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Yochanan
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« on: December 18, 2016, 06:26:46 PM »

I ordered 2 pairs from Vanguard. The clips aren't like anything that I have seen before. What do they attach to? They're designed like they are supposed to go on something that also has holes. Do I make holes in the socks?
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2016, 06:28:57 PM »



I usually attach them to the shirt while it is still on the hanger and I'm doing insignia, epaulet sleeves, etc.
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2016, 10:53:01 PM »

I sew buttons on my shirt tail where the clips would go. Then I get rid of the plastic piece of the clip. The remaining metal piece I loop over the button. For a little extra hold I add a little black rubber hair band.
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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2016, 12:29:47 AM »

The ones I have don't clip to your socks.  They have loops that you step on/in to. One less thing to worry about.


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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2016, 04:14:47 PM »

The ones I have don't clip to your socks.  They have loops that you step on/in to. One less thing to worry about.


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Much prefer those myself as well. Plus I've found the quality tends to be better.
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2016, 09:01:56 AM »

You put them on in any way that *when* they come loose, you don't start singing falsetto.   LOL

As XRay said, spring for the ones with the foot loops.  Your groin will thank you.
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2016, 09:07:32 AM »

You put them on in any way that *when* they come loose, you don't start singing falsetto.   LOL

As XRay said, spring for the ones with the foot loops.  Your groin will thank you.

But then your socks can fall down.
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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2016, 09:09:05 AM »

Meh. Never wore 'em, never had an issue. I did use the "hidden tailor" which is a grippy strip you put inside the waistband that keeps your shirt from travelling.
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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2016, 09:13:56 AM »

You put them on in any way that *when* they come loose, you don't start singing falsetto.   LOL

As XRay said, spring for the ones with the foot loops.  Your groin will thank you.

But then your socks can fall down.

If you have a problem with your socks falling down and are not a Gallus gallus domesticus, then you need to buy new socks to replace ones that are worn out or ones in an appropriate size.  LOL
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« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2016, 09:51:18 AM »

I wore those things for years as a cadet (CAP/NJROTC) and later in the Navy and Air Force. About 15 years ago I switched over to the "Hidden Tailor" that THRAWN mentioned and don't regret the change. Its much more comfortable to wear and I don't have to worry about one of the garters snapping loose.
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« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2016, 10:08:29 AM »

I wear a hidden tailor every day at work. Love it. I usually forget I have it on and remember when I start getting undressed at home lol. Seriously best investment ever. Keeps my shirt tight even with getting up and down all day from my desk.
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« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2016, 10:15:57 AM »

I do the exact same thing. Even on a casual day with a polo shirt.  :)
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« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2016, 10:25:39 AM »

It lasts forever.

https://www.amazon.com/Heros-Pride-Shirt-Tailor-Rubber/dp/B00AERULIU
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« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2017, 06:58:53 PM »

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nvholders/nv-s-holder-will-keep-your-shirt-perfectly-tucked



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« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2017, 11:26:34 PM »

I guess women are not wearing as much hose nowadays, so the company that made those for women figured out turning the garters over and market them for those needing shirts to stay inside and tight...

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« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2017, 11:11:54 AM »

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nvholders/nv-s-holder-will-keep-your-shirt-perfectly-tucked




That's actually a very interesting twist on it.
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« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2017, 12:49:01 PM »

And on the plus side, when one of the straps pops off, you don't get hit in the nether regions...
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« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2017, 05:39:33 PM »

I wonder how bad the thigh wraparound rides up in actual use.
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« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2017, 08:15:08 PM »

Unless you're serving on an honor guard, shirt garters are just plain weird.
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« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2017, 08:25:34 PM »

Unless you're serving on an honor guard, shirt garters are just plain weird.
Weird?  Feel free to elaborate.

They hold your shirt down so you don't look like you just rolled out of the dryer.

And there are a LOT of people in CAP who should be wearing them and don't, especially with whites.
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« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2017, 08:53:00 PM »

Most people in the real military would laugh at you for donning those.
CAP takes textiles WAY too seriously.
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« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2017, 09:29:42 PM »

Most people in the real military would laugh at you for donning those.

Ah - got it.  Noted.

Thanks for pointing out that me, and pretty much everyone I've ever seen in a military uniform, CAP or otherwise, are wrong.

Good to know.
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« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2017, 09:45:42 PM »

Most people in the real military would laugh at you for donning those.
CAP takes textiles WAY too seriously.

I wore them my entire 31-1/2 year career in the "real military" any time I had to wear something other then Fatigues/BDU's/ABU's/Flight Suits.
Don't recall any laughter either.
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« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2017, 10:03:14 PM »

Most people in the real military would laugh at you for donning those.
CAP takes textiles WAY too seriously.

Uh what? I'm pretty sure my first pair were issued at Parris Island. Every Marine I know wore them every time you were in anything but cammies.
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« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2017, 10:25:00 PM »

I'm with Tim and PHall. I never wear a service or dress uniform without shirt stays. I refuse to look like a billowy mushroom.
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« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2017, 12:25:58 AM »

8 years in the real military, the non-shirtstay wearers were in the minority.

I'm very curious where you draw this from.
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« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2017, 12:54:12 AM »

I have to say that the Canoe Club has less opportunity to wear shirt garters than the other services. I never wore them on AD, and only saw Marines wear them when I was stationed jointly with them.
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« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2017, 10:49:02 AM »

I have to say that the Canoe Club has less opportunity to wear shirt garters than the other services. I never wore them on AD, and only saw Marines wear them when I was stationed jointly with them.

I guess because the dress whites and dress blues weren't tucked in and you wore a tshirt under it if I remember correctly? The khakis would be the only chance I assume.
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« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2017, 11:09:24 AM »

I have to say that the Canoe Club has less opportunity to wear shirt garters than the other services. I never wore them on AD, and only saw Marines wear them when I was stationed jointly with them.

I guess because the dress whites and dress blues weren't tucked in and you wore a tshirt under it if I remember correctly? The khakis would be the only chance I assume.

You forgot about the recently introduced NSU for E1-E6. Same as chucks but with different color trousers.
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« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2017, 11:11:59 AM »

8 years in the real military, the non-shirtstay wearers were in the minority.

I'm very curious where you draw this from.

Concur. Even those that didn't wear the slingshots wore something
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« Reply #30 on: March 03, 2017, 11:20:34 AM »

Gents, I think CAPLTC is one of those fine folks who likes to join a board, stir up a bunch of crap and then watch the furball.
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« Reply #31 on: March 03, 2017, 11:28:48 AM »

I have to say that the Canoe Club has less opportunity to wear shirt garters than the other services. I never wore them on AD, and only saw Marines wear them when I was stationed jointly with them.

I guess because the dress whites and dress blues weren't tucked in and you wore a tshirt under it if I remember correctly? The khakis would be the only chance I assume.

You forgot about the recently introduced NSU for E1-E6. Same as chucks but with different color trousers.

I remember in PCola for A school some of my navy classmates wore shirt stays on the chambray utility shirts too.
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« Reply #32 on: March 03, 2017, 11:31:33 AM »

Gents, I think CAPLTC is one of those fine folks who likes to join a board, stir up a bunch of crap and then watch the furball.


Yea, seems like a drive-by in progress.
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« Reply #33 on: March 03, 2017, 11:36:32 AM »

I have to say that the Canoe Club has less opportunity to wear shirt garters than the other services. I never wore them on AD, and only saw Marines wear them when I was stationed jointly with them.

I guess because the dress whites and dress blues weren't tucked in and you wore a tshirt under it if I remember correctly? The khakis would be the only chance I assume.

You forgot about the recently introduced NSU for E1-E6. Same as chucks but with different color trousers.

Didn't forget. Don't know about it. Been awhile since I've seen a Sailor in uniform.
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« Reply #34 on: March 03, 2017, 01:23:57 PM »

I have to say that the Canoe Club has less opportunity to wear shirt garters than the other services. I never wore them on AD, and only saw Marines wear them when I was stationed jointly with them.

I guess because the dress whites and dress blues weren't tucked in and you wore a tshirt under it if I remember correctly? The khakis would be the only chance I assume.

You forgot about the recently introduced NSU for E1-E6. Same as chucks but with different color trousers.

I remember in PCola for A school some of my navy classmates wore shirt stays on the chambray utility shirts too.
Well, there was instructor duty. Whole different zoo.

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