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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The romance of uniforms

Photo by Juhu from Wikimedia CommonsYesterday I was chatting on the phone to a girl-friend. She mentioned her significant other was doing a plumbing job and had put on his overalls. 'He looks really good in them, too,' she said.

I agreed that men in overalls are sexy. Then I admit, 'Men in any kind of uniform are sexy to me. A paramedic in his greens, a musician in his tux, a doctor in a white coat, a policeman.'

'Face it, you're easy,' she said, and we both laughed.

Afterwards I considered the romance of uniforms. What is it that I find so
appealing?

I suppose the following:

Military Uniforms - Army, RAF, Navy - these men are trained to protect me.
Police Uniforms - these men are trained to protect me and to assist me.
Paramedic uniforms - these men are trained to help me.

All of the above may also be involved in high stakes, life and death situations. And the other men in uniform? The overall boys? The overall uniform suggests competence and skill and commitment. Men who are masters in their craft.

So yes, all uniforms are sexy to me.

How about you?

Lindsay

6 comments:

Jane Richardson, writer said...

True! And of course, there's thing thing that if they all look the same on the outside, one can't help wondering what they're like on the other side of the uniform.....or maybe that's just me! ;-))

You didn't mention women in uniform. I went to a WWII themed party once in a WRN's uniform (Women's Royal Navy.) The hat was a bit of a horror, but the uniform felt great to wear. - neat, efficient, and surprisingly flattering. Certainly a confidence booster. Women can look great in military-style outfits, and a girl in a tuxedo always looks amazing.

Jane x

Lindsay Townsend said...

I agree, Jane. And I also think women's uniforms are amazing and that all women in the services and medical professions are equally worthy of respect and admiration.

Armor, too, is another great uniform.

One uniform I'd have loved to wear is that of a pirate!

Savanna Kougar said...

Lindsay, I'm with you on the pirate!
I guess I'm picky about which uniforms I like. There are certain military uniforms that give me that sexy thrill. Like in the movie, An Officer and a Gentleman.
There are some men who are exceptionally suited for their uniforms. But if a man isn't suited... there's nothing worse than a man who can't wear a tuxedo, wearing one.
Actually, I like the ancient Roman military uniforms.

Jane, so cool about that event and wearing the uniform. Everything you said is true about women and uniforms.

Serena Shay said...

Great post, Lindsay! I too love a man in uniform. Any uniform will do as long as the attitude comes along with it. The right attitude leaves me a quivering mess...hehehe

Jane Richardson, writer said...

Savanna/Lindsay - I once did a show where they dressed the two heroes in those white Officer & Gentleman dress uniforms for one scene. Two pretty ordinary guys, totally transformed, and every woman in the place just swooned....oh, yes, thrills all around!

J x

Lindsay Townsend said...

We could be pirates together, Savanna!

I'm swooning with you, Serena!

I bet it looked amazing Jane!

(There's something about white and white robes. Black, too - Darth Vader!)

I like the flowing robes of the Tuareg, too.