Started by NIN, February 13, 2019, 09:46:59 pm
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QuoteI wanted to give anybody looking for the CAP Aviator shirt combo a heads up that there are some appropriate shirts in various sizes available on Ebay. An example is here:https://www.ebay.com/itm/FLYING-CROSS-Mens-White-Long-Slv-Poly-Blend-Uniform-Shirt-24W5100-Sz-16-NEW/291659445982?hash=item43e841f6de:g:q-cAAOSwgNRV8xfd:rk:3:pf:1&frcectupt=trueSize 16, $9.00 with free shipping is a steal. The same seller has shirts up to size 18.I would caution: watch out when looking at aviator shirts, as many "aviator" shirts are actually law enforcement shirts and have different pocket designs.The two kinds of pockets that are OK for CAP wear are shown below: angled and mitered. The law enforcement/EMS versions of these shirts have scalloped pockets and the sewn-in vertical creases as pictured below. Those are a no-go for CAP wear.Also, and this is just my personal preference: Van Heusen shirts, especially the "poplin" ones, are kind of thin and chintzy and "pill up" quickly. I've had very good luck with the "Flying Cross"-brand "Distinguished" line of shirts (they sell their blue shirts thru AAFES as the "premium" shirts..) These shirts have the mitered pockets just like the USAF blue shirt does. Their fabric is a little heavier, too.Happy hunting!
Quote from: NIN on February 14, 2019, 04:02:58 pmGreat point, Chuck. My only caveat to that whole thing is that I was pointing out to my seniors that pilot (aviator) shirts can be had cheaply in a variety of sources and configurations.There's a tendency to default to the polo shirt because its "cheap" (well, not really), when in reality that's not the minimum basic uniform, nor should it be.A pretty inexpensive uniform, and the one that meets the requirements.
Quote from: Dwight Dutton on February 14, 2019, 04:28:45 pmThe polo shirt is the uniform of, well, lazy people more concerned with doing the job than the dog and pony show.
Quote from: NIN on February 14, 2019, 04:02:58 pmyes, you can get the silkscreened polo for for $27.
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Quote from: usaf730 on April 05, 2019, 06:06:52 pmHa! Don't get me wrong. it is a battle. Thankfully I'm still in government service and I'm required to keep the beer belly tame.
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