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I've long heard stories about dyed black tigerstripes, but I've never seen a set in person or seen pictures of them in wear.

 

I recently bought a MIKE Force uniform grouping and it contained photos of these Black Tigers.

 

Does anyone have more photos of these or a set to show?

 

Thanks,

Steve

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Corpsmancollector

Steve,

 

Check out the pants from forum member Beogam's collection shown on one of the topics I started some time ago:

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/ind...82121&st=20

 

What was the story behind dyed black tigers?

 

Great book by the way, bought it a while ago. Super reference :thumbsup:

 

Will

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Steve,

 

Check out the pants from forum member Beogam's collection shown on one of the topics I started some time ago:

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/ind...82121&st=20

 

What was the story behind dyed black tigers?

 

Great book by the way, bought it a while ago. Super reference :thumbsup:

 

Will

 

Thanks for the compliment Will, and thanks for the link. I had forgotten about those. The only dyed tigers are those that Jerome shows. The vet said they were used for night activities, I assume close to the camp. No other solid information, but I'll ask more questions.

 

Steve

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S ,

I once had a gold set dyed black .

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How could you tell it was a gold set, and not a silver, since it was dyed black?

S

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vintageproductions

Steve-The easiest way to tell is the material. No matter how many times a gold set is laundered it stays very soft. Silvers on the other hand become a bit course over numerous launderings.

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OK. Kool!

 

So you can't tell what the guy is wearing in the photo above?

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Lightweights .......with mismatched mid weight pants with the double lower pocket .

 

69 dated picture or later .

 

Paul Marildi has pix of my set somewhere in his archive .

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......pants with the double lower pocket .

 

Good eye on the pants pocket!

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S ,

Some times you see it out of wack sewn lower than normal ..........but not every time .but again usually the mid weight fabric .

Its possible it might be a light weight breast pocket as our guy in the picture seems a little special !!

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TrenchfootJoe66

Awhile back I thought I knew a fair amont about TS uniforms. Then I joined this forum. Now I just sit back, shut up and learn. The knowledge base found here is truly impressive

 

JW

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That lower left pocket wasn't originally that low were they? Maybe it was something added later?

 

Is it on his calf, below the knee? If so, that seems like a special thing added

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Is it just me, or does our man in the main picture look completely f***ed.

 

He looks like he's modeling the dyed tigers...

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I've long heard stories about dyed black tigerstripes, but I've never seen a set in person or seen pictures of them in wear.

 

Thanks for posting. I'd never seen it in use, either.

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The Iron Brigade

Tiger Stripe uniforms dyed black were called 'No See Ums'. Not common and I knew several LRRP's who wore them. The pattern is more noticeable up close and provides various shades of black.

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