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fulanito_chile
03-12-2004, 09:22 AM
i have to say the S.S officers were the best dressed, (i am not a nazi!) but i do feel there uniforms were the best.... in fact most of the german uniforms were very nice. in Chile we still use a copy of there uniforms when an offical march takes place.

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fulanito_chile
03-12-2004, 09:22 AM
i have to say the S.S officers were the best dressed, (i am not a nazi!) but i do feel there uniforms were the best.... in fact most of the german uniforms were very nice. in Chile we still use a copy of there uniforms when an offical march takes place.

"The Chilean Airforce" (FACH) The 4th oldest in the World...

p1ngu666
03-12-2004, 09:31 AM
goering http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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JG27_Arklight
03-12-2004, 09:34 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by p1ngu666:
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Would you believe I used to go out with his great-grandaughter....

Man, you should of heard some of those stories...

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fordfan25
03-12-2004, 09:35 AM
the germans by far had the best

fulanito_chile
03-12-2004, 09:35 AM
4-real arklight???

"The Chilean Airforce" (FACH) The 4th oldest in the World...

fordfan25
03-12-2004, 09:36 AM
i ment dress uniforms i think the u.s had the best combat setup

clint-ruin
03-12-2004, 09:36 AM
People still think Hugo Boss makes good clothes.

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Teufel_Eldritch
03-12-2004, 10:00 AM
I hate the way Goering dressed. To flashy, to pompous. I prefer the military looking LW uniforms, the just mean & evil looking SS uniforms & I also appreciate the understated manner in which Hitler(that maniac d*ckhead) dressed.

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Dmitri9mm
03-12-2004, 10:07 AM
I'd go for a british Battledress any day.
Or perhaps one of those grey russian Winterwar coats with a "Budionovka" you know that great pointy cloth-helmet with the big red star?
That would be awesome http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif

tfu_iain1
03-12-2004, 10:33 AM
raf pilots uniform, any day

Bearcat99
03-12-2004, 10:40 AM
Id have to go with the Germans too... those leather trenches? Cooool..

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JG26Red
03-12-2004, 10:53 AM
Germany had the best dressed soldiers period, the Waffen SS for a field gear setup, awesome camo etc... the Tank Crews, the Black SS uniform and of course the Army officers with their long black leather trench coats and them shiney boots...


i in no way support the slaughter of helpless people or starting of a war.... just like their uniforms

Aaron_GT
03-12-2004, 11:01 AM
Didn't Hugo Boss design the tank crew
uniforms?

Aaron_GT
03-12-2004, 11:03 AM
I used to collect WW2 militaria, mostly
US equipment. I can certainly tell you
that the quality of the fabric used in
US uniforms was much more pleasant to
wear than British uniforms. After about
1940 the British seemed to have made
the decision to make uniforms out of
sackcloth or something...

This having been said the UK manufactured
webbing for the US Army is generally
better quality.

I suppose the British are just good
with webbing.

Capt._Tenneal
03-12-2004, 11:21 AM
Eva Braun's swimsuits. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

If those don't count, I think I'll have to go with the Germans too. SS Tankers, Fallschirmjager, Luftwaffe blue uniforms, Kriegsmarine, they're all cool.

madsarmy
03-12-2004, 11:25 AM
George Formby http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif

Tenneal she looked pretty good naked to.

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fulanito_chile
03-12-2004, 11:34 AM
i did'nt know that about hugo boss?!?

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fulanito_chile
03-12-2004, 11:37 AM
The German clothing factory that eventually became the international menswear powerhouse Hugo Boss AG manufactured Nazi uniforms during World War II and most likely did so using slave labor.

The revelation appeared in the latest issue of the Austrian current affairs magazine Profil. A statement from Hugo Boss AG, which is based in Metzingen, Germany, details and confirms much of the account.

"The clothing factory founded by Mr. Hugo Boss manufactured work clothes and we think SS uniforms as well. . . . So far, we have no archives in the company and we're currently trying to find what was going on," says Monika Steilen, spokeswoman for Hugo Boss AG, by phone from headquarters in Germany. "This is the first time we have heard of the history."

Boss founded his family-owned garment business in 1923. The company struggled for a time, fell into bankruptcy, and then, during the war, made the uniforms worn by the German SS, storm troopers, Wehrmacht and Hitler Youth. It's likely that the factory was manned by forced labor including concentration camp prisoners and prisoners of war.

Following the war, according to Profil, Boss was ostracized as an "opportunist of the Third Reich," stripped of his voting rights and fined 80,000 marks.

Over time, the family business was passed from sons to grandsons. In 1953 it produced its first men's suits. By the early 1970s it was beginning its transformation into a manufacturer of pricey and fashion-conscious men's power suits and sportswear. In 1985 the company went public in Germany. Now, the majority of stock is held by the Italian fashion conglomerate Marzotto Group. No family members are currently involved in the company, Steilen says.

Hugo Boss AG, with turnover of approximately $535 million a year, regularly unveils its menswear collection in New York under the auspices of 7th on Sixth, a business division of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Last fall, a Boss Hugo Boss store opened on Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown and there has been some discussion within the company of a second location in the Washington area.

"We don't close our eyes and say we don't want to know anything about it," Steilen says. "What can we do? We try to get a lot of information. We cannot do anything more."

The company may employ a historian to uncover more details about its founder, who died in 1948, and his Nazi involvement.

News of Hugo Boss AG's tainted past caught Seventh Avenue off guard. In a business where news spreads like wildfire and rumors fly even faster, the Boss story had been kept under wraps. The industry is slowly absorbing the news and wondering about the possible effect on the company's image and business fortunes.

How should the industry react to such a revelation? "It's a traumatizing question," says Stan Herman, the CFDA's president. "I live my life with one of the greatest conundrums in the world. . . . I love Richard Strauss and Richard Wagner. Strauss was in the Nazi party and Wagner was Hitler's favorite composer. As a Jew, there's constantly a conundrum there."

The many Jews in the fashion industry have dealt with the emotional issue of Nazism before, along with the appropriation of sacred costumes as style statements. Coco Chanel was reviled during her lifetime as a Nazi sympathizer due to her relationship with a German aristocrat who turned out to be a German agent in occupied Paris. The industry expressed outrage when designer Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garcons designed striped and numbered pajama suits that critics said looked like the uniforms of concentration camp prisoners. A Jean-Paul Gaultier collection that was inspired by the traditional garb of Hasidic Jews also raised hackles.

"There was a knee-jerk reaction to the Gaultier clothes," Herman says. "But this is a different story because this is in the past. . . . I hope the industry will put this in perspective.

"I'm glad people know about it," he added. "It's part of history, but I don't think the industry will close in on them."

The company's straightforward approach in dealing with the disclosure should serve it well, observes Frank Mankiewicz, vice chairman of Hill & Knowlton, a powerhouse public relations firm adept at crisis management.

"It's been 50 years. The original liability is gone. Assuming the story is true, you concede it," Mankiewicz says. Then the company should explain itself and make its apologies: "We're making high fashion men's clothes. That's way in the past. . . . We would never be in such a business now. We'd go out of business before we'd do something like that now."

As a public relations disaster, "I'd say it's about a 5 or a 6 out of 10," Mankiewicz says. "They're going to have to deal with the ethical issue. They're going to lose some business, but they'll probably gain some by the notoriety."

Such bombshells about German companies that have been in operation since the war are not unusual. BMW used slave labor to repair airplane engines, says Steven Luckert, historian and a curator at the Holocaust Memorial Museum. "Certainly hundreds of German firms were involved in producing materiel for the war effort," he says.

And as working-class Germans went off to fight, a labor shortage developed. Businessmen could and did turn to concentration camps for workers. Says Luckert: "The laborers weren't forced on them."

Still, being a manufacturer of Nazi uniforms, as opposed to airplane parts or rivets, packs a larger emotional punch. "Even looking at some of these uniforms, because of what they were associated with, fills a lot of people with dread and terror," Luckert says. Even today, the uniform "symbolizes what the Nazis stood for -- terror, persecution, the power of the state."

Aside from adding a chapter to the history books, Luckert says there is the possibility of compensation. "Beginning in the 1950s, there have been a number of former concentration camp inmates who began filing suits against companies to be reimbursed for their labor," he notes. Some of those suits resulted in monetary settlements.

But there also is a moral imperative. Such revelations are a kind of forced catharsis. While Hugo Boss AG, with its many licensees and divisions, may be far removed from the original family-owned business, it still has an opportunity to learn lessons from the past. The willingness to dig deeper for more details about its history is likely to be seen as a positive step.

"This is a good example of a company acting not out of compulsion but out of moral need," says Kenneth Jacobson, assistant national director of the Anti-Defamation League. "We shouldn't criticize them, but encourage them.

"It's hard to define their obligations," he says. It may be as straightforward as establishing a public education program on intolerance.

"The most important thing is to set an example for the future," Jacobson says. "You can't redeem the past otherwise."

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skunkertx7
03-12-2004, 11:38 AM
In history's greatest wars, the best dressed always lose! Romans, Mexico, Germans, etc!

TgD Thunderbolt56
03-12-2004, 12:07 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by p1ngu666:
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That white Luftwaffe Uniform rocked! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gif



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Wilburnator
03-12-2004, 12:21 PM
I saw a picture somewhere of Goering in a baby blue uniform with tons of white piping, and he was holding a wand of some sort with big silver spheres at either end. I actually chuckled when I saw it. What a buffoon.

p1ngu666
03-12-2004, 12:40 PM
oh yeah, thats goering http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
and btw, im abit :\ about gf, but id belive funny stories http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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p1ngu666
03-12-2004, 12:41 PM
oh about the hugo boss thing, kinda amusing to think if they didnt...
the elite naked SS troops http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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SeaFireLIV
03-12-2004, 12:52 PM
I gotta admit I`ve always thought that the Whermacht uniforms and Panzer uniforms looked 10x better than anything the allies had when I was younger. I still think they do. It was only later I discovered the SS uniforms, but I can`t say they looked better, they certainly looked more frightening with the Skull and Crossbones Deaths head.

The 3rd Reich mostly definitely knew the POWER of APPEARANCE and how the way you look could say a thousand things about your effeciency and strength. I`m quite impressed with the Battle camoflage setup that Waffen SS troops used when fighting the allies in Europe after DDay. Much of it appears to be copied by our troops today.



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FAFL_Aguirre
03-12-2004, 01:03 PM
fun subject
it does seem that many have copied german WWII equipment- Most western countries now seem to have helmets copied from WWII german equipment.

horseback
03-12-2004, 01:09 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by skunkertx7:
In history's greatest wars, the best dressed always lose! Romans, Mexico, Germans, etc!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Maybe you aren't counting the Cold War, or the recent festivities in the Middle East. The losers appeared to have a real affection for those swooping comic-opera hats and cheesy green uniforms...

I must say I prefer the look of the old 'Ike' jacket with the pink pants the US Army had in WWII over the more ostentatious German stuff. I note that a number of LW greats & near-greats acquired US Army A-2 flight jackets.

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jensenpark
03-12-2004, 01:25 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tfu_iain1:
raf pilots uniform, any day<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

RAF pilots uniform with those cool "Canada" badges...without the badges it sucks...

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Capt._Tenneal
03-12-2004, 01:25 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by FAFL_Aguirre:
fun subject
it does seem that many have copied german WWII equipment- Most western countries now seem to have helmets copied from WWII german equipment.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not to mention that the AK-47 was inspired by the MP-44, the US M-60 HMG was inspired by the MG42, etc. Plus the camo the US Marines now wear reminds me of Waffen SS camo.

J30Vader
03-12-2004, 01:35 PM
Ak-47 not inspired by the Stg-44. Old myth.

On topic....

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Oak_Groove
03-12-2004, 01:38 PM
Waffen-SS camouflage uniforms looked quite nifty, the camo patterns used look similar to those found on many present day BDU´s.

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JG26Red
03-12-2004, 01:39 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by J30Vader:
Ak-47 not inspired by the Stg-44. Old myth.

On topic....

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correct vader, not sure why some many think that the AK and MP44 are linked somehow, only resemblence is they are assault guns lol

fulanito_chile
03-12-2004, 03:27 PM
(did you know the AK-47 was called "47" as it was first produced in 1947! that goes to with the Ak-74 produced in 1974!...)

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jensenpark
03-12-2004, 04:40 PM
Best dressed?

Geez, I feel like I've stumbled into the
"Queer Eye for the Il-2 Guy" forum by mistake...

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Chuck_Older
03-12-2004, 04:48 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by FAFL_Aguirre:
fun subject
it does seem that many have copied german WWII equipment- Most western countries now seem to have helmets copied from WWII german equipment.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

The German Helmet from WWII was in almost exactly the same form and shape, used in WWI.

The pickelhaube was for show, and it was made of boiled leather, as I recall. The spike was on a swivel in the case of horse-mounted soldiers, to prevent them from spiking their mounts!

The German helmet associated with WWII was a loose copy of Roman Legionaire's headgear. It so happens this is quite an effective design, and this functionality is what most countries have copied, not simply the German helmet from WWII. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Chuck_Older
03-12-2004, 05:02 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Wilburnator:
I saw a picture somewhere of Goering in a baby blue uniform with tons of white piping, and he was holding a wand of some sort with big silver spheres at either end. I actually chuckled when I saw it. What a buffoon.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

That was his fairey wand http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Seriously, Goering was an ace pilot in WWI, and a morphine addict. He had specially made uniforms. The 'wand' was a scepter, a badge of office that was all the rage with certain fascists in the '30s and '40s. Just the thing for a needle junkie lounging in a comfy castle or other, admiring stolen art works, pretending to be...who knows what, some form of royalty? Loved? Feared? Idolised? I have often wondered about the mindset of these people. All that I've ever learned that was absolutely True is this: everyone thinks that what they do is Right, for whatever reason they have, and however warped or perverted. Everyone, from the most vile criminal to the most corrupt politician rationalises what they do as Right. Maybe they feel better than others, or they feel that something is owed them, or they missed out, and what's so wrong about taking what they want from others, including Life. Who knows what skipped through these monsters' minds and what they envisioned themselves as? A fascinating subject, but we'll never know
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JG52_wunsch
03-12-2004, 05:11 PM
goering was a fat fool.but the germans definetly had the nicest uniforms.

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Bartsimpson-
03-12-2004, 06:02 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by fulanito_chile:
(did you know the AK-47 was called "47" as it was first produced in 1947! that goes to with the Ak-74 produced in 1974!...)

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So if they produce an updated version today would it be called the AK -2004 ?

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fulanito_chile
03-12-2004, 06:04 PM
maybe 04? i think they like 2 digit numbers?

I PRESENT THE NEW AK-04 lol
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nickdanger3
03-12-2004, 06:11 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by skunkertx7:
In history's greatest wars, the best dressed always lose! Romans, Mexico, Germans, etc!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Exception: U.S. Civil war. Lee might've looked alright, but most of the Grays were, shall we say, sartorially challenged.

Chuck_Older
03-12-2004, 06:20 PM
Going further back to Lee's wife's family, (she was related to George Washington) during the American Revolution, we colonial bumpkins looked positively quaint next to a nattily attired British Marine or fifty http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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SkyChimp
03-12-2004, 07:01 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by skunkertx7:
In history's greatest wars, the best dressed always lose! Romans, Mexico, Germans, etc!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Tell that to these guys http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
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Chuck_Older
03-12-2004, 07:04 PM
I beleive they know 14 different ways of killing you with just an ironed pant leg

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Hittson2
03-12-2004, 07:51 PM
AK-47 was inspired by SKS wasn't it? Or maybe the other way around. Oy.

Anyway, the American bomber crews would take my vote for those schweet jackets.

Capt._Tenneal
03-12-2004, 08:45 PM
Some other suggestions :

The British Paras at Arnhem looked very spiffy.

Adm. Yamamoto and his officers in their dress whites. Ditto for the IJN pilots at Pearl Harbor with the fur lined jackets and the "rising sun" headbands.

The VC black pajamas. Simple but stated (sp. ?).

Inadaze
03-12-2004, 10:07 PM
http://www.apws62.dsl.pipex.com/Brit.jpg
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The Red Devils is my first with the British Burma combats my number 2

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Magister__Ludi
03-13-2004, 12:13 AM
Best looking flight gear ever (at least to me):

http://home.comcast.net/~bogdandone/nowotny_flight_gear.jpg


And the standard LW uniform (though not the best looking German uniform):

four well known German aces towards the end of the war, unfortunatelly 2 KIA

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Gershy
03-13-2004, 01:06 AM
Well have to say German uniforms. although the British uniform seems to be quite handy, I mean they're wearing their plates on their heads. Only problem was that people regularly burned their heads when surprised by an alarm while eating soup. but in general surely nice helmet....if you don't want to get tanned....oh and of course if someone is throwing stones at you....right from above....not from the front of course.... :P

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necrobaron
03-13-2004, 03:17 AM
Well,I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks the German military simply had the coolest looking garb in WWII. I felt a little sheepish for feeling this way and didn't want to be called a Nazi lover.http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I think America had some nice combat fatigues though I haven't been a huge fan of our dress uniforms. The U.S. Marines have the best looking uniforms out of any of the U.S. branches of the military,IMHO. I also loved those leather jackets worn by the USAAF too.

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Menthol_moose
03-13-2004, 04:22 AM
even Colonel Klink agrees !

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christopher65
03-13-2004, 04:45 AM
Without a doubt its the Scottish Highland Regiments in full highland dress.Ah, the swing o the Kilt and the sound of the pipes!Put the fear of god into most enemies!Being a scot I am a bit biased.Quite like the cut of the ss uniform but cant seperate the uniform from the deeds done and no atrocities were carried out by us kilt wearers!

Gershy
03-13-2004, 06:00 AM
but the scottish were waering the soup plate as well, weren't they? That spoils the whole uniform.

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roybaty
03-13-2004, 06:46 AM
German's hands down. Though I believe Patton had some ideas on uniforms which would've spiffed our (US) troops up a bit http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

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J_Flyer
03-14-2004, 01:17 PM
I like the RAF battle of britain flying dress.

quite sharp looking tunics if y'ask me

The propellor is just a big fan to keep the pilot cool.. when it stops you can see
the pilot start sweating!

A good landing is one you can walk away from...A great landing is one where they can use the plane again afterwards!!!
http://www.jhsw05251.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/32F%20Website/Flying%20&%20Gliding/Powered%20Flying/Tutor.jpg

The legendary plane of the UK air cadets. The tutor!

BerkshireHunt
03-14-2004, 02:44 PM
Best dressed of WW II? Definitely this man:
http://server6.uploadit.org/files/Minusmonas-Ah.jpg

necrobaron
03-14-2004, 02:46 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BerkshireHunt:
Best dressed of WW II? Definitely this man:
http://server6.uploadit.org/files/Minusmonas-Ah.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gifI would've never guessed Hitler was a streaker.

"Not all who wander are lost."

BerkshireHunt
03-14-2004, 03:38 PM
The best dressed of WWII- the Nazis:
http://server6.uploadit.org/files/Minusmonas-Nn.jpg

The worst dressed of WWII- the jews:
http://server6.uploadit.org/files/Minusmonas-j.JPG

JG52_Helgstrand
03-14-2004, 03:38 PM
Looks more like a flasher http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Oblt.Helgstrand
JG52 Recruiting Officer

http://server4.uploadit.org/files2/091203-NewSig_JG52.gif JG52 The Butcherbirds (http://www.geocities.com/jg52thebutcherbirds/)

backseatgunner
03-14-2004, 03:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Aaron_GT:
Didn't Hugo Boss design the tank crew
uniforms?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Don't know, but the pink piping for the panzer branch??? Hmmm.....

The Austrian artilleryman's uniform pre Anschluss was really good too, but my favourite bit of uniform kit is the German M43 cap. The most easily remembered examples are the Afrika Korps cap and the alpine cap.

The waffen SS kit strikes me as the best stuff to fight in, especially those reversible camouflage smocks...very nice!

rangooon
03-14-2004, 04:36 PM
general george s. patton, jr. without a doubt.

http://home.bellsouth.net/coDataImages/p/Groups/118/118940/pages/277850/30.jpg

capt_frank on HL http://home.bellsouth.net/coDataImages/p/Groups/118/118940/pages/277850/girl38none.JPG

Magister__Ludi
03-15-2004, 11:28 AM
Nice flight suit on this japanese pilot. Do you recognize him? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://www.sprout.org/toshiro/images/pics/aviator3.jpg

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http://www.sprout.org/toshiro/images/pics/aviator2.jpg

darkhorizon11
03-15-2004, 01:00 PM
Yeah I agree. Germans were pretty snazzy. I think Argentina also copied the Germans, at least thats how it looks in the movie Evita...

The Empire from Star Wars also has some pretty cool attire http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/351.gif.

Dr.Oktylizer
03-15-2004, 02:05 PM
The german Bundeswehr today is punished with bad looking uniforms. I think the allies forced us to create as a kind of revenge. But I am proud wear it, of course http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

XY Stillgestanden... richt euch... augen gerade - aus!

fulanito_chile
03-15-2004, 03:58 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by darkhorizon11:
Yeah I agree. Germans were pretty snazzy. I think Argentina also copied the Germans, at least thats how it looks in the movie Evita...
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yep Arg. and Chile still use the purissan uniform.. Argentina still name there tank divions after German ones... and the Chilean marches are the exact same as the nazi ones... last year i went to the national parade and it was like being in 1939 Germany! (later i will post some pictures)

"The Chilean Airforce" (FACH) The 4th oldest in the World...

ElektroFredrik
03-15-2004, 04:00 PM
I've heard Goering had all his medals in rubber
or plastic as well as metal so he could wear
them while taking a bath. If anyone could
confirm this I'd be one happy boy http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

But for best dress... I think it's a draw
between LW pilots and ss/high rank army people

http://fanart.lionking.org/imgarchive/FanArt/NisseNjursten/profile.jpg
"What I study is sex and squirrels"

fulanito_chile
03-15-2004, 04:04 PM
damn Elektrofredrik i heard that when i was kid and whats werider is i think my sister told me?!!!! uffff... i'd forgotten all about it!

"The Chilean Airforce" (FACH) The 4th oldest in the World...

J30Vader
03-15-2004, 05:24 PM
The Sukhomlinov Effect:

The loser of the conflict is the side whose generals wear the better uniform.

Named for the Imperial Russian War Minister at the start of WW1, it stretches much farther back through history.

Capt._Tenneal
03-15-2004, 06:34 PM
They might not be the best dressed, but definitely one of the most amazing uniforms to me are the Soviet-era Marshals (WW2 and Cold War) with those rows and rows of medals on their chests. Haven't these guys heard of ribbons ? That, or maybe those were some of the starchiest, stiffest uniforms ever made, LOL !

J30Vader
03-15-2004, 06:54 PM
To say nothing of the weight of all those medals.

JG27_Arklight
03-15-2004, 10:27 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by fulanito_chile:
4-real arklight???

"The Chilean Airforce" (FACH) The 4th oldest in the World...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Yep, and she still lives over by me.

Ark

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JG27_Arklight
03-15-2004, 10:31 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by p1ngu666:
oh yeah, thats goering http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
and btw, im abit :\ about gf, but id belive funny stories http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

http://www.pingu666.modded.me.uk/mysig3.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


It's true.

In fact she works at a Save Mart by my Apartment.

Her parents were kind of hesitent to mention it until I said I was a fan of WWII history. REALLY interesting stuff!

Ark

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