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

#1
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
 
#4
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:
 
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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.
 
#6
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!
 

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#7
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.
 
#8
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!
 
#9
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.
 
#15
We were all required to do it at Raleigh and during Part 2 training at Collingwood, must just have been flavour of the month then.
Although I think personal pride and smart kit is a good thing, ironing number 8/4s is like pissing in the wind, you have about as much chance of looking smart in those pathetic trousers with mongaloid tightening straps on the side instead os a belt as a wren does in her elasticated chav trolleys.
An 8's shirt usualy looks like cardboard when it is new (and still has some fireproof properties) and after that has been washed out just looks like a dishrag.

Then again, at the end of the day, you are there to kill people, not look pretty he he
Never forget that haircut directive from some tool of an admiral in the 90s saying that we shouldn't have hair shorter than a grade 4 because it made us look aggressive............
 
#17
xxspikexx said:
never had one hid my shirt with woolie poolie saved on ironing.........more beer time :lol:
Ive found with that plan you still have to iron the 4's coller. But when it comes to 3's its all systems are go :)
 
#18
I remember a steward on the Campbeltown in 95 who always had 3 creases across the back, I always thought that was how many officers he could 'service' in a day!
 
#19
Its easier to iron a shirt with a 'bullshit crease' if your'e in a cramped cabin with no ironing board. Just fold the shirt over under the arms and iron both sides. Not sure where the idea of the crease originates from but try it at home, it works!
 

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