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Okay...stupid question...again. Ive been street EMS until now where the pants go outside the boots. Now Im doing disaster response where we are wearing BDUs with our pants bloused into the boots. Can anyone walk me through this process (pictures would be great) so I can be squared away. I have seen operators on my team "peg" their trousers into the boots or just use the ankle tie and then the pant leg just hangs out of the boot and looks like garbage. What I am going for is a clean, squared look that looks like I know what the hell Im doing. I have been told that the pants are supposed to be bloused between the 2nd and 3rd eyelets of the boots, and am also not exactly sure what this means. I have a pair of Bates EMS 6" boots and a pair of Altama 10" jungles. Most of the sloppy looking blousing I have seen has been due to the low top of a 6" boot. I like the look of a higher boot and also need to get a pair of steel toe 9" or 10" boots. Anyone have any recommendations? Im thinking either Altama combats or Bates 9" boots. My 6"-ers are very comfortable but just dont look right when bloused. Anyone who can teach me how to do this long distance will have my eternal gratitude. I'll be wearing my full BDUs for the first time on 10 November for a domestic preparedness meeting and wanted to look squared. If it makes any difference, we were khaki BDUs. The sooner the better cause I imagine this will take some practice. Also if you can recommend what you think are the best blousers, it will be helpful tool.