A picker friend of mine found these trousers back in the summer and showed them to me at the time. We were both trying to determine what they were but knew they looked Vietnam era. Were they CISO, ARVN or custom. I don't think the later as the seams are flat felled, chaintstitch and the whole garment looks factory made. He came over to mine the other day with them in the hopes a second look would help to figure out their origin. First glance I thought ok buttons look like the type found on Japanese made garments of that era. I remembered I had a pair of silver Tiger trousers in an odd cut that I always assumed where japanese made.
Pulled em out and not only were they similar they were exact in their construction right down to the stitching. Only difference is my Tigers are bellowed on both sides of the cargo where his are only on the back side of the pocket. Thoughts from any forum members would be appreciated. Anyone seen this type before? Not typical Tigerstripe trouser construction from my experience.