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    8 point cover alll the way.

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    Short brim boonie all the way

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    In Oki some of us took it to momma san to get the points stitch so they would always look sharp. Was not authorise for inspection though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOLLiS
    We use to starch ours on a plastic tubes and then form them. Looked real snazzy. I notice on boonie hats no one forms them any more. Just sort of the slauch fit.

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    Yeah I see guys w/boonies slanting like berets and all over the place. Kinda unsat looking.

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    I LOVED my beret, thank god they let me keep it. its not supposed to keep the sun from your eyes or the rain off your shoulder. it looks good (if you form it right) the american pre-formed ones look like shat that is why I allways hear them complaining about them, here in canada its kinda an individual thing. in uniform everyone looks the same but the way you have your beret is different (poor bloody RCR)

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    It certainly looks nice with a beret, but the only armed forces in
    the world who knows how to wear them in a sharp manner is
    the French.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pte Schwede
    It certainly looks nice with a beret, but the only armed forces in
    the world who knows how to wear them in a sharp manner is
    the French.
    You mean these fellows?


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    LOL haha, you really got me there....

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    But actually i meant something like these guys, but its just a matter of taste.
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    But I still wanna know, what happened to the propellers on top
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    Hey, I don't know about propellers but some of the good ones have wings on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOLLiS
    But I still wanna know, what happened to the propellers on top

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFSU
    Short brim boonie all the way
    Slouch hat all the way!

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    I liked my beret over my bush hat and my slouch hat.
    The slouchie was good, providing sun cover in our harsh conditions and with its historical links, it was something to be proud of wearing, but the reality of dragging it around all day made it a pain in the ****.
    Same with the bush hat, it was a practicle hat and we were most comfortable in it, but in the new age of unpolished brown boots, sleaves rolled down and cams only lightly pressed, we looked like a bag of ****.
    Back in the day with a pressed uniformed, sleaves rolled up, black highly polished boots and well bashed rifle green berets we looked good.

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    Berets used to be held in high esteem in the NZ army because most corps had their own colour and identity. Always good for spotting who people were at distance, but along came a general with big idears and so came the
    "One Army Beret" Obviously our cousins from up north kept their sand coloured berets(I pity the fool who tries to take it off them)

    I prefer my J-hat (boonie hat) and not those gay issue wide brim ones, I can jam it into my pocket, throw it into my pack and even clean a white board with it and it looks exactly the same as it did before and not worry about reshaping it and just hurl it into a washing machine and drier when it needs a clean.

    No arguments with digrar soldiers in well shaped slightly faded beret in an imaculately ironed uniform and spitted up boots looked cool and showed a proud soldier and was something I tried to emulate as a young baggy, but these days are just another form of head dress only good for a camp environment and so I don't have to wear a Mounted rifles hat(slouch hat).

    The smaller, older and more skanked up a J hat looks the better, this cant be said for a beret.

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