Shirt crease.....................

Can anyone answer a question that has been going around the office...............

What is the crease that some people iron across the back of their shirts for?

Thanks in advance
 
Anchor_Faced_Jack said:
Can anyone answer a question that has been going around the office...............

What is the crease that some people iron across the back of their shirts for?

Thanks in advance

It is a crease which says, "I am an anally-retentive ******** and I think that I am impressing people by putting a crease where it is totally unnecessary. I bull my shoes for an hour every night for the same reason, and I iron my underpants." :roll: The Foreign Legion put lots of unnecessary creases in their shirts because they have to be kept very busy otherwise they eat each other. :grin:
 
Anchor_Faced_Jack said:
Can anyone answer a question that has been going around the office...............

What is the crease that some people iron across the back of their shirts for?

Thanks in advance

It's been around since I joined in 85; I think it depends which division you were in at Raleigh or Dartmouth, ie who taught you to iron.

It is also useful for identifying those people who don't have much of a life.
 

TheCommunicator

Lantern Swinger
shag_shacker said:
to hide the birds bra strap of course

Sounds feasible!

I only bothered at Raleigh when I had to.

I could never understand why a CWEM(O) instructor at Collingwood not only had the "bra stap" crease but pressed another one above it halfway between it and the top of his shirt. Probably something related to the reason why he carried invisible rolls of carpet where ever he went!
 

chieftiff

War Hero
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I always thought the number of creases in your shirt was directly proportional to the number of friends you have multiplied by how close to pay day it is, divided by how much of a geek you are all added to how often you buy your wife flowers. :lol:

I was also told that the line was introduced by WRNS to hide the visible bra line shown through their thin cotton shirts.
 
In military life, the pursuit of perfect ironing can verge on the obsessional.

Each regiment has a particular way of ironing a shirt. Some regiments would even have a particular crease across the back.

This attention to detail was intended to force soldiers to take similar care with equipment and resources.

It's all about having personal pride about your kit. If it's not right on the battlefield, that's when things go wrong!
 
So if the Slopeheads get your creases wrong, you're fully entitled to give 'em a smack.

Unless they look like Bruce Lee, of course.
 

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