What Not to Wear- Military Souse Edition.

Now, I don’t have a spouse, but I’m old enough to remember when my Dear Sainted Mother was expected to wear hat and gloves to virtually every non-formal social event.


Obviously, I don’t spend a LOT of time reading stuff like that post above. I found it via this link, which I found via Insty.

I haven’t spent a lot of time around Navy League events for almost 30 years. But it is no surprise that the Navy did their best to make the author feel welcome and at ease. Sailors are generally proud of their ships, and want others to feel that pride. Welcoming folks to the ship is like welcoming folks into your home. Most people strive to be a good host.


I think it’s pretty clear Mitt Romney won last night’s debate. Ace (in another post) calls it the Mile High Massacre.


Nothing new here, just a quick roundup of the stupidity seen in uniform procurement.


I really, really don’t want to see NATO sucked into fighting Syria, but I can hardly blame Turkey for reacting to cross-border artillery/mortar strikes. And Turkey does have a strong case to invoke Article Five.



An MV-22B Osprey connects to the refueling hose of a KC-130J Hercules aircraft during a training mission over the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, Sept. 23, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michael Petersheim


We may not be in a Cold War with Russia, but they’re in a Cold War with us.


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  1. Your first point reminds me of the time I was invited to a West Point ball. I was told by my date’s mother that it was formal, that I should wear a ballgown and elbow-length gloves. This was not entirely out of line, as the Military Ball at Virginia Tech was formal, though I think the gloves were optional. My date was going to wear his uniform no matter what. I showed up, dressed to the nines, to see all the other women in knee-length church dresses. Oh well, there’s a good pic out there somewhere.

    1. I think you’ll be more likely to break hearts than the blog. 🙂

      … Brad, Monday’s coming up soon …

  2. As trite as it may sound, I pretty much stuck to Emily Post when dressing for any military occasion. I can only think of a couple of times when I overdid it, and it was the gloves.

    I had to laugh at the undergarment rule, though.

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