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The return of barefoot running....now with Five Fingers!

phrogdriver

More humble than you would understand
pilot
Super Moderator
For the Marine shorts, the new regulation shorts have a horrible liner that immediately becomes a thong during any actual physical activity. The new olive Underarmor shorts, which technically aren't uniform, but are virtually indistinguishable, actually work fine.
 

mmx1

Woof!
pilot
Contributor
For the Marine shorts, the new regulation shorts have a horrible liner that immediately becomes a thong during any actual physical activity. The new olive Underarmor shorts, which technically aren't uniform, but are virtually indistinguishable, actually work fine.
We have new shorts? Are these the quasi-swim trunks with the black liner?
 

phrogdriver

More humble than you would understand
pilot
Super Moderator
That's what they're selling in the PX as the official PT shorts now, anyway.
 

MasterBates

Well-Known Member
Looks like a common sense win for Big Navy.

NAVADMIN 238/11
SUBJ/MINIMALIST FOOTWEAR//
RMKS/1. THIS NAVADMIN AUTHORIZES THE WEARING OF MINIMALIST FOOTWEAR WITH THE
NAVY PHYSICAL TRAINING UNIFORM

Here is the whole message:
http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/reference/messages/Documents/NAVADMINS/NAV2011/NAV11238.txt
Somewhere, a CMC's head just exploded.

And I'm cool with that. Fat bastards in PT gear at commissary telling me it's unprofessional to wear my flight suit when they are in that abortion of a uniform or NWUs.
 

phrogdriver

More humble than you would understand
pilot
Super Moderator
Somewhere, a CMC's head just exploded.

And I'm cool with that. Fat bastards in PT gear at commissary telling me it's unprofessional to wear my flight suit when they are in that abortion of a uniform or NWUs.
The Navy allows PT gear in the commissary but not flight suits? Seriously?
 

squorch2

he will die without safety brief
pilot
MB - or anyone - is just fine to wear the flight suit to the exchange. I imagine it was a SWO or an E-8+ that gave him shit because, BACK IN THEIR DAY, flight suits were only for flying. See "Flight Suit Culture" for more BACK IN MY DAY grar.
 

MasterBates

Well-Known Member
MB - or anyone - is just fine to wear the flight suit to the exchange. I imagine it was a SWO or an E-8+ that gave him shit because, BACK IN THEIR DAY, flight suits were only for flying. See "Flight Suit Culture" for more BACK IN MY DAY grar.
I'm pretty much able to concentration on the task at hand when flying. I don't need to change clothes.

Sent via my HTC EVO 4G
 

Pags

Pope of Chili Town
pilot
The Navy allows PT gear in the commissary but not flight suits? Seriously?
Flightsuits are allowed throughout base and all base facilities. Even if the commissary or NEX isn't on the base proper (a la Oceana or NS Norfolk), it's still authorized in those facilities. The Navy does allow PT gear too I believe. The only exception I've seen to this was at NSA Bahrain where sweaty PT gear was prohibited outside of the gym.

I was at NS Norfolk for almost four years and never once had an "altercation" about my flightsuit, leather jacket, or even AWGs around the base. I think MB just gives off some sort of "blood in the water" scent to others.
 

Pags

Pope of Chili Town
pilot
I'm pretty much able to concentration on the task at hand when flying. I don't need to change clothes.

Sent via my HTC EVO 4G
The attitude from that article, although pretty foreign to our generation, isn't that old. My DHs would tell stories about how they used to have to stand SDO in a dress uniform and were only allowed to wear flightsuits when they were flying. It was expected that after you landed you changed back in to the uniform of the day to continue your business.
 

Jim123

DD-214 in hand and I'm gonna party like it's 1998
pilot
I respectfully disagree with one of the arguments in the Flight Suit Culture article. There is some rhetorical logic comparing flight suits to student athletes wearing their uniforms to classes... uh, actually, I'm pretty sure that is normal in almost every high school and college- and out in town in "small town America." Sure, nobody wore their football pads or soccer shin guards to class, but then neither does anyone wear a survival vest or carry their helmet to the commissary.
 
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