Discussion in 'General Topics' started by Derg, Feb 18, 2012.
Call me Commodore.
Actually if I ever do have a job with epaulettes I really want to get some shoulder boards with tassels as a joke, and maybe a french accent.
I wear the sweater fairly often. I do not, per our FOM, wear the epaulettes. Our CP is notorious for telling people to remove the epaulettes. I cannot afford upwards of $400 for the leather jacket, and my wife says she doesn't like the leather jacket because it reminds her of old creepy men. The sweater cost $37. I always wear it under my blazer except while riding or flying. Never just wear only it around the airport. I have a hole in my chin and it doesn't look gross when I spill food. Doesn't show the seat belt grease stains I get on the back of my white shirt. It's very comfortable and warm while pre-flighting in ORD in the middle of winter.
Plus, I make it look good. Don't hate me, bro.
Personally, I like to wear my pajamas in the cockpit.....with a tie of course.
I just wear a regular sweater under my blazer. Epaulet sweaters are ghey.
I like it. Paired with a blazer, or even under the leather jacket for the very cold days it looks great and adds additional warmth. Who cares what other guys/gals wear?
Most of the sloppy pilots are the straight middle-agers. They can't properly wear the hat and wear unprofessional shoes (sneakers, docs, Oxford's with no polish, etc), dirty shirt, jacket 5 times too big.
I think the best dressed pilots are either 1) gay, or 2) former military.
Hm. I've seen Doug in his uniform and he's pretty sharp in it. I know he wasn't in the military so...
I'm straight and I work for a para-military airline!
Well, the company is hard-over about personal appearance. Save a school bus full of orphans, but if you're not wearing your hat or your coat is unbuttoned... oh boy.
Are you saying Kristie is just a cover/roommate?
But the coat itself is only part of the year required at least, correct? Hat is year-round though?
Michael, don't make me go all "Sheriff Babeu" on you, honey bunny.
Hat is year-round, even though it looks terrible in summer uniform.
Coat is required October through March.
Wasn't that one a surprise!
Sure was man. You can't write fiction better than that!
Lucky the whole thing went down over Whitney Houston Funeralpalooza else there'd be 24/7 coverage of it with Rick DeBruel and Mike Watkiss.
You know at my Queen Creek house, that he's my neighbor two houses down?
You can probably sell you driveway for paparazzi parking!
Okay the sweater can be awesome if the right person is wearing it.
None of these photos are of me.
First guy does not pull off a sweater.
Second definitely would pull off the epaulette sweater.
If you look at a guy and an opinion comes to mind about his black sweater, it is time to let go.
Let go just a little bit and everybody in your life will thank you.
It's just a sweater.
I wonder if the FAA would allow an open cockpit door on a revenue 121 flight if the pilots wore full juggernaut suits. With Capt. Crunch hats and tassels, of course. Have to keep it professional. Short of someone smuggling a Semtex or earning a Predator Missile kill-streak in the back, we'd be fine.
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