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Re: Raise your hand if you agree...
« Reply #50 on: February 01, 2008, 11:20:18 »
IIRC, when CADPAT was 1st issued, it was verboten to mix "IT" with anything else.
Then, it was OKd to wear with DEU as an equivalent to the old CANEX parka / windbreaker...
I wasn't too impressed when that happened but, as I was no longer responsible for the dress & discipline of anyone other than myself.... que sera, sera...
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Re: Raise your hand if you agree...
« Reply #51 on: February 01, 2008, 11:29:43 »
I have never had a problem with the issued gabardine (sp?) although I have only worn it in really cold temperatures a few times. With the exception of Rememberance Day I can't think of any activities that would have you outside in the cold for terribly long periods of time in your DEU's anyways. But then again I might very well be wrong. Feel free to correct me.
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Re: Raise your hand if you agree...
« Reply #52 on: February 01, 2008, 12:17:36 »
My mother bought me a Canex parka for a winter jacket when I was 13.   They were cheaper, believe it or not, than a parka at the stores.  Still have it, although I haven't worn it with DEU.  It would have to be better than the gabardine, though.

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Re: Raise your hand if you agree...
« Reply #53 on: February 01, 2008, 12:54:52 »
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I have have worn the OD & CF Green greatcoats.
I liked the look the brass buttons gave to the OD coat.  The huge colar also did a good job of protecting the face on cold windy days.
The cheap Plastic buttons & stiff wool of the CF green one made it a dissapointment.
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Re: Raise your hand if you agree...
« Reply #54 on: February 01, 2008, 16:28:41 »
I've read the thread a few times, but I can't find anyone mentioning our old "paint by numbers" jacket (with belt / branch buckle).

I mentioned this when I crossed it out - it is something between Operational and Service dress and is not, in my opinion, required.
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Re: Raise your hand if you agree...
« Reply #55 on: February 01, 2008, 16:31:35 »
I never minded the paint-by-numbers work dress jacket but I absolutely HATED the garrison boots.  They were so stiff I was always afraid to fall down the stairs.  :-[
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Re: Raise your hand if you agree...
« Reply #56 on: February 01, 2008, 17:03:31 »
I have never had a problem with the issued gabardine (sp?) although I have only worn it in really cold temperatures a few times. With the exception of Rememberance Day I can't think of any activities that would have you outside in the cold for terribly long periods of time in your DEU's anyways. But then again I might very well be wrong. Feel free to correct me.

Yeah, it works fine. Unless you happen to be in a Highland unit; then it just makes you look like a flasher. Looking from the bottom up, spats, hose, bare legs and then that long coat doesn't go over well. Members of our unit training for deployment with the regs had to carefully point out this fact so as not to look foolish on Remembrance day. They were cold, but dignified.

100% in agreement with Teddy, especially the stable belts - that's something I'd really like to see, just not mixed with combats like the British army does.