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Discussion in 'EDC Clothing' started by ATF, Apr 2, 2012.
You guys crack me up!
I'm still pondering the Yellowjacket and other bee/wasp problems associated with this type of clothing properly worn with nothing on underneath. The airflow-air conditioning aspect is excellent, getting stung on the stinger, not so excellent.
I don't know about the rest of you guys, but a little post sting swelling wouldn't be such a bad thing.
Could you do it without getting in trouble? Sure, but I don't think it would be very wise. I refuse to even wear shorts while doing anything that requires a tool belt. I used to work for Dish Network, and they allowed their techs to wear shorts in the summer. Many did, but it was something I could never get used to. That and I'd look kinda goofy with shorts and work boots.
^ I wasn't recommending working in it. But wearing a kilt on the ride home cane be refreshing. I spend my work days in Carhartt bibs with mouse pads in the knee pockets to take the edge off. Then, to make matters worse, from a heat perspective, about 35% of the time I have to wear FR coverall over the bibs. As you can imagine, I try to ride home as unencumbered as possible.
Get tinted windows and ride home naked.
Just kidding. I know what you are saying, I used to strip all of my outer layers after work for the ride home.
On a side note, I have always wanted to drive around naked..........
I dont know how "tactical" I could be with the twigs and berries exposed to the elements. I am getting anxious just thinking about jumping over a fence!
I have seriously considered it on many occasions, trust me. Two main problems. 1- You can't have tinted windows where I live and if you go all rebel, you will be hassled by the "man". Mark Harmon will shot you for like that. And 2- What if I get in an crash or stroke out? That's not how I want to be remembered in the news papers. Double !
Haven't we all?
when i was non union, i worked with guys who would wear shorts, tank tops, tennis shoes. you are right. non-union is different as far as compliance. you do not have the contracts and such. almost every company has a book of rules you get when you start. and you have to sign forms agreeing to follow those rules. you do not HAVE to sign the form... unless you actually want the job. then, you just better sign the form, follow the rules, and shut the hell up. lawyers run this world. if you do not go along, you will go down the road.
i have worked with the kind of guys who get upset by rules and reality. they over think everything and complain. they are also the first guys laid off.
I have often been, um, "bitten" under my kilt and it has caused significant swelling. In fact this tends to happen rather more frequently when in a kilt than in other attire. I don't mind at all!
I've never had an issue with bees, wasps, mosquitos or any other flying/crawling buglies. Not that I don't get stung now and then, but not (yet, knock on wood) where the kilt was at issue.
Not in that paragraph.
edit: More a double entendre than a pun anyway.
Well, if you were stung there, you would definitely be urinating so, I guess it is fitting. The swelling would only be temporary, however...
I wouldn't mind having one for around the house.
I wouldn't either, but that's a lot of money for a man's house dress.
It always is.
That's true, baggy shorts are a lot cheaper.
For anyone that didn't get on the "want" list or just haven't checked their email yet, 5.11 is now taking pre-orders on these. Expected delivery in September-ish.
That's great news! I'm doing cartwheels...