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#1 Ronnie

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 03:26 PM

This was seen at a Polo Store today. Look at that price. Made to look lik an old USMC HBT shirt.
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#2 manayunkman

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 03:34 PM

That’s nutty.

Even has paint stains?

#3 TexRdnec

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 03:39 PM

that price makes me glad i don't participate in fashion or trends

 

well, not since reebok pumps and hypercolor shirts, anyway...



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Posted 09 November 2019 - 03:50 PM

The paint stains are a nice touch lol. I don't think I know anyone who would wear one of these, $250 price tag aside, but what do I know...someone must be buying them



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Posted 09 November 2019 - 04:48 PM

Heck I have a closet full of em....just need to drip some paint on them!
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Posted 09 November 2019 - 04:53 PM

I can’t tell you how many times I found these with paint stains.

And with the repair they nailed it.

If it takes off will prices go up?

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 06:19 PM

I was in a Ralph Lauren shop in Chicago two weeks ago and they were selling some real uniforms in one part of the store. Prices were similarly super high. Saw a legit G1 jacket for $1500. Was maybe a $400 coat at a military show.

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 07:36 PM

I was in a Ralph Lauren shop in Chicago two weeks ago and they were selling some real uniforms in one part of the store. Prices were similarly super high. Saw a legit G1 jacket for $1500. Was maybe a $400 coat at a military show.

 

So... maybe the one that was posted here is real and refurbished?  Obviously the RL label is bogus, but...



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Posted 10 November 2019 - 12:40 AM

 

So... maybe the one that was posted here is real and refurbished?  Obviously the RL label is bogus, but...

 

 

Real.…. this is the look the vintage buyers were/are looking for.Used,repaired,damaged lived in look.Then add your high end clothing label



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Posted 13 November 2019 - 10:07 AM

The local AN store just sold 100 used shelter halves to a company out West, for a clothing line...be on the lookout...no idea what they plan to make, but they had to be used...no new ones 



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Posted 13 November 2019 - 06:00 PM

The local AN store just sold 100 used shelter halves to a company out West, for a clothing line...be on the lookout...no idea what they plan to make, but they had to be used...no new ones 

 

I was approached about this last week and my go-to guy had already been bought out.   If anyone is sitting on 20+ shelter halves for sale I can get you in touch. 



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Posted 13 November 2019 - 06:07 PM

 

I was approached about this last week and my go-to guy had already been bought out.   If anyone is sitting on 20+ shelter halves for sale I can get you in touch. 

 

Too bad the local AN store closed their doors several years ago. They were selling complete tents for $3 (used) $6 (pretty much new condition, not mint but light wear). There were not many takers even at those prices, but no one wants to camp out in one anymore I guess.
 



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Posted 13 November 2019 - 08:48 PM

 

Too bad the local AN store closed their doors several years ago. They were selling complete tents for $3 (used) $6 (pretty much new condition, not mint but light wear). There were not many takers even at those prices, but no one wants to camp out in one anymore I guess.
 

 

People camp out but they want the latest generation of light weight yet strong portable tents.  Rarely do you find someone using Korean War vintage canvas. 



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Posted 14 November 2019 - 04:51 AM

They shoulda went camping with me last winter...shelter halves and casualty sleeping bag...


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Posted 14 November 2019 - 05:34 AM

They shoulda went camping with me last winter...shelter halves and casualty sleeping bag...


Old school.

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 07:14 PM

Ive got a Korean era GP Small. Now thats camping!

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Posted 15 November 2019 - 08:26 AM

Here's more Ralph Lauren military fashion: http://www.usmilitar...nce-on-fashion/



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Posted 16 November 2019 - 03:53 PM

In the late 50's my folks and the 5 of us kids camped in a large military tent. My Dad was in WW2 as a medic and must have been familiar with this type of tent. I'd say it was probably 8' X 12' or so with a heavy pole on each end and a ridge pole down the center. Seven army cots were around the inside walls. The thing was a beast. It's still in the loft over my garage. My family used it once about 25 years ago. When my kids were in scouts we used a Eureka (sp?) tent that probably weighed 5 lbs posts and all. The big old tent is the one I'll always remember though.



#19 vintageproductions

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 04:35 PM

This is nothing new, Ralph Lauren / RRL has been buying vintage military clothing from me for 25 plus years



#20 Ronnie

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Posted 24 November 2019 - 06:28 AM

You’re selling too cheap.


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