As a SNCO (soon to be officer on Saturday) in the Civil Air Patrol, I'll vouch for the feel that the 'bus driver' uniform needs to be changed. However, the standing collar has no real place in Air Force history. The Marine Corps (and perhaps Im just partial) used standing collars to protect their necks from swinging swords on ship-to-ship melees. These collars were made of leather, thus earning the moniker of Leathernecks. Just my $0.02, anyone else?