Blues and Tennis Shoes

by Fred Ray on August 22, 2008 · 0 comments

The US Army has just announced that they will be ditching the current green uniform and going back to blue. The dress blue uniform has now been around for some time (I still have mine somewhere) and uses Civil War style shoulder straps for officers.

The new dress blues sport “a more tailored, athletic cut,” and will be made from a heavier, more wrinkle-resistant fabric made of 55 percent wool and 45 percent polyester. There also will be heavier, more wrinkle-resistant short- and long-sleeve white shirts.

Some have attributed this move to “uniform envy.” Confederate afficiondos will be disappointed to know that the army has rejected a gray shirt to go with it.

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