It’s about comfort. And durability. And stealth. After decades wearing light-blue uniform shirts, D.C. police are switching to navy blue.

The shift from light to dark comes with a new design — hidden, internal suspenders to more evenly distribute the weight of the gun belt and potentially ease back pain. The new shirts also allow for bullet-resistant vests, now placed under uniform shirts, to be worn on the outside.

Police Chief Peter Newsham tweeted that his crime fighters are excited about the fashion change for one simple reason: The shirts are “more comfortable.” Full Article