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Hi everyone , new here and wanted some info on a set of tiger stripes that I found at our local thrift store , they are made by tru-spec with the following numbers , shirt 8415-01-390-8544 and the pants are marked 8415-01-184-1355 . I would guess somewhere around 2001 with the number having 01 in them . This store has alot of military clothing and other items . I picked these up and around 8 woodland , 4 flight coverall and several flight jackets for an amazing price since no one else wanted them . Any ideas and thanks . Rick

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This photograph was taken at CCC Kontum of SFC Bernard Bright who was a member of B Company Exploitation Force. His tiger jacket had an extra pocket sewn onto the left sleeve. I don't know anything about the patterns of the tiger jacket and pants; just thought the image said it all!

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Mike(Mike Force) Great picture of your pile of tigers. what a great collection .

Randall 1953, What a great shirt especially with provenance. I completely missed that on E-bay.

Mike (Authentic), You are absolutely killing me with all the great pictures you have posted lately. The one above is super.

 

Randall 1953 reminded me of the late war lightwweight patched tiger set I have that is named and also with a picture of the him wearing it.The shirt and pants were worn by Sgt. Tim k., C. Co. 2/47th inf , 9 inf Div. early 1970.Here is the shirt

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Awesome picture MTF3! it even looks he have added extra pockets from another lightweight shirt on both sleeves!? Very cool SOG picture!!

BTW where is the thread gone you started with the project sigma guy wearing this chest rig???

 

Great piece of history Mitch! thanks a lot for showing this!

 

I'm sure there are not many tiger stripe uniforms documented with original photos out there!

 

Regards,

 

Mike

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Well this suit went for a pretty steep price. I was outbid at $1100, it finally went for over $1500.

For those who didn't see it was a fantastic classic pattern/JWD custom first pattern jungle jacket and trousers. What was really interesting was the label on the trousers. Any of the big boys seen this before? Experimental uniform?

 

 

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@ Bob. Yes, I saw the poplin trousers on the site. Really interesting. Same lable defiintely point to Japan, I guess.

@ Owen. It was a reasonable question. The label is highly unsual on a TS garment. Understand that you dont like Johnson. But your patronising reply is simply rude

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This cloth tag it’s a typical certification label from Natick Lab.

The tag warrants that the uniform item is made to the standard for both materials and workmanship specified by the US Army.

 

Those uniforms were made in very limited quantity and by selected tailor factories which was in this case most likely done in japan in the early 60tis. They are genuine US gov. trial samples made in accordance with the requirements of the US Army uniform research center….

 

BTW I was the high bidder in the final

 

Best regards,

 

Mike

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This cloth tag it’s a typical certification label from Natick Lab.

The tag warrants that the uniform item is made to the standard for both materials and workmanship specified by the US Army.

 

Those uniforms were made in very limited quantity and by selected tailor factories which was in this case most likely done in japan in the early 60tis. They are genuine US gov. trial samples made in accordance with the requirements of the US Army uniform research center….

 

BTW I was the high bidder in the final

 

Best regards,

 

Mike

 

Now you mention it. I have seen similar labels on trial tan pre-runners to the jungle fatigues as used in Vietnam. If I remember right the tags were sewn outside the garments just bellow the waist band on the right buttock area. The tags were red on white and look around the size shown on these tigers.

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This cloth tag it’s a typical certification label from Natick Lab.

The tag warrants that the uniform item is made to the standard for both materials and workmanship specified by the US Army.

 

Those uniforms were made in very limited quantity and by selected tailor factories which was in this case most likely done in japan in the early 60tis. They are genuine US gov. trial samples made in accordance with the requirements of the US Army uniform research center….

 

BTW I was the high bidder in the final

 

Best regards,

 

Mike

 

Mike, congrats on winning the set and thanks for the informative post. Not being a Vietnam collector, I thought it was an unusual label for TS garment. Thanks for the clarification.

 

Will

WWII USMC & USN - CAMOUFLAGE / CORPSMAN / PARAMARINE / MARINE RAIDER / DENIM / DECK JACKETS.

 

VIETNAM - CAMOUFLAGE / SF / 'IN-COUNTRY' ITEMS.

 

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Thank you for the interest Will!

 

Yes Eric and similar tags are still in use today by factories which assembling clothing in accordance with the US gov.

 

It's indeed very unusual to find a tag like this in TS garments and it's rather the final proof that the US Army really did researches with tiger stripes in the early 60tis.

 

I just heard some rumors before and I once read an article about TS test uniforms... If I be able to rediscover this article I'll try to post it here as well.

 

The most other tiger stripes were produced under another DOD contract for a different request as well as standards and distribute by the Counterinsurgency Support Office (CISO) which as far as I know was not cooperated with the Natick army research lab.

 

For me as TS collector is this uniform a kind of "holy grail"

 

Regards,

 

Mike

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Thank you all for the compliments, they are very appreciated. I consider myself very lucky to win this one. I think the reason the coat is in such good condition is because the seller also told me that along with the coat there was a OD boonie hat, Sgt. stripes and a VC ammo pouch in the bag with the coat. Probably all were put in the bag upon the soldiers return. They mentioned that they will not be listing the other items. No worries on that. The coat has a good home.

 

I got the golden tiger stripe pants from the same seller but no picture of the veteran wearing it.

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