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Blue textiles

Interesting. That blue color must have meant a lot to them, because getting indigo, and making it into a dye, is a huge pain in the ass.

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2016/09/16/like-blue-jeans-this-ancient-fabric-was-dyed-with-indigo.html

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vespican
Sep. 17th, 2016 12:33 am (UTC)
I would sure like to see the Navy go back to denim... dungaree working uniforms for First Class and below. (Have a pair of surplus Seafarers that Jessica found and got for my birthday a couple of years ago.!)
Dave
eglantine_br
Sep. 17th, 2016 03:32 am (UTC)
Mike saved like 6 pairs of his when he left in '07. He had some coveralls too. The dungarees last forever it seems. I think we still have a pair or two left.
vespican
Sep. 17th, 2016 06:50 pm (UTC)
Think I saved some of mine as well... but over the years they have vanished. When I was in we went through a period of them trying to get rid of them... going to what they called utilities, basically akin to working uniforms for janitors, gas station attendants, etc. Dark blue trousers and a medium blue shirt or utility jumper. first ones were pull over, like a long sleeved polo shirt. "Crows" were in color but did not have specialty mark. Regular dungarees remained optional and after a while became uniform again.
Dave
P.S. It was around the same time that they took us out of the "crackerjack" dress uniforms and put everyone into the officer/chief style suit and tie. that didn't last either.
wellinghall
Sep. 19th, 2016 07:28 pm (UTC)
Again I say - wow!
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