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Now, that’s just silly

Apparently, he won a goodly number of them fair and square in the Navy during the war. So that’s not silly. But, gosh you’d think uniform regs would allow these guys to wear them in two rows, instead of one long pasteboard like some kind of banana republican.

If you’re curious to know what they are and what he got them for — all 17 of them — here you go.

Good weekend, folks!


Comment from Oceania
Time: November 9, 2013, 12:56 am

You can wear them any way you like …
Of course, the rest of the Free World was fighting Germany 3 years before the Yanks decided to get involved.

And now look at the USA?

Obama is a crack smoking homosexual.


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: November 9, 2013, 1:40 am

@Oceania – Barky can be a crack-smoking homosexual all he wants as far as I’m concerned.

I object, however, to his murdering innocents and his collectivist despotism.

Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: November 9, 2013, 3:19 am

For all the silliness of Prince Phillip and his old style British pomposity and uppercrustiness, I love the guy and you have to respect him for his life.

Comment from AliceH
Time: November 9, 2013, 3:27 am

I’m a fashion ingrate, but that jacket reminds me of something I’ve noticed about the clothes worn in movies from the 40’s and 50’s, which always looked rich to me – nice fabric, drapes well but doesn’t doesn’t bunch or wrinkle or cling vs. what I see today, which no matter how well-tailored, can somehow look … cheaper.

Is it just the switch from wool to cotton blend or something? As I say, I’m ignorant on the topic, but it’s bugged me for years.

Comment from Oceania
Time: November 9, 2013, 5:12 am

Yes Alice, most Americans are ignorant about anything more than their own belly button lint … and then some.

Comment from Nina
Time: November 9, 2013, 3:15 pm

Speak for yourself, O.

Yes, Alice, better fabrics do drape better, and the quality of the construction under the fabric makes a huge difference, too.

Comment from JuliaM
Time: November 9, 2013, 6:55 pm

Can’t beat Savile Row tailoring! Is there an American equivalent?

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: November 10, 2013, 12:33 am

A badass’ badass. Thanks for the inspiration!

Comment from AliceH
Time: November 10, 2013, 1:15 am

Thanks, Nina. I know that much, though. (I’ve done some sewing and everything, and my mother is a fantastic tailor).

I was hoping there were specific names for the old time fabric – a brand name of wool, or maybe the fabric weight or density…whatever factor that made the common fabric different than what is common today.

Comment from Oceania
Time: November 10, 2013, 6:22 am

When I travel to London-stan, I get my tailor to outfit me at Jimmy Savile Row


Comment from David Gillies
Time: November 10, 2013, 6:39 am

Usually barathea in worsted wool for really good quality jackets and blazers. It’s expensive, and unfortunately rather hot.

Comment from Davem123
Time: November 10, 2013, 2:57 pm

Don’t worry about the expense, just send in the military:


It’s difficult to find words. I’m sure of one thing, though. If they haven’t built their death camps yet, they’re on the drawing board.

Comment from jic
Time: November 10, 2013, 8:40 pm

“Of course, the rest of the Free World was fighting Germany 3 years before the Yanks decided to get involved.”

Ask the Chinese how long they were fighting WWII before the British became involved.

Comment from Gibby Haynes
Time: November 10, 2013, 8:44 pm

My £99 slim fit suit from Next looks better than that. But that’s probably because I’m wearing it, and not some old man.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: November 11, 2013, 12:11 am

Those damn commonwealth wank-rods were even allowed to publish their disgusting pro-war propaganda in our fair country. The shits.


Comment from Oceania
Time: November 11, 2013, 12:27 am

Just like your ‘Osama did 9/11’? Oh – and who could forget ‘We killed Osama’ right after ‘WTF where’s your birth certificate Wigger!’
You then dumped the body so no one could prove otherwise, and got DNA test results back faster than was possible … because the samples hadn’t yet reached the lab which released the ‘results’.
The best part was the US government wasting the entire Seal team that was involved …

Comment from AliceH
Time: November 11, 2013, 1:33 am

David – Thanks! I think that’s it. via wikipedia:

Worsted fabric made from wool has a natural recovery, meaning that it is resilient and quickly returns to its natural shape…

Worsteds differ from woollens, in that the natural crimp of the wool fibre is removed in the process of spinning the yarn. In Tropical Worsteds this use of tightly spun, straightened wool combined with a looser weave permits the free flow of air through the fabric.


Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: November 11, 2013, 3:23 pm

“Each one of these damned medals is for a bullet I shot. I named that one Charles after that faggot son of Bess’s. Just wish he’d had the balls to marry Piers Morgan instead of that horrible Michael Jackson impersonator he made those ginger shits with.” etc etc

Comment from ed
Time: November 12, 2013, 6:48 am

Well I always assumed that the medals were for particularly remarkable bowel movements.

Considering how many “commemorative” medals there are in the mix I’m not far off on that thought.

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