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Old 09-20-2012, 06:15 PM   #1
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Something I notice every now and again. What I assume are regular civilians wearing an FBI hat or similar government agency. Do these people wear these to appear to be a bad ass? I happen to be friends with two FBI agents and they NEVER wear anything that says FBI (other than at work). What is the point of being a poser like that? Worst I ever saw was a fat, wanna be, tough guy wearing a SEAL t shirt. I asked if he was ever in the Navy and he said no, I just rolled my eyes and walked away.
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:36 PM   #2
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Ya people wanna look BA.
It happens all the time at my school.
People wearing hats and shirts acting like they are a seal.
It's even more hilarious when you go for a high five and slap them instead. And then they hahahahah um excuse that then they aahahahah i cant get through hahahahah they tear up and shuffle away hahaha i have done this 3 times this year
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Posers suck. But that said, I know a lot of younger guys wear FBI gear because it stands for 'Female Body Inspector'.
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I wear Larue and NHC shirts/hats all the time and I don't work for them. I do own their products, which is how I got the shirts & hats...

But I do agree with your point. If you are going to wear something indicating an elite level of training, even something like MENSA or NASA, you should have actually DONE it.

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Laurie and NHC are companies that sell their product for a profit, and for advertising. It's expected that you wear Magpul shirts if you want.

A Navy SEAL shirt? Are the SEALs seeing that profit? I doubt it. Besides, when you wear a shirt like that, you're claiming affiliation... An affiliation that many people died for. An affiliation to a group that people better than us couldn't even make it into.

Out of RESPECT, people shouldn't wear that stuff. Unless its like some girlfriend or wife, wearing a unit shirt that her husbands in, I can see that.
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Laurie and NHC are companies that sell their product for a profit, and for advertising.
My parallel, and I should explained in more detail but got distracted by something shiny, is that as an example of a LaRue shirt.....

"God Bless our Troops......Especially Our Snipers"

Is emblazened across the back with a giant crosshair Mil-Dot reticle.

Now I am not a sniper, and all of my "training" just about qualifies me for dogsh*t in the realm of snipers, but I have been asked if I served and if I served as a sniper.

I also had a couple of Blackwater T-Shirts that I got from a buddy who did some protection work for them in the UK (low level, NOT what you're thinking). I supported Blackwater and what they were doing, I still support Eric Prince and think the guy is a true American Patriot, so to wear that shirt out could be construed that I was a member.

If asked I told the same story, that a friend worked for them, gave me the shirts and I support what they do.

But to someone who just saw me walking down the aisle at Safeway in my shorts and flip-flops? Well......
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I don't like posers. I won't even wear the military's current camo as a jacket (even know I kind of like the look) because I don't want to be mistaken for one of our soldiers. I will wear the older styles of camo though. (I love tiger stripe. )

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Worst I ever saw was a fat, wanna be, tough guy wearing a SEAL t shirt. I asked if he was ever in the Navy and he said no, I just rolled my eyes and walked away.
Was it a black shirt? Was he perhaps making a self-depracating comment about his weight and the marine mammal of the same name as the elite combat unit?

Some of those chunkers are downright funny, not just jolly.



In college i had a CIA tshirt with cannabis inhalers association spelled out under it in much smaller lettering. A guy at a Memphis/ghetto asian takeout food place saw it and my shaved head and started yelling "CIA, what CIA here for?" repeatedly until i explained.
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Is it more of a poser than wearing a college jersey or hat? Some folks may be a fan of the FBI. Who knows. Certainly they don't think that others think they are really special agents?
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