I see civlians in camo I usually assume they're trying to piggyback on the honor of military service, and I further assume they're probably huge dickwads.


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I mean, for fuck's sake, the Navy's current "camouflage" is BRIGHT BLUE, isn't it?
It was expertly designed to make it extremely difficult to locate sailors who've fallen overboard.
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Old April 23 2013, 04:41 PM   #39
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Your location is Kentucky. You're surprised?
This. (Also: oh man, that song was the WORST.)


Whenever I see civlians in camo I usually assume they're trying to piggyback on the honor of military service, and I further assume they're probably huge dickwads.
Not a terribly good assumption.
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Old April 23 2013, 08:22 PM   #40
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Re: When did camouflage become acceptable attire?

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Your location is Kentucky. You're surprised?

Seriously, here's a song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stsdZvryy3I
I know. I see enough stupid shit that I shouldn't be surprised anymore, but I like to keep an optimistic view of humanity, but unfortunately, especially around here, the area has a way of destroying my optimism.
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Old April 23 2013, 08:28 PM   #41
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I'm a waiter at a steak house, so I'm used to dealing with people. Most of these people are some of the nicest you'll ever meet, some are the douche-ist of the douchebags. All in all, I have over ten years of serving experience with a wide array of people. But, something has been grating on my mind here lately, and an event on Saturday night brought this question to the front of my mind.

When did camouflage become acceptable dinner attire? I'm aware that some people hunt, others are in the military. I don't have a problem with people going out to eat in BDUs. It's the people wearing pristine, clean camo that's got me baffled. "Put on your finest camo, we're going out to eat! Wooo!" This says to me that they've not done any hunting, and they're wearing it because they think it's cool.

But, the event that happened Saturday was some of the area schools were having their proms. And some boys came in wearing black tuxedos with CAMOUFLAGE VESTS AND TIES. WTF? When did this become acceptable? When did this become cool? But, most importantly, WHY did this become cool?
No idea. My uneducated guess would be for the same reason people drive SUVs in inner cities, to get the illusion of an experience (It's kind of the third generation of car advertisement. Back in the days it were utilitarian arguments, how efficient and safe is the car and so on, then came keeping up with the Joneses, cars as prestige object and now it is car as a vessel which helps you to dream. We don't evolve, we regress.) Modern life is so boring but if I wear this military stuff or drive this little monster truck I can pretend that I am in the jungle.
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Old April 23 2013, 08:29 PM   #42
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Re: When did camouflage become acceptable attire?

To answer the OP's question: The 70s.
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Old April 23 2013, 09:10 PM   #43
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Re: When did camouflage become acceptable attire?

I have a nice camouflage jacket, can't find it though.
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Old April 23 2013, 10:32 PM   #44
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Re: When did camouflage become acceptable attire?

I don't mind it. To each his/her/its own. It's like back in the 90's when people wore stuff with Kente cloth.
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Old April 23 2013, 11:07 PM   #45
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Re: When did camouflage become acceptable attire?

This kind of reminds me of a Dave Berg "The Lighter Side Of" strip from Mad Magazine, where a college girl asks a fellow male student, who's wearing an all-camo outfit, if there's any significance or reason he's wearing it, and he says he just likes the fact that he can wear it for months on end without changing it, because the camo pattern hides stains.
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