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Way ahead of its time that last tiger set. The mesh pockets were only just trialled here in the UK by special forces with modified smocks and BDU's.

 

The trouser pocket design kind of mirrors the hunting ones of the 60's period, high.

 

The garment tags mirror the ones found on here on a woodland BDU with angular chest pockets. Which are believed to be from the very early 80's.

 

I'm guessing this maybe a part of the ERDL replacement trials where we saw enlarged ERDL to woodland sized shapes which bore the same tags, and maybe the first attempt digital BDU. The US was still playing with tiger print after Vietnam as we have seen on here ERDL's overprinted with hunting tigers black stripes.

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The tags looks very US goverment made!?

 

You always find similar tags on other experimental garments fron the 60ies and 70ies!

 

That could be realy indeed a very rare US experimental garment and one of the rarest tiger ever?

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Way ahead of its time that last tiger set. The mesh pockets were only just trialled here in the UK by special forces with modified smocks and BDU's.

 

The trouser pocket design kind of mirrors the hunting ones of the 60's period, high.

 

The garment tags mirror the ones found on here on a woodland BDU with angular chest pockets. Which are believed to be from the very early 80's.

 

I'm guessing this maybe a part of the ERDL replacement trials where we saw enlarged ERDL to woodland sized shapes which bore the same tags, and maybe the first attempt digital BDU. The US was still playing with tiger print after Vietnam as we have seen on here ERDL's overprinted with hunting tigers black stripes.

 

 

I had a 90's UK DPM Jungle/Tropical shirt that had the Mesh pockets, almost identical to the ones on this shirt. Pretty sure it was a trials/experimental item that came from Field textiles (they dispose of a LOT of gear from the MOD)

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Does anyone out there have one of the experimental tiger ponchos in their collections? It would be interesting to see if the label/stamp is similiar to the mystery set. One came up on ebay a few years ago, and am pretty sure it was stamped.

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So Paul , you reckon its pony ?

I mean all signs point to that.

Got to be right ?

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No I reckon this looks legit, gut feeling but just looks really pro-made but I reckon the mesh would put it very late war (wen US had moved away from Tigers to ERDL) so maybe later prototype. Odd its never come to light though?

 

The Tiger poncho is 68 so the mesh could be used then, was used in the grenade vest & survival vestetc

 

http://www.vietnamgear.com/kit.aspx?kit=562

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http://www.modernforces.com

 

MACV-SOG Living History Group

 

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."

George Orwell

 

 

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Thats a quite interesting tiger set!

The DPSC on the lable means Defense Personal Supply Center

So it could be indeed a kind of goverment experimental run of tiger stripe camo?

I never seen one of those before?

Very unusual for sure!

Mike

 

I have seen this before ...

 

Those who are familiar with the UK monthly publication 'Combat & Survival' might remember that when it started out, it was a weekly part-work. One of the very first issues featured a two part article on the Australian SASR in Vietnam - one of the photographed uniform & equipment spreads featured this tiger stripe suit - I remember it distinctly for the mesh vents in the pocket gussets.

 

If I have the time I will try and find the relevant picture and scan it.

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I imagine 'reader's wives' are frowned upon, but the misses was wearing her ARVN pattern trousers today looking rather nice. Those small Asian sizes really lend themselves to womenswear.

 

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Interesting Classic Pattern/John Wayne suit belonging to Melvin Williams who served with the 5th special forces group. The shirt and trousers are both size large that have been beautifully re-tailored to give a medium fitting suit with long leg and sleeve lengths. The colour is very unusual - with a distinct tan or gold coloration and stripes starting to purple. As well as the colour, the quality of the printing is quite different to all the other garments I have in the classic pattern - the inking is much heavier, so all the fine detail filled in on the stripes.

 

 

 

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Great pieces Spike! Can I ask the story behind the Team 2 badged jacket? (and the arc on the left shoulder) Looks killer! The golds are great too, really nice fade to them.

 

Thanks for posting :thumbsup:

 

Will

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