Monday, May 08, 2006

I'm too sexy for my boots...

My friend Kaylee was down to visit this weekend. We went out to eat after I got off work Saturday, and then had a good time sitting and chatting on the porch 'til the wee hours.

Sunday morning I got all dressed for work and was headed out the door with my M4gery, when she commented on my attire: Ponytail under the black CCA ball cap, black tee, khaki SigTac pants bloused over 5.11 boots, and nylon instructor belt. "Jeez! If you had some swoopy shades on, you'd look like a 'civilian contractor'." I reached in my purse and pulled out my Romer II's. "That's it!" she said, "Blackwater chic!"

Blackwater chic, kids: It's the new look for Summer. ;)

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Coincidentally I'll be heading out the door within an hour wearing (bottom up) Meindl Desert Fox boots, Falke TK2 socks, khaki Fjällräven Reivo pants (held up by an SOE Rigger's Belt), a charcoal tee, a 10mm haircut under a black Molon Labe cap, RayBan large metals, a Swiss Tool on the belt, a Böker Gemini in the right thigh pocket, and an HK SL8 in an Assault System rifle case. ;-)
Yep, seems to be the new summer look.

T.Stahl

Anonymous said...

Oops, forgot to mention Andy McNab's 'Deep Black' in my daypack. :-)

T.Stahl

Anonymous said...

The post is worthless without pics ;p

scott

Anonymous said...

We usually shoot in board shorts & flip-flops. We too poor for fancy shooting clothes... Bad enough looking for money to buy bullets

Billll said...

Pics! Pics!

B&N said...

Love the M4gery. Can't believe I missed the post you had on it the first time around. I want one.

Think you could ballpark a number and do a breakdown on your components for us schleps who don't have preferred access like you?

Fairlane64 said...

Don't have much of a comment about apparel, but I noticed CCA is getting Saiga shotguns! Tamara, what's the ETA and price on 12 gauges??

phlegmfatale said...

coolness! You get my vote for the most kickass blogger chick ever. But then, you probably already knew that, didn't you?

Josh said...

Sounds like the attire I wear when I want to freak out my coworkers. Danner Desert Eagles under 5.11 pants and a London Bridge riggers belt. Some kind of shooters tee, and a Crye Precision cap. The finishing touch is usually Oakleys, but I've been favoring the Sawfly Revisions lately. :)

I usually leave the M4gery at home, though.

I'm gonna have to remember that "Blackwater chic" though.

Steve Skubinna said...

Or maybe Linda Hamilton in T2...

When I worked at the US District Court in Seattle I often freaked out coworkers by coming in on Saturdays (when I figured the dress code did not apply) wearing woodland camo BDU pants, a black woolly pully over a USN rescue swimmer blue tee, and Randolph Engineering aviator glasses. But that's my standard weekend wear in cool weather.

Anyway, many of my coworkers were appalled that I was unrepentent about having served anyway, so I cared not at all about their politically correct horror at my warmongering attire.

Rustmeister said...

Yes, I must add my voice:

Pics!

Kaylee said...

Ya know, as much as the look suits you Tams.. ya gotta admit, those fellers in the "Civilian Contracters" article in that S.W.A.T. mag at your place... raar!

Who needs playgirl? :)

staghounds said...

I usually head out in nineties tactical gear- khaki trousers, a crisp white cotton "shoot him first" shirt, dark brown waist belt or braces, and paddock boots.

Eighteen nineties, that is.