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pupnik
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posted 03-15-2014 08:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for pupnik     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know who supplies NASA currently for flown clothing? Although I suppose in this case that's probably just pants since it seems all the shirts worn seem to be personal preference.

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posted 03-15-2014 01:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Teacher in space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pants look very practical and usable in my eyes too.

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posted 03-15-2014 02:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe the cargo pants are Cabela's 7-Pocket Hiker Pants (amended with Velcro stripes). Crop from a NASA photo:

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posted 03-15-2014 08:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pupnik     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ah, thank you, it looks like you're right. When I looked at that link you provided I noticed those pants use button closed pockets which seemed different but looking at some other large scale ISS pictures I noticed that there are button holes in the pockets, but that the buttons have been removed and replaced with velcro.

I expected it to be something off the shelf but I was thinking it would be from a wholesale uniform supplier like most businesses use, interesting.

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posted 03-15-2014 08:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And based on recent photos, they also wear Cabela's Last Chance Light-Duty Belt or Last Chance Heavy-Duty Belt.

As for shirts, if they are embroidered, I believe they still source apparel from Lands End.

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posted 03-15-2014 08:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pupnik     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've seen a lot of belts in photos, with a lot of variation (nylon, leather, roller buckle, flat bucket, two prong, one prong, etc.). The most interesting though are the number of rigged-up belts using straps, duck tape and such.

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posted 05-02-2014 08:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for masterguns81     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So I just started a new job that requires wearing khaki/cargo pants. Ever the space nerd, I thought, "Hey, wouldn't be cool to wear the same style cargo pants as the ISS crew?"

I've been doing some digging and can't seem to figure out what brand/style they are. Anyone know anything about this? To be clear, I'm referring to those you see the most recent crews wearing. i.e Expedition 38.

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Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-02-2014 08:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As noted above, the recent space station crews' cargo pants are Cabela's brand.

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