Uniform : 3's shirts

#1
Does anyone know where i can get a hold of some new 3's shirts, maybe online.

My flatmate doesnt understand the concept of a whites wash, and im not turning up to the unit in slightly pink shirts.

Tried searching online and can't seem to find any sources (though many short sleeved versions)
 
#3
Turn up in pink - betchourass someone will notice - your name will be certainly remembered - you could be destined for higher things !!!
 
#5
thanks for the advice sgt.

i'll try the ideas, but i was going to anyway.

But the main question stands, are there any good sources of no.3 shirts, outside of base stores? it seems i can find every other piece of uniform i could ever need apart from the shirts....

cheers
 
#11
If you can't source 3's shirt by next drill you can always wear a nomal white shirt - so long as you don't take your wolly pully of it'll look just the same. :w00t:
 
#14
I always used to buy my white shirts in M & S as the sleeves were always too short on the pusser's shirts (no gorilla jokes, please)

When they introduced the ones with button down epaulets for rank badges, I got my wife to modify all my M & S shirts. Being an expert with her sewing machine she did a very professional job. Just to make it simpler, she used white Velcro underneath for the fastening and just sewed a button on top to make it "look right".

Shortly after I joined the Birmingham, I was in the mess and took off my wooly pully and transferred my badges to my shirt. Several people were fascinated by the Velcro fastenings on the shirt and asked where I bought them. I said, with a perfectly straight face, M & S - nobody believed me so I undid the collar and let people look at the M & S label in the shirt.

The following Saturday M & S had a constant stream of people asking for these shirts. The staff were doing their utmost to say that M &S didn't sell this type of shirt and the would be purchasers were equally adamant that they had seen just such shirts with M & S labels !

Good wind up !! :w00t:
 
#16
Just as well they stopped issuing shirts with pin holes in the collars to fit your rate badge in !!

They were still 1s (with / without medals) and 2s in those days.

Having said that, I don't think I ever bought pussers white shirts (despite being i/c of the slop room), used to get all mine from M&S or Release clothing off the failed tiffs - besides which in those days we also had to wear stiff collars, and they cost a fortune to buy.

Summer rig also used to be white shirt, tie with pinback rate badge, and officer's trousers (sloproom perks !!)

:)
 

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#17
whitemouse said:
...Summer rig also used to be white shirt, tie with pinback rate badge, and officer's trousers (sloproom perks !!)

:)
The only person entitled to wear a tie pin in the RN is a Regulating Petty Officer... :thumright:
 
#18
sgtpepperband said:
MCCFairy said:
I always used to buy my white shirts in M & S as the sleeves were always too short on the pusser's shirts...
Split rig. Get yer 'at... :twisted: :wink:
Actually --- as a baby tiff I got five days No 9s for wearing a collar attached shirt instead of those awful separate collar things. It really p****d us off, because the Kiwis and Aussies who trained with us were allowed to wear them.
 
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