Monday, May 14, 2012

Air Force Stuff: Party Shirts

Sorry guys, I've been a slacker on the blog.

My husband is in the Air Force and apparently the Air Force has this tradition called "The Party Shirt." You see, whenever he goes to something formal, he wears what is called "mess dress." Basically like a tuxedo that has a blue jacket and pants.

Well, instead of wearing a normal tuxedo shirt, the guys can have what's called a party shirt. It's basically a normal tux shirt but the sleeves and the back are replaced with a funky {and often ugly, patriotic, silly, or otherwise} fabric. I decided that instead of paying someone to make one for my husband, that I could just do it.

It was actually pretty easy. I will post a DIY hopefully later this week. Anyway, here are some pictures for your enjoyment so you can visualize all that is a party shirt.

{This one is my husband's party shirt}

{the front}

{the shoulder}

{the sleeve}

{the back}

{And this is another pilot in his flight}
{the front}
{the shoulder/side}

{the back}

{the back closeup}

{And back to the front}

P.S. Can I show you guys something neat?? I took the pictures of my husband later at night {no sun}, indoors, and in poor lighting conditions. Thanks to Lightroom {and my little knowledge of it} I managed to make the first picture into the second! How sweet is photo editing?? Seriously!

 {gross yellow light}

{ahhh....much better!}


  1. Those shirts are really cool! I didn't know they did stuff like that (although it is a bunch of guys, I guess I should have figured they'd find a way to "bend" the uniform rules LOL). Your hubby's shirt is awesome. My fiance LOVE comics & would so love it!

  2. Wow, who knew?! Not me... but this info may come in handy when we eventually live on a base!

  3. Ty didn't do this... but he was also a toner. I think he felt like it was a waste of money. :P how many days is it now??

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