So “PT Belt Casual Wear” Is Now A Hipster Thing, Apparently
by Scott Faith
People who never served using surplus military gear as fashion accessories is nothing new. John Lennon, Ariana Grande, Jay Z… the list goes on. Even 50 Cent notoriously got in on the act, posing in a Marine Corps dress jacket in a controversial promotional photo.
But Urban Outfitters took it even further, marketing reflective belts exactly like those worn by the military (and exactly like the ones sold for $10.99 on Amazon) for $30.
$30 for a PT belt? That’s almost as bad as a $40 “operator hat.” Haze yourself, Urban Outfitters. But that’s not the strangest part. To me, the strangest part of this whole thing is that this doesn’t seem to be “ironic,” it’s something that young people are actually buying and actually wearing. Purposefully. Check it out: (image credit: Urban Outfitters)
I checked out the product reviews, and they did not disappoint:
I am a believer in both looking really good and staying safe, so when I saw this PT belt I had to have it.
I looked in a mirror and noticed that I was 10 years younger. I looked in the mirror and saw what I was – I was now an Army Private.
Unable to remove the belt, I went to work. There were two 18 y/o ladies who worked with me. With my newfound fertility and desire to move out of the barracks, I impregnated both.
Thanks to this PT belt, I now have BAH, 2 wives, and 2 kids on the way.
Well, there you have it folks, the much-maligned “PT belt,” the latest hipster fashion accessory. It’s perfect for attracting all the ladies at the club, and to keep the Sergeant Major from yelling at you for being out of uniform. Or something.
And you thought you’d never wear a PT belt again after you got your DD-214…
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