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Military op shop query

By poetix 17 January 2013 26

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Dear Rioters,

I recently picked up a most excellent military jacket at an op shop.  It is black, with cool embroidery on the cuffs.  Here is a photograph.  Sorry, but we can’t all be Gungahlin Al or Ben_Dover with their skills and cameras and so on.

I would love to know which of the armed services it is worn by.  Also, your keen eyes will note that it still has the word ‘Australia’ on the shoulders.  Is it kosher for me to wear it with these still on?  The lady in the op shop said she was surprised they hadn’t been removed.

Having the tags ripped off in Civic (Dreyfus style?) would be embarrassing.  On the other hand, I don’t think I could possibly be seen as pretending to be fighting in anyone’s army.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

What’s Your opinion?


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dpm 10:36 pm 17 Jan 13

poetix said :

dpm said :

I think a stuffed parrot on the shoulder would set off the jacket when walking around Civic. You’re bound to get a wide berth from passers by!

Yes, I think she does quite a bit of navel gazing…..

fluff and nonsense

You could use that to stuff the parrot. 😛

poetix 9:22 pm 17 Jan 13

Masquara said :

It needs a better coathanger or it will fall all out of shape …

Indeed. That was only for the identification photo, before drycleaning and removal of tags. Although I intend to do my bit in challenging its military appearance through imposing upon it a less than perfect physique.

(And Mr Poetix says I got the buttons wrong, but I’m too embarrassed to admit that I may have confused left and right. You’d need an army to drag that confession from me. Or a navy.)

Masquara 6:52 pm 17 Jan 13

It needs a better coathanger or it will fall all out of shape …

poetix 6:22 pm 17 Jan 13

Pork Hunt said :

I’d wear it on a Sydney ferry. You might get a free ride but be prepared for questions regarding the next ferry to such and such.
In the good (?) old days, if you were a Raafie in Melbourne, you would be hassled because people though you were a tram conductor.

Perhaps I’ll recite poetry (or read it out loud) on the buses until they give me money to stop. Poetry in ACTION indeed…

Pork Hunt 6:06 pm 17 Jan 13

I’d wear it on a Sydney ferry. You might get a free ride but be prepared for questions regarding the next ferry to such and such.
In the good (?) old days, if you were a Raafie in Melbourne, you would be hassled because people though you were a tram conductor.

poetix 5:46 pm 17 Jan 13

p1 said :

Does the front button to the left or the right? You wouldn’t want to be caught wearing the wrong gender jacket…

No, I’d have to kill myself over any ambiguity at all…(-: This is a man’s jacket. It does up left side over (buttons on the) right. I’ve never thought about that issue before and had to Google it, so I hope I’m getting that right. The buttons are very beautiful.

Those two are immaculate. I won’t look anything like that.

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