Al's Military Uniform on the Mandatory Fun Cover

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Al's Military Uniform on the Mandatory Fun Cover

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I was just a-googling for some pictures of Monsieur General over there and came across a discussion -- and dissection -- of the type of military chic Al is rocking on the cover of Mandatory Fun.

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It seems I was way off and it's not a Soviet or Russian uniform at all! More like US Marines. Very cool.
It's the way his hair is done that gives the Russian touch. ♡☆


Thought it was really cool and just wanted to share. ♡
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I've seen this article quite a while ago. I don't remember how I found it, but my safest bet would be that someone mentioned it here
Sailor-Polka-Moon wrote:It's the way his hair is done that gives the Russian touch. ♡☆
I don't see how his hair gives any Russian touch. My image of Russians doesn't go with long hair at all :D

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mellow weasel wrote:I don't see how his hair gives any Russian touch. My image of Russians doesn't go with long hair at all :D
Al has a sorta "old world" look to his face and profile, something very east Europe (Yugoslavian on his father's side, remember?) and beautiful.
this feature is brought out extremely well when his hair is pulled back, which therefore gave me the impression of the strong Soviet or Russian soldier.

This commentary on the article helped too:
Dammit. And I thought he looked so authentic with the hair cut and all... ;)
The "cascading locks of wavy brunette hair" look was first popularized by Trotsky . . ..

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Sailor-Polka-Moon wrote: Al has a sorta "old world" look to his face and profile, something very east Europe (Yugoslavian on his father's side, remember?) and beautiful.
this feature is brought out extremely well when his hair is pulled back, which therefore gave me the impression of the strong Soviet or Russian soldier.
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The "cascading locks of wavy brunette hair" look was first popularized by Trotsky . . ..
I guess I was having more modern day russians in mind, something like these :lol: - as you can see, "beautiful" isn't the first thing that comes to mind:
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(these might be Lithuanians, but this style came from Russians, and their faces also have a Russian vibe. I can't put my finger on it, but in some way our an Russian people look alike - sometimes I turn on TV and I can instantly tell it's either Russian or Lithuanian movie well before people start speaking - somehow they look different from Americans/Germans/Brits/etc. Sorry for off-topic :lol: )

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I currently have a russian hair style. Russian women are infamous for aging quickly.
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Sailor Polka Moon, you'd better stop goin' on about his hair or else you'd have to move this to the drooling topic!
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mellow weasel- I see! XD Thanks for the enlightenment, it's always cool to learn about other cultures. <3


Abbey - HAHA whoops!! Sorry, sorry! Maybe Military!Al can teach me something about discipline and proper forum behavior~ :lol:



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On a related note...
Even though he was going for the whole old military propaganda thing... I love how Al in this uniform (especially now that we know it's an American one) kinda reminds you of his dad, who served in WWII. Al showed us his dad's medals once, I believe on Twitter or Instagram.
The polka/parody hero honoring his father the war hero, in a subtle way. :inlove: So sweet.
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mellow weasel wrote: I guess I was having more modern day russians in mind, something like these :lol: - as you can see, "beautiful" isn't the first thing that comes to mind
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I was scrolling through the local news right now and a picture of our military chief (not sure if that's proper translation) cracked me up because his uniform had oak leaves on his collar, and I remembered how the author of this article have never seen anything like that :lol: . Of course the style of the leaves is different, but I couldn't help thinking about Al's uniform :rolleyes:
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