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Question for US Navy veterans from the 70s and 80s

 
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Question for US Navy veterans from the 70s and 80s
I bought a set of old-style bellbottom dungarees that I plan on using as a costume, and I just need to know how they were typically worn. Were they marked with name and rank? If so, was the crow iron-on, a sew-on patch, or just a spray-painted stencil? Was the belt the same web belt worn with the newer (early 2000s) utility uniform and coveralls? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Question for US Navy veterans from the 70s and 80s
I bought a set of old-style bellbottom dungarees that I plan on using as a costume, and I just need to know how they were typically worn. Were they marked with name and rank? If so, was the crow iron-on, a sew-on patch, or just a spray-painted stencil? Was the belt the same web belt worn with the newer (early 2000s) utility uniform and coveralls? Thanks in advance.
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Geeze, getting old. I don't remember marking the dungarees in any way. Our field and rank were sewn on the shirts. I really can't remember if our name was on the shirt or not. I did wear a name tag. The hat was stenciled inside with name. RM2 1967
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Re: Question for US Navy veterans from the 70s and 80s
I bought a set of old-style bellbottom dungarees that I plan on using as a costume, and I just need to know how they were typically worn. Were they marked with name and rank? If so, was the crow iron-on, a sew-on patch, or just a spray-painted stencil? Was the belt the same web belt worn with the newer (early 2000s) utility uniform and coveralls? Thanks in advance.
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Geeze, getting old. I don't remember marking the dungarees in any way. Our field and rank were sewn on the shirts. I really can't remember if our name was on the shirt or not. I did wear a name tag. The hat was stenciled inside with name. RM2 1967
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Thank a lot. Currently serving MM1 here, wearing that awful new "aquaflage."
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Re: Question for US Navy veterans from the 70s and 80s
For the dungrees, the insigna for the rank was iron patch for the left shoulder. Name was stenciled above the left pocket. Utility belt was worn while on duty and off duty the standard web belt.

Hope that helps
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The shirts had last name over the left pocket and the rank on the left sleeve. It's been a long time so I think it was the left side. Your last name was supposed to be over one of the back pants pockets too.
if not they wouldnt know who's pants they were when they came back from the laundry.
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The shirts had last name over the left pocket and the rank on the left sleeve. It's been a long time so I think it was the left side. Your last name was supposed to be over one of the back pants pockets too.
if not they wouldnt know who's pants they were when they came back from the laundry.
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It was on the inside waist band left front.
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Re: Question for US Navy veterans from the 70s and 80s
I bought a set of old-style bellbottom dungarees that I plan on using as a costume, and I just need to know how they were typically worn. Were they marked with name and rank? If so, was the crow iron-on, a sew-on patch, or just a spray-painted stencil? Was the belt the same web belt worn with the newer (early 2000s) utility uniform and coveralls? Thanks in advance.
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The crow was iron on left sleeve. Last name stencilled above the left pocket. I remember stencilling the inside of the white hat also. The belt is a standard black web with silver buckle. Hope that helps!
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Re: Question for US Navy veterans from the 70s and 80s
The shirts had last name over the left pocket and the rank on the left sleeve. It's been a long time so I think it was the left side. Your last name was supposed to be over one of the back pants pockets too.
if not they wouldnt know who's pants they were when they came back from the laundry.
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It was on the inside waist band left front.
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LOL you are correct, I remember now that you mentioned it.
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Re: Question for US Navy veterans from the 70s and 80s
I still have them all in a seabag, up in the attic. LOL
Dress whites, Blues, dungerees and overalls (snipe)
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Re: Question for US Navy veterans from the 70s and 80s
Not sure about military....In general, we would fray the bottoms of bells by cutting them and washing and drying them a few times... Pulling out threads to made them fray faster. The more worn looking the "cooler" we thought we were.

Lots of belts were handmade macrame belts. We used to make them on the drop ceiling tile squares and use pins to hold them in place to weave them. I made them for guys and gals.
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Re: Question for US Navy veterans from the 70s and 80s
Not sure about military....In general, we would fray the bottoms of bells by cutting them and washing and drying them a few times... Pulling out threads to made them fray faster. The more worn looking the "cooler" we thought we were.

Lots of belts were handmade macrame belts. We used to make them on the drop ceiling tile squares and use pins to hold them in place to weave them. I made them for guys and gals.
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Who gives a shit, this is a thread about Navy uniforms
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Re: Question for US Navy veterans from the 70s and 80s
Here's a pdf link for uniform regulations.

Just search for dungaree to find the areas

[link to timemilitary.files.wordpress.com]
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Re: Question for US Navy veterans from the 70s and 80s
The shirts had last name over the left pocket and the rank on the left sleeve. It's been a long time so I think it was the left side. Your last name was supposed to be over one of the back pants pockets too.
if not they wouldnt know who's pants they were when they came back from the laundry.
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It was on the inside waist band left front.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 3696709


LOL you are correct, I remember now that you mentioned it.
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names were stenciled above the back the shirt pocket want to say the right side, petty officer 3rd class and above had to have their rank on sleeve.
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Re: Question for US Navy veterans from the 70s and 80s
Ask the village people....they got a sailor...
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Re: Question for US Navy veterans from the 70s and 80s
Remember the leggings worn in boot. Lol. I agree with stenciled last name above left pocket and rate/rank on left shoulder ironed on.

Bit of trivia that all squids will know. Why bell bottoms and not a straight leg?
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Remember the leggings worn in boot. Lol. I agree with stenciled last name above left pocket and rate/rank on left shoulder ironed on.

Bit of trivia that all squids will know. Why bell bottoms and not a straight leg?
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I hated those leggings, so glad when boot camp was over!

Why bell bottoms? Flotation device!
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Re: Question for US Navy veterans from the 70s and 80s
I bought a set of old-style bellbottom dungarees that I plan on using as a costume, and I just need to know how they were typically worn. Were they marked with name and rank? If so, was the crow iron-on, a sew-on patch, or just a spray-painted stencil? Was the belt the same web belt worn with the newer (early 2000s) utility uniform and coveralls? Thanks in advance.
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Don't remember, don't care.

Why don't you dress up like the Indian?

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Re: Question for US Navy veterans from the 70s and 80s
Not sure about military....In general, we would fray the bottoms of bells by cutting them and washing and drying them a few times... Pulling out threads to made them fray faster. The more worn looking the "cooler" we thought we were.

Lots of belts were handmade macrame belts. We used to make them on the drop ceiling tile squares and use pins to hold them in place to weave them. I made them for guys and gals.
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Prime example of GLP reading comprehension skills....
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Re: Question for US Navy veterans from the 70s and 80s
I remember my dad's bellbottoms he had from the 70's. We used to put them on along with the hats. I remember seeing some kind of writing on them.
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Re: Question for US Navy veterans from the 70s and 80s
Thanks for all the replies. I'm actually putting together a costume for DragonCon. I'm thinking a US Navy Petty Officer from an alternate history where the US had a limited nuclear war with the USSR in the late 70s, and a much warmer Cold War than we had ever since. I'm using the old-school dungarees for a retro look, but I think I'll use sewn-on crow and name tapes, along with higher boots so it's not just a copy of that era. I'll also be wearing a dosimeter pen on my belt, and welding goggles around my neck, because you never know when the Commies might drop another nuke, lol. One more question, though: Were the dungaree pants ironed with fore-and-aft creases, or not?
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Re: Question for US Navy veterans from the 70s and 80s
I bought a set of old-style bellbottom dungarees that I plan on using as a costume, and I just need to know how they were typically worn. Were they marked with name and rank? If so, was the crow iron-on, a sew-on patch, or just a spray-painted stencil? Was the belt the same web belt worn with the newer (early 2000s) utility uniform and coveralls? Thanks in advance.
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data mine much?
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Re: Question for US Navy veterans from the 70s and 80s
I bought a set of old-style bellbottom dungarees that I plan on using as a costume, and I just need to know how they were typically worn. Were they marked with name and rank? If so, was the crow iron-on, a sew-on patch, or just a spray-painted stencil? Was the belt the same web belt worn with the newer (early 2000s) utility uniform and coveralls? Thanks in advance.
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data mine much?
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Dude, the entire internet is a data mine.
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Re: Question for US Navy veterans from the 70s and 80s
Hey navy guys, how much cock, on average, did you suck while on board a ship?
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Hey navy guys, how much cock, on average, did you suck while on board a ship?
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Do clitorides count? They're the female equivalent, since you've probably never seen female genitalia.
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Re: Question for US Navy veterans from the 70s and 80s
Come on guys, nobody recognizes an eagle?

[link to www.navy.mil]

That one was for dress blues or work blues. Dungarees were a iron on patch with out the rate insignia. The name was above the left pocket put on by stencil or some places like the Philippines at that time you could get your last name embroidered onto a piece of dungaree material and sew it on. you could also get your rank patch for the left shoulder embroidered. Was a much cleaner look. ;)


served 78-86 Personnel man. PN1

edit for accuracy. hahahha been too many years

Last Edited by Randy2012 on 07/10/2013 10:53 PM
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Re: Question for US Navy veterans from the 70s and 80s
As someone stated, the stencil on dungarees was inside the waist band.

It was only there so laundry could return it to the rightful owner.
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Re: Question for US Navy veterans from the 70s and 80s
Thanks for all the replies. I'm actually putting together a costume for DragonCon. I'm thinking a US Navy Petty Officer from an alternate history where the US had a limited nuclear war with the USSR in the late 70s, and a much warmer Cold War than we had ever since. I'm using the old-school dungarees for a retro look, but I think I'll use sewn-on crow and name tapes, along with higher boots so it's not just a copy of that era. I'll also be wearing a dosimeter pen on my belt, and welding goggles around my neck, because you never know when the Commies might drop another nuke, lol. One more question, though: Were the dungaree pants ironed with fore-and-aft creases, or not?
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No fore/aft creases. Usually didn't iron but if so it would of been along the seams.
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Re: Question for US Navy veterans from the 70s and 80s
Thanks for all the replies. I'm actually putting together a costume for DragonCon. I'm thinking a US Navy Petty Officer from an alternate history where the US had a limited nuclear war with the USSR in the late 70s, and a much warmer Cold War than we had ever since. I'm using the old-school dungarees for a retro look, but I think I'll use sewn-on crow and name tapes, along with higher boots so it's not just a copy of that era. I'll also be wearing a dosimeter pen on my belt, and welding goggles around my neck, because you never know when the Commies might drop another nuke, lol. One more question, though: Were the dungaree pants ironed with fore-and-aft creases, or not?
 Quoting: The Guy


No fore/aft creases. Usually didn't iron but if so it would of been along the seams.
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Reverse creases, ironed turned inside-out, like dress whites and blues pants?
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Re: Question for US Navy veterans from the 70s and 80s
Bell bottom dungarees laugh what a bunch of gay ass pirates.
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Re: Question for US Navy veterans from the 70s and 80s
Bell bottom dungarees laugh what a bunch of gay ass pirates.
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You go on thinking that. Your girlfriend doesn't, I assure you.
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Re: Question for US Navy veterans from the 70s and 80s
Thanks OP for the trip down memory lane. MM3 late 60's
This was fun...good luck on your look.

BTW, the original dungarees were stove pipe pants. We would tailor them to make them bell bottom. The stove pipe pants were actually used in emergency for floatation which the bell bottom wouldn't work. It depended on the ships captain whether you were allowed the bell bottom or not.





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