Epaulets - Do you wear them?

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Looks like it is friday and I have nothing better to do...so.... :)


Here are the question:

Do you wear epaulets and if so, are the stripes gold or silver and where do you wear them (right in the middle of your shoulder or down closer to your arm)?



(Coming next week: Do you wear a tie?)


Have a great weekend gang.
 

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Our uniform is Dockers & Polos...

When I was flying charter years ago, about the last year we went to the stupid epaulets... Was glad to ditch those! However, when you wear epaulets, they should be "grounded" (i.e. pulled as far outboard (toward the shoulder) as possible), and obviously the widest part outboard as well... ;)

Ties? Haven't worn one in over 3 years... I feel very "liberated"!!!
 

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I wear epaulets, too. Silver, worn outboard just as Falcon Capt described.

I have to wear a tie, too, but I have lots of flexibility in this department :)
 

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Falcon Capt said:
Our uniform is Dockers & Polos...

When I was flying charter years ago, about the last year we went to the stupid epaulets... Was glad to ditch those! However, when you wear epaulets, they should be "grounded" (i.e. pulled as far outboard (toward the shoulder) as possible), and obviously the widest part outboard as well... ;)

Ties? Haven't worn one in over 3 years... I feel very "liberated"!!!

Haven't worn a tie in three years?????

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Drives me nuts to see guys at my company wear their epaulets with the skinniest part of the device outboard... Looks backwards to me.
 

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Epaulets? Hell, half the time I'm not even wearing underwear! ;)

Polo or button down shirts and khaki pants. Business casual, essentially.
 

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I only wear epaulets when the wife and I are playing "Captain and naughty Flight Attendant". :p TC
 

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citabriapilot said:
Drives me nuts to see guys at my company wear their epaulets with the skinniest part of the device outboard... Looks backwards to me.
Funny that someone would wear the tapered end closest to the shoulder since the button-flap that they are threaded through are tapered toward the neck. Kinda hard to get that one wrong. Even if the shirt itself has a flap of equal parallel dimensions, it makes sense that the tapered end should be toward the neck as the human body is contoured this way.
 

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AA717driver said:
I only wear epaulets when the wife and I are playing "Captain and naughty Flight Attendant". :p TC

Yes, but which way do they taper?????

BTW, I prefer to play naughty captain and innocent flight attendant but I'm sick that way.......
 

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AA717driver said:
I only wear epaulets when the wife and I are playing "Captain and naughty Flight Attendant". :p TC

Good Gawd ... :eek:

LMAO ...
 

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Falcon Capt said:
When I was flying charter years ago, about the last year we went to the stupid epaulets... Was glad to ditch those! However, when you wear epaulets, they should be "grounded" (i.e. pulled as far outboard (toward the shoulder) as possible), and obviously the widest part outboard as well... ;)


Hey, the left one was on correctly okay?! :)

I finally broke down and edited that picture so it looks like they are on the right way. At CHQ our epaulets were so darned skinny they pinched the shoulder tabs no matter which way you put them on, so they always looked backwards even when on right. I went around a whole day without anyone saying anything to me about it, that's how obvious it was. :)

I think they bought us CHICKIE epaulets that are made for smaller tabs or something... (They're probably cheaper than "man" epaulets.) Never could figure that out. Finally soaked them in hot water and stretched 'em out so they looked right.

The thing I hate is that when mind are "outboard" they look like they are "bending" down. I guess that means my shirt is too big...

Man I am rambling aren't I??
 

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sydeseet said:
Yes, but which way do they taper?????

BTW, I prefer to play naughty captain and innocent flight attendant but I'm sick that way.......

I like to make my wives and girlfriends wear my old Captain's hat. Then I can play "Naughty Captain - Naughty Check Airman". :)

I feel so unclean right now.
 

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Epaulets and ties are a safety-of-flight issue, and as such, are strictly forbidden by our ops manual.
 

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We wear sailing pants, flip-flops, bow-ties and epaulets like the kind Cap'N Crunch has. We also wear straw cowboy hats. In the winter, we wear socks with our flip-flops and an orange safety cover on our cowboy hats.
 

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AA717driver said:
I only wear epaulets when the wife and I are playing "Captain and naughty Flight Attendant". :p TC

You're a dedicated man TC. Keep up the good work :)
 

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750driver said:
You're a dedicated man TC. Keep up the good work :)

Somebody's got to do it! :) TC
 
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