Formal Evening Dress (AF) - Historical

Started by Hawk200, November 30, 2019, 04:09:07 pm

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flyboy53

Sometimes it's fun just to take and old uniform and make it period correct with the appropriate insignia, like the old wings that point down. The hunt for some of that insignia may prove a challenge.

Certainly, it may only hang in the closet, but doing something period correct helps familiarize you with the evolution of the different uniforms.

Back in the late 70s, Air Force Security Police wore an "Ike Jacket" uniform with hooks along the bottom of the jacket to help hold up the blue or white pistol belt. I had one even though I was a security specialist and not an LE. So, I completed the jacket with shield, airman strips, badge and functional badge even though I would never wear it again. The jacket now sits in a display case at my American Legion Post. You might want to consider doing the same.