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CF Army Combat Top is too long..
« on: October 01, 2012, 16:15:04 »
I wear a 44z The length on the arms is fine, but it goes down a little too low. I fear that if I go down to a 42 or even a 40, the length on the arms will be too short. Any ideas?

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Re: CF Army Combat Top is too long..
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2012, 17:21:02 »
Welcome to clothing stores. We have two sizes: too big, too small... pick one.  >:D
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Re: CF Army Combat Top is too long..
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2012, 18:09:36 »
They have tailors employed by the CF
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Re: CF Army Combat Top is too long..
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2012, 18:31:23 »
They have tailors employed by the CF

Who won't touch anything unless its initial/just ordered DEU. I asked about having my shirts taken in at the waist because the only ones that fit the length of my arms are made for fat people and was told to "wait for the new combat shirts, they have an elastic waist".

However, if you do find a base that will tailor them let me know and I'll go there to get the shirts tailored.

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Re: CF Army Combat Top is too long..
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2012, 19:30:16 »
Well they fix zippers on combats so who know's.
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Re: CF Army Combat Top is too long..
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2012, 21:13:35 »
Welcome to clothing stores. We have two sizes: too big, too small... pick one.  >:D
Not true, the CF has issued a third size recently... lucky.
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CF Army Combat Top is too long..
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2012, 21:48:58 »
Usually the third size is n/s

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Re: CF Army Combat Top is too long..
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2012, 21:59:23 »
They're combats... they're not meant or required to be perfectly tailored... do they keep you from being naked in the face of the enemy? Then they're servicable.
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Re: CF Army Combat Top is too long..
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2012, 22:26:13 »
They're combats... they're not meant or required to be perfectly tailored... do they keep you from being naked in the face of the enemy? Then they're servicable.
The only thing that doesn't make me feel naked in the face of the enemy is my rifle with 2x frontline ammo load.  But then again my wife does say I'm a little "different".
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Re: CF Army Combat Top is too long..
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2012, 07:06:15 »
Usually the third size is n/s

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Re: CF Army Combat Top is too long..
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2012, 10:41:31 »
Is it even allowed to tailor combats? 
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Re: CF Army Combat Top is too long..
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2012, 18:57:12 »
Is it even allowed to tailor combats? 

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Re: CF Army Combat Top is too long..
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2012, 20:29:49 »
They're combats... they're not meant or required to be perfectly tailored... do they keep you from being naked in the face of the enemy? Then they're servicable.

The fact of the matter is we spend 99% of our time in combats in garrison, or in the public eye. Having a good fitting set of combats in fairly good condition is something every soldier should strive to do. It's also our garrison dress... unless you think we should reserve our combats for field stuff and bring back the garrison dress?
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Re: CF Army Combat Top is too long..
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2012, 21:18:58 »
The fact of the matter is we spend 99% of our time in combats in garrison, or in the public eye. Having a good fitting set of combats in fairly good condition is something every soldier should strive to do. It's also our garrison dress... unless you think we should reserve our combats for field stuff and bring back the garrison dress?

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Re: CF Army Combat Top is too long..
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2012, 21:29:02 »
unless you think we should reserve our combats for field stuff and bring back the garrison dress?

Nothing to see here.  Move along

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Re: CF Army Combat Top is too long..
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2012, 22:34:40 »
The fact of the matter is we spend 99% of our time in combats in garrison, or in the public eye. Having a good fitting set of combats in fairly good condition is something every soldier should strive to do. It's also our garrison dress... unless you think we should reserve our combats for field stuff and bring back the garrison dress?

Agreed, however soldiers do not fit any particular mold, that is to say not everyone looks good in a uniform and may not fit  the sizing system.

Plus we are not allowed, by QR & O to alter uniforms, other than DEU.

Plus some soldiers are bit.....portly? And do not look good in any uniform.
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Re: CF Army Combat Top is too long..
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2012, 23:12:25 »


Plus some soldiers are bit.....portly? And do not look good in any uniform.

There are Maternity sizes that are issued.    >:D
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Re: CF Army Combat Top is too long..
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2012, 02:32:11 »
Agreed, however soldiers do not fit any particular mold, that is to say not everyone looks good in a uniform and may not fit  the sizing system.

Plus we are not allowed, by QR & O to alter uniforms, other than DEU.

Plus some soldiers are bit.....portly? And do not look good in any uniform.

Unfortunately, the mould used to fashion our uniforms was more cubic than soldierly.

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Re: CF Army Combat Top is too long..
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2012, 17:24:06 »
I wear a 44z The length on the arms is fine, but it goes down a little too low. I fear that if I go down to a 42 or even a 40, the length on the arms will be too short. Any ideas?

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Re: CF Army Combat Top is too long..
« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2012, 17:32:05 »
The fact of the matter is we spend 99% of our time in combats in garrison, or in the public eye. Having a good fitting set of combats in fairly good condition is something every soldier should strive to do. It's also our garrison dress... unless you think we should reserve our combats for field stuff and bring back the garrison dress?

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Re: CF Army Combat Top is too long..
« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2012, 18:33:17 »
Like really skinny guys who look like they're wearing MC Hammer pants... JUST GET NEW PANTS!

Good luck. If you're tall and skinny in the CF you get MC hammer pants and a combat moomoo.

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Re: CF Army Combat Top is too long..
« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2012, 23:28:17 »

Good luck. If you're tall and skinny in the CF you get MC hammer pants and a combat moomoo.

Not to mention, even if you do attempt to get better fitting pants, clothing stores probably will not have your size (or anything mildly resembling it) in stock... but don't worry, the new combats are coming out.......................................     eventually  :nod:
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Re: CF Army Combat Top is too long..
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2017, 11:01:29 »
so, I've got a set of the newest combats, and while they are a nicer cut... the tall/skinny guys getting MC Hammer Pants and a Combat Moomoo is WORSE! Because of my shoulder width and torso length I wore a 7644, that size isn't in the system apparently, and the only size that won't be too tight is 7648. I look like a little kid wearing his dad's uniform for frig sakes! How the frig is this acceptable? Who are they modeling these for, Chris Farley?

So... venting aside, what's the procedure for getting these altered? Can I take them to the base tailor (or closest thing in the NCR?) or do I have to do it under the table, and play dumb if anyone notices?
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Re: CF Army Combat Top is too long..
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2017, 11:06:53 »
so, I've got a set of the newest combats, and while they are a nicer cut... the tall/skinny guys getting MC Hammer Pants and a Combat Moomoo is WORSE! Because of my shoulder width and torso length I wore a 7644, that size isn't in the system apparently, and the only size that won't be too tight is 7648. I look like a little kid wearing his dad's uniform for frig sakes! How the frig is this acceptable? Who are they modeling these for, Chris Farley?

So... venting aside, what's the procedure for getting these altered? Can I take them to the base tailor (or closest thing in the NCR?) or do I have to do it under the table, and play dumb if anyone notices?

Its been a while since I worked clothing but I do believe that operational clothing, which CADPAT is, are not to be tailored. 
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Re: CF Army Combat Top is too long..
« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2017, 11:40:22 »
so, I've got a set of the newest combats, and while they are a nicer cut... the tall/skinny guys getting MC Hammer Pants and a Combat Moomoo is WORSE! Because of my shoulder width and torso length I wore a 7644, that size isn't in the system apparently, and the only size that won't be too tight is 7648. I look like a little kid wearing his dad's uniform for frig sakes! How the frig is this acceptable? Who are they modeling these for, Chris Farley?

So... venting aside, what's the procedure for getting these altered? Can I take them to the base tailor (or closest thing in the NCR?) or do I have to do it under the table, and play dumb if anyone notices?

I recommend a 'tailoring parade'.

Fall in the platoon, in the gym, in their underwear, and have them bring all their combat clothing and boots with them. Pair them off in approximate height/weight.

Give them no more than one hour. Exactly. Trade clothing until everyone is equally dissatisfied.

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Re: CF Army Combat Top is too long..
« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2017, 11:50:36 »
 :rofl:

The whole point of getting a set of these, was so that when I was seen by dignitaries, while providing support to certain VVIPs, we'd look like a smartly dressed cohesive team. Unfortunately unless I get these tailored, it's going to look like something less professional.
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