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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Men In Uniform

I was particularly shocked many years ago when a woman friend, who was not that conservative, commented that she loved men in uniform. Any uniform. I have learned that there is an element of appeal for many women even with police officers. There is an element of authority and masculinity in the design and wear of men's uniforms.
As to be expected, the internet has fueled this interest. I found that there are dating sites specifically for those in uniform and those who desire someone in uniform - MilitarySinglesConnection.com, 911Singles.com, uniformdating.com, MilitaryLoveLinks.com
The appeal of men in uniform always passes through my mind whenever I see officers/sailors like these three gentlemen who were headed back to the Kearsarge battleship which is docked in NYC harbor as part of Fleet Week. Sailors could be seen throughout the city in the last few days, but unsuccessful in getting the photo I wanted, I found myself making a pilgrimage uptown to the west side piers (the location of the ships), where certainly I would find the men I was looking for. And there were thousands, coming and going to the Times Square area - just a short stroll from their berth at West 48th Street.
Some attribute the cache of men in uniform to have been significantly enhanced by the film Officer and a Gentleman starring Richard Gere. The title of the film uses a phrase from the U.S. Uniform Code of Military Justice which makes reference to being charged with "conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman."
On this Memorial Day, 2008, we commemorate those Men in Uniform who gave their lives in service to their country ...

7 comments:

Snead said...

Just FYI, these warriors are neither officers or sailors. They are enlisted Marines. Sorry for the pickiness. Love your photos.

Brian said...

Thanks for the correction. I know nothing of military ranks etc.

Anonymous said...

God love a Marine in uniform!

-Lille1

• Eliane • said...

Great picture! I tried to snapped one all week too but they are not easy to catch.

USelaine said...

I want to point out that uniforms are usually tailored to fit really well, are of classic, flattering design, and are spotlessly maintained. So many non-uniformed men don't care much about those sartorial basics. A man in a beautifully tailored suit and tie, with polished dress shoes, is just as attractive to me. So for me at least, it's not the power or authority, but the beauty.

Jules said...

I love Marines and I think that your photo is really excellent! Oorah!

Immortalfood said...

Men in uniforms are really nice! :D