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I knew you would come in eventually. I agree that change is likely needed. It is a poor cut and said as much above.Huzzah! A welcome change. Our current uniform is a poor cut, an uninspiring look, and a terrible colour. When you wear the uniform next to some allied countries, you realize how bad the "1978 NDHQ extra in Saturday Night Fever" look is.
I hope the end state results in better comfort and utility so that wearing Number 1 or 3 dress isn't such a chore. Pants and shirts that don't feel like cardboard is a good start. I also hope we look outside of the box as a few things I've seen our allies and partners do would be nice additions. A simple polo shirt with a rank slip on and name tag would be nice for garrison dress. I also would prefer we move officer ranks back to the sleeve as it is far easier to see than trying to look at shoulders.
Anyways, we've seen moves away from wearing service dress because it was so out of date. Making it easy to wear, and better looking than pajamas and boots (combats) which is where our dress of the day has evolved is a good thing. This should allow combat dress design to focus on operational features and not on making sure its good for riding the metro.
What I have detested throughout this thread is the allegations that current changes to the dress regs and soldier dress is somehow equated to ability to do one's role. Couple that with the assumption that the dress should harken back to our lost heritage of 1967 makes this sound like a old vs new thread.
I for one love it!!!