Tips to get Military Clothing for Your School Event
If you’re looking to purchase military clothing for you school there are too great options. A surplus store will give you quality and uniformity, while a discount or bargain center can save you money if you don’t mind doing a little extra work.
Are you holding a Veteran’s day assembly at your school? Or maybe a group of students has planned a dramatic reenactment to help us remember fallen soldiers. Whatever the event you’re hosting at your school, if it’s to honor and remember those who have served or are still serving, you might want to get your hands on military clothing. Unfortunately, they don’t just hand the stuff out at your local recruitment station, and buying from a costume store isn’t always the best (or cheapest) route. Luckily, there are options.
The first (and potentially most expensive) option is a surplus store. There are many physical stores located throughout San Diego, and there is also an online catalog. What’s nice about this option is that the clothing you purchase will be quality gear, and if you buy it all in one place it will be easier to get matching uniforms (assuming that reenactment you’re doing has more than just one soldier). Of course, because the gear you will be getting is brand new, it will be on the more expensive side, although since it’s surplus you can expect some discounts. Don’t think designer prices, but do expect to pay for quality.
The next option is bargain stores. Whether it is inventory by donation, or by buyback there are numerous stores out there that will sell used clothes for cheap, and finding military garb at one of these establishments is a piece of cake (especially when they are kind enough to have a designated “military clothing” section). While you may have to wade through some less-than-desirable outfits, you can find some real treasures hidden in a bargain bin. Also, most places will only accept something if it meets a certain standard, so don’t worry about finding something riddled with holes, torn to shreds, or covered in stains. You may even stumble upon something new, or close enough to make no difference. Of course, finding matching sets in these places can prove challenging, but the money you’ll save could be worth the extra help.
So there you have it. If you’re looking for ways to make you staff and students disappear (yes, that is a bad camouflage joke; you’re welcome) you have options. Your nearest military surplus store will guarantee you quality, as well as uniformity in the uniforms, though you may have to put up a few extra bucks. On the flip side, a donation center or bargain shop may require you to do more work to find the good stuff, but it can save you some money in the end. Want more info on finding Military Clothing in San Diego? Click here.
David is an adventurer with tactical experience and training. He is on a campaign to inform people about military surplus, camping, survival and tactical equipment. You can find his thoughts at Storify blog.
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