My grandpa passed away recently, and when i was cleaning out his house i found this old camo jacket. I think he would have wanted me to keep it in use. Can anyone give me some advice of clothings/colors to wear with it. I feel like its a little out there but could still be effay.
Want to wear a military jacket, OP? Join the fucking military.
If I saw you wearing this on the street and you refused to take it off I would slap the shit out of you. Tread carefully if you want to steal valor.
>pattern not currently used by any armed forces
You use that word, but it does not mean what you think it means
If you're going with camo, make sure that you only have one, I repeat, ONE, article of camo. It should also be the boldest thing in the outfit; everything else should be muted. Earth tones and very dark colors work best.
armyfags think they own an article of clothing if it was used in the military:
m65's (camo especially), nike sfb's, etc.
because they joined to be a part of an elitist club, and stand out among civilians and by wearing it, you're taking what's "not yours" and ruining the fabric of their special club.
Stolen valor, in short, is a civilian dressing and acting as if they have served or are currently serving in any of the armed forces.
Generally, they have little understanding of how military personally actually dress, are attention seekers, and do nothing but insult actual veterans.
However, wearing surplus military gear that is not currently in use by any military does not qualify as stolen valor, which this anon>>10834695 doesn't seem to understand.
/k/ could give you a huge rundown on it with multiple examples on how to spot them.
oh god this is the funniest fucking thing ive read in months anon thank you for this
fr tho, stfu and please chill out this pattern isnt used by any current military branch and also stolen valor only applies when the person is trying to financially benefit from his/her fake participation in the military aka claiming a military discount when youre not in the military
In the US, stolen valor refers to making false claims about military service, and it is punishable by law.
However, in recent years, many veterans in the US have gotten really hypersensitive on what they believe to be stolen valor. A lot of times, what happens is military members will call out people on stupid shit, such as wearing part of a uniform that was not issued for 45 years, or wearing nike boots that are readily available on the civilian market through their website. This behavior also backfires on them, when they accuse actual service members of lying.
It was your grandfathers...wear it with pride, your not doing anything wrong. It is ERDL camo used in later years of Vietnam and throughout the late 70s. Even it wasnt your grandfathers and your wearing it as long as youe not claiming service nobody can tell you what to do. Former soldier and merchant marine here.