Gear: Marine Corps Dress Blues

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Marine Corps Dress Blues

US Marine Corps
Category: Apparel
Subcategory: Uniforms
Price: $350.00 to $500.00
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Description:

The most common dress uniform is the Blue Dress uniform, often seen in recruiting advertisements. It is often called "Dress Blues" or simply "Blues". It is equivalent in composition and use to black tie. The various designations are listed in descending order of formality: Blue Dress "A" has a long-sleeved midnight blue coat (enlisted members have red trim) with a standing collar and belt (white web & gold waistplate for enlisted, blue for officers with a gold M-buckle), white barracks cover (a peaked cap), plain white shirt, sky blue trousers, white gloves, and black shoes and socks. Large medals are worn on the left chest; ribbon-only awards on the right. Marksmanship badges are not worn. Females wear pumps in place of shoes, and may wear a skirt in place of slacks. For males, the dress coat is cut to be formfitting. Blue Dress "B" is the same as "A", but medals are replaced with their corresponding ribbons and all are consolidated on the left. Marksmanship badges may be worn. Blue Dress "C" is same as "B" but without the outer blue coat and white gloves. A khaki long sleeve button-up shirt and tie are worn instead. Ribbons and badges are normally worn on the shirt. Blue Dress "D" is same as "C", but with a khaki short sleeve button-up shirt and no tie.

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    cspdky913, Sun, 04 May 2008 08:05:29 UTC.
    1st review

    Nothing else compares!

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    Taffy, Sat, 10 May 2008 13:29:29 UTC.

    I second that! Outstanding! There is nothing else that needs to be said.

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    hbg522, Sat, 10 May 2008 13:32:01 UTC.

    sharpest uniform ever made....military or civilian

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    lauradrizzt, Sat, 10 May 2008 19:23:37 UTC.

    This uniform could pretty much make a camel look sharp. Most professional out there.

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    Anonymous, Sat, 24 May 2008 05:41:37 UTC.

    I'm proud to be able to wear this!

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    marinefit, Sat, 24 May 2008 08:34:37 UTC.

    I want to hear from Officers who've bought uniforms from The Marine Shop, The Mameluke, or The Exchange in Quantico, VA. Compare quality, service, cost, etc. For my two cents, The Marine Shop has superior quality but is the most expensive. I've heard good things about The Mameluke as well. Don't know anyone who purchased uniforms from The Exchange.

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    TROUBLE, Sun, 25 May 2008 05:13:35 UTC.

    MY BROTHER WAS A MARINE AND WHEN HE CAME HOME ON LEAVE AND ATTENDED MY OTHER BROTHERS 8TH GRADE GRADUATION HE WORE HIS DRESS BLUES. I KNOW THAT I AM PARTIAL TO MY BIG BROTHER BUT HE LOOKED SO HANDSOME AND PROUD. IN MY OPPINION, THE MARINE DRESS BLUES IS THEN NICEST OF ANY UNIFORM, NOT TO TAKE AWAY FROM OTHER UNIFORMS BUT IT JUST SAYS "LOOK AT ME, IM A PROUD MARINE!!" SEMPHER FI

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    Jerome06, Wed, 04 Jun 2008 19:33:09 UTC.

    The best looking uniform out there!!!

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    DocThomas, Tue, 10 Jun 2008 17:38:02 UTC.

    Awsome, plain and simple!

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    cgingo, Wed, 11 Jun 2008 12:27:17 UTC.

    In over 30 years of service, I've always admired the Marine Dress uniforms.

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    aaa111, Sun, 15 Jun 2008 01:23:09 UTC.

    sharpest uniform made...bar none

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    DarkBlue, Wed, 18 Jun 2008 19:18:01 UTC.

    All American Uniforms look Great to me. They demand respect & carry a long tradition of Pride and Patriotism. All American Soldiers should be Proud of there Branch.

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    Tony60, Fri, 20 Jun 2008 04:19:38 UTC.

    They do look good.

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    Buddylaw, Fri, 20 Jun 2008 04:46:47 UTC.

    Being Army I humbly admit that the Marine Corps has always had the the sharpest dress uniforms.

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    aaaaaacaa, Tue, 24 Jun 2008 05:58:27 UTC.

    These can make ugly people look good!

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    uscgopus, Wed, 25 Jun 2008 14:24:33 UTC.

    Bar none, the best uniform of the five branches of the Armed Forces

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    iluvkirch, Tue, 08 Jul 2008 12:55:55 UTC.

    and so sexy!

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    patch, Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:42:33 UTC.

    they have one of the smartes uniforms i've ever seen

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    vmreyes, Thu, 31 Jul 2008 04:48:51 UTC.

    Best dress uniform in the armed forces and the only uniform that is red, white, and blue.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 01 Aug 2008 17:38:48 UTC.

    This is how boys become men.

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    DispatcherTerri, Sat, 04 Oct 2008 12:22:46 UTC.

    First off i agree with its106miles and also iluvkirch totally, but is is very sharp and proud, i think its the finest uniform out there but i also agree with copster.. way to go to who every designed these uniforms

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    vlouie, Tue, 13 Jan 2009 15:58:46 UTC.

    As a former Marine the dress blue uniform is the sharpes uniform of all the branches of service.
    Semper Fi Marines.

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    johncoz, Mon, 04 May 2009 01:26:53 UTC.

    Nothing like seeing the dress blues.. I served 93 - 2000.. I still have mine hanging in my closet.. Doesnt fit but still have them.. LOL

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    quasi205, Tue, 26 May 2009 11:10:27 UTC.

    It is the sharpest of all the dress uniforms in any branch of the service world wide. I proudly wore it for 10 years and my hats off to all the men and women still wearing it and serving today.

    Semper Fi devil dogs

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    Anonymous, Wed, 27 May 2009 06:56:56 UTC.

    Hell yeah, semper fi

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    BORTAC23, Thu, 28 May 2009 17:34:31 UTC.

    OORAH!!!!!!!!!! I truly miss having the honor of wearing this uniform. It beats every other uniform I have ever worn. To include my present uniform as well. And not to mention, It drives the Ladies Wild!!!!

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    bristp, Fri, 05 Jun 2009 01:05:17 UTC.

    Hoorah!

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    ghoffman01, Wed, 17 Jun 2009 02:44:12 UTC.

    We may be dirty but, we sure to clean up the best. Semper Fi

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    DRKMA, Wed, 24 Jun 2009 05:36:19 UTC.

    Best uniform in the Military!!

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    jubalrayb, Fri, 03 Jul 2009 01:04:45 UTC.

    the dress blues is the main reason I joined..a buddy and I were walking down the street after high school let out one afternoon, and we saw two recuiters in undress blues...that is the prettiest combination of uniform...we joined in the buddy system after graduation...the blues has NO equal when it comes to colors...easlily recognized by anyone as to what branch it is when seen!!! the blood red stripe is one that is really looked forward to earning...Corporal!!! now they call it Lance Corporal!! I still have my last set...cannot fit in it,but am proud to have it!!

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    JHump12, Mon, 13 Jul 2009 23:45:02 UTC.

    The best looking dress uniform on the planet. I still keep mine in plastic, hanging in the closet.

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    Anonymous, Mon, 07 Sep 2009 10:12:33 UTC.

    "The Few, The Proud, The Marines." Need I say more? Semper Fi!!

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    futuremarine1, Tue, 29 Mar 2011 18:00:02 UTC.

    I am joining this branch and it is the best military branch there is. Also there dress uniforms and other uniforms are by far the best looking. SEMPER FI

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    Anonymous, Wed, 04 May 2011 16:04:47 UTC.

    There's not enough stars to rate this uniform. My father is a Marine. He looks sharp in his Blues. When there are more than one Marine in the Blues, there's an awesome sight. There is nothing better.....

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    jbeams, Fri, 06 May 2011 22:59:27 UTC.

    I wore my dress Blues, with honor and pride and Espirit De Corps.

    And women do notice a Marine in Dress Blues. It is the only custom tailored uniform a Marine will wear in his lifetime, that will get noticed everywhere he goes.

    Years later, we add a few extra pounds, but the Blues still stay the same, and still manage to tone us down and slim us up quite abit.

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