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"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard."
Hah! Now you understand.And you used to mock my Multigator!Shootin' Buddy
There's a native version of those things: The woolen scarf
But if you just drape one over your shoulders (preferably the black-and-white model) in some "progressive" circles, it means you are pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel.
Anon,Yes, but the shemagh has a thousand and one uses, because of its size and cotton fabric.I had a nice scarf my first winter up here; Shiva only knows where it got off to...Chas,This one's sort of a dark blue, gold, and white, and it came from Afghanistan; college radicals wear black and white ones that came from Abercrombie & Fitch. Also, I've never just draped it over my shoulders like a fashion accessory; I usually use it to keep my neck warm.
Tam, you don't have a good balaclava?
I could never figure out what was so "tactical" about putting a flaky pastry on my head. And the honey kept getting all stuck in my hair.
No hoser hat? Take off, eh!
The tactical part: your enemy laughs himself silly. While he's doing so, you throw hot coffee in his face...
Of course, if you want to make sure that you aren't confused with a Palestinian sympathizer, you can order the Israeli version, which features a Star of David pattern instead of the houndstooth pattern usually employed.
Uh, I generally don't wear garments with foreign flags on them, not being foreign and all.Actually, I pulled my ball cap back on over the shemagh; it has a subdued U.S. flag velcroed to the front. Do I get points for that?
A ball cap on top of a shemagh/kaffiya? That's cultural appropriation! Or something.
Somebody referred to my billed, earflapped, Gore-Tex and fleece number as a "goofy hat" today. Hey, it's four degrees Fahrenheit, there's a breeze, and I can still feel my ears. Here on my side of the hat, I like it just fine.
A guy with a Georgia accent telling how to tie a shemagh?That ain't natural.Erik in Colo.
I'm pretty sure you scared/confused the crap outta your neighbors during this evolution..."Abner! I TOLD you the blonde was up to something!"
Keeps the grit out when it's dusty, too.
And Dad and I got our shemaughs from the same place that you got yours. (Thanks, John! For this and SO much more.)
I really like the idea of those things but I just can't bring myself to make wearing one my own. Every time I try, I get visions of Che t-shirt wearing undergrads in flip flops and designer jeans. Then I beat myself up a little over carrying about crap like that.Repeat.Maybe I just need to find one that doesn't have anywhere near a traditional pattern on it...Thanks for making it clear I'm not the only one with cognitive dissonance over the whole head wear vs dessert thing!
I picked one up in "tactical" sage green and tan, like it much more than the plain tan'n'black (not to be confused with the Black and Tans!).
Maybe if I could get one in red, white and blue?
I've got a picture of son in the cupola of a MRAP, and he looks like he's wearing a stillsuit: no skin showing at all. Between temperature and dust and wind...
Y'all are so very welcome.
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