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Posted: 1/31/2006 1:08:18 PM EDT
When looking at pictures of other people's gear I see a lot of Calico Jack patch's.

What does it signify?
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 2:24:27 PM EDT
So is there a reason or did one guy think another guys gear looked cool and did it. Then it snowballed?

Not looking to flame anyone....just wondering why.

Link Posted: 1/31/2006 3:36:19 PM EDT
Means they are butt pirates ! The new fad in patches is going to be a cowboy
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 3:46:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 4:56:22 PM EDT
Because they want to be these guys.......

Link Posted: 1/31/2006 7:58:41 PM EDT
So it's a poser thing.

Whats the deal with the guy on the left wearing tennis shoes?
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 8:00:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By justice23:
So it's a poser thing.

Whats the deal with the guy on the left wearing tennis shoes?



they're comfy
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 8:11:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2006 8:11:55 PM EDT by Spade]
Pirates!

Also, mercs in Biafra used to wear a skull and crossbones on their shoulders.

I'm gettin' one for my Blackhawk vest because a)something needs to go on that velcro thing b)it's cool c)I'm descended from pirates.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 8:18:39 PM EDT
I'm no expert, but I believe it is/was a Navy SEAL team thing, that caught on and now adorns equipment belonging to everyone from the real deal to the GHEYest airsoft poser!
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 8:20:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 8:23:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By S-1:
Because they want to be these guys.......

media.militaryphotos.net/photos/albums/US_Navy_SEALs/aac.jpg



+1

Well that, and it looks pretty damn bad-ass.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 9:04:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By justice23:
So it's a poser thing.

Whats the deal with the guy on the left wearing tennis shoes?



The shoes are made by Merrell. They are more of a hiker style than a tennis shoe. They were issued to the SEAL Teams for a while. They are VERY comfortable. The Merrell's are popular with SOF.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 3:08:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Spade:
For the history: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calico_Jack



I'm familiar with the original pirate from the 18th century, I did a google search before posting. I was wondering what he had to do with gear queers in the 21st century.
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