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Thoughts on sarong?

Discussion in 'EDC Clothing' started by hannism, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. hannism

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    Looking at the Cold Steel Catalog, I saw they sell a sarong, and have a video on how to use it.

    I think it's a fascinating idea, but honestly, I think the sarong in the US would draw more attention than good.

    Also, if anyone does use it, is there a masculine way to wear it?
     
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    With a shoulder holster and a scabbard at the waist? :-X

    Seriously though, I'm thinking about having one made (wife and daughter are handy with a sewing machine) for summer wear around the house.
     
  3. hardcider75

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    I have a friend who wears nothing but sarongs during the summer months with a pair of flip flops. I tried it out one very hot day and absolutely loved it. I actually got one from him and used it until it was so thin I may as well have been naked. My friend told me the way it is tied determines masculine or feminine; tied in front for men. And to the left of the navel for women.
     
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    If you want to be a Fashion Vanguard, then more power to you. I'm sure more people will follow.

    But if I were overseas, "When in Rome ..."
     
  5. ScarletPimpernel

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    Lots of my unit bought these whilst in Oman. For sleeping and wandering to the showers or latrines, they were excellent. I still occasionally wear mine around the house when it's hot (which means not often, in Northern Ireland!).
     
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    Sarongs work in Hawaii, I've seen men wear 'em... but I guess you have to be able to pull it off.

    Speaking of being able to pull it off... if one were wearing a cold steel sarong and decided to "use" it... wouldn't you essentially be fighting naked?
     
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    That Cold Steel Sarong product page is funny. I was curious to see how a guy in a sarong is going to fit in their overmasculine mall-ninja catalog, check it out:

    Cold Steel Sarong
     
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    Thanks for the link... The link actually said that it's commonly wear everyday in countries like India and Philippines, hmm? I grew up in the Philippines and never once wore a Sarong but I'm willing to try it though, looks liberating :laugh: . Got some Samoan friends that wears this in summers here in California and it doesn't look bad even if you weigh 100 or 300 pound, I see a lot Samoans even wear this when they shop on our local Wallys.
     
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    Only worn them at pagan festivals, mine have celtic designs on them.
     
  10. Guarddog
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    Never tried it ... don't think I'm interested. :thumbsdown:
     
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    I wore a kikoy a lot when I was living in the tropics. Not around town or anything but around the house. Kikoy's (from Kenya) are made of cotton and are heavier than your standard sarong. I also carry one when camping or hikes when swimming will be involved and as a travel towel. If you clip a folding knife at the waist (IWB) it will keep the wrap on securely.
     
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    I have been looking at utilkilts and sarongs for summer clothing. In New England I don't think a sarong would fit in, Although around the house , problem is the only color I could ever wear is black. No purple patterns for me, not in any piece of clothing.
     
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    I want to see that "warrior" Lynn Thompson model one. ;D That guy... don't get me started.
     
  14. LZ

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    sarong = so wrong :laugh:
     
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    So, when you step out of the shower in the morning, you dont wrap your lower half in a towel to shave, brush your teeth, get coffee, etc?

    Same concept.
     
  16. LZ

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    Nope.....I wear a robe....but I see your point....
     
  17. WildEMT

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    Nope. What do I wear? Nope. Nada. :-X
     
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    Don't drop that razor! :laugh:
     
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    What about tactical muumuus? Does anyone wear those?
     
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    OMG, that is exactly what I have been thinking every time I saw this thread. Awesome.

    Cheers,
    Sean