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cadetcadet
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« on: April 25, 2019, 08:26:27 PM »

I don’t know where my old topic went but maybe its because of my grammar.

Can I [mix and match  Edited-DN] if I can’t find both male tops and bottoms?  Like cross male top with female bottom?  Is there a difference?
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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2019, 10:02:05 PM »

Maybe you'd like to find a better title for this, troop.

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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2019, 10:11:24 PM »

I don’t know where my old topic went but maybe its because of my grammar.

Can I [mix and match  Edited-DN] if I can’t find both male tops and bottoms?  Like cross male top with female bottom?  Is there a difference?
1. No. Males cannot wear female uniforms.
2. They are cut different.
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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2019, 10:19:06 PM »

Can they tell though?  Like if worst comes to wurst then is it noticable?
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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2019, 10:46:03 PM »

It is noticeable.
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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2019, 12:24:07 AM »

Pretty sure the zipper on the pants and the buttons on the shirt are reversed (left vs right)


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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2019, 12:27:15 AM »

Are we talking blues or ABUs?
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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2019, 12:29:33 AM »

Perhaps if you asked the actual question, or are you just looking to get responses?



If you're talking about a field uniform ABU / BDU, there are no "male and female", at least
not in standard cuts available from Vanguard.
https://www.vanguardmil.com/collections/cap-abu-uniform



The trousers, especially, would be the same.
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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2019, 05:54:16 AM »

No sorry i thought crossdress meant mixing clothes from different batches i was meaning the abu

i see a lot of abus on ebay that are female and i have a small 26 inch waste so the male ones dont fit and vanguard is too expensive sorry for the wrong words


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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2019, 09:57:59 AM »

Words are important, and some words have other, more charged meanings. Know your audience.

Yes, in the USAF-issue world, ABUs are cut slightly differently between male & female variants. Functionally (pockets, buttons, plackets, etc) they are the same. The trousers, especially, will be a little less obviously different.

If you're a smaller cadet and the female versions will fit you better, nobody is going to point and shout "female trousers!!"
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« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2019, 02:11:02 PM »

Perhaps if you asked the actual question, or are you just looking to get responses?



If you're talking about a field uniform ABU / BDU, there are no "male and female", at least
not in standard cuts available from Vanguard.
https://www.vanguardmil.com/collections/cap-abu-uniform



The trousers, especially, would be the same.

Funny, AAFES seems to think there is a male and female version of the ABU. I think I trust them more then Scamguard.
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« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2019, 04:24:33 PM »

Our former commander (female) bought male pants because they fit better.
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« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2019, 04:59:38 PM »

Our former commander (female) bought male pants because they fit better.

Yep, that's allowed in both CAPM 39-1 and AFI 36-2903 only for BDU's/ABU's. Paragraph 5.1 for those interested in looking it up.
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