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A mid to late 70s Ad for Patent Leather Jump Boots. I bought the Patent Leather Low Quarters at the Fort Hamilton Brooklyn PX in April 1980 when I was on Hometown Recruiting Duty, cause all the Recruiting Sergeants wore them, and would you believe I got away wearing them when I had to be in Class As and or Khakis at both my two different duty stations afterwards, my NCOs and Officers never said anything, maybe they never noticed 1324917348_emoticonlaugh.png.8c6cae30a18627306164ae911ddc7c5b.png .

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14 hours ago, patches said:

A mid to late 70s Ad for Patent Leather Jump Boots. I bought the Patent Leather Low Quarters at the Fort Hamilton Brooklyn PX in April 1980 when I was on Hometown Recruiting Duty, cause all the Recruiting Sergeants wore them, and would you believe I got away wearing them when I had to be in Class As and or Khakis at both my two different duty stations afterwards, my NCOs and Officers never said anything, maybe they never noticed 1324917348_emoticonlaugh.png.8c6cae30a18627306164ae911ddc7c5b.png .

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Here's a vintage pair in the flesh.

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Bates made these too. I had a pair for ceremonial details. I could feel my feet bake in the hot summer sun in them. 

R. Patterson

Boatswains Mate

USCG 1998-2010

“The Boatswain’s Mate and Coxswain is A JACK OF ALL TRADES AND A MASTER OF THEM ALL.”- 1944 edition of the BM2c training course material. 
“They gave us an engine that first went up and down. With some more technology, the engine went around. We know of steam and diesel, but what’s a main yard for? A sailor ain’t a sailor, ain’t a sailor anymore!”- The Last Shanty

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