Images of India : RSS image makeover: Full pants in, khaki shorts out…

rssKhaki shorts, the trademark dress for the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) cadres for 91 years, is out and is being replaced by brown trousers as the Sangh wants to move with the times. Loose Khaki shorts have been the trademark of RSS cadres since the organisation’s inception in 1925. Even though other parts of the uniform have been changed from time to time, khaki shorts remained in vogue till now. Initially till 1940, the uniform of RSS was khaki shirt and shorts before white shirts were introduced. Leather shoes replaced long boots in 1973 and later rexine shoes were allowed. When the proposal was last debated 5 years ago, it was rejected because of opposition from elderly members of the RSS.