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Military 'woolly pully' sweaters

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Ticklishchap, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. Musher

    Musher Familiar Face

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    Yes the U.S. Marines issue them now. You can order them on the Sportsmans Guide website.
     
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  2. Musher

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    I think the U.S. Air Force issues them as well as the U.S. Marines.
     
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  3. Ticklishchap

    Ticklishchap Practically Family

    I might have a look at it. Although I have several olive green British Army WPs, I might like one that was made specially for the US Marines. It would be an honour to wear it.
     
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  4. Ticklishchap

    Ticklishchap Practically Family

    Our Air Force is a light blu/grey colour. I wore mine yesterday. I'm spoiled for choice with WPs (commando sweaters): this year I've gone for the Navy one most often but am in my Peat Brown WP this morning. The range of colours available now is very satisfying.
     
  5. STEVIEBOY1

    STEVIEBOY1 Practically Family


    Yes that is very true, there is a very good choice of styles and colours.
     
  6. Gamma68

    Gamma68 One of the Regulars

    I just acquired a used Brigade Quartermasters 'Wooly Pully." The tag says "dry clean only." Is there any problem with hand washing it in cold water and allowing it to air dry while lying flat?
     
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  7. Ticklishchap

    Ticklishchap Practically Family

    The one I’m wearing today says hand-wash (as opposed to washing machine) and do not wring out, but it also says dry cleanable. Personally, I have always played safe by having mine dry cleaned and I’ve been wearing them since the 1970s so to coin a phrase I ‘can’t be wrong’.

    Congratulations on your acquisition and happy wearing!
     
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  8. Musher

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    With the cold weather here I have been wearing my wool versions.
     
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  9. seres

    seres One of the Regulars

    I hand-washed one of my Brigade Quartermasters Wooly Pullys just last week, with do damage. I hand-washed with Woolite and rinsed a few times with cold water, then put it in the washer to spin dry, and placed in flat on a towel to dry. Just be careful not to stretch it when wet.
     
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  10. Ticklishchap

    Ticklishchap Practically Family

    Likewise: it's been great. I hope the Huskies are keeping well.
     
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  11. Ticklishchap

    Ticklishchap Practically Family

    Yes, I know it can be done. I've just always played safe.
     
  12. BlueTrain

    BlueTrain One Too Many

    With an actual issue jersey heavy wool, the cleaning instructions on the label are those new-fangled symbols that I can never decipher. I've never had any of my heavy sweaters cleaned, actually. These days, I tend to wear fleece instead anyway. It wears better, is cheaper, is easier to wash and is a lot lighter. Besides, the British issued fleece. By now, however, they seem to have moved on to "thermal jackets" and "thermal smocks." Fleece no longer forms part of the operational clothing outfit. Wool jerseys have been considered field clothing for probably 20 years.
     
  13. Ticklishchap

    Ticklishchap Practically Family

    I loathe and detest fleece - it's plastic, ugly and looks androgynous. I'm afraid you'll never convince me on that score. Woolly Pullies are the real deal(jersey heavy wool in the British Army, Commando Sweater in the US).
     
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  14. BlueTrain

    BlueTrain One Too Many

    You would probably like wool serge trousers, too, along with a flannel shirt.
     
  15. Ticklishchap

    Ticklishchap Practically Family

    Yes, probably. I think we're just going to have to be gentlemanly and agree to differ on this.

    To get back to the thread itself, I admire the dedication of all those who wash their WPs by hand.
     
  16. BlueTrain

    BlueTrain One Too Many

    When did we disagree?
     
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  17. Harp

    Harp I'll Lock Up

    I wear the commando and Irish knits now; the latter are the warmest and all ideal beneath the sole Gloverall I still own. Great sweater weather.
     
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  18. Musher

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    I think this one is my oldest, made in England.
     
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  19. Ticklishchap

    Ticklishchap Practically Family

    Nice man, nice sweater.
     
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  20. Ticklishchap

    Ticklishchap Practically Family

    How could we possibly disagree? You're far too nice a fellow for that!
     

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