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Tiger Stripes Part II


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Hello,


I recently picked up these 2 Tiger Stripe pieces from a vintage clothing store and was hoping to get some advice here on what they are exactly?

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Please let me know if providing any additional photos or info is necessary?


Thanks!

 

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Here is a closer pic of the stamp and writing on the inside collar of the first one.

 

This one is a heavier weight material with 4 pockets on the front and 2 buttoned down tabs on either side of the back.

 

 

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Hey kammo-man,

 

Thanks for the reply. I was wondering first what patterns they are, which based on my research I'm guessing the top would be considered tadpole dense, and the second is late war sparse?

 

Secondly Id like to know if they're authentic or repro? After checking out the Tiger Patterns book, I was confused about the 4 pocket design with black buttons matching up to that pattern?

 

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kammo-man,

 

You mention the extra pockets possibly being added on at a tailor shop. Upon closer inspection there's 2 different threads going on throughout the piece, black and green, but all the material looks consistent as if the whole thing was made in one shot.

 

Is it possible the original owner went into a tailor shop that was making tadpole dense pieces with the corresponding black buttons and asked for a custom jacket with 4 pockets and tabs on the back as opposed to just picking up the standard one?

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I don’t know what tadpoles dense is.

 

 

 

 

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its a high concentration of frog larva, for example: this water is tadpole dense

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@Bowie there are many collectors here do not use Richard Johnson's made up names. Not sure if you are new to the forum, but a read through the two Tiger Stripe threads will tell you pretty much all you need to know. I like your 4 pocket jacket. Very nice.

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@Bowie there are many collectors here do not use Richard Johnson's made up names. Not sure if you are new to the forum, but a read through the two Tiger Stripe threads will tell you pretty much all you need to know. I like your 4 pocket jacket. Very nice.

 

Soar,

 

Thanks for the response!

 

I can totally understand and appreciate the conflict in terminology.

 

Very grateful for everyone sharing knowledge here and making this forum such a tremendous resource!

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I hope I'm not getting off topic by posting this here, but here is a modern example of Tiger Stripe used by a US Army unit. The 1st Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne) serves as the Opposing Forces (OPFOR) at the Army's Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC). They contracted to have a modern Tiger Stripe uniform sewn up specifically for an unconventional unit that the 1-509th replicates in the training scenario. It was done with "Tiger Stripe Products" brand material and sewn by a US government contractor in the same layout as the modern Army OCP uniform.

 

 

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