Seascout-Net Mail Archive for October of 1998: Uniforms
Tue Oct 20 23:10:12 1998
Since the subject has been broached . . . uniforms.
I think that we all are in agreement about the formal. Crackerjacks
with a few small variations. What about the informal or work uniforms?
I know of only a very small handful of ships that have not adopted
t-shirt and jeans or some variation. I know of an even smaller few that
still use the old chambray and seafarers.
Currently we are using a dark green t-shirt with a screened image on the
left breast. We do the screening ourselves so we are able to keep cost
under $4.00 per shirt. We order the shirts in bulk as needed from a
Now here is the problem. . . the pants. Currently we use black dickie
pants. We have difficulty in getting everyone to wear them to meetings
and other events (the exception is competitions, no resistance there).
The advantage is that they are easy to find and fairly inexpensive
The problem is that no one in the crew likes them. Also they get a
little hot during the summer.
The Quarterdeck has nixed the thought of just going to jeans, due to
varying shades and styles. What they are currently considering is tan
"cargo" pants. Advantage - nearly everyone already owns at least one
pair (cargos are the current "in" style in So. Cal). Problem - cost
($25.00 on average), shades vary and no guarantee of long term
I have suggested tan dickies, not real popoular. We are in the process
of researching the options. One possibility is that Bugle Boy (a mfg of
clothing) is Headquartered here in Simi Valley and their MIS manager is
a fellow Rotarian. We are going to check with them to see if a
reduction in price is available.
What is everyone else doing?
Albatross Ventura County (CA) Council