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What's the deal with tacticool?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by USMCgs3, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

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    This is all Costa backlash! Everyone stopped asking what pants he wore and now people have to have something to fuss bout on line.
     
  2. But pants with 8 pockets are so practical, you can take your whole loadout in them to Walmart. Plus, they really take a beating. :)

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  3. as400guy1

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  4. oldman11

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    Now we got somebody griping about men wearing boots? If it really bothers you that much then y'all got a problem.
     
  5. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    You should hear the howls when someone posts something as simple as toe shoes!
     
  6. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

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    Kind of like tattoos, jacked up diesel pick up trucks, tap-out shirts, Harley Motorcycles, and Sports jerseys? :whistling:

    To me, they are all in the same crowd. (And not very intimidating either.) :rofl:
     
  7. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

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    I'm convinced that most (not all) men these days don't know how to be a man. They pretend to be a man in doing things they consider manly but fall short.

    I like real men. Not boys pretending to be grown up that have yet to grow up.
     
  8. camelotkid

    camelotkid non-believer

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    I know some people that wear that stuff because their work requires that kind of dress and they just happen to have a lot of 5.11 pants. nothing wrong with that. The ones I get a kick out of are the poser operators that the OP is talking about. The kind of guy that spends more time watching nutnfancy videos and being a sheep dog. Orders tons of expensive crap that he doesn't really use as its designed.

    It is very similar to the frat types that are decked out in patagonia, mountain hardwear and TNF but have never been camping and wouldnt know what a trail looks like but they have a 300 pair of Asolo hiking boots. Or back in middle school when you had kids that would dress and act like skaters but never even owned a skateboard. Some people will do anything to fit in with a certain crowd.
     
  9. camelotkid

    camelotkid non-believer

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    double post
     
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  10. as400guy1

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    Your response seems a bit harsh..
    I believe that was the first time I've used that word on this forum.
     
  11. MadMonkey

    MadMonkey Spershul Furces

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    Everything "new" has a backlash for a while. The naysayers will quietly accept it later and move on. I see it in just about every hobby I've participated in.... whether it works or not, there will ALWAYS be haters.
     
  12. rhino673

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    My idea of every day "tactical" wear is Carhartt work pants and a t-shirt with a button up shirt or some other loose fitting shirt to cover my EDC. The pants have handy pockets on the side for your phone and extra magazine on the other and they last forever. That's about as tactical as I get. To each his own though.
     
  13. Never Nervous

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    Good one.

    NN

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  14. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger Big, educated kitty cat!

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    Or they are coming from or going to work. A lot of people who work with their hands use a fixed-blade knife.
     
  15. W Turner

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    I regularly wear 5.11 pants because they are available in my size, comfortable, have plenty of pockets for all my crap (cell phone, wallet, pocket knife, a small notebook and pen, jframe and speed strip, keys) plus they are reasonably priced and durable.

    I wear a Wilderness belt because they are reasonably priced, durable, available in my size, and look neat enough to suit me.

    I wear a pair of Bates desert tan boots because they come in my size (15) are durable, comfortable, and best of all I paid $30 for them when I got em on clearance($115 original price).

    Notice the "in my size" thread common to all three. I'm 6'8"/350 so anything I can find in my size that's durable, reasonably priced, comfortable, and looks neat gets bought and worn. I'm not a poser, I just like practical clothing.
     
  16. BEER

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    holy crap this thread just sparked a god awful childhood memory. anybody else remember how right after the original karate kid came out there was a rash of people wearing sleeveless martial arts ghis, or whatever those karate shirts are called?

    or better yet, guys wearing jeans and a t-shirt with their karate belts. nothing screams badassery like a 85 pound stick figure in stonewashed denim from head to toe with a yellow bathrobe belt tied around his waist while he stands in line at the theater. lol
     
  17. pizza_pablo

    pizza_pablo USN Retired

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    I'd rather see 1000 "tacticool", fixed blade carrying grampas walk around wally's world, than some punk with his undies hanging out. :upeyes:
     
  18. USMCgs3

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    I never said anything about them being tools, that's why I said that. I'm not a harsh kinda guy lol.


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  19. as400guy1

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    No, ya called ME a "tool"....
     
  20. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    I think it's love...