Seems there is another working uniform change in the wind for the poor Sailors of our Navy. The blueberry suits have been an ugly, inconvenient, ill-suited, expensive catastrophe.
From the Master Chief’s Lair:
In any case, I hope we go back to the dungaree uniform for E-1 through E-6 and wash khaki for Officers and Chiefs. It was a comfortable uniform made specifically for shipboard life.
Agreed. Sailors looked like Sailors. Tradition, and all that, and not a small dose of utility. In addition, he hits on the real problem with all this Navy fashionista crap:
But the real crime of the uniform changes is that the Sailors have to bear the cost of these bureaucratic wars… Sailors do get a small clothing allowance, but it does not even begin to cover the cost of these wholesale changes. If the Navy wants to mandate a new uniform, the Navy should purchase that uniform for every active and reserve Navy member. That would limit the uniform changes!
Go read the rest. Well worth it. I hope somebody with wide stripes is listening.