How come cops don't dress like this anymore?

You know, the 1940s detective in the suit and tie and the overcoat who would pull a notebook out of his blazer pocket and suck on a cigar. Now days cops look roided up or fat and their uniform is militarized. Cops back then didn't even have bulletproof vests?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Everyone dressed like that back then. I do regret that it has changed. Hats are very important, protection from the sun used to be valued and now people are actively killing themselves all the time. This is where the "white people age poorly" meme comes from

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No one wants to get their three-piece suit dry-cleaned smelling like blood and shit.

    t. cop

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Are you guys even allowed to wear your dress uniforms in the field anymore?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nope, what I get issued is something like a cross between an ACU and Crye G3, but with shorter sleeves, and a baseball cap.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Detective still wear plain clothes dumbass.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They wear jeans, t-shirts, muscle-fit under armour tops etc, they do not wear suits, ties and hats. They also vape and do not smoke cigars or pipes anymore.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >They wear jeans, t-shirts, muscle-fit under armour tops etc
        Maybe in the town of Redneckistan, Kentucky they do. As others in the thread have said, they dress like the local population.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >1940s detective
    That trope is based off of private investigators. who are not cops

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is how American Police actually dressed up back then

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        All those detectives behind the police

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >tall detective on the left with eyes hidden in shadow, his intentions a mystery
          >grizzled old detective on the right with the cane investigating the cop's ass

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Insane how literally everything in the USA was aesthetically superior in the past
        People looked slimmer, dressed better, architecture was nicer, cities were actually cities and not highway pitstops, etc.
        It even still looked okay up until 1970 or so, and that's when everything goes to shit in every single aspect.
        I'm not even being a Chuddy "VGH the black people did this!" because black Americans also dressed the same as whites back then and in other countries, such as Brazil, they also dressed themselves to a higher standard (pic related)

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Insane how literally everything in the USA was aesthetically superior in the past
          >Posts Brazil

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Not him but that's clear Americanization tbh

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        How are we meant to respect public institutions when they look stupid and lazy instead of cool like this

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        In LA Noire you play as a detective for 99% of the game, literally the first mission is you as a beat cop in a uniform

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Cops back then didn't even have bulletproof vests?
    Because Kevlar wouldn't have been invented for a few more decades back then

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    As every fricking question in this god forbidden place; TIME

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >morons think uncomfortable and restrictive clothing would be good for police work

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They essentially still wear "restrictive" clothing

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's just regular work pants and dress shirt

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          And that is just as "restrictive" as this

          https://i.imgur.com/aa1ZiAG.jpeg

          This is how American Police actually dressed up back then

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            How is that more restrictive then a dress coat? I've worn those before and their really baggy and heavy

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            He is wearing the coat for warmth

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Ok
            It still doesn't make it any less cumbersome

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            He take it off whenever he needs to

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            moron it's literally part of his uniform he can't just take it off

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Pic is all NYPD does. They sit around looking at their phones in their squad cars and shoot the shit with other cops. Then they expect six figure salaries, pensions, and expect not to have to put their lives on the line.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Go apply then anon, maybe you can lead by example and reform the NYPD and clean up NYC while you're at it.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Not appreciating 80s sleazecore

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, I'd say that this stuff only ever fell out of fashion in the 2000s, and even then you were expected to wear slacks and dress jackets if you went anywhere that would require them. The current trend towards utter slobbishness only became a majority over the past 15 years. It'll correct.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I always thought police leather jackets were IQfy as frick. Which departments were they issued to? Are they still a thing?

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    cops are tatted up gang members now.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >How come cops don't dress like this anymore?
    Because why the frick would they? The literal whole meaning of "plain clothes" in a police context is to wear the dress of an ordinary citizen.
    If coppers start wearing clothes 80 years out of fashion they are NOT wearing plain clothes anymore. If they want to stand out they can (and ought) just wear their uniform.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      if you look at pics from the 70s-80s detectives are dressed in the fashions of that era and always have porno 'staches.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >why don't cops
    probably the same reason people in general don't dress that way anymore

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    he's an undercover cop and no one dresses like that anymore

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Cole Phelps was not an undercover cop

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Occasionally, an undercover officer or detective may be found wearing the stereotypical/old-fashioned types of clothes with a suit and hat, or a sports coat and hat, but nowadays, it is either much older men in the various police forces who take to that look, or the younger set influenced by hipsters that partially revived it. Most of the time, these officers and detectives just wear more current-looking clothes, maybe slightly behind the times in fashion, but not all the way back to the 1940s or 1950s noir era.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

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  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    we have mass production of clothes now so we all wear the jeans tshirt combination

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >everyone dressed nice and has self-respect
    >police have enough money to live decent life, even beat walkers on the wrong side of the tracks
    >no bulletproof vests because no militarized police, no police state
    >cops actively form gangs to purge and kill the mob, murderers, pimps, pornographers
    >they call out left-leaning scum openly
    Noticing again, are we goy?

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Beat it tuts, these streets ain't like what it used to be...

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