Friday, April 22, 2005

High-Waisted WOs

Based on feedback from other bloggers, I'll stop posting any entries focusing on ARMY SEX (what a waste). Anyway, I've noticed something about the No. 3 uniform in general and would like to post my observations (strictly from a girl who has never served NS but has dated (and lusted after) many men in uniform).

It appears that the No. 3 uniform looks the worst on NSFs. They are baggy and way too loose. The shirts are oversized and the pants are very baggy. Worse, they like to wear their pants really low on their hips. Yucks. Nothing for girls like me and Merenwen to ogle at. Maybe it's because NSFs wearing No. 3 are usually the non-combat fit ones (probably clerks?) - according to my boyfriend.

On regulars, the No. 3 uniform looks not bad. They tend to be more fitter and more seasoned - leading to the "thin fabric" shirt syndrome that I love so much. Plus they have all those extra badges or whatever that make the uniform look even smarter! Cool.

But the No. 3 uniform looks best on Warrant Officers. I have met two of them through my boyfriends (current and ex) - one Chinese and one Malay. On them, the No. 3 looks really solid. The shirts are very very tight and the pants are also very fitted. I also noticed that WOs (esp the Malay Encik) like to wear the No. 3 pants high waisted - and because of that - it makes their butts look more perky and curvy somehow. The only drawback is that sometimes that can lead to "camel toes". But all the better for girls to stare.

Anyway, I've tried to get my current boyfriend (who's usually in camous) to wear his No. 3 like the WOs but he refuses. Says that tight No. 3 shirts are uncomfortable and wearing the pants high-waisted will make him look ridiculous. Drats.

Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe it's because I only have limited exposure to guys wearing No. 3. Could the rest of the more experienced bloggers clarify? Thanks!

35 comments:

Anthony said...

Uniformed Girl, I don't have any experience with No. 3, but I can say for a fact that "seasoned" No. 4's are actually very comfortable. Something about the way the material breaks down I guess.

dagger said...

From a guy who has to wear Navy No 3 for more than two years, the reason why WOs' uniforms look so good is due to a good tailor and liberal amounts of starch during the ironing process which most NSFs are too bo chup to bother with. Don't know about air force or army but a lot of the officers who tailored their No 3 used the same material in the Navy No 1. Which is really comfy but most importanly, makes the white shirt really gilat and makes the standard issue shirt really fugly.

lun said...

Well well well. I believe you've never seen the MP No.3 then.

For those not in the know, this particular uniform is exclusively worn by Military Policemen in the SAF. It is specially tailored for each individual MP, and thus fits like a glove. Personally I have 3 sets of it, and well, I'd like to say that it looks good. :)

Agagooga said...

Do MPs have special types of uniforms besides No 3?

lun said...

Well no actually. When we wear No.4 we wear our MP armband on the right arm, termed a "brassard".

When we wear No.1 our headdress's different though. Its a red ceremonial peak cap, not the usual black SAF one.

nax said...

lun: Black berets are reserved for only armour personnels actually..you just happen to stay beside a camp with lots of armour personnels=)

lun said...

peak cap dude. peak cap. i never said anything about berets ;) although its true that my camp's right beside a armour cap.

Hai~Ren said...

nax: He's talking about No. 1 uniform la...

nax said...

sorry la. Just booked out only.. Pretty much brain dead now. You guys replied in the time I took a toilet break?!?

lun said...

haha 2 replies in the time i took to take a crap too!

Edwin said...

lolx, u guys online too... heh..

Lance said...

that mp 'brassard' - is it worn with any other uniform besides the no.4? 'cos it looks rather odd on the no.4 - why black leather and not a camo material like medic armbands?

lun said...

nope its only worn with the No 4. well actually it used to be of the camo pattern, with the "MP" wording in red (for MP trainees the words are in white), not unlike the RP armband. it was changed to the current design a couple of years back.

gary said...

hm... anybody knows when is the next mono-intake for 1st Guards?

UniformGirl said...

thanks guys. the MP uniform looks very nice. very tight and more "high-waisted" than usual No. 3?

lun said...

its not that tight actually. since its tailored to individual it actually fits very well. and yes, we have to wear it higher-waisted compared to, say No 4.

kureshii said...

UniformGirl, speaking as an NSF, how well your No. 3 (or any other staff/ceremonial uniform for that matter) fits really depends alot on luck, and to a certain extent, your body size.

Unless you buy your own No.1/No.3 (most NSFs don't), NSFs usually draw these from a mix-n-match store (ok, so it's called a "clothing store". big difference). If you're lucky enough to be average-sized, your chances of getting a somewhat-fitting one are higher. but most people just end up looking really weird. one good reason why regulars look much better in staff uniforms than NSFs.

personally, i prefer the No.4: absorbs sweat better, can tuck out, the velcro is adjustable (velcro in accentuates the waistline so us thin people don't look too fat, velcro out helps you breathe better). only thing i hate is the boots, troublesome to put on and take off. i'm starting to take a liking to the mechanic coveralls though...

Guide to berets:
Black = armour
Blue = logistics/artillery/combat engineer/signals
Khaki = guards
Red = commandos
Green = Infantry

Only armour, commando and guards wear their beret with the No.1 uniform. The rest wear black (actually a very dark shade of blue, with the older ones) peak caps. MPs wear peak caps with red tops (this sounds misleading; i'm talking about the 'head' of the 'mushroom' here). officers wear peak caps with a red band round the middle ('stem' of the 'mushroom'), and a gold band in front.

Agagooga said...

No. 4 stinks.

Blue is worn by the Service side, not only logistics. The Medical Corps don Blue also.

lun said...

armour wears beret with No 1? i didnt know that hmm. oh btw, MP wears blue also, but we're considered combat.

just to add on kureshii's guide to headdress, for officers holding the rank of MAJ to COL, there's an addded gold strip along the edge of the visor. for general officers, BG to LG, the strip's in the design of olive leaves.

kureshii said...

oh woops, careless of me to leave out combat service support. and i'm a loggie myself...BTW, CSS includes the medics, transport, QM, medics and all them other non-combat dudes, who are really too numerous to name.

Agagooga said...

Medics are combat :/

UniformGirl said...

hey lun,

why is MP uniform tighter and why do you guys have to wear it "higher-waisted"?

i mean you MPs look damn hot but how do you chase after crooks or whatever it is you guys do?

i would imagine it would be hard to run in ultra-tighter pants. also what happens if you get a hardon? isn't it a dead giveaway?

kureshii said...

yeah, i know, which is why i mentioned them first...the rest i neglected to list are non-combat personnel. sorry for sounding misleading.

oh yeah, the maintenance guys too.

lun said...

uniformgirl: its not tight, just fitting cos its tailored to individual. we wear it slightly higher so it looks smarter, compared to wearing it like hipster pants, looks very sloppy. well my coy doesnt go out after offenders so i dun really know how it feels like to run in No 3. i wear No 1 more often. No 3 is not that tight lah really.

UniformGirl said...

thanks for the explanation Lun! just wondering ... have you ever tried wearing your MP uniform wihtout underwear? or if any of your fellow MP mates do so? is "it" obvious?

MaKan GuRu said...

hmmm uniform girl just does not like underware very much does she?

lun said...

uniformgirl: haha well the white belt that goes with the uniform, its held together by this big buckle, and the proper way to wear the shirt's that the whole buckle can be seen from the front. we tuck the shirt into our underwear so that it stays tucked in. and no, we dun go commando. can't afford to get caught pulling this kinda stunts ;)

UniformGirl said...

tuck in shirt into the underwear? hahaha! really ah? isn't that a bit uncomfortable? doesn't that "heat up" the temperature in your crotch? i suppose if the belt is really thick, it could cover the elastic band of the underwear so that will never show?

can't imagine if everyone tucks in their shirts into their underwear - then can see CK or Renoma or whatever band whenever they bend over.

Edwin said...

didn't know that girl oso goes crazy about guy's underwear.... :|

Nicholas said...

I'm sorry to break this to you guys, but MPs are the only servicemen who think the MP uniform looks good.

kureshii said...

i think it looks pretty alright if you wear it properly, and not like some air force cockanathans i see wearing their no. 3 shirt tucked out as much as they possibly can without getting caught.

well, you tuck in the long-sleeved shirt in your underwear too, if you're wearing the no. 2. the shirt is supposed to be straight, and there's no point tucking it out a little because the cummerband (official term for the no.2 waistband) covers it anyway.

UniformGirl said...

nonsense! i think MP uniforms are to-die-for - at least to us girls. maybe it's just not appreciated amongst guys.

lun said...

hur. u have no idea how much effort goes into ironing that MP No 3. the crease-lines are so sharp to the point that they can actually cut. i swear i aint bluffing. i think in all i spent about 14 hours ironing the uniform just to meet the minimum standard.

kureshii said...

you really remind of my brother. In NPCC. Doing stuff for presentation purposes. I know, it's your job, and I don't think it's unshitty or anything, just shitty in a different way from mine.

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