I can't tell if this is great or awful getup for a spy Posted on March 2, 2023 by PrepHole Contributor I can't tell if this is great or awful getup for a spy
Hey buddy, I think you got the wrong door, the leather club's two blocks down
Basically what said. There was a bunch of Punks in East Germany so dressing up as one wouldn't be too alarming. It would be like a KGB agent dressing up as a hippie.
They did that, Yuri Bezmenov mentioned infiltrating groups of hippie westerners who were in India back in the 1970’s.
>"Here's some weed."
>"Wooooooooow. You're like my biggest bro for life, dude."
Doesn't seem too difficult
Just go there. There will be someone to fuck you.
Probably good. East Berliners copied Western Punk culture, and he is functionally doing that. On top of signalling he has money through the quality of his clothes. In all likelihood he could talk to people who hated the Russians and also people in the Russian military who perceived him as a drug dealer or someone who could get a hold of other contraband.
He's on the Western side of the wall
west berlin has always had a flourishing gay scene, he'd have blended right in
Everybody looked like that in the 80s.
People of today forget what a based decade that was.
Except he looks like an obvious undercover cop and not a punk
That's because you're obsessed with flowers and see them everywhere and base your view on undercover work on popular media and memes
Flowers? What the fuck are you even talking about?
Wake up anon.
Maybe because you're stuck in this era of fashion. During that time, he looks like a punk. If you think he looks stereotypical, look back on what makes things stereotypical in the first place.
he is dressed as an ordinary citizen
May I ask for what the "Straw Basket on Head" Disguise is for?
It became associated with a particular sect of Buddhism (Fuke-shuu) in Japan, with the hat being used by the traveling monks to remove/suppress ego. Spies and assassins took advantage of this peculiar outfit since it gave them a good excuse for obscuring their identities.
It's the attire of a "Komusō" mendicant monk of Fuke school of Zen Buddhism. They'd travel around, wearing those baskets to cover their heads, and played a bamboo flute to meditate. Their wandering lifestyle combined with the face-covering hats unsurprisingly meant that they were often suspected of being spies.
Also they had been given carte blanche by the shogunate to wander wherever they please without needing traveling papers, which was the main draw.
This eventually led to a cat and mouse game where local authorities kept trying to find new ways to authenticate monks, and spies pretending to be monks kept learning more and more ways to better copy monks.
iirc, it basically settled on making them play their flute, the real monks practiced special breathing patterns to walk and play for hours at a time, which can't really be replicated without a ton of practice that most spies just didn't have the time or teachers for.
Main draw for spies, that is. Everyone else needed papers authorizing travel. The alternatives would be to go without papers (dangerous, better stay off the roads and learn to climb walls at night to avoid gates), get forged papers (dangerous, if you're suHispanicious they could arrest you and send a courier to the authority who supposedly wrote your papers who would confirm they're fake) or get real papers from your boss (dangerous since now you aren't deniable unless he throws you under the bus).
Yeah, thanks to Lone Wolf and Cub I know this obscure piece of Japanese history.
Why is a Delta doing spy op?
>Why would tier 1 units who routinely interact with intelligence agencies be involved with intelligence gathering
Needed an excuse to dress up and hit the town.
He wasn't Delta at that point, he was in an army SF unit with a stay-behind role - they cached weapons around Germany and were tasked with sabotage and recon jobs in the event the war kicked off. Absolutely fucking based, there's a decent book around somewhere.
They actually did plenty of actual field recon too, he talks about it in one of the podcasts
Oh I'll have to chase that up, that unit is fucking fascinating.
8:30 mins in
You're a fucking legend anon
In case I fucked up the time stamp, earlier in the vid he points out its not the same unit that did the stay-behind shit that he was deployed with there
No worries, haven't had the time to listen yet but I've got it new-tabbed.
Read about SMUs. You might be shocked how flexible and unconventional oper8tors can be.
It was literally how normal people dressed back then. This is actually real grey man tier shit.
The fact that he looks like a model or a fashion ad while doing it is just because he's in shape and you're not. Get in the gym, bros, then it doesn't matter what the fuck you're wearing you'll look good in it.
That's what my german uncle looked like in the 80s but he was also into Harley Davidson Motorcycles to be fair
German uncle...loves leather pants, leather jackets, mustaches..."motorcycles"
where did your uncle touch you? did he ever take you to a leather club?
It's actually a fairly convincing getup
I 100% would have assumed he is a gay biker or something. Berliners are notorious sodomites, so Pat dressing up like a guy that fucks man ass is spot-on.
Who grey manned better?
>le hipster assassin disappearing into the crowd after a job well done (= a succcessful assassination), never to be seen again
I wish I was 16 again, shit like this used to be so cash
>[Push It To The Limit Intensifies]
"STASI could be here" he thought, "I've never been in this nachbarschaft before. There could be STASI anywhere." The leather of his coat felt good against his t-shirt. "I HATE STASI" he thought. Duran Duran's The Chauffeur reverberated the Berlin Wall, making it shake on it's cheap Soviet foundations even as the Red Man Dip circulated through his powerful thick veins and washed away his (merited) fear of double agents after dark. "When you're a spy, you can wear anything you want" he said to himself, out loud.
I'm fucking dying
One of the ways of spook disguise is actually to stand out as much as possible. CIA did that in Iran for example, sending their glowmorons as a bunch of clueless American tourists who kept asking local law enforcement about directions constantly, same with locals and generally being loud and obnoxious. Suffice to say, it worked flawlessly.
That said, dude is sporting pretty average 80s look.
I had no idea Duran Duran were THAT good, wow
*Falco's Der Kommissar
Very nice anon
Yeah nah everyone looked like that Anon.
Can confirm, literally undetectable in 1989 Berlin.
This era killed leather jackets, jeans as well to an extent.
He was disguised as a visiting Finnish tourist.
what does he have in his pockets?
It's a present for you, big boy
Nothing. He doesn't even have pockets.
Why do you even need a disguise on the Western side of the wall. He could have shown up in a dress uniform with big ass binoculars and they couldn't have done shit
I'm sorry, but other than being jacked as fuck, he looks like guys in 1989's Berlin would've looked.
He's just trying to look as cool as Viktor Bout
When did it all go so wrong bros?
Lacking in motivation to do exercises is what causes that physique. While people are born with different body types and metabolism/fat storage, all can be managed by exercises and a little bit of restraints in eating. Ectomorphs have slow metabolism, but can still maintain heir shape by exercising.
Your body is ridiculous efficient at couch potatoeing? That's great (and if we didn't live in an obesogenic dystopia you'd be an übermensch). It means your brunch can (and should be) be an egg mcmuffin instead of a triple-decked goyburger with soggy fries. If you insist on having the burger that's a problem squarely in your head.
Controlling the amount of energy that goes through your pipe is much easier than busting your ass at planet fitness after chugging half a bottle of corn syrup. Fuck, a single energy bar will offset the energy expenditure of your average lardo at the gym. And sorry but there's no way you're going to make a fatass enjoy exercise for exercise's sake. That's like asking ghetto kids to enjoy calculus.
jello puddin pops destroyed two nations.
Because thats how people dressed in the 80s. Greymans are dressed based on the fashion sense on specific countries and cultures. I
Dr Disrespect bashing commies
Oh look, it's Tom of Finland.
Bootleg Glenn Hughes
Protip: See the legs dangling? Yeah that photo was taken after the wall fell.
"Spying" means just crossing the border and look at russian installations.
These motorcycle jackets were very popular in the late 80s, especially in Europe.
fucking perfect. compare it to the people in the background, same same. he looks like THE Uwe from 1989. suave.
I don't think anyone would have suspected this was an American
Those Oakley shades were very exotic for Europeans back then.
It is for Berlin
Awesomely fucking awesome.