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NIN
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« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2017, 03:15:24 PM »

Something, something, cart before horse, something.

Oh, come on, Chuck, you've been at this as long as me. Occasionally, thats how it works.

Otherwise, we'd be saying "something, something, Vanguard, something" :)
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« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2017, 04:46:20 PM »

...the Vanguard side was ready before the CAP side.

Something, something, cart before horse, something.

Psshhh...the horse hasn't been funded for 10 years and "...the cart's gonna be great, great.  It's gonna be huge..."

The current, broken version is now 3 years old, and everything is still on hold because somebody upgraded
the machine with all the .pdfs on it to Windows 10 and now Acrobat 7 won't work, so they can't change the numbers on the first page.
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« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2017, 04:50:53 PM »

Well, looks like I'll have the polos by either Saturday or Monday... Vanguard just sent me a shipping email. Not too shabby, considering three days to ship the shirts with embroidery added. I'll send some good quality pictures comparing the two and the size differences between the XL regular polo and the XL tactical one.
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« Reply #23 on: July 13, 2017, 05:16:32 PM »

the real question is can we wear it untucked
it is, after all, tactical.
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« Reply #24 on: July 13, 2017, 07:41:27 PM »

The tactical version is pretty dark.  I saw one at a squadron meeting recently and legitimately thought that the member had had the seal embroidered on a self-purchased black polo.

Sounds like LAPD blue.  I just ordered one, so when it arrives I will do a side-by-side photo comparison and if I come up with anything significant I will post the pictures here.

LAPD calls it "midnight navy."
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« Reply #25 on: July 13, 2017, 08:15:35 PM »

"Tactical golf shirt."

What about that strikes me as funny? Other than that with my golf game, other people should be wearing them on the links.

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« Reply #26 on: July 14, 2017, 04:54:48 AM »

LAPD calls it "midnight navy."

Well if you want to be super picky we should both be calling it "PANTONE 19-4110".  Except that would actually be a real uniform quality specification and Vanguard doesn't do that.
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« Reply #27 on: July 14, 2017, 10:42:13 AM »

Oh, come on, Chuck, you've been at this as long as me. Occasionally, thats how it works.

Shh!  You'll blow my cover.  The forum system still thinks I'm new to all this.
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« Reply #28 on: July 15, 2017, 03:04:54 AM »

LAPD calls it "midnight navy."

Well if you want to be super picky we should both be calling it "PANTONE 19-4110".  Except that would actually be a real uniform quality specification and Vanguard doesn't do that.

Not being picky. Just offering a piece of trivia. Retain it and win a bar bet sometime. Or don't. I don't care.
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« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2017, 09:10:22 PM »

Good.
This is a positive update.
I wish they'd do a button-down as an option too.
Ala:
http://www.511tactical.com/511-tactical-shirt-short-sleeve-cotton.html
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« Reply #30 on: July 17, 2017, 09:05:16 AM »

A decent 5.11-style button-down might work, as long as it doesn't invoke memories of the CAP guayabera shirt option from the 1990s.  Eeesh. 
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« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2017, 09:40:33 AM »

A decent 5.11-style button-down might work, as long as it doesn't invoke memories of the CAP guayabera shirt option from the 1990s.  Eeesh.


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« Reply #32 on: July 17, 2017, 10:00:19 AM »

Anyways, I received my shipment today... And it is missing one of the shirts. However the one I did receive I am pleasantly surprised how much I like it. It does look a tad dark compared to the old polo and it is definitely longer, although my old polo has shrunk a bit since I got it. The loops on the shoulders for radio mics aren't as prominent as I expected, which is a good thing IMO. The brand is CornerStone and the shirt is called "Select Snag Proof Tactical Polo" if you want to look it up, the polo seems to get good reviews on Amazon at least...
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« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2017, 11:15:20 AM »

I wear an XL in the "standard" knit polo...how's the sizing on this one?
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« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2017, 12:25:00 PM »

I wear an XL in the "standard" knit polo...how's the sizing on this one?

How does your standard knit feel? A little snug or big? If it feels like it fits okay or a little loose, I think the XL would be right for you. If it's snug, maybe the 2XL might be better. My standard polo seems to have shrunk a little bit even though it's polyester so while it still fits, it's not as roomy as it used to be. The new polo has a slightly tapered fit it seems so while it fits pretty good now, I hope that although it's made out of polyester, it won't shrink at all or very little.
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« Reply #35 on: July 17, 2017, 02:35:37 PM »

The tactical version is pretty dark.  I saw one at a squadron meeting recently and legitimately thought that the member had had the seal embroidered on a self-purchased black polo.

Sounds like LAPD blue.  I just ordered one, so when it arrives I will do a side-by-side photo comparison and if I come up with anything significant I will post the pictures here.

Color according to the manufacturer is Dark Navy Blue. It does look pretty good though and I'll post pictures tonight
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« Reply #36 on: July 17, 2017, 03:25:03 PM »

How does your standard knit feel? A little snug or big? If it feels like it fits okay or a little loose, I think the XL would be right for you.
I'm in the okay/little loose area with the XL knit, so this is exactly what I needed to hear.  Thanks!
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« Reply #37 on: July 17, 2017, 05:38:15 PM »

Yeah, XL should be good. And here are the pictures:

Yellowish light:
White-ish light:
Outdoor light:
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« Reply #38 on: July 17, 2017, 09:06:06 PM »

Color-wise, the new shirt is closer in color to my 2003 era polo shirts than to the more recent ones. The fabric is closer, too, 60% cotton, 40% polyester.

My long sleeve shirt has the coarser weave, lighter color fabric, 35% polyester, 65% cotton.
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« Reply #39 on: July 18, 2017, 08:30:14 AM »

So, the question is: are the new tactical polos the soon-to-be default, 39-1 approved version since that'll make three versions of the embroidered polo out there - the cotton version that fades after two washes (and is no longer sold), the "new" blended version with the orange label (left side of the photos above) that seems to hold up well, and the new tactical one.
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