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    The Missus (Who is a seamstress crafty type) says his tunic doesn't fit him properly, and the white belt is wrong. The hat would work better if she had short hair. Also the buttens need to be changed so they are all above the belt. The one below looks wrong.

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    So buttons in a similar fashion to the following?



    The shade of the material is too dark for a white belt I think
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    FCUKING HIDEOUS !

    the female thing is a disaster altogether! No saving aspects what so ever.

    The Male, get rid of the belt, emulate the bandoliers worn by those in 1916 with a sash type affair, no belt...are and will always be a disaster! Look at any GOH to see how shite the belts look.

    Get rid of the pockets.
    Pay them properly.....and they will come!

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    Does the Male just wear a T Shirt under the tunic

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    Bit like a GAA parade.....a little bit of everything but wont knock it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hptmurphy View Post
    FCUKING HIDEOUS !

    the female thing is a disaster altogether! No saving aspects what so ever.

    The Male, get rid of the belt, emulate the bandoliers worn by those in 1916 with a sash type affair, no belt...are and will always be a disaster! Look at any GOH to see how shite the belts look.

    Get rid of the pockets.
    Think your right. My opinion would be leave well enough alone. Possibly improve the quality of the material the uniforms are cut from.

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    It seems to be getting positive views from the roadshow. There were a few different options and changes are being made based on some of the comments. The photographs don't do the uniform justice, the piping detail isn't coming out. If you get a chance to see the uniform up close you should go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by koppiteal View Post
    Does the Male just wear a T Shirt under the tunic
    I'd say so, otherwise you'd bake. The only other option would be a grandfather shirt
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    Any idea if this will be forces wide issued before 2016 parade and if so will that include RDF?

    Not crazy about the white belt, always thought it looked a bit shite. maybe the material its made from too doesnt work well.
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    RDF no,1 to stay mostly the same except for the introduction of para beret coloured epaulettes!! ��

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    Remember to for the pic of the proposed sd1,s picture has no lanyard medals or collar badges plus the rank marking are tailored wrong , when someone gets theirs issued personally and all the above is done correctly it will be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiser View Post
    RDF no,1 to stay mostly the same except for the introduction of para beret coloured epaulettes!! ��
    Seriously? Ffs
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiser View Post
    RDF no,1 to stay mostly the same except for the introduction of para beret coloured epaulettes!! ��
    I've tried really hard to find the old FCA number ones in picture format with the Maroon Epaulets. I can only pray you are joking. Otherwise, we're going back in time.
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    Always one who will bite
    The uniforms pictured are just prototypes not issued to either of the soldiers wearing them so are not tailored to fit.
    As said they have no medals,collar dogs, nametag or lanyard and the flashes and ranks are not on correctly.
    The material is a better quality and the piping improves the look as does the double vent on the back of the male tunic.
    Getting rid of the tie is something the majority of us who wear the SD for more than one day a year really want.Not to mention the fact that you will now be able to wear a norwegain shirt underneath when it's baltic out!
    As for the female uniform their is a trousers mooted also so no change from current sit there as females are issued both.I agree the female hat looks gank and is a massive waste of money as the females only recently got a peaked cap to replace the old "birds nest" hat.
    The modern Irish soldier is better educated,trained and equipped then any any other generation that has gone before.


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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    Always one who will bite
    The uniforms pictured are just prototypes not issued to either of the soldiers wearing them so are not tailored to fit.
    As said they have no medals,collar dogs, nametag or lanyard and the flashes and ranks are not on correctly.
    The material is a better quality and the piping improves the look as does the double vent on the back of the male tunic.
    Getting rid of the tie is something the majority of us who wear the SD for more than one day a year really want.Not to mention the fact that you will now be able to wear a norwegain shirt underneath when it's baltic out!
    As for the female uniform their is a trousers mooted also so no change from current sit there as females are issued both.I agree the female hat looks gank and is a massive waste of money as the females only recently got a peaked cap to replace the old "birds nest" hat.
    So...the RDF are getting the same SD1's then?
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    He put a bullet through his brain.
    And no one spoke of him again.

    You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
    Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
    Sneak home and pray you'll never know
    The hell where youth and laughter go.

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    Is the collar stiff or is it supple APOD?

    In other words would it scratch the fkuc out of a lad on a GOH .

    Another thing is I would have prefered if they got rid of the belt hooks on the tunic.-

    To be fair- at least the proposed new uniform is a change in the right direction in that opinions are sought, road shows are run etc.

    I would imagine the picture doesnt do it njustice and with medals, lanyards and other dangly bits it may look better.
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    Hopefully we won't need something like this:

    I knew a simple soldier boy.....
    Who grinned at life in empty joy,
    Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
    And whistled early with the lark.

    In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
    With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
    He put a bullet through his brain.
    And no one spoke of him again.

    You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
    Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
    Sneak home and pray you'll never know
    The hell where youth and laughter go.

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    Once the bugs are knocked out of the prototypes, we could be on to a definite winner with this lads. The DF tailors will be very busy though, as these will need to be tailored to a greater extent than the current no 1's.

    Looks like the collar is stiffened and similar to the USMC dress blue collar. I really like the darker green as well.

    Could look similar to this once sorted out

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    Personnally I think the white belts set off the uniform well.

    The cloth ones are s***

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    Personnally I think the white belts set off the uniform well.

    The cloth ones are s***
    Agree on cloth belts being shite, disagree with the comment on white belts. Not to sound kinky, but black leather is the way to go.
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    The plans in place are to make sure everyone getting the new No. 1's are measured properly and tailored accordingly.

    Once lanyards, collar badges, medals go on, with a proper fit and the stand collar, it'll look the part. The civvie women will love it

    An improvement on our current No. 1's anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morpheus View Post
    Any idea if this will be forces wide issued before 2016 parade and if so will that include RDF?

    Not crazy about the white belt, always thought it looked a bit shite. maybe the material its made from too doesnt work well.
    I'd imagine whatever units are involved in the 2016 commemoration will take precedence, including RDF unit's if they're tasked with it as well. They'll be going all out for 2016, so they'll want everyone looking the part.

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    Have the Rdf had snags in the past getting Sd,1,s??? And now with all sizes etc being given by electronic means will that help the reserve hate to say I wouldn't hold my breath tbh

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODIN View Post
    Once the bugs are knocked out of the prototypes, we could be on to a definite winner with this lads. The DF tailors will be very busy though, as these will need to be tailored to a greater extent than the current no 1's.

    Looks like the collar is stiffened and similar to the USMC dress blue collar. I really like the darker green as well.

    Could look similar to this once sorted out

    Miserable lookin pair of buggers...

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    The piping on the cuffs, the back and the high collar look well. I don't like the pockets or the cloth belt and again the position of the white belt tends to be too ambiguous.

    Now the biggy ...the women should wear the exact same tunic without pockets, add trousers and boots, the cravat/tie thing lose it!...and the shitty hat. If they can do the same job as the men ( allegedly) they can weat the same uniform
    Pay them properly.....and they will come!

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