Military Style Duty Shirts/ Casually?

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Sonero, Oct 22, 2020.

  1. Sonero

    Sonero Practically Family

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    I used to love 5 11 tactical clothing but fell out of that phase awhile ago. Recently I came across a company called Blauer. I absolutely fell in love with the quality of their items. IMO far superior than 5 11.
    I picked up these duty shirts. They are very unique in both quality and fit. They also include a zipper and ventilated mesh sides. The fit is tailored. I couldn't help but think of high end " safari " shirts when I saw these. I think they are brilliant with jeans. The ultimate travel shirt with 70s flair.....or am I nuts ?
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  2. JustinW

    JustinW One of the Regulars

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    I dig it. I like epaulets and the whole safari shirt vibe. Kinda reminds me of Magnum PI when he wasn’t in a Hawaiian print.

    They look pretty slim - the baggy fit of most ‘tactical’ clothing kills it for me.

    Except when I have to wear it at work. They I go with Helicon pants, which are a bit slimmer than American brands.
     
  3. Flanderian

    Flanderian A-List Customer

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    They're handsome, quality shirts, and if you like the look, IMHO there's no reason not to wear them as casual/sports wear. Though personally, I'd always make a point of pairing them with trousers that are an harmonious contrast in color or tone, so as to avoid them looking a bit too much like a service employee uniform.
     
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  4. Sonero

    Sonero Practically Family

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    I totally agree. That's why these shirts caught my attention. The fit. I will take a picture with them on tomorrow.
    Thanks !

    I agree. The only one I would play with all one color is black. The khaki would look great with blue jeans and maybe natural color Timberland work boots.
     
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  5. Cornelius

    Cornelius One of the Regulars

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    I don't necessarily mind the look in terms of the pattern/tailoring, but it's the synthetic fiber that kills contemporary "tactical" wear for me. Just insufferable for me, at least in this climate (higher-humidity Midwestern USA). In the particular case of these shirts, I believe the zipped front & vented sides are to more comfortably accommodate the wearing of body armor for law enforcement. Not a feature I personally need.

    I suppose all of the above may be why I tend to gravitate more toward repros of early/mid-20th Century clothing of this this type - a semi-formal presentation built for utility/durability, and out of far more breathable natural fabrics.

    That said, I have a pair of "covert" trousers by Propper which are nice for the wide array of discreet pockets & gusseted crotch. Some of the utility of BDU trousers/"cargo pants", without That Look.
     
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  6. Sonero

    Sonero Practically Family

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    Another Blauer duty shirt I wear casually is their Armour Skin base shirt. It comes in a few colors. Here is navy. Really super cool looking fashion forward. Something Tom Ford might come out with. I like the sunglass/microphone loop.
    Also me in the black uniform shirt. Tail is long but rises a bit with undershirt underneath.
    Base shirt in navy and chocolate brown.
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  7. Bfd70

    Bfd70 Call Me a Cab

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    Blauer makes a good product as far as duty wear goes. I have a lined V-neck sweater and its the warmest item (non outerwear) i own by a lot.
     
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  8. MichaelRhB

    MichaelRhB Familiar Face

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    I have two of the same dark green German Bundeswehr uniform shirts made by Mil-Tec of ripstop cotton. I don't think they are standard issue, but I'm not certain. They look good with epaulets and flap pockets. Very sharp.
     

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