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b3 shoulder tabs rank question

Big7

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Does anyone have shoulder rank insignia on their b3 ?
I feel funny about getting one, since I didn't serve or earn rank to use it, but don't like the look of flapping shoulder tabs.
What do you guys do about that ?
Cut it ? Use rank patches ? Ignore it ?
 

Dav

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I feel funny about it as well so I just ignore them, you could just sew them down as is, I've also heard of people simply cutting them off.
 

Big7

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I didn't want to ruin the jacket by cutting them off . I though if rank insignia kind of inconspicious , like captain rank or something, maybe request from eastman to just put it on.
Just wanted to check what everyone else is doing
 

Desperandum

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Ignore them. If they're curled up, it's just a sign of a jacket that's had some use. I can't recall the last time I saw an original photo of one of these with rank insignia, and repros with them are few and far between.

I doubt you'd see the insignia properly anyway, on a curled and flapping tab.
 

Lebowski

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Those shoulder tabs is one of most attractive features on B-3, so whether they're flapping or not flapping - doesn't matter. That's very cool detail of true B-3. Period. That's my point.
 

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