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Pride or Brag Jackets

Discussion in 'History of Scuba Diving: Tales from the Abyss' started by Neptune Warrior, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    I liked the one Richie Kohler had. Looked like a MC jacket. Great picture of it in "The Last Dive".
     
  2. Akimbo

    Akimbo Lift to Freedom Volunteer Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Nothing stays the same and styles often return. I suspect that the patches and decals will cycle in and out of favor over time. I believe the human tendency to seek recognition is a permanent part of our nature.

    Rotary phones will never return because they are less functional. Style is not function.
     
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  3. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    My daughter keeps trying to get me to wire one in on the house phone line....
     
  4. Jcp2

    Jcp2 Nassau Grouper

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    Patch jackets in general were in style circa Top Gun. Top Gun II is filming now...
     
  5. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

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    Top gun was about USN Airedales...the military has had patches to identify organizations.

    The subject is dive patches worn by people who dive now and in the genesis of diving

    Most have disappeared -- both the people who wore them and the organizations

    Where have then gone??

    SDM .
     
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  6. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    @Sam Miller III - Know anything of the "Chicken of The Sea" dive club? I came across a patch a few years ago, and just had to have it....
     
  7. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

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    Chicken of the sea
    Was a early California dive club -- recall the patch and a number of members

    As I RECALL were located in north LA county and possibly sponsored by Jim Ab???'s dive shop

    Best I can do with out researching my files -- which are currently packed away or in great disorder

    Never the less a great find and a true artifact of the golden years of dive clubs and dive patches

    Sam Miller, III

    (cold back there ? Sunny and warm here in Cancal )
     
  8. WeRtheOcean

    WeRtheOcean Nassau Grouper

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    Perhaps so, but even as the military has also downplayed [unnecessary] bravado, they have not moved away from patches. I still wear my utility jacket, with my ship's insignia patch on one breast, and my Shellback patch on the other. Some of the Old Guard don't think today's Shellbacks are real Shellbacks, because the initiation has been somewhat toned down; but I figure, the Navy did not detail them to decide who is a Shellback. I don't really see a necessary connection between patches and bravado or macho. A patch can represent any sort of noteworthy achievement.
     
  9. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I hope they don't **** it up. Hollywood has a record of ruining great movies with horrible sequels/remakes. (point break, ghostbusters, karate kid, etc etc etc).
     
  10. Neptune Warrior

    Neptune Warrior Angel Fish

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    Sam and others thank you so much for the responses...a wonderful history lesson. I searched up and down the internet and found nothing on the subject.
    As I said we are reviving club jackets in Neptune Warrior. I work with vets and already have quite a collection of patches and decals.
    I dropped of the jacket to build a prototype and worked with a vendor for purchasing the jackets and another to build the patches. We will see club jackets return here in Idaho!
     

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