FAQ

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What's on the back of the bow? 
-A french barrette! This type of clip holds in all hair types- from thin to thick, to straight or curly. What does it look like? See here: French Barrette

Can you make something custom for me?
Of course. Everything at Patriotic Bows is made from scratch. You can design your item from start to finish. Send an email to patrioticbows@gmail.com to get an order started!

How long will it take to get my stuff?
Turnaround time varies from 2-3 weeks. My products are made in batches, and depending on when you order during my cycle, will determine when your order will be completed. 

Can I rush my order? I need it now!!
Yes. Fees will vary based on how soon you need your order. See this link for details: RUSH MY ORDER

Can I return what I ordered?
If your product was customized, your order cannot be returned for a refund. Non-customized items can be returned for a refund, but shipping TO and FROM your home will not be reimbursed.

 

Uniform Education

U.S. Army Uniforms:
ACU, Multicam/OCP, Dress Blues A & B

ACU camo (below) is still worn by some Army personnel, but is being officially phased out in 2020. It is no longer being issued to new soldiers.

Multicam/OCP camo (below) is now worn by many soldiers. This pattern is now issued to new soldiers and worn by soldiers on deployment.

Army Dress Blues Class A (below) and B (below Class A) are worn to formal occasions, including weddings and graduations. Class A is worn most frequently, but Class B is often worn during warm weather.

U.S. Marines Uniforms:
Desert, Woodlands, Dress Blues Class A, B, C, D, Service Uniform A, B, C

The desert camouflage uniform (below) is being worn less frequently with newer Marines. Both the desert and woodlands uniform used to be worn everywhere and changed with the season, but this ended in 2016. Desert is now worn based on location. Many Marines return from deployment in the desert uniform.

The woodlands camouflage is worn based on location, but is also worn at the Parris Island Family Day.

The Dress Blues uniforms are worn for formal occasions. Class is determined by the occasion. Class C is worn at the San Diego graduations. The uniforms are pictured below from left to right: B, B, A, D, C.

The Service uniforms are also worn for formal occasions. Class is determined by the occasion. Class B is worn at both Parris Island and San Diego graduations. The uniforms are pictured below from left to right: C, C, B, A, B.

U.S. Navy Uniforms:
Type 1 (Digi blue), Type 3 (green), Dress Blues, Dress Whites, Service Uniform

Type 1 camo/Digi blue (below) is still worn by some Navy personnel, but is being officially phased out in 2020.

Type 3 camo/Green (below) used to be worn by a select few sailors, but as of 2016, this is the new issued uniform for all.

Dress Blues (top) and Dress Whites (bottom) are worn for formal occasions. Blue/White is determined by the season. The Dress uniform is worn for Naval graduations.

The Service uniform (below) is worn for less formal occasions. It is worn on the weekend after Naval graduations.

U.S. Air Force Uniforms:
ABU, Dress Blues A & B

The ABU camouflage (below) is worn by all airmen, including the coin ceremony for graduation. It is similar to the Army ACU pattern in color, but includes tiger stripes in the design.

The Dress Blues A (top) & B (bottom) uniforms are worn for formal occasions. Class A or B is determined by occasion and weather. This uniform is worn on graduation day.

U.S. Coast Guard Uniforms:
ODU, Dress Uniform, Undress Uniform

The ODU uniform (below) is worn by all coasties.

The Dress uniform (below) is worn for formal occasions.

The Undress uniform (below) is also worn for formal occasions. This uniform is worn for graduation.