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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sansome Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Nov 2020 at 9:57pm
Originally posted by Shorty Long Shorty Long wrote:

I just saw someone I know at the top of Reddit


My wife had 2 people contact her, my nephew said something and 2 others....
I’ve never read anything on Reddit, why now?
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String vests: no, I was not referring to string vests. String vests were not for tropical wear anyway but part of the British Army's cold weather layering system. A string vest was a most unusual garment, made of rather coarse string, and worn next to the skin. I think it must have been of Scandinavian origin, where it was used rather later than the British. I don't know when they quit issuing it. 

Over the string vest was worn a woolen short-sleeved undershirt (which they also called a vest), then the standard issue wool shirt, then one or two sweaters, which they called jerseys), and finally the famous windproof pullover smock. Collectors call them "SAS windproofs." 

The undershirt I was referring to was shaped just like a t-shirt but instead of being made of a stretchy knit material, it was made of a thin, open-weave material unlike anything I can think of at the moment. It may have been issued rather later than WWII, as the British tended not to issue undershirts for ordinary wear until relatively recently. They even call them t-shirts now. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote killer b Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Nov 2020 at 7:29am
I have an Aertex t-shirt made out of an open-weave cotton fabric which might be what you mean - just a minute.
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actually I can't find it, must by at my girlfriends - it's the same kind of material as this vest though

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BlueTrain Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Nov 2020 at 11:39am
That's the material, only I was referring to what we'd call a t-shirt. The US forces never issued anything like that or string vests, either. But the US Army certainly used to issue blue denim work clothes, up to around 1940. Since the army is reverting to a 1940s pinks and greens for semi-dress uniforms (which only officers used to wear), maybe they'll start issuing denims again, too, with Daisy Mae hats. The bus driver hats look awful, though.
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Many European Armed forces issued "String Shirts" or "net shirts" in the 1960's-90's. Here is a Finnish Army "Verkkopaita". At least Danish and Belgian Army had similar but even the sleeves were this netted cotton. 




Too much Denim - too little time...
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Things like that used to be available in outdoor shops but I think they're rather hard to find now. New, at least. 
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A modern and off the shelf available brand that makes these is brynje.
I had one for a while.
Made "Tom of Finnland jokes, when strolling around Camp". Sure makes you look like some "Blue Oyster Bar" Visitor w/o leather cahps.
The idea is that the netting creates an insulatin air cushion between skin and overshirt but also has some quick moisture wicking properties.
Ultimately, these were replaces by better, synthetic solutions.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bob Dale Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Nov 2020 at 7:46pm
Everyone hates the majority of their wardrobe from time to time right?

I feel like I have no idea how to dress myself even though I think about clothes a lot and thrift almost every day.


I dress my sons regularly, and am good at piecing together outfits for others but at least twice a month I wanna give away everything I own that doesnt have sentimental value.

Trying to get dressed for church and formal events makes me feel like I'm 15 again trying to get ready for a school banquet
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