On my recent trip I noticed a lot of flight crewmembers of all different ranks. THey're all wearing what seems like the same color navy-blue suit, white shirt & tie for the guys....stripes.... even the same color jackets/coats. Unless of course you fly for SWA, then I guess you could show up in flip-flops and jeans!
Where exactly did this "uniform" originate? What do the stripes mean? (do different ranks get more or less stripes)? Does each individual airline specify a uniform - they all seem to be the same.
And how about in other countries? I have never been overseas. Is it the same?
All the pilots, First officers, Flight Engineers that I've seen look extremely professional. As a pilot, when you walk through the airport does it give you a sense of pride in your profession?