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 Dickies? Also, girly boots...

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Dickies? Also, girly boots...
« on: Jul 08, 2010, 11:43 AM »
I tried searching for a topic regarding Dickies and didn't see anything, so here goes:

When I was at Phoenix Comic Con, it was mentioned that most of the Mandos were wearing Dickies for their flight suits.  I assumed they meant they'd found matching work pants and long sleeved shirts, but now I realize that Dickies also makes jumpsuits.  Are jumpsuits the norm?  How many people get away with using the pants/shirt combo?  If you use the pants/shirt combo, is there a particular cut/style you prefer?  I was thinking about getting the DIckies work pants with the extra pocket, but I'm pretty sure the extra pocket will be obscured by my thigh armor.  I was also considering the Dickies jeans, but I'm afraid they'll be too recognizable as jeans.  Maybe I should go with the double-knees?  Also, as far as I can tell, all of the Dickies long sleeved shirts have cuffs on the end.  Are these generally obscured by gloves/vambraces, or do you cut the cuffs off?

The next question I have revolves around my boots:  I'm 5'1", so I wanted boots with a bit of a heel.  (Short Mandalorians just lose something in the intimidation arena.)  I realize stiletto heels are against the rules (and look really stupid), but what about something like these:


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Re: Dickies? Also, girly boots...
« Reply #1 on: Jul 08, 2010, 12:35 PM »
Jumpsuits/flightsuits are the usual norm, yes...mainly because they come off the canon sources of Boba and Jango as what they wear underneath.  2 piece outfits can be used, and have been used.

As for the boots...not sure if I can make the call on those.  They look good, but the recommendation for boots is normally combat boots.  Might have to check with Novall and the folks on the application team as to if these would be considered.  Main reason is to give the impression that we are warriors/hunters of the galaxy...and in such you'd want to have practical footwear.

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Re: Dickies? Also, girly boots...
« Reply #2 on: Jul 08, 2010, 12:56 PM »
I have a pair of combat boots that I wear on occasion, but they make me all of 5'3", which is why I was looking for something with a bit more of a heel.  I was eyeing these up specifically because they didn't look too showy, in my opinion, and because the front panel looked a bit like leather greaves.  (To me, anyway.)

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Re: Dickies? Also, girly boots...
« Reply #3 on: Jul 08, 2010, 01:31 PM »
i think heals are allowed as long as they're not stilettos

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Re: Dickies? Also, girly boots...
« Reply #4 on: Jul 08, 2010, 01:34 PM »
You could always try the monster boots like I have seen some people wear. Think they come from goth shops like Hot Topic and others and have a super thick and chunky sole.

Personally, I love the boots you asked about. They have a very cool and lightly armored appearance with the front flap. If they came in that style with a 1 or 2 inch heal, I would probably grab a pair for my Jedi gear and go back to the black boots.

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Re: Dickies? Also, girly boots...
« Reply #5 on: Jul 08, 2010, 02:14 PM »
Well, JJ is just shy of 5' and wears standard Doc Martens, which make her like 5' and a half..  Nothing wrong with it.

But I think those boots would be very impractical for trooping.  You would be hurting bad after a very short time in them.

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Re: Dickies? Also, girly boots...
« Reply #6 on: Jul 08, 2010, 02:19 PM »
I use a two piece Law Pro BDU's as my undersuit. just dont get an insulated one if its from dickies :P

nothing wrong with a short mando! (I'm 5'5)

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Re: Dickies? Also, girly boots...
« Reply #7 on: Jul 08, 2010, 02:27 PM »
It's the short ones you have to worry about.  Short Mandos never had size and bulk to intimidate those reckless glory-seeking barves... nope, the short ones had to kick their shebs every time.  Every single time some shabla aruetii came knocking on the door hoping he'd be going home able to say "I beat a Mando" the short ones actually have to engage.

Be proud of your 5'1" self.  You've got the exact height disparity to bring all your force to bear in a kidney or sternum shot.  Heels will just hurt your feet and make you off balance.

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Re: Dickies? Also, girly boots...
« Reply #8 on: Jul 08, 2010, 03:42 PM »
From the guidelines: High heels/stiletto female boots are not acceptable mandalorian armor attire. Platform boots are acceptable.

I'm one of those people who cringes even at platform boots though, so I'm probably not the best person to ask. XD

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Re: Dickies? Also, girly boots...
« Reply #9 on: Jul 08, 2010, 06:26 PM »
I see high heels and I think "eye candy" and not fighting gear.

And remember Kal Skirata is a shorty.

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Re: Dickies? Also, girly boots...
« Reply #10 on: Jul 08, 2010, 07:47 PM »
Actually, come to think of it, isn't most everyone in the Star Wars universe on the short side?  I mean, Leia Organa's only 5'1, and Mara Jade's only 5'4...  Um.  Anyway.

I was going to wear my pair of Doc Marten's, but I'm pretty sure they're cursed.  I've had them for over five years and they've never fit my feet properly.  I figured if I was committed to that much pain for the sake of shoes, then maybe trying a heel wouldn't be too much more of a sacrifice.

The contemplation may be all for not, however.  Those particular Bare Traps only come in women's 7 and 8s, and my feet seem to be extra partial to 7 1/2s.  Soooo... I may be back to the drawing board by the weekend.

I went looking for Dickies, this afternoon.  I noticed a lot of the women's Dickies have little fancy pockets on the rear, which would be completely OOC for the outfit.  I think I'm stuck looking for men's pants, at this point.  I'm starting to lean toward Tactical Pants on ebay, but I'm afraid that I'm paying for utility pockets that are rendered obsolete due to my leg armor.  :X

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Re: Dickies? Also, girly boots...
« Reply #11 on: Jul 08, 2010, 07:48 PM »
I just use dress pants and a collared shirt from the thrift store. Lot cheaper than Dickies.

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Re: Dickies? Also, girly boots...
« Reply #12 on: Jul 08, 2010, 07:52 PM »
you can take pockets off, I did.

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Re: Dickies? Also, girly boots...
« Reply #13 on: Jul 08, 2010, 07:54 PM »
Ooh, you know, I was thinking about taking the pockets off, but then I was thinking there would be some kind of discoloration from doing that ... but that shouldn't be a problem if they're new pants...  Hmmm.

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Re: Dickies? Also, girly boots...
« Reply #14 on: Jul 08, 2010, 08:00 PM »
now your thinkin! although, if they are pre-stressed, there might be some discoloration.

dont go crazy, if its the backside of the pants, then have a kama added to your kit! ;) or just remove the "flaps" if its an inside pocket( the pouch is inside the pants rather than sewn on the outside like cargo pockets).

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