Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
July 17, 2018, 10:28:50 PM
Home Help Login Register
News:

CAP Talk  |  General Discussion  |  Uniforms & Awards  |  Topic: Uniform Tips
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Pages: 1 ... 3 4 [5]  All Print
Author Topic: Uniform Tips  (Read 31358 times)
kwe1009
Salty & Seasoned Contributor

Posts: 915

« Reply #80 on: September 02, 2017, 05:37:03 PM »

If you are using white school glue then you can probably remove the device to reposition when you earn another device.  Plus, like PHall said, ribbons are cheap.
Logged
Jester
Seasoned Member

Posts: 306

« Reply #81 on: September 02, 2017, 09:09:29 PM »

If I have to order them from Vanguard, I'll make a ribbon last as long as possible. My military ribbons are easy, I can just go to MCS and grab them.

That's part of the reason I only use plastic racks instead of metal. I've had the metal ones slice a ribbon right off the backing just by sliding it on.
Logged
SarDragon
Global Moderator

Posts: 10,342
Unit: NAVAIRPAC

« Reply #82 on: September 02, 2017, 09:15:07 PM »

If I have to order them from Vanguard, I'll make a ribbon last as long as possible. My military ribbons are easy, I can just go to MCS and grab them.

That's part of the reason I only use plastic racks instead of metal. I've had the metal ones slice a ribbon right off the backing just by sliding it on.

It's all a matter of technique. I've wrecked exactly two ribbons on metal racks, and it was the same one - the purple and white POS that I've always had trouble with.
Logged
Dave Bowles
Maj, CAP
AT1, USN Retired
Mitchell Award (unnumbered)
C/WO, CAP, Ret
capcolorguard
Newbie

Posts: 1

« Reply #83 on: June 08, 2018, 05:37:27 PM »

I think these were all great tips! Thank you for sharing them! I have a question though, how often would you recommend you iron your blues and ABUs?
Logged
Eclipse
Too Much Free Time Award

Posts: 28,621

« Reply #84 on: June 08, 2018, 06:41:44 PM »

Often / never.
Logged


SarDragon
Global Moderator

Posts: 10,342
Unit: NAVAIRPAC

« Reply #85 on: June 10, 2018, 03:34:22 AM »

Blues coats and trousers should be sent to the dry cleaners after wearing three or four times, or when they are visibly dirty.  They need to be hung up between wearing to reduce wrinkling. They shouldn't really be ironed after they have been worn. That just embeds any dirt.

I launder my shirts after each wearing, but you might get away with two or three wearings if you are really careful. I have more than one, so I'm not wearing the same shirt all the time.

Utility uniforms - wash them and hang them up immediately out of the dryer. That means they are on the hanger when they go from the wash room to the closet. No wrinkles. :)
Logged
Dave Bowles
Maj, CAP
AT1, USN Retired
Mitchell Award (unnumbered)
C/WO, CAP, Ret
kwe1009
Salty & Seasoned Contributor

Posts: 915

« Reply #86 on: June 10, 2018, 02:49:41 PM »

ABUs are pretty good and being wrinkle resistant.  Unless you are overloading your dryer then they should come out with no wrinkles.

Blues should really only be dry cleaned.  You can iron them if needed but never directly.  Use something like a handkerchief between the iron and the blues.

Also, the service coat is a formal dress item and not an every day wear item.  It is worn for ceremonies or things like recruiting events.  If you only wear it when it is appropriate then it will last a long time between cleanings. 
Logged
J2H
Seasoned Member

Posts: 200
Unit: MER-MD-031

« Reply #87 on: June 10, 2018, 06:43:24 PM »

All you have to do is shake out the wrinkles and wear, that's what I used to do.  I dry clean my blues pants, tie, and cap once or twice a year, I use Dryel the rest of the time, and launder the blue shirt.
Logged
SSgt Jeffrey Hughes, Squadron NCO
Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron MD-031
#217169
Pages: 1 ... 3 4 [5]  All Print 
CAP Talk  |  General Discussion  |  Uniforms & Awards  |  Topic: Uniform Tips
 


Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP SMF 2.0.14 | SMF © 2017, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.051 seconds with 19 queries.