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Remember the tiger would have been Fitted for a Movie star fit.

The body was slimmed in.

The arms shortened and taken in.

The collar is over sized 70s style and has collar stays sewn in for a perfect camera ready crisp look.

This could have been an on set fitting hence the rough sewing and shows production did not have an overlock machine.

Actors are fickle and vain and actually have a say in how they want to appear on camera.

HK is no different as my friend who dressed him has expressed to me.

Please remember the camera only sees thats in front of it.

NOT whats hidden.

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@owen you got that lime green tiger flight suit? That's a special piece. Is it a locally printed fabric or a colour variation on classic Japanese?

Also, still want to see a proper picture of the monster pattern suit - is it a flight suit, or a two piece uniform with zip pockets. cna't tell from the pic.

And finally, Harvey Keitel would have given Apocalypse Now an extra edge. I always thought that Martin Sheen seemed somewhat mis-cast in the role.

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Good to see your still in the game.

 

To answer your question about the tiger suit it feels Japanese made

The quality is top notch as is the print.

Super lime color

I haven’t seen really any of this print ever but somewhere in this thread is a classic cut early shirt in the same cloth.

The flight suit is no doubt tailor made

All the zips feel like they were taken of a k2-b mint flight suit.

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I have a monster flight suit and the 2 piece suit

Both same print except different colors one vertical

One horizontal

It’s a very hard print to source

If you look on the indo China sold section yiu will see a pair of pants in the flight suit print., and recently vintage productions found a pair

I have yet to see a shirt in this bright print, but one will turn up some day.

 

The dull print was made famous on the cover of the Vietnam magazine and to date only a couple of pics have turned up.

A lot of cowboy hats have been misidentified as monster but they are not

Here’s a refresher couple of pics as it’s a cousin of tiger they are worth seeing Posted Image

Flight suit Posted Image

2 piece suit

 

 

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Very nice, Owen. Thanks for sharing.

Yes, still in the game. Been setting up a new business so 'tiger' budgets are some what depleted. But I did score another tiger shirt like your Jenkins suit - the patrol cap fabric.

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Set from Marine vet

 

Very faded shirt.

 

Pants look nearly unworn.Maybe he wore the shirt after he got home as well.

 

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trousers

 

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Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
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I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
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In Memoriam:
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I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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Ron ,

Cool suit.

Typical you got what you got Tigers and you used them till they busted.

He probably beyond trashed the pants in the field and chucked them.

Remember its a 3 to 1 ratio in pants V shirt wear out.

owen

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Fantastic stuff Owen! Thanks for sharing.

 

That’s the shirt with the pattern like your flight suit. We talked about it somewhere years ago. I don’t remember where but it wasn’t in this thread I think?

 

It’s much more faded but definitely the same pattern. There are no signs of any stamps but a Japanese factory made garment for sure.

 

Wonder if this may was an early test run or just produced in small quantities parallel with the common classic cuts?

 

 

 

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Thats the shirt.

Would love to handle it !

My suit feels like its never been washed as the above has hit the water a few times.

As we agreed its Japanese made and printed as the print is top notch.

Possible test pattern.

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Hi all, are there any current tiger-stripe manufacturers who produce good quality reproductions of the early 60s, brushed cotton type shirts black, green on almost a light grey base fabric? I've worked my way through every supplier I can think of but only find relatively thick and stiff cotton fabrics used producing gold or tadpole printed on tan or OD. Thanks very much.

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Nice Tiger Stripe grouping from one man...All are AL stamped or with tags.

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Intresting Marine pattern

 

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In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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