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    WWII US Army and USAAF Dress Uniforms - Pinks and Greens

    Anyone here like the uniforms of WWII? I just took some photos of me in my AAF Officer?「どィび「s Pinks and Greens. Every thing on this uniform is the real deal! It took some time to put it all together but it was worth it! Take a look at:

    http://public.fotki.com/Rob1939/wwii/

    So, what do you guys think?

    Take care.

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    Looks like you belong in that era.
    That uniform fits you perfectly.

    Excellent pics.
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    Re: Pinks and Greens.

    Originally posted by Wild Root
    Anyone here like the uniforms of WWII?
    Yeah, I do and especially AAF greens and officer pinks. I wouldn't getting a pair of officer pink trousers. What's a reasonable place t get them? Are there good replica places to save costs?

    BTW, you do look period. You have that time-traveled look of the era.

    -Sergei

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    Thank you guys! You are very kind! Well Sergei, it is actually cheaper to buy the originals! I have friends that have repros and they cost more. Plus, they have some poly in the blends. There are good repros out there, but they will cost you big ones!!! The only thing that can be hard about finding the original is, size and condition.

    Next time your up around this neck of the woods, I could recommend a place. Try looking at Kiser Bill?「どィび「s in Pomona or Red Star Military in Culver City. Even eBay has stuff once and a wile. It took me some time to get it all together. But, tell me your size and I might have some leads for you!

    I am always happy to help out others find stuff!

    Take care and thanks for looking!

    Ball park prices of repro uniforms.

    Tunic: in the 150-250.

    Pants: 150:

    Shirt: 60-100.

    Originals:

    Tunic in good con. 50-70

    Pants: 40-60

    Shirt: 20-40.

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    For those looking for original styled shirts, Eastman has an expensive replica.
    http://www.plymouthshopping.co.uk/ma...uct-891856.stm
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    Hummmmm

    You remind me of my twin brother who has an EXTENSIVE collection of authentic military A-2's, uniforms, hats. Books of all WWII, plane manuals, B-17 training manuals....cripes..he has it all.

    He went to Livermore Airport a few years back. There was a man dressed like you in those photos, acting as a docent on the B-24 which the Confederate Air Force flew in to give rides in.

    My brother spent some time talking with the man, listening to the war stories .. He asked the man where his cap was. The uniform was incomplete you see. The man said he had some how lost it or whatever.

    Then next day, my brother flew back in his Cessna to Livermore, and the same man was agian there greeting tourists to the B-24. My brother went over to the man, opened the bag he was carrying, and gave the man a mint uniform cap, with emblem. The man cried, and tried to somehow pay my brother.

    My brother refused, and told the man "Your generation, and you, sir, have already given so much. I could never repay you, so this hat is my way of saying to you "thankyou" for the great service you gave to this country, and for giving me the freedom I enjoy."

    This is a TRUE STORY.
    "Thanks for the memories...."
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    Andy that is a good story! I really enjoy stories like that. Your brother sounds like a very gracious guy! A hat is a small price to pay for all that our vets have done for us. It is so true that there isn?「どィび「t much that we can give back to our veterans for their sacrifice for our freedom! It is sad that some people today don?「どィび「t pay the respect to our vets of WWII, Korea, or Nom.

    I have a story I?「どィび「d like to share.
    I was at Union Station in LA waiting for a group of friends to show up to catch a WWII train. This train is just an Amtrak that goes from LA to San Diego with two restored passenger cars from the 40?「どィび「s at the end. Lots of fun! But, the man who owns them needed guys and gals to sit around in uniforms of the period and tell the paying guests more about the war.

    So, I was sitting there in Union Station in my Pinks and Greens minding my own business when an older gentleman comes right up to me and asks: Are those REAL Pinks and Greens?? I said, yes! And he said that he hasn?「どィび「t seen Pinks and Greens since he was an Officer stationed in Texas as a flight instructor fling B-17?「どィび「s and B-29?「どィび「s. So, he told me that the one thing that he really enjoyed about being an Officer was that he was allowed to go off base to a small diner that served the best strawberry milk shakes one could ever have! I laughed and said to the kind man that I really love strawberry milk shakes too! He laughed and said that I was just a younger version of himself. He asked me why I was dressed up and I told him about the train. He wanted right there to jump on and ride the train to see every one dressed up.

    Well, that?「どィび「s one of my stories, not as cool as yours, but it?「どィび「s mine.

    Thanks again for sharing!

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    Pinks and Greens photos, loved them!

    Rob, loved the effort you went to in your pinks and greens. That pic looks like it was taken 60 years ago. It's great when folk like yourself go that extra mile for authenticity and you capture that era to a tee!

    I do the same when it comes to getting gear, so often you can get originals for cheaper that repros. Better to feel the history!

    One thing that really impressed me with your photos was the effort you put into getting that 1940's backdrop. That building is similar to hundreds of offices across the US in the late 30's and early 40's on USAAF bases. For me that was your piece-de-resistance!

    Look forward to many more Rob, and thanks for sharing those! it really made my day.
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    Crusher for a veteran story...

    That made my day reading that story. What a fine gesture on your part to give that veteran one of your AAF crushers. I could not think of a finer home, nor gesture of gratitude.

    We often have to remind ourselves that inside an 80-year-old shell, burns the heart of an 18-year-old lion...

    Thanks for that moving story.
    "Hot ginger and dynamite, There's nothing but that at night,
    Back in Nagasaki Where the fellers chew tobaccy and the
    women wicky-wacky Woo."

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    Hey Paddy, glad you liked the photos! I took these just out side my house! Not a back drop! Just my house.

    Take care and keep WWII alive!

    Cheers.

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