I was an Army NCO, and agree that as an organization the USMC has a good sense of history, but I think that the Marine Dress Blue Uniform has too many contrasting/clashing colors for its own good (including the gold-on-red chevrons/hash marks). The red piping on the bottom of the jacket, as well as on the "scalloped"-buttoned sleeves is a bit too much (the latter reminding me of a Christmas "Nutcracker" statue). I actually prefer the simplicity of their Class A uniform, the belt and khaki tie/shirt being reminiscent of WWII USMC/USA uniforms. (And having served for a while with the U.S. Cavalry, may I be prejudiced to say that when it comes to dress uniforms, the USA Dress Blues with Stetson, spurs, belt, and saber is hard to beat!)
OK, I know this is about the new USAF "senior brass" uniform, so sorry for being .