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

 
The Guy  (OP)

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07/11/2013 10:56 AM
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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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That's interesting, didn't know that. They replaced dungaree pants with straight-leg utility pants in 2000, which is the year I enlisted, so I missed the whole era.
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07/11/2013 03:14 PM
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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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That's interesting, didn't know that. They replaced dungaree pants with straight-leg utility pants in 2000, which is the year I enlisted, so I missed the whole era.
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I thought the utility pants were introduced in mid 70's. I know my younger brother enlisted in 76 and he didn't get to wear the dungarees. But that might have been the starting point with his class of recruits. I remember seeing the utility pants somewhere, but don't remember the year I first saw them.
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Re: Question for US Navy veterans from the 70s and 80s
The Utility Pants were issued to new recruits until May of 79. I was one of the last recruit companies to receive the Utilities....by the time I got out of boot camp Dungarees were back as required uniform.





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