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Old 07-09-2010, 09:39 AM
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You're good, Pastor. You're not making any false claims.
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This may seem like a small matter, but I have always felt like it was disrespectful or irreverent for a civilian to wear Military camo's. I never served in the Military and hold those that have in high regard and respect. Just recently have I bought a couple pairs of BDU's and have only wore them hunting.

But, I still feel a little funny wearing them. I don't wear them in public because I don't want anyone thinking I served in the Military when I didn't. I was wondering how you guys who served in the Military feel about this? Is it disrespectful or, a lack of reverence to you to see civilians wearing the uniforms? Personally, I would feel better about using them if you guys say it's ok. If not, well then.............................?


Why worry about what people are thinking.... if they ask you about them you can say your response...

I run around in them alot and no one here seems to even think of anything about it... perhaps you ought to just wear them off and on till you get the feel of them and then decide... They are comfortable and lightweight so forget what people are thinking.... because you will never know whatt hey are actually tihnking.... and it should not matter any way.
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^ well if your running around with unit and rank on your jacket people might get the idea you where in that unit and if your acting like idiot it brings down shame on us.

If you wanna use it strip off the rank or even better make your unit patch or family crest.
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As long as you are not wearing rank,,,insignia or awards you did not win whats the problem. I still wear my old BDUs. Only exception I see to the no patches is when my daughter wears her late fathers BDU Jacket. Dad you see was in the 101rst was a Sgt whom served with great distinction. Sgt. Cordell 101st airborne now lies in Arlington. Crystal still wears his jacket with the patches that were on it when her father passed. If anyone asks (and it has happend) she tells them all about her Dad. It is her way of paying him respect and keeping his memory alive. The Jacket will go to her fist son or to her daughter if there are no sons born.
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Seems fine to me, as long as you're not wearing unit patches or other insignia to which you're not entitled. It's not like you're wearing a dress uniform or anything, these are utility clothes meant for physical activity.
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I always felt that civilians should not wear them.

However it is very popular.

Keep in mind that using camo for hunting; is an odd thing. You see very few animals have colour vision. Most game animals are colour blind. So if you use camo for hunting then you must be hunting humans.
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What's the problem,our tax dollars paid for the developement of them to start with. As long as your not wearing unit patches ,or trying to pass yourself off as military ,I don't see a problem.
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I always felt that civilians should not wear them.

However it is very popular.

Keep in mind that using camo for hunting; is an odd thing. You see very few animals have colour vision. Most game animals are colour blind. So if you use camo for hunting then you must be hunting humans.
They do work great for hunting illegals ,but that's another story. However ,even though animals are color blind the camo pattern shows up to them as different shades of grey instead of a solid human shaped blob in a single shade.It breaks up the human pattern so it still helps. If you have noticed they even make blaze orange in a camo pattern for just this reason.
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Don't worry about what others think wear what you like
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They do work great for hunting illegals ,but that's another story. .
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Old 07-09-2010, 11:38 AM
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I always felt that civilians should not wear them.

However it is very popular.

Keep in mind that using camo for hunting; is an odd thing. You see very few animals have colour vision. Most game animals are colour blind. So if you use camo for hunting then you must be hunting humans.
Even with black and white vision camo works it is intended to break the human form so it is not recognisable this works in color and B&W.

We are beginning to find that animals once thought to be color blind do have limited color vision. For instance some research indicates Deer can see yellow and brown hues which just happens to be the color of their forage. This is an advantage over black and white becuase the deer's food stands out in their vision making it easier to forage.
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as i live in the trees, i wear them quite a bit. they are very comfortable and rugged compared to other clothing... plus it lets my junk swing low....
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I always felt that civilians should not wear them.

However it is very popular.

Keep in mind that using camo for hunting; is an odd thing. You see very few animals have colour vision. Most game animals are colour blind. So if you use camo for hunting then you must be hunting humans.
color blind yes, but the patern of camo does brake up you outline, then there is the whole uv thing to consider.
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I'm a civilian and have no problem wearing BDUs and camo. But I don't wear tiger stripe camo out of respect for Viet Nam era Seals and LRRPs.
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I agree, they are just clothes, BDUs are fine it may be different with a dress uniform, but when someone tries to pass themselves off as a vet, and has never served, thats another story.
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As long as they don't have un-earned Rank, or Military Insignia, I don't mind. I served, and still wear BDUs for hunting, only they are German Flecktarn BDU's, without any Rank or Insignia. I removed the German Flag from the sleave. I also wear Multi-cam BDUs for Hunting.
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This may seem like a small matter, but I have always felt like it was disrespectful or irreverent for a civilian to wear Military camo's. I never served in the Military and hold those that have in high regard and respect. Just recently have I bought a couple pairs of BDU's and have only wore them hunting.

But, I still feel a little funny wearing them. I don't wear them in public because I don't want anyone thinking I served in the Military when I didn't. I was wondering how you guys who served in the Military feel about this? Is it disrespectful or, a lack of reverence to you to see civilians wearing the uniforms? Personally, I would feel better about using them if you guys say it's ok. If not, well then.............................?
As someone currently serving active duty Army, I'll say this. I don't care if you wear military camouflage. It's available to buy through civilian channels so go for it. As long as you're not posing as someone who is in the military there's nothing anyone can say to you.
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Well, if it weren't for BDU's, us good ole southern boyz wouldn't have anything to wear!!!
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You can wear camos, no problem! But when people leave patches on them, then it is somewhat bothersome. But camos are great for hunting, paintballs, shooting, working in, etc. I sold my old woodlands in a garage sale, and a old hunter came and bought them up in a heart beat!

I do have a problem with people wanting to wear the dress uniforms (use to be big in the 1980's/90's), particularly the top part. Even with nothing on it, it kinds of irks me a little. But camos are OK as they were made for use outdoors.

Like others said, as long as you aren't trying to pass yourself off as prior service or whatever, then it's OK!
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I've worn multicams, ACUs, MARPAT and all that jazz and I've never been yelled at by any of the veterans I know or have seen.

BDU pants are comfy, durable, and work.. you're not impersonating until you try and say "I was in the military" No patches you haven't earned, no problem.
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