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    hi i am about the buy uniforms for college i kinda know what to get black trousers,black shoes ,black blazer ,black plain tie and nato jumper my question is about shirts should i get pilot shirts or normal white shirts i have seen some cadets wearing just plain white shirts without epaulettes i dont wanna be the only one with pilot shirt and epaulettes on so can anyone studying in stc give some advice about what to get and how strict is college about uniforms? thanks

  • #2
    I don't know the rules at STC but it seems daft to buy plain shirts for college and then have to buy LS and SS Pilot shirts for sea phases. You can get them for between ?6 and ?10 but make sure you either get polycotton or full cotton. Never get the really thin ones, they are horrible in the tropics. Go transparent and really sticky!

    http://www.peterdrew.com/google/inde...FW1ItAodbjPYYQ

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005M1OLR...U&linkCode=asn

    http://www.body-clad.co.uk/pilot-shi...post-455-p.asp

    Just as an idea from a 2 minute search!

    Ian
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Hatchorder View Post
      Never get the really thin ones, they are horrible in the tropics.
      The best I have seen are the RN standard issue type. Very thick. Difficult to get hold of though.

      http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Army-Royal...item27c7f02de0
      Last edited by Steve; 15 June 2012, 08:51 PM. Reason: Missing.

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      • #4
        its usually the company that details what uniform your supposed to wear, which does mena you get a slight mismatch going on. Clyde have no requirement for eppaulettes at college so a plain white shirt is fine, i think i got 3 for ?10 or something daft, and they are fine for college. you then will get a sea uniform supplied so you can either take them or leave them at home. I would go with long sleaves if these cold winters keep up so it doesnt make any difference that i have two different sets, dont spend a fortune on the blazzer but decent trousers are worth getting
        you can take it with a pinch of salt, but i prefer it with a nip of whisky

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        • #5
          thanks for info guys really appreciated

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          • #6
            You can get good ones on www.workwearhouse.co.uk as that's where I got all of mine from and they lasted fairly well in places like the Middle and Far East...

            However you won't need that many whilst at sea as you'll tend to be in your own clothes or boiler suits most of the time.
            I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

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            • #7
              So is it not worth getting Pilot shirts for college if you're not going to be wearing them at sea?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Markie93 View Post
                So is it not worth getting Pilot shirts for college if you're not going to be wearing them at sea?
                They're cheap enough, so you can get them if you want but you should be issued some before you go away.
                I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Markie93 View Post
                  So is it not worth getting Pilot shirts for college if you're not going to be wearing them at sea?
                  Would not think you will need them as a "ginger beer", unless part of your shipboard service means spending a week on the bridge. My week in the engine room was just spent cleaning the cones in the purifiers for the whole week. That was helpful! At the end of it I knew what the crap was in a purifier and my way from the bilges to the dirty mess room! - Oh and how long it takes to get rid of the ingrained dirt on your hands!
                  "Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk." - Sir Francis Chichester.
                  "Waves are not measured in feet or inches, they are measured in increments of fear." - Buzzy Trent

                  "Careers at Sea" Ambassador - Experience of General Cargo, Combo ships, Tanker, Product Carrier, Gas Carrier, Ro-Ro, Reefer Container, Anchor Handlers.

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                  • #10
                    Some people wear epaulettes at college and some don't. I don't think anybody cares. We're expected to wear them for dinner on board during the week but we got our shirts given to us in a big o'l box of uniform gear. Blazers are worn very rarely, in fact I think i've worn mine once. When the weather is bad (i.e snow) I wear black jeans and hiking boots, nobody bats an eye.

                    tl;dr pilot shirts not essential for college, might as well get them for onboard just in case.

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