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Old April 22 2013, 06:51 PM   #1
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When did camouflage become acceptable attire?

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?
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Old April 22 2013, 07:06 PM   #2
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Oh these kids and their fashions, we'll never understand!
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Old April 22 2013, 07:09 PM   #3
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Re: When did camouflage become acceptable attire?

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Oh these kids and their fashions, we'll never understand!
When you put it that way, it does make me sound like a crotchety old man fed up with today's youth
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Old April 22 2013, 07:19 PM   #4
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Re: When did camouflage become acceptable attire?

Camo? What nerds. Everyone knows that if you want to look cool at prom you go:

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Old April 22 2013, 07:20 PM   #5
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Camo has come in and out several times over the past couple of decades. Don't worry, it'll disappear again soon.
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Old April 22 2013, 07:24 PM   #6
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Re: When did camouflage become acceptable attire?

In my opinion, unless you're a soldier or just back from a hunting trip, camo is NEVER appropriate.
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Old April 22 2013, 07:28 PM   #7
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If someone's just back from a hunting trip and needs to go to a restaurant, he must not be a very good hunter.
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Old April 22 2013, 07:31 PM   #8
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Depends upon where you are... Maybe there's a budding survivalist group in the nearby hills?
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Old April 22 2013, 07:48 PM   #9
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The thing I don't understand is pink camo. Where exactly does that help you hide? I also don't understand the digicam pattern, are we hiding inside a computer monitor that we need to be pixelated?

But as for tux accessories coming in camo pattern... you can get vests and ties patterned in cartoon characters, so why not camo?
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Old April 22 2013, 07:51 PM   #10
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Camo became acceptable mainstream attire when it became more about culture than coverage.
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Old April 22 2013, 08:09 PM   #11
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If someone's just back from a hunting trip and needs to go to a restaurant, he must not be a very good hunter.
Oh, well, I have always understand that "hunting trip" is generally code for "we will sit around a campfire and drink for two days and then go home."

*cue "Second Day of Deer Camp" song*
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Old April 22 2013, 08:14 PM   #12
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Re: When did camouflage become acceptable attire?

Camo is nothing. You should be worried about denim!

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

WTF? When did this become acceptable? When did this become cool? But, most importantly, WHY did this become cool?

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Old April 22 2013, 08:19 PM   #13
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^About 30 years ago, when expensive denim became a fashion statement. For a casual meal, clean, nice jeans and a nice top became acceptable in most places.
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Old April 22 2013, 08:19 PM   #14
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When it comes to attire, I generally wear things I find comfortable to wear. But speaking in general terms, would I wear a camo tie, probably not. As for a camo vest surely that would be worn under a shirt. Though I wouldn't wear a camo waistcoat as part of a formal occasion. (and yes I do know US Vest = UK Waistcoat)
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Old April 22 2013, 08:20 PM   #15
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I have several pairs of camo cargo shorts. I love them.
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