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Old 04-01-2019, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Rathdrum, ID
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When I was in, the main working uniform was bell-bottom dungarees with a light-blue chambray shirt topped by the white hat. About a year before I was separated, they switched to straight-leg blue pants and blue shirts and a blue ball cap. The dungarees were much, much more comfortable. We had dress blues, dress white, and two other uniforms, (un-dress whites and un-dress blues?). Yeah, too many. We rarely wore the dress uniforms.

As part of my Sea Cadet duties today, we wear the NWU Type-1 Blueberries. Those are incredibly uncomfortable in hot or warm weather. More often than not, I just wear khakis because the NWUs are so uncomfortable. We're supposed to switch in another year or two to the current NWU Type III uniforms, which I've been told are a lot more comfortable.
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Old 04-01-2019, 03:42 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Why on earth have camouflage uniforms...to blend in with trees and shrubbery on board?
No. To blend in with the United States Armed Forces... No one cares what they look like "on board".
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Location: Middle America
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When I was in, the main working uniform was bell-bottom dungarees with a light-blue chambray shirt topped by the white hat. About a year before I was separated, they switched to straight-leg blue pants and blue shirts and a blue ball cap. The dungarees were much, much more comfortable. We had dress blues, dress white, and two other uniforms, (un-dress whites and un-dress blues?). Yeah, too many. We rarely wore the dress uniforms.

As part of my Sea Cadet duties today, we wear the NWU Type-1 Blueberries. Those are incredibly uncomfortable in hot or warm weather. More often than not, I just wear khakis because the NWUs are so uncomfortable. We're supposed to switch in another year or two to the current NWU Type III uniforms, which I've been told are a lot more comfortable.
Husband just got them, and agrees that they're more comfortable, but he never hated the Type-1s, either (but, he's rarely been in super hot environments with them...even in Iraq, he wore desert camo). Mostly, he just hates having to buy whole new sets every few years because they can't quit tweaking stuff. He wears khakis, mostly, too.

One thing he's never bothered with, ever, in all his years, is dinner dress. Basic dress blues or choker whites suffice, and he almost never has any occasion where dinner dress would even be needed. The few times it has been been a reasonable option, dress blues/choker whites were fine as well (Navy Birthday Ball, dining in, dining out, etc.).
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Husband just got them, and agrees that they're more comfortable, but he never hated the Type-1s, either (but, he's rarely been in super hot environments with them...even in Iraq, he wore desert camo). Mostly, he just hates having to buy whole new sets every few years because they can't quit tweaking stuff. He wears khakis, mostly, too.

One thing he's never bothered with, ever, in all his years, is dinner dress. Basic dress blues or choker whites suffice, and he almost never has any occasion where dinner dress would even be needed. The few times it has been been a reasonable option, dress blues/choker whites were fine as well (Navy Birthday Ball, dining in, dining out, etc.).
Showed my wife photos of dinner dress Navy uniforms. Said they looked like waiters’ uniforms. I worked in the engine room of steam driven ships. In the summer those work spaces were over 115 degrees away from the direct air vents and with high levels of humidity. Some days were so hot we were limited as to how long we could remain in the space and how long we had to stay out of the space before going back down. If we were wearing coveralls we would take them off the top and tie the sleeves around our waist. If we were wearing dungarees it was more comfortable. Sometimes we had officers and chiefs who gave the OK for us to remove our dungaree shirts leaving us in white t-shirts. Far too often we had officers like in the movie Mister Roberts who wanted us in proper uniform at all times regardless of work conditions while the officer sat in the air conditioned main control room or the engineering department offices.
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