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I suppose this is the way of things today  -  probably more wearable then previously.  However, in my opinion, they are now on a dress level with sewerage workers.   200 years of tradition  -  the collar, the white inner shirt, the white trousers  -  all gone.  Does no-one ever care about the past  history that made our armed forces  ?      Mervyn

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Nice to see myths being perpetuated by the BCC, the 7 trouser creases do not represent the 7 seas. Indeed if you were under a certain height (5' 6" I think) you only had 5.

Edit; wow, seems that graphic is put out by the RN itself. They don't seem to know their own history. The 3 stripes are also nothing to do with Nelson's victories, some original collars had only 2 and it was decided with the introduction of a uniform for all sailors in 1857 that 3 looked better, smarter, etc. It's not naval folklore, it's landlubber's folklore that's grown up around the uniform well after the fact.

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