But the sheer functionality of the wide-brimmed American-classic Stetson won over the majority of the board.This Gen-Xer is getting less and less eligible for service, but I'd consider joining up if it meant I could wear a cowboy hat.
"You can keep the sun out of your eyes, the hat won't melt to your head on a sunny day, and female Soldiers can tuck long hair under a Stetson a lot easier than with the current beret," says Stone. "Plus we've already gone back to blue jackets for the service dress uniform. The Stetson actually completes the look."
Monday, April 4, 2011
Out with the beret, in with the Stetson
this story about the US Army replacing the black beret with a dark blue Stetson as the standard headgear was meant as an April Fools Day gag, but dang if they didn't have me convinced it was a good idea: