American rain jackets, though,
weren't strictly prohibited in 265...they were authorized 'beyond the range control gate' or something like that in G-town IIRC; so, authorized by the CO or Base Cmdr or whoever said we could wear them (back in the day) after crossing range control; we also had to remove them, and jungle boots, etc before re-entering the garrison (I recall getting reamed out with my US rain jacket on outside the Crse WO bullpin in the School when RSM Brown walked by
and said "that$@&*@&#@ jacket comes off when you hit Range Control, Cpl !!!!!).
Every Dress Instruction I have seen, to date, males with earrings on duty/in uniform has been explicitly not
So...not quite apples to apples?