Spotted on the web: Urban Outfitters military-inspired clothing includes a vest with a 3rd Ranger Battalion scroll over the top left-breast pocket. Some in the military community were upset about it, and eventually Urban Outfitters removed the item from their website, although when you click on the original link the site says the vest is “sold out.” A screenshot of the original vest appears above. Other military themed clothing remains on the website, including jean jackets with Army and Air Force ranks, although other items with unit patches seemed to have been removed.
What do you think?
Was the vest an innocent fashion statement? Is it inappropriate to use the Ranger scroll this way? What about other military symbols and insignia?
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Hat Tip: Guardian of Valor