Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by ibman377, Jun 26, 2009.
Last minute question!!
What do we wear to R-day? Civies??
No, you wear full military dress with all awards and decorations.
Just kidding, just wear normal clothes along with your low-quarters. They will issue you clothes when you get there and your civilian clothes will get put in storage along with other unauthorized items (cell phones, etc).
I've also heard: Don't wear any USMA related clothing or you will get unwanted attention.
Good deal thanks.
Most new cadets in line last year wore khaki shorts, polo shirts, and low quarters (with black socks). It was soooo hot and muggy...the ones in jeans were swealtering. Most didn't wear t-shirts (t-shirts can draw unwanted attention).
Don't think they're going to have to worry about hot this year, take a sweater! lol
...and an umbrella??
i recommend wearing turf dogs, mid-calves, a nice pair of shorts, lax pinnie and croakies with a sweet pair of shades to r-day
...just don't be like 'Box Boy'. I wouldn't have believed this had I not been in the Springs and seen this with my own eyes. He was on the same bus with my son. Poor guy.
Thank you for posting that...it was hilarious!
We can't wear a t-shirt with a jacket over it? I planned on wearing jeans with a polo but also considered a t-shirt.
And does anyone know what "Box Boy" had in his box? I doubt he really brought a TV.
You can wear whatever you want, AF. Avoiding tshirts avoids attention. Again, some want to "fly under the radar." If you show up wearing a shirt that says "XXHS State Team," someone might suggest that you think you are the greatest athlete...you made the state team; aren't you hot snot? If your shirt has no writing, there's not much they can say, is there? But if you want the attention that a shirt brings, show up wearing something really outrageous...like I LOVE USNA. I would suggest checking the extended forecast and dressing for the weather.
My buddy wore his USAFA fencing shirt along with a pair of jeans. Now, this was last year, but still a little funny he wore a USAFA shirt to R-day.
My son wore khaki shorts and a plain t-shirt to R-day. He did not own a polo shirt since he hated them (now only wears them as part of cadet casual). My advice is if you wear a t-shirt make sure it is clean, has no holes, and is plain.
I was the same way. I hated polos until a few months ago. I figured out they're okay if you get the right ones.
My daughter wore a T-shirt and sport shorts. She never saw them again.
She was fine and it was quick to change out of.
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