I had the same problem with my issued uniform when I joined the Navy in ’82… It got worse because I lost so much weight in boot camp. First thing I did after boot camp was buy some uniform stuff and civvies so I didn’t look like a guy in a potato sack.
It’s too bad we weren’t allowed a little mascot mutt. I really missed my dog while I was gone, and when I came home about 10 months later, he acted like he didn’t know me. Westies are petty like that.